shaving too much weight just adds to the recoil. Kids beat stuff up so I won't put huge $$ in something for them; if it'll shoot decent groups and fit them well that's what really counts.I feel like what ever I build needs to be as close to 5 lbs as possible for small shooters
Kids .243 simple easy light deadly.... readily available shells everywhere....cheap to shoot .. no need to suppress and add extra weight, my 12 year old granddaughter shot 3 deer with hers this year....her first yearI'm wanting to build a rifle to hunt coyotes and deer for my sons to share until they can handle the bigger stuff. They are 6 and 11. I have most of the build figured out but I'm unsure which action to go with.
Stock: manners cs1
Barrel: 16" proof or hells canyon carbon fiber
Action: titanium something
Scope: vortex razor ly
Rings: tally lite
Caliber I'm not 100% on yet. 6.8 spc, 6mm br, 6.5 grendel, or maybe something with a 473 bace to make the switch when they get older.
I'm open to suggestions, thanks in advance guys.