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Length of pull for youth rifle?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by griz, Feb 21, 2003.

  1. griz

    griz Well-Known Member

    I'm turning a bolt action 22 into a gun suitable for a boy about 8 or 9 years old (with supervison of course). What would a good length of pull be? If somebody has one of those little factory guns and can measure it I would appreciate it. I think it's called a Chipmunk or something like that.
  2. Edward429451

    Edward429451 member

    I dont have a chipmunk but my sons youth express shotgun has a 12-1/2" LOP. The chipmunks may even be shorter, not sure.
  3. larryw

    larryw Well-Known Member

    Henry Minibolt and Chipmunk are both 11 1/2". The Daisy BB gun (Grizzly) is 12 1/2"; its LOP is a bit long for my 7-year old son (he's a big kid).
  4. griz

    griz Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys, that's what I needed.:)
  5. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

    Roughly: With the arm bent at the elbow, hold the empty rifle or shotgun with the finger on the trigger as though ready to shoot. The butt of the stock should barely touch the bottom of the bicep.

    A caveat is to consider what clothing will be worn. A winter jacket would mean a somewhat shorter length of pull, particularly for a deer hunter up north. It's more critical for a shotgunner, given the more rapid mounting for a shot.


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