Looking for rifle for wife

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by matthewjones, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. matthewjones

    matthewjones Member

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    Wife just got into hunting would like to get her rifle.
     
  2. JackinSD

    JackinSD Well-Known Member

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    You may want to put a bit more specifics in your post. Otherwise, you will get answers like: "then buy one".:D

    What type of hunting?
    What type of animal will she be hunting for?
    Is she recoil sensitive?
    Etc., etc.,etc.
     

  3. dogdinger

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    send me a picture......I might have something to trade....:D
     
  4. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Matt you might want to move this to the "The Basics, Starting Out" forum for discussion. This really isn't the place for it.

    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f26/

    I'm doing the same thing right now. Probably going to find her a youth model in 6mm Rem or .260 Rem.
     
  5. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    if you go the cooper rifles web site and look at the model 54 in . 243; it looks like one she would like .
     
  6. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    It don't get no simpler than that!
     

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  7. WildRose

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    Matt what is your budget and what is she going to be hunting?

    What is her skill level?
     
  8. matthewjones

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    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.
     
  9. TXshooter

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    7mm-08 is the way to go. It packs a punch and has mild recoil
     
  10. Doublezranch

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    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.
     
  11. tcob68

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    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.
     
  12. matthewjones

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    Is that enough gun for elk
     
  13. roninflag

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    Where are you hunting? Do you reload?
     
  14. matthewjones

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    Hunting in the western united states. I do not reload but have a company that does for me.