I would recommend you choose the gun make/model you want 1st, then check to see if they make a youth/women's model 2nd. It's very easy to cut the stock down to fit exactly whom you want and replace the recoil pad.
Another vote for the QAD Ultra Rest. Full capture, will only drop during firing-not letdown, can be cocked up ahead of time, reasonable price (hunter model) of about 50-60$, easy setup-what's not to love?
That don't add up-I'm calling BS. Even if they could get a 270 bullet to stick in the 30-06 neck, the 270 bullet rattling down the bore wouldn't have as much energy as a properly loaded round. There's NO WAY a round loaded like that would blow up your rifle!
You have an extremely rare pistol. I've never seen a Ruger semi-auto .22 pistol malfunction like that. How is it malfunctioning? Have you even thought about sending it back to Ruger?? I've had several Ruger .22 pistols and not had problems like you're having. Is it the long barreled version-if...
Also have a buddy load your gun right there without you seeing it (turn your head). Have him load it about 1/2 the time and have it empty the other 1/2-not telling you which times it's really loaded. That will reveal your flinching & help you to overcome it.
Check out the great old 35 Whelen. It offers everything you want and will reach out to 300 yards max. People that buy a 35 whelen usually don't ever sell them. It's absolutely the best non-magnum round for elk IMO.
I got a Marlin XL-7 in .270 and am WELL satisfied with it. It shoots/groups WAYYY better than what you would expect for that price. The trigger is equal to the Savage accu-trigger. I got mine for 300$ and it comes with scope bases included.
I'd suggest you check out the Marlin XS-7 in 7mm08. Selling for 300$, they perform all out of proportion to their price. I bought a XL-7 as a gift for a buddy and it performs so well I want 1 in 7mm08 for myself as a beater/loaner rifle.
Actually the receiver on Remington 742s is steel. I've reblued some when making a "run" with the hot tanks. They DO have a famous reputation for malfunctioning but can be fixed. The 2 areas most likely to go sour is the flimsy extractor that's made of spring steel & rivited in. The main area is...
I have a 7mm08 and my daughter does too. Both rifles required a specific load worked up for that rifle. I would STRONGLY suggest you start reloading so that you may work up an extremely accurate load for YOUR rifle. It would also save you a bunch of money per round after you get set up. The...
The Weaver classic series & Nikon Prostaff both can be had for around 150$ and are great scopes for that price. A 3x-9x is really all you need but I personally like the 4x-16x on my favorite yote rifle.