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Old 08-31-2010, 03:15 AM   #11
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I'd look for a Savage bolt action. I can't remember who it was on here that talked about wanting a child to have to cycle the bolt before they can pull that trigger again versus pull trigger - BANG - pull trigger - BANG. It's an added safety element that a 10-22 or Model 60 doesn't have.

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Old 08-31-2010, 03:51 AM   #12
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I just bought a Marlin 795 last week and the next day, I brought my 11 and 12 year old daughters shooting and they loved it. It's under $150 and will last forever. It's not a gun that she will outgrow. Throw a scope on it and she will have it forever.

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Thanks again all, I wandered over to a gun shop today to see if they had anything, They only had a pistol type(or something) Cricket @ $207.00 and a Mossberg 702.
I have a couple other places to have a look, I would like to see one firsthand before I purchase, Obviously, I found an online add for a pink Cricket at Impact guns for $107, We have one in town I may stop at tomorrow to see how they would work an online price.
I am leaning towards the Mossberg 802 in pink, But we shall see.
I appreciate all the thoughts.
FWIW, My daughter mostly had peripheral vision, I haven't let her try a scope yet, She tends to put her eye right up to a lens, Which is probably one more thing I will need to work on, Everything in good time.

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Old 09-03-2010, 10:12 AM   #14
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Here's my El Cheapo Grande route...it's also how you Kiss Up to yer Wifey...hehehe

a $60 Marlin 60 from a Pawn Shop...
a Boyd's Natural laminate stock...(on sale for $49, regular $69)
Pink Rit Dye...($5)
Clearcoat...($5)


This one is a work in progress...I painted the front sight light pink & added swivel studs & a slip-on recoil pad.
(Wifey's had two right shoulder surgeries)



You've probably noticed the Gold trigger guard...I was testing out the DIP trigger guard & Adjustable Target Trigger.
Diversified Innovative Products - Product Detail - Trigger Guard & Trigger Kit - Sliver - $68.97
I'm ordering a set in silver to have it anodized Pink to replace it.
the Gold one will return to another rifle..

Next major project will be having the barrel & action Dura-coated or Cera-coated in Pink,
as well as the scope she picked out recently.

Will update as we get the major portions of this build done

I DARE you to show this post to females!!

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Thanks for the reply Big Shrek, That looks like a good build.

I found the rifle, Pink Mossberg 802 Plinkster, I just need to get to the place to order it while the manager is in(9-4) only issue I work from 7-5, The rifle is only $166.00 +tax, Did I mention it was at Wal Mart
Thanks for all the suggestions, I will post up when I get it and also after hitting the range.

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So it begins...




I havent decided when she will get it yet, But its here.
Man I look old and crazy

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Oh man! She is going to be so excited!

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I think single shot guns are the best for kids,you can teach them well and stress what not to do,but kids being kids will make mistakes sometimes,like hitting the target and swinging the gun back at you in excitement that they hit it without even thinking about it.If it were me I would certainly not want them to be holding a semi auto at that particular moment in time.

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That is a semi auto 22 intended to look like a WW II German MG 34 machinegun.

For your daughter, depending on her size physically, the Cricket may be good- or a used Marlin or Mossberg bolt action- they can be found with box magazines or tube mags. Gives the option of single shot, or multiple as she gets older.

Depending on the exact vision problem, a decent sized scope may help (not one of the dinky little 15mm scopes).
The Daisy Cricket is a really good gun.
Single fire bolt action, it makes you want to aim and shoot, not just point and bam bam bam bam bam bam bam, "did i hit it?"
i have one and i love it. ofcourse im just shooting little targets with it right now. but i really like it and i would deffinally reconmind it.
And very easy to clean!
Good luck!
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I forgot to post up the happy little princess, She even dressed to match.

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