What gun for Jr NRA shooting?
My 12 year old grandson has started Jr NRA shooting. They have range guns for him to use but I'm thinking shooting the same gun every session has to speed the learning up a bit. The range guns are a variety from match target Crickets to Winchester and Remington match guns to Anschutz match guns. The weights vary from perhaps 6 lb to well over 10 lbs.
We tried my Kimber 82G but it, at 12 lbs, is too heavy for him. He has been shooting the Crickets but they really are too light for him. He is at the cusp of starting his big growing jag but not quite there yet. I don't want to buy an expensive gun that he'll be through with in a year or so. But I want him to have a real match gun along the weight of the CZ 452 (perhaps between 5 and 10 lbs). Unfortunately the CZ has no match peep sights that are required to successfully shoot Jr NRA. And accessory match sights are as expensive as the whole of the gun. We already have a Junior CZ 452 for plining but again finding correct sights that are not an arm and a leg and fitting them to the gun is a problem (??).
My first thought is a used Winchester or Remington match gun with the correct sights but I have no idea of the cost of that route or the actual weight of those guns. I see Savage makes one new but it is well over $600.
Anyone got some ideas on this?