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Old 03-23-2011, 06:16 PM
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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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Old 03-23-2011, 06:22 PM
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Re: Recommendations on a rifle for my wife..

Whatcha think about a Marlin M-1894 .44 Magnum lever action? Just wondering because I am buying one Saturday (good deal and can't pass it up). The area she will be hunting is so wooded that I don't see any shots over 100 yards.
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:37 PM
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Re: Recommendations on a rifle for my wife..

No, not a good choice. Many deer have been wounded and lost to this one.
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:41 PM
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Re: Recommendations on a rifle for my wife..

Ahhh..ok...well no biggie. Still buying it for me lol.
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Re: Recommendations on a rifle for my wife..

If she likes the lever guns, the new 308 Marlin Express has been well received.

Much more power than the 44 mag. Real similar to the 308 Winchester.

My boy shoots lever actions, first a Savage (99 maybe)? and now a Browning BLR.

You can get standard calibers in both those rifles, or used to be able to anyway. He's shot 243 in both.

I've got a Marlin 1895 SBL for my own cowboy assault rifle, its 45-70. I think it kicks quite a bit though. Not something I'd say is enjoyable to shoot. But it is more accurate than I expected. MOA out to 200 yds with factory ammo. Not bad for a lever gun.
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Re: Recommendations on a rifle for my wife..

My wife shoots a Savage 7/08 and a Rem 25/06
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Old 03-26-2011, 08:50 PM
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Re: Recommendations on a rifle for my wife..

Get her a .243 my Daghter love thers..no kick if any. and get a Loupold 2x7 scope. or a 3x9.
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