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Old 05-18-2010, 04:16 PM
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Re: What small caliber for a lady?

My wife is about the same size and she loves our 6mmbr. With an 8 twist and 107 SMK's it shoots bug holes way out there. It will do all you have mentioned and more.

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Old 05-19-2010, 12:11 AM
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Re: What small caliber for a lady?

Thanks guy's for the recomendation's.

My wife has shot quite a few gun's of mine but just hate's the recoil of my big deer rifle's. There are a few exception's she really like's to shoot my .22's, .223, .17, and .204, and all the hand guns raning from .22- .45.

Im trying to learn how to reload as well so that should keep some cost's down as well. Im trying to keep cost somewhat "Affordable" and want something that is readily available.

I've been told really good thing's about the .243 and how light the recoil is, so I might really look into that, as far as some of the wildcats mentioned, there real awsome shooter's dont get me wrong, but I would like something I can just pop down to the local outdoor shop and pick up a box of shells for the range for somewhat cheap.

Thank's again for all the post's, and keep them coming, if anymore idea's come about. I will keep ya'll posted on the search and purchase of the rig and setup when I finally figure it out.
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Old 05-19-2010, 12:51 AM
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Re: What small caliber for a lady?

I'm a big fan of the 6.5's. My wife shoots a 6.5x55. Loaded with 120gr class of bullets recoil is mild and it is very effective on deer. You also have the option of some heavier bullets like the 130gr Accubond and a number of 140gr options that are effective on game as large as moose. A 260Rem would be in the same boat.
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Old 05-19-2010, 03:28 AM
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Re: What small caliber for a lady?

I'm a massive fan of the 260 remington and this is a calibre you could consider ? my custom doesn't shoot factory very well or i haven't found a round that does yet , although a lot of people consider an inch good, my handloads with the 140 amax are just the nuts in my rifle!

If your handloading then you can tailor the load to suit , i would recommend the lyman reloading book as it gives such a variety of loads and you can use the cast loads which are reduced to reduce recoil ?
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Re: What small caliber for a lady?

dont know if their is better round than 243 for your criteria

it is a very accurate round responds well to reloading and can find a box of ammo just about any where

this was my first centerfire as a kid at 10 years old and 75 pounds still have the rifle I learned my nehews to shoot with it still shoots good groups

i use 100gr core locks most of its life they work well with deer
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:59 PM
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Re: What small caliber for a lady?

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I've been told really good thing's about the .243 and how light the recoil is, so I might really look into that, as far as some of the wildcats mentioned, there real awsome shooter's dont get me wrong, but I would like something I can just pop down to the local outdoor shop and pick up a box of shells for the range for somewhat cheap.
Given this criteria, the 243 is your best bet. If I had the choice though, I would look at the 260 or the 7-08. Both of these will provide a bit more power down range.

As for varmints....if you can see 'em, they're in range.
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Re: What small caliber for a lady?

So she is sensitive to recoil. She likes the 17's, 20's and 22's. Sounds like the 243 is your best bet. You can buy/load 75 -80 gr. ammo down in the 223/22-250 range and then slowly introduce her to heavier bullets to see how she does with them.
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