My wife wants a new rifle and we've pretty much decided that we want to get her a Tikka T3 Lite. I already have a bull barrel .300 that we can use for short trips (or where we can use toys for travel) and on bigger game, so we wanted something that can be carried easily for long distances.
What we can't decide is whether we would like to get her a .270 or a 30-06 in that frame. She is fairly small (5'2" 115 lbs) and has very little (and I mean VERY little) shooting experience with anything larger than a .22. Does anyone have experience with both or either calibers that could offer up opinions? I would prefer to get the 06 because it is more versatile, but our priority is making sure she doesn't become gun shy and develop bad habits this early in the game. Planning on a limbsaver but no barrel break. She is a remarkably good shot so I'm confident shot placement will not be an issue, but she also wants to go after some larger game down the road.
Any opinions will help. Thanks!
-Justin ( and Shannon)