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Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by matthewjones, Sep 27, 2013.
Wife just got into hunting would like to get her rifle.
You may want to put a bit more specifics in your post. Otherwise, you will get answers like: "then buy one".
What type of hunting?
What type of animal will she be hunting for?
Is she recoil sensitive?
send me a picture......I might have something to trade....
Matt you might want to move this to the "The Basics, Starting Out" forum for discussion. This really isn't the place for it.
I'm doing the same thing right now. Probably going to find her a youth model in 6mm Rem or .260 Rem.
if you go the cooper rifles web site and look at the model 54 in . 243; it looks like one she would like .
It don't get no simpler than that!
Matt what is your budget and what is she going to be hunting?
What is her skill level?
She will be hunting deer & Elk . Was looking for some one who's wife was getting out of hunting and had a rifle already set up. Was looking to pay around $1,ooo for the rifle or $1300 with a scope. But maybe go a little more for the right set up.
7mm-08 is the way to go. It packs a punch and has mild recoil
My wife shoots a 270 wsm. She is 5'5 115 lbs. I adjust her loads for the animals she is intending to kill. This way the recoil can be managed within a reason, and you can have a effective load. My son will be shooting her rifle at goats in WY next weekend. He's 12 and shoots a youth 7mm-08 weatherby. He is a very average built 12 year old. He is pictured in the thread "Had a Awesome Day". I loaded up some 110 Barnes ttsx travling 3550 fps. He shoots it like a champ without having the recoil hurt him. I'm excited for him.
Take a look at the Savage Lady Hunter. I just bought my wife one in 6.5 Creedmoor and she loves it. Shoots good with factory ammo, I plan on working up a load for her using the Berger 130 VLD, light recoil and fits her perfect. I mounted a Leupold VX-R 3-9X50 with the CDS and it is light enough she can carry it without any problems.
Is that enough gun for elk
Where are you hunting? Do you reload?
Hunting in the western united states. I do not reload but have a company that does for me.