That sound FUN!Plug in plenty of opportunity. A good .223, plenty of ammo, and a pivot full of sage rats, hooks them as fast as anything.
I've put two dead mules in my CZ .300 WM and now after a little tinkering it seriously is very much on par with my Remington VTR .223 , my 10 year old grandson loves shooting this rifle ,and to quote him when asked about recoil his reply is Zero granddad absolutely zero , can I shoot the rest of the rounds in the box please !I wasn’t too worried about weight - I am anti muzzle brake, so I felt like any weight would help with the recoil of his 6.5 creed.
Built a 6.5 Grendel for my daughter on a Boyds at-one stock. Perfect.So I'm gonna build my little girl a rifle. She loves to lay on the floor and shoot the G-sight lazer. Truthfully she shoots and shoots till I'm too tired for her to shoot anymore. But we have been doing that with a little AR I have so I can shorten up the LOP to fit her. She's is super small. That being said, the youth bolt guns that are out there are firstly, too long in the LOP. Secondly, no matter the size, the plastic, junk stocks are just that...junk. The only legit stock I can find is the Manners MCS-CS (or CS2). Is there a stock I'm not considering?
I suppose I am also questioning several aspects of this build. I have been convinced since the beginning that I was gonna build this "kids gun" in .223 for a variety of reasons. But as I think of it now and as this will be a remage build, something with a standard .473 bolt face would be perhaps a better choice as I can convert it to any of a very long list of calibers in a few years when the kids are bigger. I don't necessarily want to reload for the kids gun, so I don't want to build it in a wildcat. What am I not thinking of?
/you are on the right track. After working with both my daughters as they were growing up, I found it was more than LOP. Comb is just important IMO. It will need to be higher, and most likely shifted in. This is important for her to be able to not only shoot it well, but to get on an animal quickly. Also helps with felt recoil in any cartridge. Needs to be adjustable because I'll bet if it fits her you won't be able to see through the scope to sight it in for her.I have considered the 22. I have a wmr that I could lop some of the stock off of, and probably will, but 223 checks a few more boxes. I’ll probably do both.
I considered the ruger and savage. But I immediately started dismantling and replacing stuff in my mind. Then got perturbed by the lack of available parts. That’s when I considered the Remington sps. Short, threaded barrel and tons of available parts. It’s a third of the price of the one I was gonna build... so many choices, so little space in the safe
Girls and the women they become are built completely different from men. This really becomes apparent when fitting them to a shotgun. They have longer necks, higher cheeks, and a completely different shoulder pocket. They require a different comb, drop at heel, cast, and (very important for recoil control) pitch. Give a girl a 28ga shotgun with the stock cut off and it will bruise her. Give the same girl a 12ga that fits really well and she won't complain about recoil. The reason girls have a reputation for not shooting as well as men is because most of them never have the opportunity to shoot a gun that fits them!. All of this goes for rifles too. It is actually easier to teach a girl to shoot well than it is a boy. Preconceived Notions, I guess. Girls don't already think they know everything and will listen and try to do it exactly like they are taught. I will go out on a limb and say she will do better in the field with a factory gun with a stock correctly custom fitted to her, than she will with a $10,000 rifle with the stock cut off.It's worth going into gun shop and find either a Weatherby Camilla or a Savage Lady hunter and take a look at it and shoulder it, it will click just how different our little girls are. My wife has been shooting all her life normal rifles and she threw up my daughters gun and it was amazing how it positioned her perfectly!