Quality kids hunting rifles are few and far between. Most of the time, they feature components that do not fit youth shooters properly. Although kids can overcome these fitment issues, it can result in bad habits being developed in their shooting fundamentals.
Chassis rifles are the best solution to these fitment issues. Depending on their age, kids can require a short length of pull, so our TR-2 is the perfect buttstock for the young ones. In the standard configuration, the TR-2 buttstock goes all the way down to a 12-inch length of pull. With the short buffer tube, you can run the buttstock down to a 10.5-inch length of pull. At 10.5", the buttstock is short enough to work for almost any kid that is old enough to shoot a big game rifle.
The best part about the TR-2 is the length of pull can also be extended out for adults to shoot the rifle. So once your young ones grow up, the rifle will still fit them perfectly. We have all seen the kids rifle that sits in the back of the safe to collect dust, but that is no longer an issue.
The TR-2 is a little heavier than our carbon buttstock, but you can still build a lightweight rifle with its features. An Element 4.0 Magnesium, carbon grip, and TR-2 buttstock hits the scales at 41 oz! When you drop a Bergara or Tikka T3 barreled action into the chassis, you will have a light enough to carry but very shootable rifle.
The TR-2 features a LimbSaver recoil pad. Not only is this pad thick and squishy, but it also features LimbSaver's Air Tech technology. "LimbSaver's AirTech line features atmospheric chambers that produce a substantial increase in performance through uniform energy dissipation, and it incorporates anti-muzzle jump technology for faster target re-acquisition. The recoil pad enables you to shoot longer without discomfort and bruising, while also helping to increase accuracy of follow-up shots and provide improved control for maximum stability."
The TR-2 buttstock is an excellent all-around buttstock, but the adjustability shines when youth shooters need a rifle that fits them perfectly. Kids all around the country are already utilizing these buttstocks, and they will be through their adult years. Don't make your kids grow into their rifles, get one that fits from the start.