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Reply #15 - Aug 1st, 2020 at 3:36pm
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I'm sure that was the point- if the story is true- the old man didn't want to screw up his rifles for the kid to shoot. Some families just didn't have a reason to buy kids any rifle. Like in the middle of Duluth Minn. during the depression, or whatever. Consider yourself lucky if what you say is accurate.
  

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Reply #16 - Aug 1st, 2020 at 4:47pm
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What I said was the truth I had very caring but not wealthy by any means parents when we were growing up. My Brother's first 22 was a Model 69A Winchester single shot while still in elementary school and mom got it with her Blue Chip Stamps that she had saved for his birthday present. Dad was a hunter and had his own and he and mom had to sacrifice and do without for him to be able buy us or own. And that was not unique my Uncle's also did the same for their own and we all hunted together growing up on Grandpa's farm with the exception being Deer of which there none. So off to the High Sierra's we would go pack in with horses and stay for a week or so.
  
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Reply #17 - Aug 1st, 2020 at 5:01pm
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I was told I'd grow into it.
  

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Reply #18 - Aug 1st, 2020 at 5:10pm
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I had to grow into 'em myself. First stock I shortened was for my wife- and she immediately decided she didn't want to shoot any further. Now I have a Remington 700 in .243 that I don't shoot either. Maybe I'll grow into it Wink
  

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Reply #19 - Aug 1st, 2020 at 6:17pm
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The old rule of thumb was 13 1/2" for a 5' 10" person.  For every inch difference from 5' 10" add or substract 1/8" on the pull.  Obviously doesn't take into consideration individual differences in body types but at least a starting place.
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Reply #20 - Aug 1st, 2020 at 6:19pm
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When I bought my son his first Red Ryder BB gun I had to cut about three inches off the back of the stock for him to be able to learn to shoot it correctly. I saved that piece and when he grew old enough to put it back on that is what I did. One of my  granddaughters wanted to start shooting smallbore in our clubs junior program but even their Junior rifles would not fit her correctly. So I picked up a Mossberg Model 144LSB cut it down on both ends. I turned it into a single shot instead of it using the original clip, re-crowned it, replaced the front sight and added some weight in the butt stock to keep from being to muzzle heavy for offhand. She is now 21 and she still has it for her own children to be able use. And the rifle also shoots extremely well in regards to it being very competitive for the smallbore gallery matches. When she got older I bought her a Feinwerkbau 2700 Super Match Light she wanted to earn her way into a shooting scholarships at TCU. Unfortunately serious health issue came up and she could no longer achieve that goal in her life. But below is what she started out with and just a little girl at that time.

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Reply #21 - Aug 1st, 2020 at 9:36pm
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I cut out the plywood try stock today.  This was a mockup of the actual frame and trigger position using my drawings.  I made it figuring to start at 13 3/4.  While not very comfortable to hold, doesn’t feel like a real gun, I could easily wrap the middle joint of my trigger finger around the trigger.  But, it felt pretty good with my finger tip on the trigger.
  
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Reply #22 - Aug 2nd, 2020 at 1:19pm
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Interesting and thanks for letting me know how that method turned out.
  
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Reply #23 - Aug 2nd, 2020 at 1:53pm
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You’re welcome and thanks for all your thoughts.
  
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Reply #24 - Aug 2nd, 2020 at 6:37pm
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One of my wife’s early guns was also a Remington 243 and I shortened it to around 11.5”. She is still shooting it 35 years later.
  
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Reply #25 - Aug 2nd, 2020 at 10:22pm
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Mine isn't quite that short, but even with a slip on butt pad it's pretty stubby for me. I'm not very tall and don't need a lengthy stock, but then I don't like my hand wraping the wrist of the stock sitting on the tip of my nose Grin
Of course, the slip on pad, over the regular one, makes a sloppy fit, so it sits unused. I was going to buy a plastic stock but then I'd need to get a trap floorplate and whatever else, since it's an ADL. With what once was nice wood.
  

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Reply #26 - Aug 2nd, 2020 at 11:15pm
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CF,

Ebay is usually loaded with 700 ADL SA synthetic stocks.

They typically sell for somewhere between $25 to $50.

They are not glamorous, but are quite tough and feel right.  Fill the hollow butt section of the stock with waterproof packing peanuts or foam packing sheets to get away from guitar body syndrome on a hunting rifle. 

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Apologies for detouring the thread.

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Reply #27 - Aug 3rd, 2020 at 12:38pm
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Thanks for the pointer. I'd ceased looking anywhere sone tme ago. Sort of a case of 'out of sight, out of mind' til it showed up here.
  

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