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Old 10-01-2013, 09:08 AM
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Re: Looking for rifle for wife

Matthew- i have shot quite a few ellk and guided other guys/gals to around 40 . the creedmore would kill one so will a .243 it would not be my choice. That said, for me the rifle/scope is more important than the caliber. a tikka or remington or sako. 270 , 30-06 , 7mm mag 300 win mag. i would add a brake if it you choose a magnum. wear muff and puffs to shoot. leup. scope.
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:35 AM
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Hunting in the western united states. I do not reload but have a company that does for me.
To what range is she capable of putting it on the money with a quality set up?

That's the biggest determining factor in choice of calibers.

The .260rem or 6.5x284 will get the job done if you put it in the right place easily out to 600yds with the proper load/bullet selection.

Both have mild recoil and excellent ballistics.

For that matter a Sendero in .264wm or 7mm Rem would do it very well especially if you put a good brake on the rifle.
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:39 AM
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Matthew- i have shot quite a few ellk and guided other guys/gals to around 40 . the creedmore would kill one so will a .243 it would not be my choice. That said, for me the rifle/scope is more important than the caliber. a tikka or remington or sako. 270 , 30-06 , 7mm mag 300 win mag. i would add a brake if it you choose a magnum. wear muff and puffs to shoot. leup. scope.
The Snowy Mountain Rifles muzzle break is highly effective and easy on the ears. So is the Gentry Quiet brake but it's not a good choice for prone shooters whereas the SMR is.
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:07 AM
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Re: Looking for rifle for wife

the sendero is a great choice.
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:16 PM
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Matthew- i have shot quite a few ellk and guided other guys/gals to around 40 . the creedmore would kill one so will a .243 it would not be my choice. That said, for me the rifle/scope is more important than the caliber. a tikka or remington or sako. 270 , 30-06 , 7mm mag 300 win mag. i would add a brake if it you choose a magnum. wear muff and puffs to shoot. leup. scope.
Thank you for your help looking at a Tikka 7mm-08 we would like to do a elk hunt this year or next.
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Old 10-01-2013, 06:14 PM
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Re: Looking for rifle for wife

I recommend a 270. I can post a number of pics, which I already have several times, of several young ladies on the brink of their teenage years or barely into their teens with their big mulie bucks they killed with a custom rifle I gave to my friend in CO. I had the HS Precision stock shortened to a 12 1/4" LOP, a Lilja 24" 3 groove tube on a blueprinted stainless 700 action with DM. I topped it with a Leupold scope. The #2 Big Horn Ram was killed by my friend's wife and was in Eastman's Journal. All of these hunters used the rifle I gave to them shooting one bullet, one load: H4831SC and a 130 TSX. They intend to use this load on elk as well and it will get the job done.

The rifle has a Pachmyer decelerator pad installed as well. Not one of them has complained about the recoil, the animal they killed, gutting it, or eating it.
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Old 10-01-2013, 07:47 PM
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I would be interested in one. What is the cost? What is the lead time for it?
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