I live 30 minutes south of Cheyenne so its not a long drive but hey. My step dad (lives in Cheyenne) got me hooked on antelope hunting about 5 years ago but I havent gone in a few years. I just bought a new Savage 6.5X284 to go this year but I am taking my wife for her first rifle hunt. Any recommendations on a store bought rifle and caliber for an inexperienced female shooter? I will have her practiced up before the season starts. Looking for the best, low cost, low recoil option, she wont shoot much so I dont want a high end rifle, and I dont want her flinching and missing a shot. Maybe a Savage 243?
The .243 gets my vote; I just bought the Savage Trophy Hunter XP with a Nikon BDC scope package in a .243 lefty for my son's 12th birthday in April. He is small framed for his age and has shot a borrowed .243 for the past two deer seasons in Nebraska with great results. My hope is the New Savage with the Accu Trigger and BDC Scope allows him to become a proficient shot out to 300 or so yards this summer. As many of you know we have put in for Wyoming antelope this year and if drawn the ranges may certainly exceed the 100 yard max range shots we have seen him make on does and bucks in eastern Nebraska.