Okay this is a long story, but stay with me. I'm from a hunting family, been hunting since I was six years old (carried an empty .22) I have a wonderful girlfriend who's entire family doesn't own a single gun. I have seven shot guns, seven rifles. and four pistols. ( I'm 23) Understandabily she used to give me a hard time for this. I recently convinced her to take a firearms class. She chose one devoted to pistols. I gave her my Beretta 9mm 92P to use. She wound up being one of the best in her class, and caught the shooting bug. We recently moved to Montana from Nebraska and I got excited about the possibility of hunting elk and maybe an occasional bear. I've been working on getting the right setup for the larger game. She doesn't want to be left out and is excited about taking her first game of any kind. This is fantastic for me to hear, but I'm concerned about what kind of rifle to set her up with. She has never fired a rifle, not even a .22, but she really wants to take home her own elk this next fall. How do I get her started, and what caliber is best for a new big game hunter? (she is only about 115 lbs.) Any help will be apreciated, I don't want to start her off with a .300 win mag and scare her off for good.