i'm still very new to the shooting/hunting game and trying to soak up all the info and advice i can. right now i own a weatherby .270 and a winchester 12guage. my girlfriend has recently shown an interest in shooting/hunting as well, but i really don't know enough to buy or even recommend a rifle for her.
i bought my weatherby intending to use it primarily on pig and deer, and she's looking for the same. she's of pretty small stature and i think the .270 and 12guage would be a bit too much for her to work with. from what i've read, both the .243 and 25-06 sound like very manageable and versatile calibers for youth and smaller stature persons. also heard that the 7mm-08 is fairly forgiving on the recoil.
i'm trying to find a middle ground where she can shoot comfortably and not get turned off right away by too much gun, but also something that she could eventually take out in the field with me for deer/pig. wouldn't hurt to add another toy for me to use when she's not using it either!
i've run several questions by you guys and gotten a lot of helpful info. any advice would be greatly appreciated. thanks!