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Kenwp
11-04-2016, 06:10 PM
What kind of rifles are out there for a girl that is 4'10. My daughter has a problem seeing thru the scope due to her size and the length of the stock. She missed a shot at a mule deer yesterday because she can't see anything through the scope on her husbands 270.

CLW .45
11-04-2016, 06:34 PM
What kind of rifles are out there for a girl that is 4'10. My daughter has a problem seeing thru the scope due to her size and the length of the stock. She missed a shot at a mule deer yesterday because she can't see anything through the scope on her husbands 270.

Modify the stock to fit her.

road kill
11-04-2016, 06:41 PM
Yup, either modify the stock or get another stock for the rifle. I've seen it many times, two people of different size trying to use the same stock and it doesn't work. Her own rifle that fits is the best solution.

lone-wolf
11-04-2016, 06:41 PM
boyds might have a 'custom' option with a short enough lop, for whatever rifle she chooses.

Kenwp
11-04-2016, 06:48 PM
I suggested a hack saw already her hubby vetoed that idea I have a bolt action 30-30 that would probably work for her just need to scope it took me 5 months to get the scope mount for it and it showed up here this last week.

lone-wolf
11-04-2016, 06:58 PM
I suggested a hack saw already her hubby vetoed that idea I have a bolt action 30-30 that would probably work for her just need to scope it took me 5 months to get the scope mount for it and it showed up here this last week.

One of the Savage/stevens rifles? Might want a recoil pad too, those things have a surprising kick. Maybe I'm just a wimp. I'll blame the kick on the rifle being so lightweight.

Petamocto
11-04-2016, 07:01 PM
Henry Youth Lever in 22LR. Most fun gun I have.

Kenwp
11-04-2016, 07:07 PM
22LR is to big for mule deer I offered my Rascal first.

kennymo
11-04-2016, 07:25 PM
A ladies or youth model in the Savage Axis or Weatherby Vanguard? I see quite a few of both brands advertised, usually in .243, shorter (sometimes adjustable with shims) LOP and a shorter barrel to keep the balance a little closer to centre. I believe there's a Ruger American and a couple others out there two, I just see the Bees and Savages most often....
A whole bunch of barrel weight out front can be a pretty negative experience for a smaller shooter even if the stock has been cleaved to suit. Shorter and usually smaller arms and all....

Kenwp
11-04-2016, 07:51 PM
Like I told her if she was bigger then one of Santa's elfs it would help. I offered my 375 but she declined.

Justice
11-05-2016, 10:53 AM
Youth model from any maker. Measure her LOP first. Have her hold a yard stick into her bent elbow. Her LOP is where her trigger finger comes on the yard stick.
And no hack saws on wood. Use a mitre box or preferably a mitre saw.
A 7.5 pound bolt action 30-30 with a 170 grain bullet at 2200 fps has the same amount of recoil as a 7.25 lb. .243 Win. 95 grain bullet at 3100. A 100 grain .257 Roberts is a bit less. A 120 grain at 2860 .260 Rem is a tick more. 13 ft-lbs. vs 11.

JustBen
11-05-2016, 11:15 AM
Savage Lady Hunter.

Kenwp
11-05-2016, 02:43 PM
Well 30-30 is out for now after 6 months wait I finally unlocked the gun cabinet today to try the B Square mount I ordered and guess what it don't actually work with out having new holes drilled in the gun and about a half inch of stock removed. No gunsmithing or gun renovations required my hind end. Am now really frustrated. Another year to wait after 40 some years of searching for the stupid gun in the first place.

lone-wolf
11-05-2016, 02:48 PM
So is it one of the stevens 325 rifles, or something else?

graz
11-05-2016, 03:39 PM
Get a look at a Ruger 77/44. If you need, you can take an inch off the stock, making it her gun forever. And they come with scope rings for a nice light 4X.

Kenwp
11-05-2016, 07:29 PM
So is it one of the stevens 325 rifles, or something else?

It's a Savage 340. The mount says for a Savage 340 on the package even. Now for 500 emails to B Square.

lone-wolf
11-05-2016, 07:36 PM
It's a Savage 340. The mount says for a Savage 340 on the package even. Now for 500 emails to B Square.

Some of the early ones weren't D&T

Kenwp
11-05-2016, 08:54 PM
Has the holes drilled and tapped already just different centers. Owell such is life.

RIMP9
01-05-2017, 07:00 PM
Tiny woman tiny .223 or .243 rifle with modified stock

Kenwp
01-05-2017, 08:15 PM
She figured out how to hit a deer with her hubby's 270.

Buck shot
01-08-2017, 06:38 PM
As was said before, the fit of the rifle to someone can not be over stated. With proper fitting shots will be more accurate, and the perceived recoil will be lower. I've seen too many times where someone starts out with a rifle that doesn't fit, and a caliber with too much recoil that they don't shoot it well and develop trigger flinch, then they don't enjoy the shooting sports / hunting ( not saying this is the case here).

There are many manufacturers that offer youth models ( don't be discouraged by the wording ) that have a shorter length of pull. As for caliber a .243 is good. Or my personal favourite is a 7mm-08. This is a very underrated caliber. It's not very far behind a .270 as far as energy is concerned, and has plenty of punch for deer. With 120gr bullets the recoil is also minimal.