Re: Recommendations on a rifle for my wife..
My wife shoots all my guns and has killed elk, deer, antelope and such. She shot her deer this year with a 338 Lapua but prefers the 338-378 wby. I built her a 240 wby thinking that would be perfect and she liked the 264 winchester better. The key is the ones that fit her she likes best. So out of all of this the caliber doesn't matter as much as the rifle fitting her so she enjoys shooting it. Yesterday I bought her a Tikka t-3 light in 338 winchester because she loves to shoot mine. She likes it because it is super light and the stock fits her well. I would say let her shoulder a few and get the one that fits her best in whatever caliber. The tikka in a 270 wsm is a really nice gun for about anything and recoil is not to bad. Most women seem to like rifles that don't kick to bad so a 243 is a good choice or any caliber off the 308 case is a great deer rifle.
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