My daughter (16) and I hunt together and have been sharing a Remington 7600 30-06 that I inherited. We got her a Tikka T3 Lite .270 for her 16th birthday this year. Now, I am looking to replace the 30-06 with something lighter to carry because we hike in a lot. I mostly hunt antelope, and don't think I would shooting over 400 yards. I spot and stalk, and my longest shot has been 360 yds. I hunt elk but not as much, and usually cows for the freezer, not bulls. Usually those shots would be less than 200 yds. I'm getting older, and don't enjoy toting a heavy for me (middle aged female) rifle. I have been looking at the Tikka T3 Lite, and wavering between a 25-06 and a 7mag. I have also been considering a used Winchester Mod 70 featherweight, but those seem to be hard to come by. I am just beginning to handload, so I am pretty flexible. So what I am looking for is a super light reasonably priced rifle. I have a friend who handloads, and he swears by his 25-06 because of the good ballistic coefficient and muzzle velocity. The 7-08 is also an option, but just doesn't sound very exciting to me for some reason... I can't spend over $700 on the rifle, so I am a bit limited. Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. From a hunting momma.