Re: Daughters 1st deer rifle questions ?
Just my opinion, but as long as you aren't intending this for ranges over 500 yards, the 25-06, 260 and 7-08 are about the perfect balance of power vs recoil.
For a rifle brand,if you are looking for best value and great shooting, it's Savage all the way. If you are looking to modify and customize someday, Remington is the most popular with most gunsmiths. If you are looking for fit and finish, have fun because "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" and what strikes my fancy might not impress you.
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