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Old 11-17-2013, 05:01 PM   #11
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95 pound girlfriend makes me think this is a very young couple who probably can't spend too much.
So yer saying 117 lbs is super old then?
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Weatherby Synthetic Vanguards also come in youth combs

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So yer saying 117 lbs is super old then?
LOL! That is an odd way to interpret that comment.
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For someone of her small stature, I would look at the youth rifles or have one fit. A shorter barrel helps too. My wife had a 19" 243 with a shortened stock. It was very easy for her to carry and shoot. It was the most accurate rifles I have shot when I was setting it up for her and testing hand loads. If you want a heavier caliber, the 257 Roberts and the 250-3000/250 Savage are great old cartridges. The 7mm08 is gaining a good following. Quite a few companies are offering youth models now including Ruger and their American Compact.
http://www.ruger.com/products/americanRifleCompact/models.html

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So yer saying 117 lbs is super old then?
Ooh. I made it off your ignore list.
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Depending on where you are hunting, and what you are hunting, the .30-30 isn't a bad choice. If a flatter shooting gun is needed to get longer shots, then the .243, 7-08, 7mm Mauser, and 6.5 Mauser come to mind. A good used rifle in any of those calibers would be good starter rifles, that you wouldn't have to sink a lot of money in if it turned out she didn't like hunting after all.

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Make she she holds them. My wife is the same size. She can only really use the youth models well. Then, you run into lighter weight rifles which will increase felt recoil. Add limb saver.

Only centerfire my wife has shot is my AR. She handled that very well.

.243 or 7mm-08 are said to be light recoil. I would stay away from any caliber that is a long action or says "magnum."

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So yer saying 117 lbs is super old then?
Probably saying that the typical "freshman 15" pounds haven't been added on yet. Or is that "freshman 40"?
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another good caliber for consideration is the 6.5x55mm Swede. very good ballistics and recoil is very gentle. i did some work on one for a friends wife a couple of years ago, and she was a smaller framed lady and did quite well with that rifle.

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Ooh. I made it off your ignore list.
I was just about to thank Axxe for PMing me both these posts
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