So last year was exceptional with my girlfriend, she's a natural in the woods and a great partner and I am wanting to get her behind the scope and on some animals but I don't wanna buy something that she won't be able to handle. She 5'10 (i can't post her weight, she'd kill me) and fairly skinny, less than 150lbs. Considerations with recoil I don't think she could handle anything over a .300.
I am looking closely into a Browning BAR in .270 or 7mm (for her, really!!) and was hoping you guys with wives who hunt would chime in, or the huntresses out there could give me your experiences with different calibers. She'd be hittin targets, caribou and deer hunts with me, blackies confidence pending.
She's a fairly tough chick but I don't wanna scare her out form behind a rifle if it's gonna knock the snot out of her.