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Old 07-13-2013, 11:37 PM   #1
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I'm sure this has been covered but I couldn't find it. I want a good quality good shooting rimfire rifle to extend the fun at the range and teach my children to shoot. I prefer a flexible platform tho the S&W 15/22 is pricey and over my budget (tho if I found a used one at a good price)

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Old 07-13-2013, 11:40 PM   #2
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Who doesn't love a 10/22?

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Remington 597 very reasonably priced.

Not as many aftermarket upgrades out there compared to the Ruger 10/22, but still a great gun for the money.

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I'm sure this has been covered but I couldn't find it. I want a good quality good shooting rimfire rifle to extend the fun at the range and teach my children to shoot. I prefer a flexible platform tho the S&W 15/22 is pricey and over my budget (tho if I found a used one at a good price)
Glock,
The 15/22 IS fun! REALLY fun!
To learn to shoot, however, I recommend a single shot or at most bolt action rifle. The early foundation of firing process competency is very important to developing good safety habits, event resolution skills, and a respect for firing a weapon. I have a Winchester Wildcat and a very old Savage break over single shot that my kids learned on....both VERY inexpensive rifles, but fully capable of endearing kids to the sport and bringing many smiles...
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One generally learns to be a better shot when they have to make that shot count. Get him/her a bolt action rimfire, (can be had at walmart for 100 dollars or so). With a semi-automatic, you have so and so many rounds extra to hit that target, that they don't learn the fundamentals.

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I have a old Savage Model 6C that can be locked in single shot that was my first gun I shot, it will be their first as well. I need something to keep their interest(as they inherited my ADHD lol), I know not many 15/22's are sold used but anyone know the best place to look for a good used one?

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Smith 22A for around 300 would my choice!! And someday soon I will choose!! Lol dang 9mm are to expensive to shoot these days!! Couple of boxes of shells and range time>60 bucks or so-

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My first rifle was a bolt action .22. A JC Higgins branded Marlin. I've seen them used in pawn shop for under a $100.

Also can check on Marlin model 60 rifles. Good for the money, new or used.

Ruger 10/22 rifles are good when you can get a deal or find one gently used.

Henry and Marlin lever action .22s are great as well, but they can be kind of pricey.

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Marlin model 60 is the best bang for the buck. More accurate than the 10/22 out of the box and cheaper.

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my suggestion, would be either a Marlin or Savage bolt action, or a Marlin model 60 or Ruger 10/22 if wanting to go the semi-auto route.

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