I have two questions here. I want to get my 15 year old son interested in shooting with me. I have several rifles already but they are too front heavy for him to hold steady. I need suggestions on a good bolt rifle suitable for his size (he's tall and very slender framed). 2nd question: which caliber would be best?
So what is the advantage of one over the other in real terms of accuracy and terminal performance as far as the varmints, beavers, or small deer will notice? I have one each H&R in 223 and 243, both with heavy barrels (Ultra models) and both very accurate. I also have a Remington 700 in 7mm-08. I want a bolt rifle and was considering a 22-250. Any advantages for me here? I saw a TC (didn't notice the model) with the cammo stock yesterday in 223 that looked really cool and seemed light weight enough for my son to be able to easily handle.