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Old 01-27-2012, 02:09 AM   #21
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10-22 is a great choice as is the Model 60. Iron sights for sure but drilled and tapped for a scope, at least the 10-22. Do all Model 60's come with an integral scope rail?

The 10-22 has unlimited possibilities for modification as he wants in the future.

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Old 01-27-2012, 02:11 AM   #22
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No kids of my own but I'll drop my .02 on ya...Ruger 10/22, inexpensive, you or him will NEVER outgrow it. Have him get good with the iron sights first, then move into a scope.
I can't argue with that. Just wish I said it first.
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:32 PM   #23
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The 10/22 was my first rifle as well and a great gun but this is a new generation...It's still a .22 and was voted rifle of the yr. My vote would be the 10/22 or the S@W M@P-15-.22....

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Old 01-29-2012, 08:07 PM   #24
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U can get a marlin model 60 or 66 can't remember which. It's a semiauto 22 rifle. Check out the gunshows they run about 100 bucks. Fun little starter gun.

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When I feel my son is mature enough I plan on buying a savage mkII or something like it in 22lr.

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I think its a great way to spend QT with your son Or daughter. My son got his pellet gun at 5, and firearm training began , there are online safety quizzes that are geared towards kids ( NRA website has a good one) study together, makes it fun, all the while stressing the importance of gun safety. My son was never allowed to "play" with his pellet gun, ( nerf guns etc. for that). This christmas he got his mossberg 702 plinkster .22, ( he also shoots my .40 and sks and pump 12 gauge)and am amazed at the level of responsibility he shows. He does get to keep it in his room, cartridges locked up with me of course. We go shooting every weekend, love it,, He and I take it very seriously, hell, he is safer and more knowledgeable than many adults at the range. With all this said,,,, he is still a kid and we know how we were when young, so while I trust him, I also trust him to be a kid and am very vigilant with the ammo( and the key to his cable lock) long story short, be smart and teach by example and you will have the best shooting buddy there is..

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The Henry leveraction would be a good one that's wat I had and it's reliable but the 10/22 would be a very good choice to

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My son just turned 10 last month and I promised to take him shooting on our next visit to Seattle this summer. I'm going to let him use my SW MP-15 .22LR. I also have a Sig Mosquito (POS), but that handgun misfeeds 50% of the time and I don't want him to use that. Maybe rent a .22 handgun at the range.

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I'll second the Henry lever gun. Don't like a semi for first gun. Wally world has them at a good price. Have you asked him what he would like? Making him part of the decision making process will make him appreciate it all the more.

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Yeah, I'll go with the Henry as well (I recind my earlier vote for the 10-22 or Marlin 60). I have the Henry and love to shoot it. besides, what 10-year old wouldn't want a Cowboy gun?

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