Caliber Recommendation for 10 year old.



  • I jumped on the ARC Nucleus pre-buy and the Manners Group buy (there new adjustable length stock) to start building a new rifle. However, the Manners probably won't be done until around Christmas.

    A little back story. When I was younger, my Grandma would buy us all a BB gun for our First Communtion (in 2nd grade). Seems religous enough :)

    Now my Grandma is in a home, and I don't really want that tradition to die, and my son is in Kindergarten. So in 2 years, I would like to give him this rifle when he goes through his First Communion.

    So I'm looking for recommendations for a caliber. It needs to be in .308 bolt face.
    I would like lower recoil and longer barrel life.
    I was thinking of one of the 6mms, and leaning towards the 6BR.
    I don't have any experience with the 6mms, except a .243 from years ago. Is there something else I should be leaning towards? This rifle will be suppressed the whole time. But it want it to be something he can shoot comfortably, and grow into.

    Thanks!



  • @curt1521 said in Caliber Recommendation for 10 year old.:

    leaning towards the 6BR.

    6BR would be a great choice. (as long as it will work in that action)

    If not, then perhaps a fast twist 22-250 shooting 80's.



  • @curt1521 said in Caliber Recommendation for 10 year old.:

    I jumped on the ARC Nucleus pre-buy and the Manners Group buy (there new adjustable length stock) to start building a new rifle. However, the Manners probably won't be done until around Christmas.

    From the sounds of it the ARC won't be ready till Fall either....

    I got in on it too (223 BF), and for orders at the end of February the word was August .



  • @tackyp said in Caliber Recommendation for 10 year old.:

    @curt1521 said in Caliber Recommendation for 10 year old.:

    I jumped on the ARC Nucleus pre-buy and the Manners Group buy (there new adjustable length stock) to start building a new rifle. However, the Manners probably won't be done until around Christmas.

    From the sounds of it the ARC won't be ready till Fall either....

    I got in on it too (223 BF), and for orders at the end of February the word was August .

    Not to thread jack, but What sources are providing you with that estimated timeline?

    @curt1521
    I was seriously contemplating that exact same config for a youth setup (nucleus action, manners CS adjustable LOP, in 6br Norma) to grow into. Sounds like a nice combo anyhow. No experience with the rifle parts, being so new to market.



  • @midwestside
    On the last Manners stock I ordered, they quoted me 5-6 months. I think it was 9-10 months before it was delivered. So I'm planning on late fall for the stock. They said 5-6 months on this one, so I'm thinking it will be 9-10 again.

    I think on SnipersHide, they said today that Nucleus would be late summer (I could be wrong). I have the money set aside for the Nucleus already, now I'm just saving up for the remainder of the stock. I have about 1/2 of the money set aside so far.

    I had a Mausingfield action that I loved, but my buddy loved it more, so I sold it to him to buy my DTA from Greg.
    So I'm hoping that the Nucleus is close to that. But I figured for the $850 for the pre-buy action, if I don't like it, it won't take me long to get the same amount of money back if I sold it.



  • I have no first hand knowledge of the Nucleus Action but can tell you that both of my boy's 10 and 13 are shooting 6br's. The reason that I went with the caliber selection that I did is it is inherently accurate or very easy to load for. There is high quality components available. But more than that it is Ballisticly very close to a 308 with out the recoil of it. Meaning they can learn to shoot dope the wind and do it with a cartridge that wont beat them up. There is a lot of good chambering's out there offered but I did not want to be setting up a wildcat and creating any extra work for kids learning to shoot and reload.


 

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