What sweet little Shell'sButt does not know is that her dear old Dad has his eye on two potential rifles for her: one is a stainless Ruger in .35 Wheelen, the other is a less costly Savage in .30-06. Either will suffice I think.
Dad on the other hand, is looking for a P-17 enfield so he can open it up to a magnum bolt face, and rechamber to .458 Win. with a target weight of around 8lbs., and barrel length of 20". It will NEVER be fired from a bench without a lead sled, but it should handle anything toothy & mean. This gun will revel in being tractor axle ugly, and under it's intended purpose will feel positively recoil free.
You'll probably never NEED a gun. I hope you never do. But IF you do, you will need it worse than anything you've ever needed in your life.
IF we're not supposed to eat animals,
howcome God made 'em outta meat?