Would like some thoughts. My dad is pushing 75 years in age. Currently he hunts whitetail deer up in Pennsylvania. He currently owns a Remington .30-06 pump with a 3x9 variable scope (had it for the last 20 years). If he doesn't need somthing, he won't buy it. He won't admit it, but the gun is getting to heavy for him, and he's having problems with the scope as far as "sight picture" (aquiring the target). He's shot my .45-70 (he didn't care for the recoil though) with Ashley outdoor sights and loves the sights. He most likely won't be shooting anything over 100 yards. Was thinking about surprising him with a new hunting rifle. Would like somthing with minimal recoil, on the light side in weight (I realize that this could be a "catch 22"), and somthing that has good "open sights". Not sure if Ashely makes anything for bolt action rifles. Was thinking about maybe a .30-30 lever action, or somthing in the lines of a Remignton LTR in .308 or somthing in the line of a .243 (I'm not sure if this would be "pushing it" for whitetail). Any thoughts on what I should look at? Any opinons would be welcome. Thanks.