Greetings from Tulsa

Discussion in 'Introductions & Greets' started by Just Gina, Feb 18, 2018.

  1. cagkt3

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    I'll second the recommendation on the Lady Hunter - I bought one for my wife in .270 and it is much easier for her as far as weight and length of pull. Her only problem is she is left eye dominant and prefers to shoot lefty even though she is right handed - which puts the raised comb on the wrong side of the stock.
     
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    Welcome to AH, lots of old silver backs here That will pass on some sage information on just about anything :whistle:.
    My wife is about your size and she is quite fond of her 270. I think you have the right idea of stay away of some of the niche calibers when first starting out.

    All the best to you both
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  3. Just Gina

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    :Joyful: This is a wonderful idea! MIKE!!! You need to read this. I actually have his credit card at the moment, as it were. Could you pass Lori's number please? :Smuggrin:
     

  4. Just Gina

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    Oh! Great to know! Thank you so much for the information. It is much appreciated!
     

  5. Just Gina

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    :) thank you very much!
     
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    Thanks! :)
     

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    :Wtf::Greedy::Banghead:
     

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    Certainly!

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    Gina Ruger makes the M77 in a compact version with a 16” barrel. This one is 308 but you can also get it in a 7mm08. I bought this when my son was 14 for him to use!
     
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    Welcome to AH Gina!
     
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    Welcome Gina! Enjoy the site!
     
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    Welcome to AH Just Gina! Nice to have you on the site.
     
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    Thank you for posting this picture! We looked at an entry level Ruger .308 but I did not like the feel of it. I have been told the M77 is a higher quality, and a good rifle, I did not know they made it in a compact. Could you tell me roughly, how tall your son was when you got this for him and roughly how much he weighed? I am interested in checking this out.

    Thank you!
    Gina
     

  16. Just Gina

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    lol....what??? :Smuggrin::Happy:
     

  17. Just Gina

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    :Shamefullyembarrased: lol, what
     

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    Welcome Gina. Lady hunters are on the increase and almost all outfitters welcome them in camp. Our camp has always been family friendly and we will gladly assist you in planning your first African Safari. Happy planning!
     
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    Sure! He was about five foot four and 100 pounds sopping wet! If your worried about recoil Google felt recoil chart and you can get an idea of what the push will be from a particular caliber.
     
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    Check out the Ruger M77 FTW if youre a fan of the M77. They make one in .308.. The main benefit I see in this variant is that it comes with 3x 1/2" spacers built into the butt of the stock.. so that you can easily adjust the length of pull..

    My wife is 5'3".. we removed all the spacers from her FTW, and it fits her very well now..

    The FTW also has several other nice frills about it.. it was designed by the instructor cadre at the SAAM School at the FTW Ranch (well known and highly regarded training location for people that are interested in hunting dangerous game and for people interested in long range precision shooting).. As such, it is highly accurate right out of the box.. It also comes with a muzzle brake (not that one is needed with a .308), and a muzzle weight that can be used in lieu of the brake that doesnt shift the point of impact of the round when you switch between the weight and the brake (we just leave the weight on my wifes rifle.. she has never used the brake)..

    Its got an all weather finish on it.. a long enough barrel to suck everything out of the .308 that can be had, etc..etc..

    My wife has taken elk, aoudad, hogs, and deer with hers so far.. and will be taking it to Africa tomorrow to hunt sable and other plains game.. With her other .308 she has taken kudu, gemsbok, wildebeest, zebra, and blesbok (.308 is more than capable enough for African PG outside of eland IMO)..

    Shooting barnes vor-tx 168gr factory loads, this is what the FTW is capable of at 100 yards:

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