Originally Posted by Glock23taBG380ta
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)
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...