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Hey all I got a small problem a couple of you have met her an more im hopeing will at the M&G if i get to go. Well my problem is almost 8 but she is a lil girl that loves to shoot about 4 foot tall an maybe 50lbs. I picked up on a rossi 243win with a bull barrel but its far to heavy an kicks her to hard she will shoot it but cant realy carry or handle it. So im trying to get some ideas on a light/short gun that would still work for hunting deer an something that she will be able to shoot a lil more easy. So any ideas on what kind of gun an where I mit beable to find one to see if she can handle it would be great.



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with her size you may want to let her get a good bit of trigger time behind a 22lr in the off season Then let her shoot the 243 at deer. This way she will enjoy shooting more b/c she will not be effected by the recoil and can focus more on hitting the target.
 

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My solution was a Thompson Center Contender in 223.. I already had the frame.. I traded a guy for the 16" 223 barrel on Graybeardsoutdoor.com and then ordered an original Contender Youth Stock.. This gun is 28.5" from barrel tip to butpad.. You could do the same thing with an Encore.... That way as she gets older you can go to another barrell..



 

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Cwink's solution really is excellent and it is in the right caliber for someone her age and size. Harsh recoil at her age is the most likely thing that will turn her off when it comes to shooting. Her becoming a good marksman is a lot more important than what caliber she is shooting right now. And a Big +1 with ftsibley on lots of time behind a .22 or even a really nice air rifle. An air rifle is a great, cost effective way to train a little one. IMHO
 

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id say the 223 too. i have heard the 260 has very little recoil, but i am not sure how light a rifle you can get it in.

what about a youth handi in 223 if the T/C is too expensive for you?
 

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JMS39339 said:
Cwink's solution really is excellent and it is in the right caliber for someone her age and size. Harsh recoil at her age is the most likely thing that will turn her off when it comes to shooting. Her becoming a good marksman is a lot more important than what caliber she is shooting right now. And a Big +1 with ftsibley on lots of time behind a .22 or even a really nice air rifle. An air rifle is a great, cost effective way to train a little one. IMHO
Oh and I just ordered a 223 to 22lr and 22mag conversion kit.. It is a 223 shell that lets you shoot 22lr and 22mag so she can practice with the 22 and then it is the exact same gun when she shoots the 223.. Costs $34.00

If you go with the 223 you can order the barrell custom made to have a faster twist like a 1 in 9 and shoot a heavier grain bullet like the 64 grain PP or even the 62 grain Barnes TSX
 

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If you know someone who reloads, you might could get some .243 loaded down. Or, do one of the manufacturers produce a reduced recoil load?
 

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A guy at work had Thompson Center make him a full 1" bull barrel in 6mm for his little girl and it has no recoil at all. She'll knockem down at 250+ yards.
 

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She has her 22 an shoots it all the time an has gotten good with it an she will shoot the 243 she dont mind the kick to bad but its far to heavy with a bull barrel. Well I guess its time to look for a 223 with a realy short stock.

If anyone see one while window shoping please let me know.

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