Handy little rifles! My wife has a RAR Compact in 7mm-08 and absolutely loves it. I mounted a Redfield 2-7X on it. First time with it at the range, after shooting a nice, tight group, she looked up at me with a smile and said, "I've found MY rifle." That brought a smile to my face as well.
Another thought: as your son grows, you can purchase a full-length stock for it from Ruger for about $50 or less.
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