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The wife suggested getting the Wee Man a new rifle for Christmas. Right now, he's been using my old Mod 788 Rem in .243 and done very well with it, killing 2 deer so far. Although its small, its pretty heavy. That, and he'll be 12 next year and all he's talked about is bear hunting. While a .243 will kill a bear, I'd be more comfortable with something a little larger. I was thinking about a Model 7 in .260. The model 7 would be lighter than the 788 and this would be his very own, new gun. The only other gun that is truly "his" (bought for him, not commandeered from me) is a used Savage youth .22. The .260 seems like a good caliber. Another thought would be one in 7mm-08 but for some reason, the .260 interests me.