Savage Mark I-FVT for JR NRA shooting ???
My 11 year old grandson has started with the JR NRA shooting program. He shoots once a week with range guns and a different one every week. I suspect he could do better if he used the same gun week after week. He is way too small for my Kimber 82G (we tired but it is too heavy for him to handle even prone with a sling). The range has Olympic style guns, both heavy guns and light Crickets, all set up for slings with click adjustable match target sights.
What does any one know about the Savage Mark I-FVT, Bolt action, single shot offered through CMP. Is it accurate enough? Is the trigger good enough?
Are the sights good enough? CMP says "Equipped with Williams receiver sight that is click adjustable for windage and elevation. The hooded front sight comes with interchangeable apertures." Are they adequate? They use a flat disk aperture whereas most Olympic style rear sights use a tube with the peep hole at the front end of the tube. Is that a problem?
The CMP discount is huge (nearly 50% off). The requirements to buy through them are easily met because he is shooting in a verifiable JR NRA program.
Are the Savage guns worthy enough for him to use until he is big enough to move over to the Kimber?