I have a ruger m77 in .243 win. I'm contemplating just getting the stock cut to fit him. His little brother can use it when he gets old enough as well.
Like Beladran said...when I was kid..there wasn't youth JACK sh!t....You strapped it on like a man...no matter how small you were...we survived quite well....Think I was about 10 and weighed 40 lbs when I pulled the hammer on a big 12 Ga...I got off on it...just depends on how you view things....LOL
Now you r headed in right direction...cut that stock..put some decent glass on it...I like Nikon Monarch in a moderately priced hunting scope...you don't really need a 50 mm Obj...40's are good.
Them Bushnell Tactical Elite 4200's are good for the money spent on em...
U Know...you really should have gotten this done during the summer...Its time to hunt now!
when you get tired of the 243 Win...get it re-chambered in 260 Remington and fall in love :lol3: