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Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Lancaster County
Re: 22-250 for deer
Your son was shooting 5 inch groups at 100 yds, from a bench? Not good enough of a shooter at this point to take even a 100 yd shot, 50, yes, but not 100. Then, the shot turns out to be 160 yds. Was that shot off a bench?
It seems that he took a shot he should not have, and the result was poor bullet placement, plus, using a light rifle where there is little room for error.
Next year, get him shooting a larger caliber, heavier bullet with a reduced load. Then, at his young age limit the distance he can shoot to what is realistic. You'll have a much better result next time.
And a rangefinder might be a good idea as well.
I'd suggest a 243, 260, or something similar. My nephews son used my 260 this year on a doe, with great results, but it was a 50 yd shot, easily doable for him, at 10 years old.
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