Alot depends on what brand and type your looking at. You can get a Stevens or Marlin for less than $300 or spend much more than that for a Kimber or a Sako. I don't know how tall your wife is, but what ever you get I'd make sure to get a stock with a shorter length of pull than that is put on most guns (designed for an average height man). One option since you stated you might want to use the rifle is to pick up a Weatherby Vanguard youth combo. It comes with two stocks, one with a short and one with the normal length of pull. The Marlins are getting lots of good press for being a great buy for the money.Thanks for all the replies guys! What prices would I be looking at for a 270 or 7mm-08 (without a scope)? Any recommendations for people/places with these gun models for sale?