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I have just purchased Ruger Compact .243s for my grandsons, the oldest is ten. I also purchased Nikon Buckmaster 3x9 by 40s for the rifles. The Compact model has a 16" barrel and a shorter LOP so the scopes appear to be oversized for the rifle. Any suggestion on a make and model that is more appropriate for these guns? The scopes are about 12" and change.
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This is a good choice:

http://swfa.com/Vortex-2-7x32-Viper-Rifle-Scope-P10818.aspx


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Leupold UltraLights work well on my wife's Ruger Compacts.
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+1 for the 2-7 viper.
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Are you looking to stay in that 3-9 power range and be more compact or are you open to other magnifications ?  IMO a nice fixed power of 4x or 6x really simplifies things for young shooters and at this age their eye is usually fantastic.
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And there is a fantastic deal on a fix 6X Burris right now
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For a kid, make sure it has plenty of eye relief, especially if the stock is a bit big for them (which, hopefully, it isn't).  For that reason, I wouldn't go with a Leupold ultralights.  The Vortex 2-7 is very good for the money.  A fixed Leupold 4x would work.  The 6x42 Leupold has very generous eye relief as well.  Good on you for getting a kid started in shooting!
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http://swfa.com/Redfield-2-7x33-Revolution-Rifle-Scope-P44466.aspx i mounted this on the same gun for daughter just to try it out so far it has been OK, for the money not a bad scope
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http://www.samplelist.com/TradeInForm.aspx   If you want to change scopes this link will allow you to trade in what you have for what you want.  I think the 2-7 Vortex Viper is a great choice.
 
Some of the Burris scopes are on close out with best ever prices. Of those I like several but for your needs the 2-7 Fullfield II or the 1-4 Euro would fit the rifle best.  Im a bit suspicious of the 2-7 Timberline as I have had a bad experience with a burris compact scope and when they get too small that is not necessarily a good thing. 
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IMO, a scope with long, non-critical eye relief would be the best place to start.
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