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Thread: Bolt action to fit 14 yo young lady

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    Ruger American compact, or Rem 700 youth if you can find one used.

    We got my son a 700 youth in 708 and it is one of our favorite rifles. Even big men love to shoot it. Nowadays I would probably consider a 260 or creedmoor, but you can do much worse than the 708 and it's widely available in youth/mountain rifles.

    Howa used to have some nice compact rifles, and they have a micro action available in Grendel which many people love as a super mild recoiling combination. I would pick Grendel over 7.62 x39, a bit more steam and shoots much flatter. The CZ micro actions are also available in Grendel.

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    What animals and distances? Regulated caliber restrictions?
    Last edited by jsbhike; 10-26-19 at 12:13.

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    I think the budget question has to be asked.

    I have a compact Ruger American Rifle in .223 that is light, has a short stock, and low recoil but its not a great gun or a great hunting caliber.

    A 6 lb Browning X-Bolt Micro Midas may be a nice choice or Weatherby Vanguard or Savage 11XP Youth.

    I would guess that, as a lady, she won't outgrow the rifle like a boy would so maybe a nicer rifle is justified.

    IMHO, caliber should be .243, 6.5 Creedmore, or .260.

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    How about a Howa youth rifle? Or if you want to build a rifle look at the Howa action and mcmillian a10 stock.
    Last edited by chef8489; Yesterday at 18:12.

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