So I've been considering buying my two boys (5 and 3) a hunting rifle in the next year or two. I want something that is quality, that will grow with them and be a solid rifle even when they are older. They are already shooting my .22 with help and loving it and I'm getting them a 10/22 for Christmas this year.
What I'm looking at is the Kimber 84M Classic Stainless (because wood is good) in .243 with a Leupold FX2 4x and lightweight low mount Talleys. I'd like to get an extra stock to cut down to size and keep the original for when they grow.
My boys are very small for their age (like I was) so recoil is definitely a concern. I developed a flinch as a youngster that I still have to battle at the range. Any thoughts? Does Kimber sell their stocks seperately or would I have to go aftermarket?