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My wife is taking up hunting if she can stop shopping.... (it will save me thousands). She has a loaner for this year but I was wondering what ya'll would recommend?

Most of our hunting is 100 yards in, but she will be on the highline some so there is multiple opportunities for a shot upto 250 yds.

Anything lighter than a .270. That kicks a little to hard for her.
 

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I'd suggest a .243 or a .260 , both are great calibers with excellent reputations.
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Wow. I am going to start hitting the pawn shop. Hopefully I will find something special for her. If not I guess I could buy her a new one.

What about the 26-06? That is one that my Father-in-law reccomends. Any experience with that?
 

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"ammo is cheap recoil is not bad either"

I talked with my daughter the other day and she'd just watched her hubby shoot their Marlin .30/30. The way the recoil jerked his shoulder (her words), she wasn't quite sure if she wanted to get behind it at all. I'm heading there (maybe) over the holidays and intend on bringing my Savage .243 along so she could try it out.

It took a couple rounds to ensure my .30/30 was sighted in before taking it out to hunt with. .30/30 kicks almost like a .270 due to its shorter barrel and "saddle rifle" feel (personal opinion here), but it didn't stop me from dropping that 8-point buck pictured in the gallery section with it. Trust me, recoil was the last thing I felt when pulling the trigger and watching it drop.

Personal recommendation for a woman would be a .243, since I've fired it and know it's recoil and stopping power using Remington Core-Lokt 100 grain bullets. Just for giggles and grins, has anyone tried any of the 'newer' Remington semi-auto's (Model 7400 or now Model 750) lately? I have a Woodsmaster that's a couple (okay, a few) decades old and wonder how it would compare with the latest in technology.
 
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