Nice! It's giving me a woody. Just checked one out at Bud's Gun. It looks a little shorter than an M14 though.
Exactly. It's a 16 inch. So for a compact little rifle to take in the woods with you, it's perfect. And it's still got 308 power.
You need to make sure your lady doesn't cross her thumbs like in the picture you posted. It will cut the shite out of her fingers down the road if she isn't careful.
Have her stack her dominant thumb over the support thumb, i.e., if she's right handed, her right thumb should go over the left.