I've read through the forums here and don't have the answer I need to get my 11 year old daughter her first rifle for next year. We will for sure be deer hunting so the .243 seems a logical starting point. But am I inviting disaster if she gets an elk tag? (assuming I keep her shots inside of 200 yards?) The 7-08 seems a good choice but the recoil looked much higher. She is under 70 lbs so every lb of recoil matters to a kid of that slight stature. And of course I need the rifle light as possible. I'm about to pull the trigger, so to speak, on a Tikka T3 Compact 243 as a starter rifle, but I want to make sure I'm not making a $ mistake I'm going to have to quickly remedy. Thank you in advance for your replies.