.243 or 7-08 for Youth Cow
Posted May 06 2018 - 05:09 PM
Posted May 06 2018 - 06:12 PM
I will agree that she would shoot what she likes. However, before throwing in the towel, is the 7mm08 a lighter gun or poorer recoil pad? I would be tempted to to ry a box or two of reduced/managed recoil to build her confidence and see if she can work her way up. The cartridge powder capacity is the same for both .243 and 7mm08and the .308. Stick with a quality bullet on the hunt in either caliber.
- AZBull likes this
Posted May 06 2018 - 06:38 PM
Posted May 06 2018 - 09:39 PM
Get yourself some 100 grain Remington Core Lokts, sounds like you might already be shooting those. Whatever she's hitting soda cans with your good to go. Plenty of better options but reality is stuff any 100 or so grain 243 factory load behind the shoulder half way up and dead is dead. Just go hunting and have fun.
- tjhunt2 likes this
Posted May 06 2018 - 10:12 PM
100 gr Nosler Partition, 90 gr Swift Scirocco. 90 gr Nosler E-tip, 90 gr Nosler Accubond. All are available in factory ammo. If it were my choice the Scirocco would be my first pick.
I would agree with dse, but add the 80 TTSX it is wicked on game, and light on recoil.
Posted May 07 2018 - 11:57 AM
I saw this title and had to read, my boys were 10 and 12 on their first cow hunt and one shot a 7/08 (140corelokt I think) and one shot a 243 (100gr Nos partitions). The 7/08 was just behind the shoulder and she just layed down and died within mins. The 243 hit her right square on the shoulder, she walked off about 80yrds and I'm sure would have died eventually but after about 15-20min still had her head up. He put another one into her shoulder and she still didn't give it up for another 5mins or so. I felt really good about the partitions breaking her down, but sure didn't get the damage up inside I was hoping for. Totally agree shoot what is comfortable to her, but I will say my Daughter (very recoil sensitive) was 10 on her first cow hunt and 11 on her 2nd cow hunt and both were shot with a 270wsm with a brake (140 accubond). For $280 I was a lot more comfortable and she had less felt recoil than the 243. Just make sure the ear protection is on. If I had to it over again, I would have broken that 7/08 back then, but I sold it and ended up with this 270wsm at some point. Just a thought.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users