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#6630910 - 01/13/17 01:04 PM I want to buy my wife a new rifle for our 40th anniversary
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My wife is 70 and about 150lbs at 5'2". For 40 years she has shot a 30/06 with federal 180 bullets. This is the first year that I had to put a recoil pad on it for her. I used a limbsaver. And again this year she shot it one time to sight in and got a bulls eye and one shot to drop a nice buck. Most of her shots are with in 200 yards, 300 will be the max limit. I'm open to any suggestion that you may have. Thank you all in advance for your help.



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#6630913 - 01/13/17 01:06 PM Re: I want to buy my wife a new rifle for our 40th anniversary [Re: Mr. T.]
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I'm partial to the 7mm-08 with 140 grain bullets.

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#6631050 - 01/13/17 02:19 PM Re: I want to buy my wife a new rifle for our 40th anniversary [Re: Mr. T.]
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#6631078 - 01/13/17 02:33 PM Re: I want to buy my wife a new rifle for our 40th anniversary [Re: fouzman]
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Originally Posted By: fouzman
I'm partial to the 7mm-08 with 140 grain bullets.

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#6631155 - 01/13/17 03:16 PM Re: I want to buy my wife a new rifle for our 40th anniversary [Re: Mr. T.]
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Weatherby Camilla in 7mm-08
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#6631168 - 01/13/17 03:23 PM Re: I want to buy my wife a new rifle for our 40th anniversary [Re: fouzman]
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Originally Posted By: fouzman
I'm partial to the 7mm-08 with 140 grain bullets.


The 120 grain SST Hornady custom lite works great too
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#6631227 - 01/13/17 03:54 PM Re: I want to buy my wife a new rifle for our 40th anniversary [Re: txtrophy85]
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Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
Weatherby Camilla in 7mm-08

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#6631235 - 01/13/17 04:00 PM Re: I want to buy my wife a new rifle for our 40th anniversary [Re: Mr. T.]
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What's your budget?
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#6631236 - 01/13/17 04:00 PM Re: I want to buy my wife a new rifle for our 40th anniversary [Re: Mr. T.]
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Are you looking for a lady or youth sized gun that fits her better? At 5-2, I suspect her length of pull would be a better match for it.

Also, are you looking for a "nice" gun or more of a utility rifle?
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#6631313 - 01/13/17 04:52 PM Re: I want to buy my wife a new rifle for our 40th anniversary [Re: Mr. T.]
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Just sent you a PM.

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#6631323 - 01/13/17 05:09 PM Re: I want to buy my wife a new rifle for our 40th anniversary [Re: Mr. T.]
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Does she hunt game larger than deer?
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#6631350 - 01/13/17 05:36 PM Re: I want to buy my wife a new rifle for our 40th anniversary [Re: Mr. T.]
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Browning x-bolt 270. 130 grain Federal Premium

A much easier round to shoot that's still main stream and kills them just as dead.

Or.....270WSM in 140 is a great choice that would give her a short action. up


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#6631462 - 01/13/17 06:37 PM Re: I want to buy my wife a new rifle for our 40th anniversary [Re: Mr. T.]
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I don't have any suggestions but congratulations on your 40th! cheers
Going on 23 here so hope to catch up you sometime smile
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#6631549 - 01/13/17 07:31 PM Re: I want to buy my wife a new rifle for our 40th anniversary [Re: Mr. T.]
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7-08 with 120 grain bullets. My wife is 4'10" and about 90 lbs. She shoots that out of a Browning Micro Midas. She hates recoil and loves that rifle. With the Ballistic Tips, it flat puts deer down. I've been very impressed with the whole package.
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#6631754 - 01/13/17 10:12 PM Re: I want to buy my wife a new rifle for our 40th anniversary [Re: Mr. T.]
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I'll cast my vote for a 260/6.5 Creed/6.5 Swede. Tikka or RAR Compact.

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