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Unread 03-10-2014, 03:38 PM
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rifle for wife

guys what would a good deer / elk rifle be for the wife that doesn't kick like a mule ? i do have a winchester m 70 action to build on.
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    Unread 03-10-2014, 03:42 PM
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    Re: rifle for wife

    Been a couple of threads on this topic the last couple of years. You'll see a lot more answer's if you try the search function.
    I'd suggest a 7mm-o8. Lots of bullet choices with low recoil. .308 is not a bad choice. Several of the .26 calibers are also good choices. Bruce
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    Unread 03-10-2014, 03:50 PM
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    Re: rifle for wife

    thanks i'll stay away from 308 . but 6.5mm might be a good idea
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    Unread 03-10-2014, 04:07 PM
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    Re: rifle for wife

    For deer and elk I would strive for one of the magnum calibers, but there are plenty that are not in the magnum category that would suffice.

    Using my wife as an example, she doesn't care about the recoil, even my 300wm loaded really hot doesnt bug her. She was more interested in how it guys in her hands and how the scope lined up with eye and what not.

    The two guns she shoots are a 708 ackley improved in a Browning a bolt and Ruger 243.

    The ackley shoots 140 grain accubonds @ 2950.

    I wouldn't recommend the ackley version, only because of cost. There are much more economical ways you can get a 7mm bullet to travel velocities high enough to kill elk routinely.

    Take your wife into a gun store and have her hold several guns. Then choose caliber.

    Enjoy!
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    Unread 03-10-2014, 04:17 PM
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    Re: rifle for wife

    she's done that likes the tikka t3 and the winchester featherlight 270 win
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    Unread 03-10-2014, 04:32 PM
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    Re: rifle for wife

    I just won a Tikka T3 7mm on Saturday night. If my boy didn't need a magnum gun, I'd sell it to you.
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    Unread 03-10-2014, 04:33 PM
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    Re: rifle for wife

    Id go with a 260 minimal recoil and very effective on elk and deer.
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