Rifle for the wife

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    So, I'm looking for something with not woo much kick, but is still a decent weapon, that can be used by the wife, who I'd like to get involved in hunting/range shooting.

    Also, I'd like to not spend too much.

    Suggestions?
     
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    I got a rifle for my wife. Sometimes I miss her just a bit.
     
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    lol.
     
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    7mm-08 and .243 are probably going to be the best options for a balance between "big enough bullet" and "not too much kick." I assume we're talking about hunting deer? Either are fine.

    The 243 is going to generally be easier to find ammo for, but the 7-08, to me, is a more powerful, accurate bullet, and not really hard to find, just not as common as the 243. She really should try and shoot one in each caliber to see which she prefers, if you can find friends who have one she can test. It is VERY important that the gun fits her body too, the salesman should be able to help you there with which rifle frame is the right size for her reach and size.

    Look at Savage, Winchester for the best prices.....if $500 is not too much, look at Remington and the Thompson TC Venture, and if $600 is still in the range, look at a Tikka T3 and be done. One of the finest rifles made for under $1000.

    gunbroker.com for used guns.....gonna pay about $25-$30 for a background check at your local FFL, but for used guns, it is hard to beat gunbroker or your local pawn shop (DO NOT PAY STICKER AT A PAWN SHOP on ANYTHING used. They will bargain with you).

    Don't use cheap rings and mounts for your scope! Leupold or Burris ONLY! They are just as important as the rifle itself. For the money, I think the Burris 3x9 Fullfield II at around $200 or less is hard to beat, but I have had luck with Nikons as well at lesser prices. If you're only going to spend $60 or so on the scope, don't look at ANYTHING other than the Burris Rimfire.

    My opinions only, others will add good advice as well....good luck!
     
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    Good stuff, thanks a bunch.
     
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    Not too much kick?

    May I suggest a recoilless rifle?

    :D
     
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    LOL, nice. I'd have to be hunting some pretty large deer to need one of those.

    I got to shoot off an M136 (AT-4) and a LAW in Basic Traning, that was fun as hell, course that was over 20 years ago.
     
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    .243 win will do her just fine.
     
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