I want to get my six year old son a small game rifle (his seventh birthday is coming up). I have a Browning BLR .22 with a scope on it and I have taken him out shooting and grouse hunting with it (he is ecstatic about getting out and shooting and is just itching to get his first kill). It is too long for him and hard for him to shoot. I also don't want him learning on a scope, rather him learn the old fashioned "iron sights" before he gets spoiled (that's what my dad told me when I was his age and seems like good advice). I think a single shot would be good because again, I want him to learn to be deadly with a single shot with iron sights. I didn't have a multi-shot rifle until I started big game hunting in my teens (even used to hunt with a sling shot and later a bow as a young kid for small game).
I have looked at the Chipmunk, but I am not sure how it is accuracy and durability wise? I also looked at the Rossi Youth model that comes in .22LR and .410 (break open, stainless). I like the Rossi, I just don't know much about it (or for that matter any of the youth .22s).
So please tell me your thoughts and experiences on selecting a small rifle for my son. I would not mind cutting a stock down either if it comes to it. I am most interested in accuracy and durability.
Thanks in advance,