I will be taking my daughter on her first hunt this year. We will likely go on a whitetail hunt on a lease near Llano TX and almost certainly a doe management hunt on private land here (below the Grand Mesa if it matters). She has her own .22 and .410 and has shot my .223's, but honestly I have never shot any of the smaller centerfire chamberings other than .223 and .25-06. She is 8 and is learning to use a scope but the huge majority of her shooting has been with irons (or occasional red dot). She has never shot with a scope other than on my LeadSled. I have a couple of .223's, but neither is appropriate (Stag M4 and a Rock River Varminter). I have a Wby .25-06 but I think that is too much cartridge for her size and I am certainly not monkeying with the stock on it! I am leaning toward .243 but have no idea of what actual felt recoil is like. Would probably put a Viper 3-9x on it, I have had good experience with them and have a friend who is a dealer. I am willing to spend a little coin on the rifle as it SHOULD suit her for years and my 6 year old daughter will be ready to hunt in a couple of years too. I don't want a crappy Rossi break action or bottom end Savage like most people buy their kids though. I grew up shooting and am a decent shooter but I am sure I have bad habits to break and do not want to teach her any, plus I just bought a Wby AccuMark .30-378 so it would not hurt for me to hone my skills some, a good rifle shooting book would be probably not be a bad thing. Any thoughts appreciated.