I am looking at buying my son his own rifle currently he has been deer hunting with my Marlin 30-30. He is 14years old approx. 6'2" & 150-160lbs. We live in KY & the gun will mainly be used for deer but trips to Alaska for caribou & black bear are not out of the question along with in state elk if he ever draws a tag.
Here are my choices
7mm-08 recoil would be less & easier to shoot accurately
270 Winchester good all around load
270 WSM this is the one I would buy for myself but I'm worried about the recoil for my son.
Give me your thoughts, views & comments.