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Old 03-20-2011, 02:15 PM
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Re: Recommendations on a rifle for my wife..

I have a 700 mountain rifle in 260 Rem that I am about to list for sale. I bought it for my godson before his first western hunt.

He grew 6 inches and gained 20 pounds very quickly and ended up using his Dad's 30-06.

Walnut stock, Detachable box mag. I had Kevin Cram [Montour County Rifles] give it his accuracy package. Trigger, bed, crown and added a good recoil pad.

26 rounds fired, immaculate condition.

If your interested send a PM.

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Old 03-22-2011, 12:04 AM
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Re: Recommendations on a rifle for my wife..

There are different varieties of 20 gauge shotguns. A single shot with 3" duck and goose load will give you a jolt about equal to a 7RM. A pump is a little better, and a semi is sweet.

My experience, be it male or female, is all in the attitude. I knew a gal who was maybe 120, med to slight frame who shot and hunted with a 7RM. When she told me that, I said, "really???" (because after 20 rounds of 7RM on the bench, I was done for the day), and she looked at me like why would I ask that, and said 'yes'. Her dad was an avid outdoorsman and she no doubt had good education and training.

I think the comments about fit are all right on. A lot of good suggestions on chamberings, and I would say she would probably be very happy with a 25-06 or 270 which are fine deer cartridges. And if LR was in the plan, go for the 270 WSM with good fit and a good recoil pad.
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:31 AM
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Re: Recommendations on a rifle for my wife..

Wow..thanks for all of the advice and recommendations. Haven't been on for a couple of days and haven't been getting any email notifications either, so I am still soaking all this up. Thinking a Rem 700 youth model would be good as I have 3 younger kids that could shoot it as well. Probably the best thing to do is take her in and see which one fits her the best and which she is most comfortable with after choosing a caliber.
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:26 PM
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Re: Recommendations on a rifle for my wife..

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Wow..thanks for all of the advice and recommendations. Haven't been on for a couple of days and haven't been getting any email notifications either, so I am still soaking all this up. Thinking a Rem 700 youth model would be good as I have 3 younger kids that could shoot it as well. Probably the best thing to do is take her in and see which one fits her the best and which she is most comfortable with after choosing a caliber.
My recommendation would be the other way around...fit first, caliber second. For instance, in the Rem700 Youth Model, they only offer it in a couple of caliber choices. If it fits though, I would choose from among the offered calibers.

Alternatively, if you want to look at caliber first, then I would consider whether the stock could be customized to fit.
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:00 PM
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Re: Recommendations on a rifle for my wife..

Will do Trebark...thank you much!
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:42 PM
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Will do Trebark...thank you much!
You're welcome.

Just so you know, you're one of the luckiest guys around to have a wife for which you need to get her a rifle! Hold on tight to her...I'm single and lookin'!
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:45 PM
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Re: Recommendations on a rifle for my wife..

Thanks Trebark..I am a lucky guy! There are more out there though....and she is a fairly new shooter, so I didn't marry her like this lol....
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