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i agree a 243 might be a bit on the smaller side for an elk size animal. you could take one down with it, but i think that the chances for wounding the animal increase, especially with a 12 year old boy. i would go with at least the 7mm-08 or the 308 in a youth sized rifle. with either one you could get loads a little on the heavier side and increase your chances of a clean kill.
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