One thing to remember is children grow so fast. Cut today and too long tomorrow. Butt stock in shoulder positioned to pull trigger. From end of butt (includes recoil pad) to middle of trigger is the measurement of reach/pull. Most guns seem to come about 14 to 14 3/4". Many youth guns around 13". Of course I am a 14 1/4" reach.But I usually get a nice Pachmayer recoil reducing pad put on at same time. Just think to yourself. In one year what is their reach going to be? Proper pull length can make all the difference in the enjoyment of shooting shotgun. Good luck.
[This message has been edited by Ned Roundtree (edited December 16, 1999).]