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Old 09-03-2011, 12:29 AM   #11
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well lets start by saying that marlins are great, as are rugers. savages are okay. they are fun and do just fine but i prefer the first two. now on to the other point.

i think one should think about a semi. vs a bolt for that age. knowing from how i was at 12(just a tad trigger happy from excitment). having a semi is fun but nothing taught me better than my marlin bolt action .22. knowing i had to work the bolt every shot made me want to pay attention to small things like making everyshot count. and really paying attention to all the basics. sure now that im older i'll blast away with a semi for ease. but i still love my marlin bolt i got more than 12 years ago. it gets fired every range day. and is super accurate.

i bet you my paycheck that i can place my shots in a tighter group nearly as fast with my bolt than a semi. next time i go to the range i will time myself just to see.

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24 years old an an expert. You say your bolt is more accurate/fast, but you recommend a semi???
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24 years old an an expert. You say your bolt is more accurate/fast, but you recommend a semi???
25 yrs old. ...i recommend a bolt.. and ive pulling the trigger since i was three.. i have picture proof... lol
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25 yrs old. ...i recommend a bolt.. and ive pulling the trigger since i was three.. i have picture proof... lol
I'm laughing also. What makes you qualified to recommend a firearm? My boys are 22, 14, and 11. Thay all have been shooting since they were 5-6 years old.
Do you have kids? What happens if the firearm is to big/long/heavy? This guy has a kid 1/2 your age.
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I'm laughing also. What makes you qualified to recommend a firearm? My boys are 22, 14, and 11. Thay all have been shooting since they were 5-6 years old.
Do you have kids? What happens if the firearm is to big/long/heavy? This guy has a kid 1/2 your age.
i have an almost three year old and my wifey is prego again. besides the fact at i have been around firearms along time. and oversesas! i did say that it was just my .02 cents.....p.s. let it be known that at 3 yrs old i was pulling the trigger on a .54 cal muzzleloader.. oh and yes. the person responsible for my upbringing... my uncle who ran a 900 acre plus farm... .. yup.. thats my uncle. haha.. as far as too long. too heavy... me at 14 with my mom. rip
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i have an almost three year old and my wifey is prego again. besides the fact at i have been around firearms along time. and oversesas! i did say that it was just my .02 cents.....p.s. let it be known that at 3 yrs old i was pulling the trigger on a .54 cal muzzleloader.. oh and yes. the person responsible for my upbringing... my uncle who ran a 900 acre plus farm... .. yup.. thats my uncle. haha.. as far as too long. too heavy... me at 14 with my mom. rip
I conceed. I'm the noob and you are god. WTF is going on here these days. Thank you for your service though. My oldest is 3 years behind you. BTW, I hope your uncle wears a little more then tigger underwear. In your opinion, you are correct, but you don't have any experience w/ a 12 year old that is yours. Your shooting experience eqauls 0 when training/teaching a youngster.
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I have or should say had a 10/22. My son is 12 and has claimed it for himself. I know you mentioned low capacity. You know you can always start him out loading 5 rounds at a time until you and he feel comfortable. And the 10/22 is about the most upgradable rifle around. It seems they have as much stuff for them as they have for the AR 15. Anyway, my son loves his. He has been shooting with me since he was about 4.
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[QUOTE=jpattersonnh;573795 Your shooting experience eqauls 0 when training/teaching a youngster.[/QUOTE]

i hate to differ.. and i reallly mean that. i am the most easy going guy,. but hey.. after the usual training... i was an INSTRUCTOR. in my MOS. oh and. btw,.thats my 10 yr old neice with my wifes BOLT action .22
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Marlin Model 60, tube feed holds 14 long rifle rounds.
No magazines to lose. A little more dexterity required to load, but I can do it faster than most people can put 10 rounds in their 10/22 mags.
Very accurate, and not that expensive.
Not alot of aftermarket parts, but I love mine the way it is!
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In the past year I've gotten my 11 year old a remington 597 and my 8 year old a 10/22. Both have been well used thus far.
at that age, any gun will have him jumping for joy. Just make sure it's something that fits him well.
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