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Old January 1st, 2019
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Both my daughters have weatherby vanguards youth/compact they have a 3 position safety. Very good guns and reasonable. One has a 7mm08 and the other is a 308. I can't tell the difference in recoil and you can find 308 bullets about anywhere. You can also get them with some cool stocks my daughter has a black stock with pink patterns on it.
I bought the 243 for my daughter. Very sweet gun!
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Thanks guys, I think I might be leaning toward the ruger 7mm-08 but I have at least a few months to do some research now
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i already have a single shot 243 youth and a full size 243 dont have any 7mm-08s
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Canít go wrong with the 7mm-08 in my opinion.


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Another vote for the Ruger American Compact in 7mm-08.
My kids have had no problem with the caliber or the gun.
They are shooting Hornady Custom Lite 120gr SST reduced recoil rounds.

I have shot a few deer with it as well.
I am shooting Remington Core Lokt 140gr.
The shorter length makes it great for packing in and out of the woods on public land hunts.

FYI: I didn't notice much of a difference in the 2 loads sighted at 100 yds
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Ruger Compact 300BLK or AR Platform, both are super lightweight and short.
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Thanks guys, I think I might be leaning toward the ruger 7mm-08 but I have at least a few months to do some research now
This is one for sale on bayoshooters

https://www.bayoushooter.com/forums/...compact-7mm-08
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I'd go with the Weatherby Vanguard/Howa in .243, 7mm-08, or 6.5 Creedmoor. Any of those calibers would be fine, with the .243 being the less recoil. The rifle has a 3-position safety as mentioned.
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Thanks guys, I think I might be leaning toward the ruger 7mm-08 but I have at least a few months to do some research now
You will not be disappointed, but I'd go with the .308. Start with reduced loads.
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Old January 23rd, 2019
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Just ordered a Ruger compact in 7mm-08 thanks for all the advice
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