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Old 04-27-2010, 04:09 PM   #1
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My son just got into 4H Shooting Sports. I'd like to get him a bolt action .22, off the shelf, for under $300. Any recommendations? Thanks.

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Old 04-27-2010, 04:20 PM   #2
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check out the Marlin Mod. 881.

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A real good entry level rifle for small bore is a Mossberg U.S Model 44. I see them at my local shop for under $200.00. Most are missing the mag because it is not allowed (or wasn't) in NRA smallbore.
I won many meets w/ one back in my teens. Sorry I sold it.

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Wally World has Savage Bolt Action .22's for less than $180. Got my 7y/o one for Christmas. Shoots Good.

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Some of those don't have the Accutrigger, and you want that. I bought a Savage MkII, a standard model, for right at $200. $60 for a scope and rings and it shoots as well as I can. Savage makes some fancier models that are specifically for competition, but they cost a bit more.
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I will say the exact same thing J Patterson said. The Mossberg M44us these are highly accurate and you can get them for $65 but they are hit or miss on how good of one you will get. I have seen some $300 guns come from the CMP for $65 and I have one that looks like it was used as a hammer for 40 years. The triggers are amazing on these old mossberg rimfires. I have 2 and one even has a fully adjustable trigger.

Also look at a Remington 521T Junior Special. Right at $300 on guns america.
http://www.gunsamerica.com/926308549/Guns/Rifles/Remington-Rifles-Modern/.22-Rimfire-Models/Remington_521_T_Junior_Special.htm

They are slightly smaller than a full sized gun and if he out grows it buy a 513T stock and put it on there.

If you are willing to spend $400 for a gun the CMP is offering Kimber 82 target rifles for $400 because they have some run on them. All the ones I have seen it has been surface rust only and a brush and hoppes have taken care of it.
http://www.thecmp.org/22targetsurplus.htm

The CMP also offer brand new rifles for children to compete with.
http://www.thecmp.org/22targetcommercial.htm

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Thanks for the input. Headed to Wally World!

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the savage feels shotty in my opinion. seriously check out one of these mossberg m44's. real solid, feel nice and made the way they u'st to! i just got one for me and one for the pops in the mail and they were both in good shape. just need to put a little time into refinishing the stock and getting a mag thats all. and that can all be good quality time for you and your son like it was for me and my dad. it will teach him a thing or two

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the savage 28700 is an excellent bolt action i have one and love taking it out to the range select models even have the bull barrel which add accuracy

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