I have a young son who is still pretty small statured and sadly left eye dominant. I have started him shooting left handed but this leaves a lot to be desired for gun options out there. I've decided that the best option from my current rifle battery is my T/C Encore. I found a good deal on a 308 barrel and am planning on cutting it down to 16.5". I have a 17.5" 45/70 barrel and it is actually pretty usable as a pistol or rifle barrel so I think this 308 barrel will work either way as well.
this is with laminated stock and 17.5" 45/70 barrel
I had been intending to cut down a wood stock for him until I found this choate sliding M4 style encore stock.
I think this might be just the ticket. This way its still usable for me too I think combined with a pistol length forend this might be a very compact little backup rifle or camp gun and still be practical. The addition of a rimfire or 410 barrel could be interesting too. I think it will make for a very practical, light, survival rifle too.
Anybody try one of these for smaller children?