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my wife needs her own rifle

Old 12-15-2003, 09:43 AM
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actually handles has a good point on the same ammo thing. that's the smarter idea......same gun same ammo, makes sense to me. thanks everyone!!
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Old 12-15-2003, 10:04 AM
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i would recomend the 7mm-08 remington, let her try the model 7 and then let her try the model 700.
see which one fits her best, but it is a nice gun, low recoil...
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Old 12-15-2003, 02:51 PM
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.243 is a good rifle. not alotta kick, but can take down whitetails with a well placed shot. plus it shoots pretty flat.
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Old 12-15-2003, 06:04 PM
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I also say the .243. Best caliber ever made.
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Old 12-15-2003, 06:09 PM
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For a younger person or little lady I would look at the Browing A-Bolt micro hunter in a .243 or 223. They are light and short just right for smaller people.
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Old 12-15-2003, 06:14 PM
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My brother was about as small at 12 as any kid, and that's when he got his 7mm-08. He handled that gun and the recoil with no issues whatsoever... so if I was getting a gun for an average-sized kid age 10 and up, I wouldn't have any issues with getting him/her a .25, .26, or 7mm-08, and I like the fact that it has a little more smack than a .243 does. Yeah, it's not much, but I think a decent sized kid or woman can handle the slightly bigger guns with no problem - and they still come in the Model 7 or whatever other youth-sized gun you would want. The kid will probably want to move up from a .243, but give him a .260 or 7mm-08, and he'll be shooting that gun the rest of his life.
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Old 12-15-2003, 08:24 PM
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I would get a .243 for one of them, and for the other I would get a Savage 25-06. You can get the package with Synthetic stock for about as little as any new rifle, and they are great guns. Very little kick, and more importantly they shoot very tight groups. Good rifle.
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Old 12-16-2003, 09:46 AM
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I definitely like the Model 7 in 7mm-08 caliber though the 260 would be just as good in my opinion.
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Old 12-16-2003, 11:09 AM
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my father just bought a remington model 7 .243 for my little sister without telling me. i need to check it out. yea it's funny, my son and my little sister are the same age!! lol
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