With a significant number of first-time hunting licenses being issued to women, it dawned on me that no one was manufacturing and marketing rifles specifically designed for women. This has all changed with Savage's introduction of the Lady Hunter.
Generally, the main physiological difference between men and women from a shooter's standpoint is that women generally have longer necks than men. This means it is more difficult for a woman to properly align with current stocks. The Lady Hunter has a Monte Carlo type stock that cures that problem.
The Lady Hunter has a 20-inch barrel and hits the scales at 6 pounds. It comes in numerous calibers, but the best of the lot are .270, .30-06, .308 and 7-08. If recoil is an issue, the 7-08 will have the least recoil. There are other alternatives to lower the recoil and a specific line of ammunition that is loaded to produce lower recoil. Coming with the lower recoil comes with reduced range. In most cases, the maximum range would be 200 yards, which is all you need in New Hampshire.
Savage's high-power rifles come with an Accutrigger, which is its version of an adjustable trigger. There is also a youth model that comes in .243, 308, and 7-08 calibers.
Savage also has one of the best slug guns on the market. It is based on Savage's 110 rifle action and comes in 20 gauge. If you are thinking of upgrading your deer hunting shotgun, you should take a look at the Savage.
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