Rifle for my daughter
Excellent choice going with .243, my wife has taken many deer with 95gr Nosler ballistic tips thru a Rem Model 7. It's a great round for beginners and will suit veteran hunters too, and you never know you may grab it one day and decide you need to notch the belt with the .243.
Someone mentioned a 30/30. Many of them are lever actions and one of the last ones I looked at I didnt like. If you wanted to bring the hammer forward you had to take the gun off safety, thumb the hammer and then pull the trigger. Some of the brands now allow you to keep the safety on so there is less of a potential for an accident.
Thought Id like the ,270 if nothing else. The .243 is a Rossi with the interchangeable barrel with a 20 gauge and a red dot scope.
I had the 12 yr old and the 10 old out to sight in the rifles after their hunter safety field day and they both liked the .243. Then I started in with the sighting in the .270 and thought the savage 270 with Bushnell scope is pretty easy to shoot!! I asked Ellen if she wanted to try and she said yes. Once we got the scope dialed in she was lobbing them into the bullseye consistently. I guess Im stuck with the 12 gauge slug barrel!!
Your feedback was greatly appreciated, Thanks and Happy Hunting!! Fishdaily!!
Another option might be a 30/06 and then use Remington or Hornady managed recoil ammunition.
Chuck Hawks has a nice recoil table (google it) and you can see the difference between calibers and bullet weights.
My choice for a 10 year old would be a 243 or 30-30. I started my kids with a 243 and it worked extremely well. My daughter is 18 now and still shoots a 243. My sister started with and still shoots a 30-30, that has done very well for her also.