16yr old guns

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by thelightning15, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. thelightning15

    thelightning15 New Member

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    Which gun wuld u prefer for a 16 yr old a 270 or 30-06
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    When i was 16 i wanted an elephant gun in 458winmag. Saved my money when i turned 18 i bought one. Still shooting it 24 years later. :D

    I take you want take your kid deer hunting. Prolly 30-30 would be a better first gun
     

  3. thelightning15

    thelightning15 New Member

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    How much wuld a new one cost with a scope
     
  4. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Heck just get them what they can handle, like, consider accuracy, warranties so on and so forth.

    now maybe a lightweight girl would need some other considerations, but most of the boys I've known at that age don't have any physical problems handling much, maybe some maturity problems though. I had a cousin who decided to play golf with an armadillo, using his grandads .22 bring back from WWII Germany. broke the stock.
     
  5. dteed4094

    dteed4094 New Member

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    Sixteen yr olds gun

    Dunhams has a Savage Axis for $339, several calibers to choose from. I like the 30.06 but 270 is a good caliber as well. Recoil in both is similar. great gun for the money.
     
  6. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    either & or !!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    I would choose the .270 because it's more affordable to shoot, but if cost is not a factor then I would choose either one. For me if I'm going to be shooting a military round I prefer to shoot it in a military firearm it's designed for, but there are some exceptions.
     
  8. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    A .380 ... book ... and a pen.
    Ah, I wish to be sixteen again, Lord!
    :rolleyes:
     
  9. mrb1982

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    When I went on my first deer hunt when I was 14, I bought a Remington 700 BDL in 270. I prefer it over an 30-06, although I don't really have any reasoning why. Probably because I have a 270 and not an 06. hahaha I have some young kids right now and I was trying to think about the other day what I will buy them for their first hunting rifles. I am thinking something like a 243. You can get a wide range of bullet weights, good velocity, and a little less recoil. Just something to think about I guess.
     
  10. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    I love the 30/06,it was my first deer rifle many years ago. That said,if it's just going to be used for medium sized game or smaller (mule deer-varmints),I'd say a 25/06 for a couple reasons.
    Low recoil
    Very flat shooting rd,good for deer out to 400+ yards
    Great velocity

    There's not a deer in North America it can't take on the first shot.

    Another good choice would be the 7mm-08,or a 308.

    For a teenager,the recoil from a 270 or 30/06 can have bad habits form,if they can't handle it. Just my 2 cents.
     
  11. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I don't think it would make much difference out of the same rifle. How much shooting has this kid done? How familiar is he/she to recoil?

    I was shooting a 12ga at 12 so an 06 at 16 was nothing.
     
  12. thelightning15

    thelightning15 New Member

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    I'm really use to recoil I bird hunted wit a 12 ga at 12 so ya
     
  13. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    I remember being 12 and shooting my neighbor's side by side 12g, i accidentally hit both triggers at once.. Tht thing knocked the s*** out of me,lol
     
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  15. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    there are lots of good suggestions here. take your son to the store and have him try different guns and types. 30-30 lever actions are good starter guns and have no problem dropping deer at reasonable ranges. the Savage Axis line of bolt action rifles are fine guns, accurate and priced nicely. the Marlin's X7 series of bolt action rifles are another good choice, accurate and priced nicely too. 30-06 and 270 both are excellent calibers and have proven records as calibers that are very versatile. but also give some thought to the 308, 7mm-08, 243 and the 25-06 as these are also excellent starter calibers and able to grow with the shooter as he gets older and more proficient in his shooting.
     
  16. thelightning15

    thelightning15 New Member

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  17. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    nothing wrong with going with the 30-30. excellent caliber and with Hornady's new Leverrevolution ammo, should be a good hunting rifle. there are some good lever action rifles out there.
     
  18. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    A 30-30 is especially great for shorter ranges in heavy wooded areas. It's one of the most common rifles in the deep south, seems like almost every household has one :)