I just bought my wife the new savage Nikon combo 7mm-08. Whole package is $499.00. Comes with an accu-trigger and a very squishy butt pad. They sell the rifle in several different calibers so it may be worth looking at. She normally shoots a .243 but she is hunting elk this fall and we both felt a little more gun was in order. I couldn't stand the thought of her wounding an elk. I want to avoid that sour feeling for her as much as possible. I researched for months deciding on a caliber. Factory bullet availability made my decision since I don't reload. Almost every web site out there has decent premium ammo available for her gun.