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.Well...not sure how deep the hooks are in however, no, I do not want to scare him off.
We were looking around the other day and are still shopping around but, do you know anything about the Weatherby Vanguard Camilla? Of all we have looked at so far, they are just too big (or really heavy). I need something smaller. I shoot his .308 all the time but the difference is, he is like 7 foot tall and I am 5'5" and I weigh 100 pounds less than him so, he has no issue with guns fitting him. We looked at a few Savage rifles but they did not have any of the Lady Hunter rifles for me to look at.
Still having fun shopping around of course, but recommendations are always welcomed and appreciated!