i am fixing to buy my wife and daughter a deer rifle, i have heard alot of good things about 22-250's and 25-06's and was wondering which one would suite them the best and not have much of a recoil but be accurate.
I bought my wife a youth model Remington 700SPS in 7mm-08.
Low recoil, comparable to a 308 or 270 in ballistics shooting a 140gr bullet.
and they make it in a lefty if you need it.
It's a great little rifle. Shoots 1" or less groups with factory Fusion ammo too.
Take a look at it, they also offer it in .243.
Depending on where you live and hunt any of the 6mm's witch include the .243, 257 Roberts or the 25-06 should do the job quite nice. I would lean a little bit towards the 257 or the 25-06 they have a little bit move power and nock down than the 243 and a few yard more range.
I agree with all the answers above. I'd say the .243 the 257R 25.06 or 7mm 08. Those are all perfect calibers. My wife shoots a .243 she can handle it well and shoot it well. What ever you get use good optics. I prefer Nikon. You may not, but get good glass.
the big thing is how well and how far they can shoot if they shoot well out past a 100yrd all rounds posted are fine but if they dont shoot well past a 100yrds and or were you hunt is close or short shots its hard to beat a H&R in 44mag it will put a deer on its butt at 100yrds or less and is a fun and easy gun to shoot no recoil at all ..and also if the shot is a litle off it still putts a real big hole ..... ohh and i am not saying anything about girls shooting... my GF anf my daughter wants there 44s over anything they are a blast to shoot
My favorite all time deer rifle (had it over 30 years) is my Winchester model 94 30-30. Very accurate, great punch, never had a jam in thousands of rounds, short for in the brush or on a horse. Also I shoot left handed so I really like the hot casings ejecting out the top. Not the right gun for long open range shots or larger animals like moose, but a great deer gun.
Every year many hunters and outdoorsman and women come out west from the midwest and east coast to hunt the prized mulies and elk. One topic that comes up often is altitude sickness. My advice for flatlanders is to get into the best possible shape. Start months before your hunt, usually really ramping up my cardio around March or April.
I run 5-10 miles 3 times a week, and also go for walks carrying my pack with about 50lbs to simulate what could be on my back. Another useful tip is to drink A...