- Nov 8, 2006
That is such an excellent report. And the smile on your daughter's face won't be wiped off easily. I suspect that the smile on your face was just as great!
Congrats to you and your daughter on a very successful seasonHad a great season this year in Mississippi. Managed to take a 10, and 9 point, also a doe with my trusty 416 rem mag. Also another doe with the S&W model 29. But the best experience was my 7 year old daughter going with me and killing her first deer. That was the true highlight of my season honestly. Now I have to get her a dedicated first deer rifle for next year, because she definitely has the fever now lol. Luckily for her hunt we borrowed one of my brothers AR in 6.5 grendel and a bog pod death grip tripod. I have to admit that tripod was a pain in the butt to carry around, but completely worth it for her being able to shoot accurately 100% on her own with no help for me.
Thanks! I’ve been going through some cartridges and rifle platforms for her to look at this summer. The adjustable stocks on the AR rifles make it a lot easier to get her LOP setup for sure. Still thinking about a bolt gun in a chassis also. I actually really like the little 6.5 Grendel cartridge the rifle we used though had a 16” barrel and I believe bullet performance suffered. When my nephews used it I recovered bullets that the tip just barely expanded or even folded over on 100 yard shots. My other brother has his son set up with same caliber, but a 20” barrel and the bullet performance I’ve seen between the two is unreal.Sweet, she'll be using that 416 before you know it! Lots of guys raving about the 22 cal 's these days on deer. Should be mild recoil for her. Congratulations on her deer and yours as well.
My daughter started out with a 22-250 and Nosler 64gr BSB bullets. She took several deer with that combo. This past year she moved up to a 308 Win.Sweet, she'll be using that 416 before you know it! Lots of guys raving about the 22 cal 's these days on deer. Should be mild recoil for her. Congratulations on her deer and yours as well.