She's a southpaw (like me) and you're Ruger bias...HUMMMM... Doesn't Ruger make the American in a southpaw? My nephew has one of these in .308 (but with th ebolt on the "wrong" side) and my 26 year old daughter would take it in a heartbeat. If it comes the "proper" way, it'll also come in .243. Otherwise, the Model 10 Savage should be a consideration. I agree that she should be involved - it's her gun, after all.
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