I am planning on taking my 9y/o daughter with me next fall on a moose hunt. The only rifles she has ever shot are a .22 and my AR15. The AR was just on the edge of the recoil she could handle last summer (she's only 60lbs). Does anyone have any suggestions on a centerfire rifle they used for their first rifle? I know I will have to chop down the stock, but would like some suggestions as to the caliber. I don't want to push anything on her too soon, but she is super excited to go hunting with me and loves to shoot her .22.
I plan on spending alot of time shooting with her this summer, but am not planning on her taking an animal yet. I just don't want to scare her off from shooting. I figure a smaller caliber would be better than nothing and make her feel like she is more involved in the hunt.
Any suggestions on caliber and or rifles would be appreciated. John