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Old 01-24-2012, 05:44 PM   #11
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Heck I got my first shotgun when I was 10. It stayed in my room, with the ammo. It was in a wall mounted gun rack with my pellet gun.

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Heck I got my first shotgun when I was 10. It stayed in my room, with the ammo. It was in a wall mounted gun rack with my pellet gun.
410 bolt action when i was 10-
22lr semi auto at 12-
Was glad to get the 22---dang 410 kicked
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I was a big ass kid. For reference I'm now 6 feet and 220 pounds. At ten years old, I was 5' 6" and 140. My first gun was a Mossberg 500 12 gauge.

I kind of suspect that's part of the reason I have shoulder problems now. There is no way I should have been shooting that thing at 10 years old, even if I was big enough to handle it and liked the idea of blasting away with a cannon.

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22 LR bolt action, iron sights.

If he has not already had a BB gun, that is where I'd start.

And get him in to Hunters Safety Class ASAP.

I have never know a boy that did not like shooting alongside his dad.

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I would recommend a ruger 10/22. They make 1 round mags for the gun. I would buy one of those until you feel comfortable with him having more rounds. No one out grows a 10/22
2nd the 10/22

I found a surpluss stock and cut it down for my oldest boy when he was 6. By age 12 he was ready for the original stock so I put the new stock and a 4x scope on it for his Bday. He thought it was a whole new gun! Have a 3 YO coming up behind him so we'll transition back to the shorty stock in another 3 years.
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2nd the 10/22

I found a surpluss stock and cut it down for my oldest boy when he was 6. By age 12 he was ready for the original stock so I put the new stock and a 4x scope on it for his Bday. He thought it was a whole new gun! Have a 3 YO coming up behind him so we'll transition back to the shorty stock in another 3 years.
Another for the 10/22, it was my first gun whenever i was young..i still have it
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I bought my my son a rossi youth single shot a couple years ago. Its a .22 and .410 (interchangable barrells). It has fiber optic iron sights and is tapped for a scope. Was like $120 at dicks sporting goods.

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22 rifle and iron sights. You can add a scope down the road if needed.

Now once you made the decision of a 22 rifle, then the fun starts to determine which one. If coin is an issue, then you'll want to stay on the low end of prices. Marlin model 60 would probably be my first choice. Ruger 10/22 would probably be second.

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22 rifle and iron sights. You can add a scope down the road if needed.

Now once you made the decision of a 22 rifle, then the fun starts to determine which one. If coin is an issue, then you'll want to stay on the low end of prices. Marlin model 60 would probably be my first choice. Ruger 10/22 would probably be second.
+1 on keeping him on the iron sights for a while,teach him the fundamentals of shooting with iron sights first. That way he can become proficient with the iron first so he isnt just dependant on a scope
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I started off with a bolt action Marlin...great gun, and great memories. The good thing about the bolt action is that you have to focus on each shot — you can't just rip through the mag.

The good thing about a 10/22, though, is that you can get all kinds of stuff for it. You should be able to find a stock that will fit him now, and one or more that will fit him as he grows.

Add my vote to the iron sights first column.

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