Update: Sunday comes along and I ask my wife if she would like to get out and do a bit of shooting after church? She replies that she absolutely would. We load up the babies and head about 40 minutes away to a neighboring range. Ear up the little'uns, take out both the 30-30 and 357 to see what she can do. I must have adjusted the front sight just right (even the blind chicken gets a kernel of corn once in awhile) and turn her loose with the 30-30 at 25. Spot on. For gits and shiggles I point her out to a gong at roughly the 200 yard line. "Let's see you put one out there". Straight on elevation, just to the right. Hold on the left side a bit. Dead center..... "lucky shot. do it again!" Boom Whack. Switch off to the 357 and she does the same thing. The old "experts" that typically comment while sitting in their pickups couldn't believe this gal off hand hits the gong. Open sights and all! Our conclusion is that she can bring with both rifles, and if we get a chance to hit the draw by the hay yard she will take and use the 357 so long as I have a trusted backup rifle. Which might just be the triple 4. Where has that one been all my life?!?!? Thanks one and all for the input!