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Old November 27, 2006, 10:19 AM   #26
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The components we're concerned with are:

-Length of Pull, most importantly - an issue with kids, but typically NOT an issue with women.

-Recoil - and specifically, felt recoil.

So you make a good point - depending on whether they're recoil-tolerant or not, it is a bit of a myth, or at least a little more hyped than it should be. Just add weight if the caliber is a little hot.

But, with kids who haven't yet hit the early-teen growth spurt yet, they flat-out cannot shoulder a full-length LOP rifle - they need an 11-13", not a 13-16" LOP.
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Old December 2, 2006, 01:50 AM   #27
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i recently purchased a .25-06 and put my WBY .300 Mag. in the gun case. the 06 does what i want to and is enjoyable to shoot. i'll keep the WBY in case i get a chance to hunt a grizzly or moose one day.
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Old December 10, 2006, 07:29 PM   #28
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Your point is well taken.

I could never comprehend why a kid starts out with a .243 but graduates to a 30-06 when he is full grown. I have hunted with .243, 30-30, and .308 since I was a youngster and these cartridges still do the job for me. The animals are just as dead.

Fire up the grill! Deer hunting IS NOT catch and release.
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