Should a rifle designed for women be more than the same action in a plastic pink stock? Savage obviously thinks so. Quality hardwood stock, Accu-trigger and sporter profile barrel added up to a very handy and well balanced rifle. In the dry fire practice picture below, you can see that the raised comb provides a much better cheek weld for the diminutive shooter than the conventional straight stock would have.
The first Lady Hunter I had was chambered in .243Win and provided a useful punch with very light recoil. This rifle is chambered in .223Rem and ought to kick even less. The 15 year old girl in this photo normally shoots left-handed, so her right-handed form isn’t perfect…but she still hits small targets are ridiculously long ranges, so I shouldn’t complain about the technique.
The only down side I would to this rifle is that the magazine is a single feed design, so has to be removed for re-loading. On the plus side, it is easily removable and another magazine can be swapped into place very quickly. Given that it is a hunting rifle and not a line infantry gun, I shouldn’t consider that a disadvantage, but old habits die hard.