Think I'm going to get my wife a starter rifle in the next couple months . I've about decided to get her a 7mm-08 . Rather have a 260 or 6.5x55 but I'm not finding any of those in a configuration I like for her .
Been looking at the Howa 1500 and the Savage Axis as well as the NEF Handi Rifle . You see she's left handed and when time comes for her to learn I want it as easy as possible .
The Handi Rifle looks good from the cost standpoint and the fact that it's left or right handed . The Howa is not made in a lefty version and the Axis can be bought in left hand and a decent aftermarket trigger added for $100 .
Here in the USA dealer cost for an Axis is about $260 and dealer cost for a Handi is about $230 .