By no means am I disagreeing with anyone's comments above. I just think that either a completely ignorant salesperson at Walmart, or a sly salesman who could not move that deer rifle, took advantage of that young lady.
At any other time.....yes
but gun stores are basically completely empty of inventory right now...I went into a large gun store this week that normally carries hundreds of guns and they probably had less then 10-20 guns on hand. Most were bolt rifles or 22 rimfires
with that said 243 is a good choice for a woman, and Jeff cooper scout rifle concept was designed partially for times like these. With its low recoil, self defense ammo available..even with today’s ammo shortage, easy manual of arms....it’s really not a bad choice. A woman could master the rifle faster then learning the shotgun. I know the women in my house did