I can see practice with low recoil bullets but for that first shot a full load should be used in my opinion.
I tend to agree with this. I did put a sims recoil pad on my lever gun, but my 2 small framed grandsons around this same age had no problems with the recoilI can see practice with low recoil bullets but for that first shot a full load should be used in my opinion.
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Sorry sir; no intent to derail thread, I have no personal experience with the reduced recoil loads.
100% truth. We've had very good success with youths and reduced recoil loads killing plenty of deer.If the bullet is put where it should be, a 30-30 loaded to 1600-1800 fps WITH either a good cast bullet or a jacketed bullet appropriate to that velocity, within its range limits, (about 200 yards), it will kill as effectively as a full house, 3000 fps load from say a 270 or like intensity cartridge. I've proven it so many times with more than a dozen cartridges as to be boringly redundant. Others can argue that fact all they want but, all the argument in the world doesn't change the truth of the statement.
its Granddaughter (s) 10 &12 but point takenBTW, the Marlin 336 is a bit heavier than a Win94, and in my experience recoil is less of an issue. He'd have no problem killing a whitetail with one of those with reduced recoil loads, but even regular 150gr loads probably not too bad.... I have a 336 with scope, etc and it's not bad to shoot at all.
I'm a sexist pig.... :wave1:its Granddaughter (s) 10 &12 but point taken
100gr Sierra Pro Hunters are lethal from a .243. My wife is a pretty good shot, and can shoot a 2" group at 100 yards with it off a rest..... Last year, she dropped a majestic at 100yds in it's tracks....I'll second cj on the 243. My wife has been using one for 35 years and the destruction I've seen with that little 100 gr. bullet at about 2600-2700 fps still astounds me every time I dress one of her deer. Her rifle is an older Savage bolt rifle and I think it's a bit heavy for the cartridge, consequently recoil is held to a fairly low level. My wife isn't a "shooter" either. We check her rifle before the season and, if she gets a shot, she shoots the deer and doesn't handle the rifle again until the next year.
Using reduced recoil loads in that 336 will work out just fine, unless she's wanting to bust one down at 400 yds.thats great sharps but we dont have 243 .
That being said I have seen a monster OMG Buck taken with a 243
i think we'll keep it to 100 or lessUsing reduced recoil loads in that 336 will work out just fine, unless she's wanting to bust one down at 400 yds.