I been thinking about getting a new rifle for me and my wife to target shoot with. She is new to shooting and I have been teaching her with .22 LR only...so far. The next rifle I own is a Win. mod 70 in 25-06 but I am kinda afraid the recoil might be a bit much for her. I know it doesn't have much recoil but I would like something with a little less. I was thinking about a .223 but I like the ballistics on a 22-250 better. The problem is I don't know anyone who has a 22-250 to compare the recoil with the 25-06. I was thinking about the heavy barrel to keep the recoil down since I won't ever hunt with the gun. Can someone give a comparison between the 22-250 and the 25-06? My 25-06 does not have a heavy barrel.