New elk gun for my wife

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  1. MontanaOutdoorsman406

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    I am looking at a new elk gun for my wife needs to be fairly light and with modest recoil I was thinking 7mm08 or 308 also max rifle budget is $700 without scope any suggestions on caliber and rifle choices are appreciated.
     
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    308win 150 ttsx savage bolt.
    Good Luck and have fun.
     
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  3. Joefrazell

    Joefrazell Well-Known Member

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    I'd look at browning, tikka or savage. You could even go with a ruger american for much less. The predator model is really known for its accuracy. I'd look at 6.5 creedmoor as well. It's got very mild recoil and plenty capable of elk. Also 25-06 is great with low recoil and plenty of juice and shoots very flat.
     
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  4. onehandgunner

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    Howa 1500 in any caliber you desire. 7mm08 is real good. Grab a Gun in Texas is a well priced place to order from.
     
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    Since u were looking at a 6.5 creedmoor I'd look at that caliber in a ruger American. For the money ur getting a good gun.
     
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  6. MontanaOutdoorsman406

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    Yeah I thought the same she mentioned maybe getting a 6.5 creedmoor
     
  7. WeiserBucks

    WeiserBucks Well-Known Member

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    I recently bought a Tikka, I'm thoroughly impressed. Weatherby Vanguard is also a great bargain.
     
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  8. Aoudad shooter1975

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    I bought my wife a savage lady hunter in a 308. She really likes it, the stock fits her. She took it to Africa and had 3 one shot kills...hard to be a 308...
     
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    PTG has Howa barreled actions on sale right now, I saw a few 7/08...let her pick out a stock and you'll be around $500 all in...
     
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    I've killed two bulls and a truckload of deer with a Tikka T3 Lite stainless 7mm-08. If you don't handload the Nosler Trophy Grade is very close to my loads. Federal Fusion is also surprisingly good ammunition.






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  11. MontanaOutdoorsman406

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    Thank you all for your input very much appreciated
     
  12. Frank in the Laurels

    Frank in the Laurels Well-Known Member

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    Remington model 7 in stainless synthetic in .308 is about as perfect as you can get and while your there pick one up for yourself in 300 wsm because you'll never let hers alone !!
     
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  13. Clucknmoan

    Clucknmoan Well-Known Member

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    If you we're looking for an all around rifle, I would suggest a 6.5. I wouldn't recommend anything under a .30 cal for a dedicated elk rifle though, maybe one of the big 7's. I love 6.5's, but there's just so many better choices for a dedicated elk rifle.

    My wife and teenage daughters shoot a 300 wsm for elk, very manageable recoil, big whop on the other end.
     
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  14. JJMoody

    JJMoody Well-Known Member

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    I used to own a Howa in 300wsm. It was the most accurate factory rifle I'd ever shot with handloaded 180 accubonds. I do like the idea of a 30 cal on elk as well. I'm now a believer in muzzle brakes on everything and would put em on a .22lr if I shot em more. It's never a good idea to shoot without ear protection anyways. (I know, I know, let's not get into that debate). Get her something she's confident with.