I was pleasantly surprised yesterday when I went to the Palmer Lions Gun Show that my wife suggested that we start looking for a hunting rifle for her. I do have a 30-06 with open sights that I thought that I could put a scope on for her and we would be set. This would be the cheapest option as I already own this firearm. However, upon thinking about it, it may not be the best option for her. She is not very big and that old -06 does have a pretty strong recoil. On the plus side, she did grow up on a farm and is used to hunting and shooting. We will probably only be targeting moose and caribou. So, any thoughts on a good rifle for my better half? What about the 30-06 with a lower recoil ammunition load? Thoughts...???