Re: Rifle choices for the wife
I'm a 17hmr fan. Inexpensive, plentiful ammo, accurate, and decent shooting cheap rifles are available. Or you can get great shooting ultra-expensive pieces of rifle art. Lots of options.
If your wife doesn't enjoy it, or if she does and still will let you borrow it, 17hmr leaves smaller varmints DRT. Way less floppin' and thrashing since I hung up the 22lr in favor of the 17hmr.