Rifle for a small woman

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by Pattonsdad, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. Pattonsdad

    Pattonsdad New Member

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    My wife is a 100lb hunter with a deadly eye, the problem it that her skills have out grown the cut down Remmington that we got her several years ago. I would like to get her something light weight, flat shooting, and small enough to fit her little fame... and suggestions?
     
  2. gonehuntingagain

    gonehuntingagain Well-Known Member

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    What cartridge is the remington chambered for now?
     
  3. daveosok

    daveosok Guest

    Model 7, some sort of carbon wrapped barrel (24 inch) and rem 260 caliber with syn stock say a lone wolf ultra light stock. Aluminum rings and bases if possible. Flute the bolt, I have also seen the action fluted to save some weight.
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    Dave
     
  4. kac1345

    kac1345 Well-Known Member

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    I would have to say a Rem Model 7 as well but slightly different than above.. I would put a McMillan Sporter weight stock (Light Fill) 24" Fluted, Sporter weight Mike Rock, Hart, really any high quality Stainless Barrel. will do but Mike Rock would be my first choice [​IMG] I peice base with Aluminum Rings
    Badger makes them ...slight overkill but really nice and sturdy! as for Chabering ..not sure what she is shooting now that plays a huge roll but 7mm-08 would be a good one or a 260 all depends on how she handles recoil,,,everybody is talking about making this rifle as light as possible and even some of the light Carts mentioned may pop a bit for a small lady. just something to consider when going light...I would say for this application a muzzle break would (not) be a good choice just because they are LOUD! and the muzzle blast may affect her shooting ..it is quit a distraction if your not used to one. IMHO Good luck ..I'm actually tossing this idea around myself for my daughter she is only 7 now but hey you can never get them started to young. [​IMG]
     
  5. kac1345

    kac1345 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry for posting back to back but if you want to take a run over to the Snipers Hide
    here is the link to the thread http://www.snipershide.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=005370 you can check out what I'm thinking is the perfect Rifle for a small framed person..it's the Rifle with the Pink Stock down twards the bottom of the thread and some more pics of it ons page two. [​IMG]

    [ 11-16-2004: Message edited by: Long Range Demon TacKac ]
     
  6. texasdave

    texasdave Well-Known Member

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    I have a 260 Remington model 700 with a wooden stock. It is a youth stock I would consider selling