My sister is getting married in a month and her boy friend is a good guy just doesnt hunt or really shoot for that matter, we did talk him into putting in for an antelope tag and he drew and this week I talked him into buying a stainless 700 BDL in 300 RUM that I found a smoking deal on. hes an average sized guy so size isnt a problem, but I dont want him to develop a flinch so I am going to buy him a muzzle brake. I think I am going to get him a harrels brake. they are inexpensive and work really well. I think itll be a good all around gun for him, just wondering if anyone else is thinking I may have jumped the gun a little and maybe should have found a beginner a little smaller rifle..