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my wife needs her own rifle

Old 12-14-2003, 10:04 AM
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i have plenty of rifles including a 30-30 lever action...... she doesn't like the hammer on it. she sais she doesn't feel comfortable throwing the lever and then having to gently place the hammer onto safe.

what other guns would you recommend for the little lady??
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Old 12-14-2003, 10:09 AM
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Remington Model 7 Youth in .243 - Perfect for youngsters or women!
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Old 12-14-2003, 01:59 PM
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my wife doesn't like the hammer thing and bolts,or lever actions.
I got her a Remington , 742 , in 243 cal. she loves it and can handle it great.

very nice rifel and the 243 cal. will take any whitetail in this country.
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Old 12-14-2003, 03:36 PM
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My wife has a 250 Savage bolt adtion that she loves. I did however just pick up a Ruger M77 Stainless synthetic stocked 260 that sha also really likes. I may be wrong but I think Ruger chambers that in 257 Robert as well. I would take her to a gun shop and let her look at the Rugers. The Model 7 Remington might also fit her well. Good luck and good hunting.
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Old 12-15-2003, 07:52 AM
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I echo the rem, model 7. But get a .260, I use a 120Gr in it for my boys and it does a great job. I got a great deal on mine. . .shopped the local pawns for 6 months. Found this one, had been out for less than 2 hours. The guy knew it would go fast but thought it would make it longer than that. Came with a harris Bi-pod, a marginal 2X7 simmons, I think he swapped out a better one, had been ported and had trigger work done on it. Not a scratch on or in. $425.

I suspected the scope was swapped when I sighted it in. It was off by 10 or 12 clicks low and 5/6 to the right. No way the owner who took great care and did the customizing would have lived with such bad adjustments.
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Old 12-15-2003, 08:09 AM
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243 or 25-06 is the two calibers but do what i did let het pick out the gun but then you pick out between the 2 calibers, worked for me
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Old 12-15-2003, 09:14 AM
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The 7mm-08 is a great low-recoil caliber, too. I have one in a Model 7 youth for my kids to use.
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Old 12-15-2003, 09:22 AM
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well heck guys,

i need one for my 11-year old too. they both will be hunting at the same time so what should i do?? i don't want to buy 2 of the same kind of gun.... i like the model 7 .243 idea. what would you do, buy two of the same or try to find something a little different for each one??
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Old 12-15-2003, 09:25 AM
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like i said look at the 25-06, nice and fast, not alot of kick
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Old 12-15-2003, 09:31 AM
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I had a .257 Roberts at one time, good caliber for kids and wife, but I now prefer, and would recommend a .25-06. 120 grain bullets are large enough to hit hard, but recoil is very mild.
Two of my female cousins (14, 17) have identical Savage 110(?) in .25-06. They each have harvested several bucks and doe. One shot deals for each. They both enjoy shooting for practice. Having two identical guns also limits confusion of ammo, eliminates the "mine is better" arguments, and it increases a their competitive nature when practicing making each of them a better shooter.
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