I recently sold one of those compact stocks here on RFC... FS: 10/22 Parts Kit For 80% ReceiversI have two of the Feddersen 16.25" barrels in COMPACT stock 10/22's. These are the smaller stocks, and have no barrel band. They seem to be perfectly proportioned in the smaller stocks. Guns seem to shoot fine. I just free floated the barrels with some sanding, added BX triggers, and am going to install CPC modded bolts later today. Guns are topped with Bushnell 4.5-14x44 scopes on Vortex low mounts.
Picture added. One for the son, and one for the daughter. You can probably figure which is which. lol
As you can see by the ad, I said the same thing as you. Those stocks ARE perfect for pre/early teens & petite ladies.
I chose the model 1168 because it comes with Williams fire-sights.
Interesting side note... with the 16" barrel I could not line up the sights, with 18.5" no problem - both factory barrels with standard iron sights.
I took the action out of the compact & put it into a factory sporter stock I got off Fleabay for $60 to the door.
Pix are in post #17 here... Feddersen Barrel in Factory Stock
I love the profile of that stock, fits me very well, only downside is weight - it's a heavy son-of-gun. Plan on taking steps to lighten it.