That's what I was worried about, i.e. it's a border line round. Was kind of leaning towards the 30-06, maybe the 308 win, for this reason. Very familiar with those rounds and with proper ammo they both can do pretty much anything south of DG or big bears. 30-06 is probably the better choice as this will be her only rifle and it carries a bit more versatility. She's a lefty so hope finding the right combination for her doesn't into a headache.