Anyone know of a youth hunter killing an elk with 300 blackout?He won't be hunting elk til he's 12. But I'm not going to keep him from doing this if that's what he wants. I'm trying to push him towards a 7mm08 but he's pretty set on an 06. I think a 7mm08 with a brake would be comparable to a 223 in recoil
Sorry for the confusion
You're forgiven as I was also wrong. A man bun is a hair style for an adult male, in this case a son bun would probably be more politically correct. So pawhitetail, stick with the .30-06. CVA Cascade has an adjustable stock and a threaded barrel, I don't know if it is chambered in .30-06 though.Sorry for the confusion
Agreed! I'd not be afraid to use the 130gr TTSX. Also, be aware that powder weight has a significant role in recoil. A slightly faster powder won't give up all that much speed and will recoil less.If you reload I’d get him the 30-06 and download it for him.
130 grain Barnes or hammer and some varget would make a very mild 30-06 that would kill anythingAgreed! I'd not be afraid to use the 130gr TTSX. Also, be aware that powder weight has a significant role in recoil. A slightly faster powder won't give up all that much speed and will recoil less.
I would have some concern with my youngest and a brake. He seems more bothered by blast/noise than he does the physical recoil. Just something to consider...
Hell im 38 and still cant decide what i want from one week to the next.Why don't you find someone with a 30-06 and let him try shooting one, at 8 rs old he doesn't have a clue what he wants! Have a 13 yr old here in town that was shooting his grandpa' 30-30 and he though he liked it. So next he shot my 6.5x55 and liked it even better. Then he tried my 243 and that's what he always goes for it now! An 8 yrs old with a 30-06 is insane to me but, I'd let my 9 yr old grand son shoot my 30-06. Load is 180gr cast bullet with 13.0 grs Red Dot and TP over powder wad. Recoil's about like a 22 RF, maybe not quite that much. 8 yr old kid will often think he knows just what he want's till he tries it. Get that kid out and let him try different cartridges!