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Old 03-31-2018, 06:20 AM
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I'm 5'1" also and use a savage 30-06 with either 150 or 180 grain ammo.

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Old 03-31-2018, 08:38 AM
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i'm assuming you meant 150 or 180 grain ????
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Old 03-31-2018, 09:03 AM
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My vote goes to a Premium Grade (Think Barnes or Swift 140gr in 7mm-08) , .280 with 160 if she can handle it. Much easier to find the compacts in 7mm-08.

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Old 03-31-2018, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by hardcastonly View Post
i'm assuming you meant 150 or 180 grain ????
Probably since the heaviest bullet you can get for a 30-06 is 220 gr.
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Old 03-31-2018, 04:55 PM
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Actually, a 250 grain used to exist. Today there is evidently a 240 match round available, but practically speaking, these days 220 is the ceiling for hunting .30 cal.
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Old 04-01-2018, 06:17 PM
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270 or 280 w/ 22" barrel.

if 30.06, I'd use any premium bullet that shot well in 150-165-180 grs.
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Old 04-01-2018, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by hardcastonly View Post
i'm assuming you meant 150 or 180 grain ????
Lol yes and changed,thanks
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Old 05-22-2018, 07:45 AM
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A Savage Axis II chambered in .270 comes stock with an Accutrigger and a weaver scope. I bought mine for $300. Its lightweight, shoots a .66 MOA grouping at 100 yards and is cheap. I have hunted with this gun for years and have enjoyed a lot of Elk meat because of it. The Federal Blue Box 130 Grain Soft Point has been a very cheap ammo that shoots incredibly well with this gun.
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Old 05-29-2018, 07:54 AM
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My daughter like my .280. While it is not a factory rifle, it is very similar to the Rem Mod 7. Light weight, low recoil, plenty of terminal energy, lots of available ammo, if you reload you can stuff anyting in the case and it will shoot 100 to 175 grainers. I like it for mountain packing for elk and mulies.
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Old 06-17-2018, 07:15 AM
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The Savage Lady Hunter 7mm-08 would be a very nice Rifle to check out and use....You can also go with the Remington or Hornady Managed Recoil/Lighter Load Bullets for less recoil.
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