Lightweight deer gun

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by joncutt87, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. joncutt87

    joncutt87 Active Member

    May 24, 2011
    Kannapolis, NC
    Looking to get my fiancee a light gun with minimal recoil, what calibers do you guys recomend? I have been leaving towards .243 and.22-250.
     

  2. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    .243 is the way to go. IMO
     
  3. zkovach

    zkovach Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2009
    Michigan
    Seems to be too small of a caliber for deer. Just my opinion. Again we have Michigan beasts here! I'd go with a 270 to start and get a blackhawk knoxx recoil reducing buttstock.
     
  4. joncutt87

    joncutt87 Active Member

    May 24, 2011
    Kannapolis, NC
    Those were the two models that I was looking at. A guy up the road had a ruger m77 I thought might be worth checking out
     
  5. joncutt87

    joncutt87 Active Member

    May 24, 2011
    Kannapolis, NC
    .243 is ideal here, hard to crack a shot past 125 yds
     
  6. joncutt87

    joncutt87 Active Member

    May 24, 2011
    Kannapolis, NC
    Poachers choice is .22LR around here
     
  7. H-D

    H-D Active Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    Mississippi
    .243 is good for a beginner
     
  8. joncutt87

    joncutt87 Active Member

    May 24, 2011
    Kannapolis, NC
    The .30-06, .30-30, .300sav, and 7.62x39 have more recoil than she likes
     
  9. joncutt87

    joncutt87 Active Member

    May 24, 2011
    Kannapolis, NC
    And her favorite gun, which actually fits her very well is her 1890 winchester
     
  10. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR Active Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Imperial, MO
    243 is best for beginners and for those that are recoil sensitive. If she likes the lever guns or that 1890 style Browning makes a BLR 81 Lightweight in a 243 but the price tag will make you pucker
     
  11. reynolds357

    reynolds357 Former Guest

    707
    Oct 24, 2011
    Georgia
    Muzzle Brake!! They work wonders.
    My friends 4 year old son shoots a Rem 700 ultralite mountain rifle in 7mm-08 with a brake on it. It recoils about like a .22mag.
     
  12. joncutt87

    joncutt87 Active Member

    May 24, 2011
    Kannapolis, NC
    Well, she handles the finances so if I pucker then she will have a fit
     
  13. popgun

    popgun New Member

    409
    Sep 21, 2009
    243 & 7mm-08 are great for beginners, but remember no matter how light those calibers are a light weight rifle will increase felt recoil. So maybe a standard rifle like a Rem. 700 or a Savage Axis in 243 or 7mm-06 would be a better choice.
     
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