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Aug 12th, 2018 at 5:13pm
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Think it's time to start thinking about building a kid's rifle any suggestions will b used for varmint and fallow mainly
  
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Reply #1 - Aug 12th, 2018 at 6:53pm
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223 of some sort
  
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Reply #2 - Aug 12th, 2018 at 7:12pm
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Howa mini action, check out Legacy Sports on the net, many U tube vids. also.
  

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Reply #3 - Aug 12th, 2018 at 8:01pm
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223 immediately came to mind, but for fallow as well maybe suppressed 243?
  
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Reply #4 - Aug 12th, 2018 at 11:41pm
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May I add I already have a 223 so prob go for something different and I load so anything is an option
  
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Reply #5 - Aug 13th, 2018 at 6:53am
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7/08 Fitted with a suppressor and Limb Saver and use Hornady reduced loads.
Kicks like a powder puff and good for 300 metres with practice, which we all need.
  
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Reply #6 - Aug 13th, 2018 at 7:20am
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The other thing is to get an adjustable stock and/or cut it down if the kids don't yet have full reach. Like a shotgun, fit of a rifle has been really important for our kids - accurate shooting, aligning with the scope etc. Had a couple of goes with full length and hoped they'd grow into it but its a recipe for frustration.
  

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Reply #7 - Aug 13th, 2018 at 9:18am
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243 Suppressed, you can reload 65gn Vmax's for little critters and 87gn hornady Sp/Hp for fallow or just run the 87gn for the lot.

Finding a rifle size they are comfortable behind is The tricky bit, for safety I'd want a bolt action, detachable mag, 3 position safety.

Let us know what you decide on.
  
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Reply #8 - Aug 13th, 2018 at 11:34am
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.243 with a suppressor is a good idea , stock length and overall weight  depend on the kids size  . You will probably need a bipod , at least initially . Get a wooden stocked rifle as synthetic ones can be difficult to cut down,
Get the stock cut down by a skilled woodworker , not necessarily a gun smith . Use as fine a cut as possible because you can add back slices of the old stock as he grows and the gap wont take too much filling, a good pad is certainly required , make sure the pad will fit the smaller cut down stock , I have seen any number of large pads ruined by being ground down to the  reinforcing  when trying to fit it to a shortened stock.

A properly done professional looking cut down stock will not detract from the value or sale ability of any modern firearm as there is a ready market for firearms to fit smaller people .

Some rifle companies make youth rifles :eg Howa, Savage and Remington both make youth rifles but I don't know if any are imported or if their stocks would still be too long .

  

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Reply #9 - Aug 13th, 2018 at 6:52pm
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Never  been a  fan of 243 was thinking Mayby a break action 22 250 but haven't been able to find any in that cal not sure if they make them
  
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Reply #10 - Aug 13th, 2018 at 7:18pm
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you COULD buy a .223 bakail and get it reemed to .22-250  but in reality you wont be gaining a heck of a lot for user who isnt overly experienced or confident..... yes a bit faster so more power BUT still got to put pill in right spot.
as you already own a .223 maybe go bigger and slower...... either a 7.62x39mm and load for it (piece of cake) or .308 and do same...... if you varmiting it will be a bit of an overkill but can be done relatively cheaply if you go slow load with cast pills eg Roberts awesome 151 grn HPs..... loads of fun and any bunnies /wobblies or indeed fallow out to hundred yards will be introuble....super easy to slow them even more and be subsonic.... a cheap rifle in either of those calibers wont loose money and will always be great option for fallow or indeed anything bigger that pops up.....
we went down the norinco bolt action x39mm path and it worked ok....if doing it again would go .308 and down load it right from the getgo..... the appeal of x39mm would be very cheap factory loads if simply want to sit on hill and ping away at bunnies....again you could do it all with .223
  
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Reply #11 - Aug 16th, 2018 at 5:01pm
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Suppressed AR15!
  

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Reply #12 - Aug 16th, 2018 at 6:46pm
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Yea let a 7yro lose with a semi auto haha
  
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Reply #13 - Aug 16th, 2018 at 7:37pm
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A bit heavy for the young fulla to cart around but he can shoot it OK. Smiley
  

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My AR is a bit heavy for the young fulla to cart around but he can shoot it OK. Smiley
  

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