rifle for wife

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by bubba41, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. bubba41

    bubba41 Well-Known Member

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    guys what would a good deer / elk rifle be for the wife that doesn't kick like a mule ? i do have a winchester m 70 action to build on.
     

  2. gillettehunter

    gillettehunter Well-Known Member

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    Been a couple of threads on this topic the last couple of years. You'll see a lot more answer's if you try the search function.
    I'd suggest a 7mm-o8. Lots of bullet choices with low recoil. .308 is not a bad choice. Several of the .26 calibers are also good choices. Bruce
     

  3. bubba41

    bubba41 Well-Known Member

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    thanks i'll stay away from 308 . but 6.5mm might be a good idea
     
  4. Marble

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    For deer and elk I would strive for one of the magnum calibers, but there are plenty that are not in the magnum category that would suffice.

    Using my wife as an example, she doesn't care about the recoil, even my 300wm loaded really hot doesnt bug her. She was more interested in how it guys in her hands and how the scope lined up with eye and what not.

    The two guns she shoots are a 708 ackley improved in a Browning a bolt and Ruger 243.

    The ackley shoots 140 grain accubonds @ 2950.

    I wouldn't recommend the ackley version, only because of cost. There are much more economical ways you can get a 7mm bullet to travel velocities high enough to kill elk routinely.

    Take your wife into a gun store and have her hold several guns. Then choose caliber.

    Enjoy!
     
  5. bubba41

    bubba41 Well-Known Member

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    she's done that likes the tikka t3 and the winchester featherlight 270 win
     
  6. Marble

    Marble Well-Known Member

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    I just won a Tikka T3 7mm on Saturday night. If my boy didn't need a magnum gun, I'd sell it to you.
     
  7. 406precision

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    Id go with a 260 minimal recoil and very effective on elk and deer.
     
  8. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    .260 Remington Ackley Improved 40* would make a really nice deer rifle for anyone, especially for women, since it will have low recoil. However, being an AI, it has great velocity and ballistics.
     
  9. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    7-08 ,270, 260rem, or 280... all are great at what they do and won't bite that bad on the back end if you put a good pad on the stock. Give them a decent bbl. length too; my brother uses a 280 with a 24" bbl. for popping whitetails and he's getting rather close to 7mag speeds without working the rifle too much.
     
  10. WyoElk2Hunt

    WyoElk2Hunt Well-Known Member

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    243 or 25-06 would be another good choice.:)
     
  11. Creedmoor shooter

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    6.5 Creedmoor would be an excellent choice as well. Minimal recoil with scary accuracy. Ive shot a few critters with it and does a fantastic job. Its really a fun caliber to shoot.
     
  12. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    I started both my boys hunting at age 10 with a Carl Gustav in 6.5x55 Swedish Mauser. It's been around longer than the venerable .30-06 and still going strong. lightbulb
     
  13. gunaddict

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    I am having a 7 RSAUM built right now for my girlfriend. #3 contour Benchmark, B&C Ti stock. Leupold 4x14x14AO with turrents. Should be done next week. I bought my daughter several guns for her to hunt deer and elk:
    Remington 700 280, B&C Ti stock, Leupold 4x14x40 CDS,
    Remington 700 7 RSAUM, B&C Ti stock, Leupold 4x14x40 CDS
    Remington 700 300 RSAUM, B&C Ti stock, Leupold 4x14x40 CDS. Also muzzle brake.
     
  14. LRH ELKAHOLIC

    LRH ELKAHOLIC Active Member

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    I would get a 25-06 rem or 270 with a nice recoil pad and a scope with eye relief to spare