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Old 03-27-2013, 04:59 AM
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Re: Taking the wife to WY!

The ladies at my house have always shot a Remington model 7 in 7-08 but there's a lot of good choices out there right now.
To the poster who suggested they both shoot the same rifle....the only time you tell a man not to buy a gun is if you're going to buy it yourself.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:01 AM
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Re: Taking the wife to WY!

I would also consider a gun in the Remmington 260 Caliber. Very low recoil because it is a smaller bullet using a necked down 308 case. This is a wonderfully flat cartridge that is capable of moving up to larger animals should she want to because of the 140 grain bullets. Awesome caliber for what you are considering.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:04 AM
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Re: Taking the wife to WY!

tikka 243 is a winner
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:26 PM
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Re: Taking the wife to WY!

25 06 would get my vote. That's what I just got...bought for my wife to shoot antelope.
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:24 PM
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Re: Taking the wife to WY!

I understand everyone's desire to "own more guns", but if she is not going to shoot a lot, why spend all the money on another rifle, another scope, more ammo, more dies, more components etc etc (I'm assuming that the 6.5 is not the only rifle the poster owns ???) then it seems like a bit of a waste. Maybe she insists she wants "her own" rifle, but I would sooner loan my wife one of my rifles that is already outfitted or possibly the same one I am carrying before just adding more to the mix.

Thats because that money could otherwise buy a nice self defense piece for her, or a 9mm/45 carbine for home defense or a 22 mag rifle with an illuminated scope and predator light for shooting critters that go bump in the night...
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:43 PM
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Re: Taking the wife to WY!

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Originally Posted by Korhil78 View Post
You are getting rid of his reason to buy her (really him) another rifle! Isn't there a forum rule against this?!
He said a low cost option, Savage 243. Guessing it ain't really for him. I'd second having yer wife shoot yer gun. You'll get more mileage out of using the money for a nice dinner and some cash for her to go shopping. Then when you really do want to buy a higher end rifle, she'll be unable to say no. Nothing wrong with a little planning and manipulation when it comes spousal politic's...
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:11 PM
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Re: Taking the wife to WY!

Even the Savage bolt guns are experiencing inflation in the current climate. Last year I got a Model 10 PC for $550 and a Model 12 243 for $750 (in stainless/laminate stock). Try find something now... The model 10 is going for close to $800 and the model 12 for close to $1000. Now add a scope for $450 and a base at $100 and rings at $30 and a sling for $50 and a stock pack for $20 and a rifle case for $50 and soon you are looking at $1500 out the door. Thats before ammo and range time. I agree that unless she is an enthusiast, you will get a lot more "mileage" as Howard Hughes used to say, buying a LOT of candle lit dinners instead of having a "cheap" gun that takes up space in the safe.
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