Driving out to the range this evening and my daughter says "So dad! what would be a good gun for me other than the one I already have?" I can tell you she had my attention, the girl wants more guns!!! I'm so proud! I asked her what do you mean exactly? There's lots to consider what is it you want out of it?
Her: well one that can shoot farther, but doesn't hurt
Me: shoots farther.....
Her: yea like your 7mag
Me: you want to start getting into long range?
(I'm just beaming at this point lol)
Me: well there's the 7mag, I go into a list that keeps recoil down but will still reach way out there, and reach a good distance with sufficient down range performance for game, and touch on the effect barrel length and profile has on felt recoil and weight. I left if off there so she had something to think on.
While at the range she was shooting the 7mag and decided that it had less felt than her 7mm-08, 13# vs 8#