Re: What youth rifle for my son?
Just wanted to update this with some details now that the build is complete and we have been able to use it for a while. With the brake on the 308, my son is very comfortable with the rifle using bullets in the 150gn to 168gn range. He has probably put around 200 rounds down the barrel over a number of sessions. He is getting 1" to 2" three shot groups at 100 yards, and hit a steel gong at 300 yards shooting off a bench rest.
I think once we get an opportunity to hunt with it, he will be fine with shots out to around 100 yards, which is where I will limit him for the time being.