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Any suggestions for a light-kicking rifle?

 
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Old 06-22-2004, 12:36 PM
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Re: Any suggestions for a light-kicking rifle?

For deer the 260 and 7mm-08 are tops. Both light recoiling and accurate. Pick on. Suggest the model 7 or 700 youth model.

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Old 06-22-2004, 12:36 PM
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Re: Any suggestions for a light-kicking rifle?

For deer the 260 and 7mm-08 are tops. Both light recoiling and accurate. Pick on. Suggest the model 7 or 700 youth model.

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Old 06-22-2004, 09:23 PM
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Re: Any suggestions for a light-kicking rifle?

243, 260, 7mm-08, 308 would be the best all around.
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Old 06-23-2004, 01:01 PM
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Re: Any suggestions for a light-kicking rifle?

I agree with the folks who think a 260 would be plenty. If she gets comfortable, get a bigger gun later. And spend some money installing a pachmyr decelerator or limb saver recoil pad. It'll pay dividends.
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Old 06-26-2004, 06:12 AM
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Re: Any suggestions for a light-kicking rifle?

Get her one of these.

Very light recoil, super accurate, 308 cal. Mine here weighs about 20 pounds but with a gi fiberglass stock and a scope and arms 18 mount and a gi barrel it will be right about 10 pounds. My youn son carries this one sometimes and he's only 10 so a 10 pounder would be great for a woman I think.

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Old 06-26-2004, 08:03 AM
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Re: Any suggestions for a light-kicking rifle?

Have you thought about getting her a simi-auto. The gas operation tends to soften the recoil some. The Remington 7400 is available in .243 and .308. If she does not tolerate recoil, you can handload on the light side to help out. What ever you get, make sure the stock fits her.
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Old 06-26-2004, 08:05 AM
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Re: Any suggestions for a light-kicking rifle?

Have you thought about getting her a simi-auto. The gas operation tends to soften the recoil some. The Remington 7400 is available in .243 and .308. If she does not tolerate recoil, you can handload on the light side to help out. What ever you get, make sure the stock fits her.
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