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Old 03-18-2011, 07:51 PM
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Recommendations on a rifle for my wife..

My wife wants to deer hunt this year. She has never shot anything except a .20 guage. She weighs about 135. I was considering a .243 and wondering what yall think or if you have a better suggestion? I don't have much experience deer hunting with a rifle..so I appreciate the input!
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:48 PM
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Re: Recommendations on a rifle for my wife..

A Remington Model 7 in 243, 260, or 7-08 would be nice.
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:50 PM
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Re: Recommendations on a rifle for my wife..

Thanks Cogburn.
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:45 PM
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Re: Recommendations on a rifle for my wife..

If she can shoot a 20ga shotgun, she should be able to handle many calibers...243, 260, 7-08, 308.

Another issue will be how the rifle fits. You need to make sure that the rifle is the right size. A rifle that fits appropriately aids in accuracy and dealing with recoil.
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:18 PM
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Re: Recommendations on a rifle for my wife..

A well-to-do friend of mine just bought his wife her first rifle, a SAKO in .308 Win. Beautiful rifle, and he had the stock cut down to fit her.

I loaded up a mess of ammo for her, using the 125 gr Nosler Ballistic Tip at about 3050 fps to keep recoil nice and mild. She's shot my .308 before and enjoyed it with full-power loads, but it's a pretty heavy rifle compared to her new SAKO.

Rifle fit is likely more important than cartridge selection, particularly if you're a handloader. I'd make sure to buy her a good one though.

FWIW, Guy
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Old 03-19-2011, 08:16 AM
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Re: Recommendations on a rifle for my wife..

A Kimber 84m would be even nicer...
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Old 03-19-2011, 01:46 PM
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Re: Recommendations on a rifle for my wife..

I bought my wife her first rifle about 10 years ago in 308win. she shot it but never really enjoyed it. At the time I didnt know a whole lot about fitting a gun to the shooter. But about 2 years ago we went shooting with my uncle and he had a tikka T3 in 7rem mag. She wanted to shoot it cause it was pretty ( it does have a beutiful walnut stock). After trying to change her mind because of the recoil I gave up and she shot it. Loved it. The stock is about an inch shorter then the 308. That tikka is her new go to gun. I had to trade a 338 win mag to get it but it fits well and we spend more time together shooting.
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