I would like to buy a deer rifle for my 25 year old girlfriend. She likes to deer hunt, but has to borrow her dad's 12 gauge every year, which always jams on her & is one of the reasons she hasn't gotten a deer yet. she hunts mostly open farm fields, wooded area, and some swampy area
Right now I'm thinking a 270 win would suite her good. and be a great all around deer caliber
another option I've thought about is a 30-30, but I'm not sure this would be as good as the 270 for open field shooting. The lever action would be easier for her to operate though
She likes the idea of an auto loader, but as soon as she picked one up, she didn't like how heavy it was. I'm thinking a bolt action or lever action would be good.
My trouble is that she doesn't like to check out guns, which is what she would need to do to find out what style she likes.
What would you recommend?