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Posted: 9/12/2005 6:48:41 AM EDT
My wife is wanting to get into it, and we are trying to find her a good long-range rifle.
She is very good with firearms and has no fear of them at all.
However she is a petite thing at 5'2" 120lbs.
I don't want her biting off more than she can chew.
Any suggestions?
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 7:25:00 AM EDT
Tag for info. Good luck to your wife. Patty
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 8:08:25 AM EDT
Define the competition or ranges to be shot.

The AR is quite accurate up to 500 yds, even with iron sights.

Farther than that a .308 bolt gun with a scope would be my choice.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 8:11:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JarheadChiro:
Define the competition or ranges to be shot.

The AR is quite accurate up to 500 yds, even with iron sights.

Farther than that a .308 bolt gun with a scope would be my choice.


Probably 300 yds.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 8:22:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cdhicks99:

Originally Posted By JarheadChiro:
Define the competition or ranges to be shot.

The AR is quite accurate up to 500 yds, even with iron sights.

Farther than that a .308 bolt gun with a scope would be my choice.


Probably 300 yds.



An AR would definitly be a good one to start with.

Standard A2, 20" configuration.

Link Posted: 9/12/2005 8:58:17 AM EDT
I was thinking of building her one as follows.
BBL- Either 18" SPR or 24" SS Bull
PRi gas block
Carbon FF tube
SOPMOD stock w/ heavy buffer
Matched RRA stripped upper & lower
Chrome bolt assy.
Gas buster charge hndl
RRA or LMT 2 stage match trigger
possibly a XXX can.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 9:22:49 AM EDT
Just started thinking.......
What do you think about a super-light version.
CAVARMS Polymer lower
Bushy CF upper
maybe a CF bbl
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 9:52:01 AM EDT
Hell buy her a 50 BMG and let her shoot 1000 meters.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 10:02:56 AM EDT
What is the recoil like on 50 BMG versus .300 Weatherby Mag.?
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 11:04:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2005 1:50:13 PM EDT by cdhicks99]
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 1:50:37 PM EDT
BTT
for evening crew
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 1:51:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 2:10:06 PM EDT
TY Cody
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 4:48:50 PM EDT
AHEM!!!
sorry btt
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 5:51:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2005 5:53:05 PM EDT by LdyGunner]
Depends on what sort of competition she wants to shoot. I shoot my National Match AR (that I built myself from parts) out to 600 yards with iron sights in Service Match Highpower. I would like to build another Palma Gun - I shot Palma matches (1000 yrds +) in High School with a Barrett .50. Right now I'm leaning towards a competition AR upper in 6.5 Grendel with the 28" barrel for my F-Class/Palma rifle.

Before I get a long range rifle done though I'm building another AR for 3-gun specifically. Which, of all the things I shoot, I consider to be the most fun (just started shooting it this year, don't plan on stopping ever).
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 5:58:37 PM EDT
thanks lady.
I am going to be in my first three-gun soon.
maybe I can get her into that.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 8:53:01 PM EDT
3-gun is great - I think she'd probably really like it.

My 3-Gun AR is going to be Duracoated Hot Pink for the sake of the foulness factor; I'm the only woman in 50-60 shooters there and figured since I already stick out like a sore thumb I should have even more fun with it. I already have three other lady shooters in our area who will be joining me in building hot pink AR's and will then start shooting 3-gun with me. Before you know it I'll have an army of women with Hot Pink Assault Rifles and the number of women shooting 3-Gun in my area will increase several fold.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 4:36:22 PM EDT
I am exactly same size as her. I have a Remington 700VS .308 with a Pachmayr's decelerator pad and I could shoot that thing all day as long as I don't have to hold it up!

If she's serious about competition, don't limit her because of size! She may get bored with short distances after a while. If you get her something similar to the Rem then she can swap stocks later if she gets more serious. If not, she still has a great rifle.
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