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Old 11-09-2011, 04:39 AM   #1
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Default what rifle has the largest bullet and lowest recoil

This is for my 14 year old son

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Old 11-09-2011, 04:56 AM   #2
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That is a very hard qurlestion to answer. There are to many variables to answer that truthfully but the greatest one to me is recoil effects EVERYONE differently

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That is a very hard qurlestion to answer. There are to many variables to answer that truthfully but the greatest one to me is recoil effects EVERYONE differently
That is right on the money my 16 yr old daughter shoots a weatherby mark 5 laser in 7mm but I had alot of work done to it to tame it down via stock work an added a jp quiet break to it in terms of recoil its less than a 270 win but she has been my huntin pard for 12 yrs now very very experinced shooter she loves shootin an huntin but that dosent mea every one will find the recoil tame on that gun make sure it fits like a glove an try various calibers if u can see how he reacts to dif calibers
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:10 AM   #4
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This is for my 14 year old son
Start with say a 243 then slowly work up to dif calibers ask friends to see if what they have is dif than what u have that way u can let him shoot dif guns dif calibers to find his best bet thats what I would do hope this helps
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I started out on a .243 winchester a savage model 110 my first hunting rifle and 5 years later that gun has proved to be the only gun i trust for its takin 4 deer n a turtle n possibly a nosy sheep dog. For a kid it has no unmanageable recoil light weight rifles various bullet grains i use hornady hollow point 75 grains its a very accurate round i say they .243 winchester if your after white tail n other game round a deer size . There is the .308 winchester for youngsters to a single shot H&R or Rossi could do just fine. Hope this helps good hunting!

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Lmao a 14 year old with a 50 cal no lets start smaller on budget and caliber dont wanna frightin him

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What's the purpose for this gun, hunting or learning to shoot or something else?

A heavy barrel gun will have less recoil than the same gun with a standard barrel. The added weight reduces recoil. I have a 223 with a heavy barrel and you barely feel recoil with it. They also make stocks like Axiom which reduce recoil.

Personally a 308 and 243 have very similar recoil to me and a 270 has more.

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It depends on the kid and what you plan to do with it. I'm assuming whitetail hunting is the primary use. I am a big fan of the 308 and its siblings, the 7mm08 and 243. The latter being the lightest recoiling. However the 308 is not all that bad.

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Start lighter and work your way up? The suggestions above for going with a .223 or .243 seem to make a lot of sense.

My personal suggestion for a 14 year old boy would be to go with a classic 30-06 bolt action, a gun he can use for a lifetime to hunt pretty much any large game in North America.

A 14 year old is also going to want a fun range gun too...I'm sure he'd enjoy an AR style black gun. 22LR for lots of cheap shooting, or .223 for the extra bang and option to use it for hunting too.

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My 15 year old son is as thin as a rail and he doesn't even blink when he shoots my 12 gauge Mossberg. Granted they're target loads, but your son may be tougher than you think. Maybe borrow something with light recoil like a .223 and if he scoffs at it try a .308.

They do make .58 caliber air guns, too. The muzzle energy ranges between those of a .357 and a .45 pistol.

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