I have hunted with 9 year old lil girly girls shooting 300 win mag.
Any of those with reduced recoil loads just about any kiddo can handle when introduced properly.
The 308 is the parent case for 308, 7mm08, 260, 243 etc all have the same case / case powder capacity. Therefore theoretically with same grain bullet and same weight rifle all would theoretically have same recoil.
Any of the reduced recoil offerings are very manageable and easily upgradeable by simply moving up to full house loads.
Last edited by sgrem; 01-01-2019 at 10:26 PM.