Although not a youth model, how about a Savage Axis 223 with a Tasco 6-24x40 mounted and sighted in for $270 here in McKinney? The scope has a mil reticle and target turrets. Great little light rifle that is very accurate. I assume the stock could be cut down a bit but not sure. PM me if interested.
Note, I also have another Axis 223 new in the box if that is a preferred route.