For a nominal difference in money, I'd consider the new Weatherby Vanguard youth model for her. Street prices on Howas vs. Weatherbys for almost the same rifle aren't much different and the Weatherby name should carry more "presitge" with it too.I like your input guys, I am buying a new Rifle for my Granddaughter this spring(243) she will be 10 and she has been with her dad in the blind since she was 2..She has helped with gutting and even helped to pull the deer out to the trail.
She even promised me she will never have a Boyfriend who won't hunt(thats my girl).
We have been messing with her head telling her she will be using the old Springfield 03A3.
I won't buy her a rifle that wont shoot..the Savage is a tack driver right out of the box, but my
friends say, its a Rifle for later, they even said the Howa is a keeper.
That would be great by me. It might be a good thread ofr the Gunsmith Forum.