I have 2 beautiful little girls that each need their proud papa to procure their very first shooting irons. I have reservations. On one hand, they fight like cats and dogs over things that are even remotely different, but they want to be a bit different. My thought there was same gun in different colors which brought me to the idea of buying one pink and one teal cricket (kid size) rifle corresponding to their favorite colors. The next thought was that they would be heartbroken immediately as they outgrow it because the fancy colors aren’t available in “youth” sized guns, and I really want to use shooting as a lesson on focusing and achieving goals (accurate shooting). So that thought led me down the path of considerations to the point where I have strong reservations about buying them real rifles that look like toys. So now I am back to thinking blued steel and wood. What are y’all thoughts on buying that very first rifle? I’m torn between a single shot, a bolt repeater (with single shot conversion), and a marlin 60 like I had as my first rifle. My dad only let me shoot 1 at a time til I was about 12 and I would probably do the same. I keep looking at the 795 like my wife has though as it’s light, reliable, and crazy accurate (and cheap). I’m not really interested in suggestions on specific guns to consider, but more on rationale for aesthetics, and action type.