Re: Elk Hunting for a new hunter
Ditto pretty much. I was going to say, 7-08, 260rem, 6.5x55, or even a 270win...loaded right they'll do the job and recoil shouldn't be more than the 240 (although I've never shot a 240). It's always helpful if you've got a friend or gun club where you can find someone with one of these rifle/calibers and where they'd let her fire it a few times to get a feel for what each is like. Granted overall rifle weight and other factors will change it a bit from rifle to rifle, but that would give her an idea of what she could skillfully shoot.