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Old 10-24-2006, 11:17 AM
MikeMoore MikeMoore is offline
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Default WTB: 250-3000 Sporter

or the Ackley version. It's for my 12 year old so high dollar rifles are out. PM me if you've got a decent shooter that you'd part with. Thanks.
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Old 10-24-2006, 12:18 PM
jim saubier jim saubier is offline
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Default 12 year old.

Mike,

My son shot his first deer last year with a Contender carbine chambered in 7-30 waters. I've shot quite a few deer with this same rifle and think that it may be the perfect first rifle for a younger person or smaller person. The cartridge has proved very effective on deer, so long as the range is considered. I've got 4 kids, my oldest is 10 years old and shot his first deer when he was 9 albeit under close supervision and ideal conditions.

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Old 10-24-2006, 11:47 PM
MikeMoore MikeMoore is offline
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Default Thanks Jim

for your comments and for this great forum. I'd not considered the 7-30 Waters but I'll check into it. The boy has high interest in ground hog hunting but only so so interest in deer. Unlike his brother, he doesn't think that setting in a cold deer blind waiting for something to walk by is fun. Maybe someday that'll change but for now he likes to shoot paper and vermin. He hates recoil so what I'm hoping to accomplish with the 250-3000 is give him a decent ground hog whacker that'll do double duty as a deer rifle if he ever feels the need. He also shares my distain for run of the mill cartridges...that's why I'm not shopping for a 243. Besides, he likes to say 250-3000. Reason enough for me. If we don't find anything available I think that we'll look for a used model 7 or mountain rifle and re-barrel it. Again thanks for the input and the forum.
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Old 11-12-2006, 09:10 AM
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Mike, I just finished building one on a krico 600 action with a pac nor barrel, you may have seen my earlier post re conetrol bases and rings. well thats what I need them for. not sure what you would have to pay for a krico overthere this one cost me $350.00 aud and I sold the 243 barrel for $120.00. this is a very light walk about rifle and would suite exactly what your after, perhaps you could check the price of one at a dealers though I have a feeling they are much cheaper in aus than the u.s. also them 700 is a good platform to start with, I have a 250 in a rem 700 classic, unfired still in the box I get it out sometimes and think about trying it out then put it back in safe, I am sure if doc bubba read this he would be over here in a flash to grab it. good luck
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