Just bought a Sako Bavarian Mannlicher in 243 for my daughter's 21st birthday. She is a very small frame female and the length of pull is to long. So I am thinking about shorting the stock to 13 1/2 inches. I am not planning on ever selling the rifle. I have 2 questions if somebody could please help. Mounting a leopold vx 3i, 2.5 x 8 on it if I remover the open sights, I would need some barrel plugs to replace the screws, I have no idea where to look or size. With the ammo shortage here, I spent about 450.00 to buy 243 ammo on gunbroker. I bought a little of each brand from 80 grain to 105 grain factory shells, Does anybody have an idea whats shoots in a mannlicher, what kinda of groups I should get. Thanks for all the help. Just retired after being a cop for 33 years so all I want to do is sit in the woods, buy guns, and fish.