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Old 05-29-2012, 03:01 AM   #1
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I am looking to move my son from a bb gun to his own gun. We have shot a few 22's. I am looking for a good youth model gun, any suggestions? Single shot, lever action? I have a ruger semi auto, not sure I am ready to let him to move into that, more cause its scoped and he can't see through a scope just yet.
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:07 AM   #2
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Oh, btw he is 7.
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How big is he? I bought my son a single shot marlin when he was little. He out grew it in no time. I understand not wanting him to jump right into a semi auto. Cheap bolt action 22 rifles can be found at any pawn shop. You would easily get your money back later. Another thought would be that you dont have to fill up a semi auto. you could just put a round or two in it at a time until you felt comfortable with him. The scope comes off...right?
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Btw my son outgrows everything fast. He is 13 and over 6 feet tall.
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if him out-growing it is an issue you can get something with an adjustable stock.
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the Cricket is an excellent first rifle.
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the Cricket is an excellent first rifle.
Agreed... this is my 8 year old sons Cricket single shot, bolt action, .22lr excellent first rifle for a kid.
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Thanks folks! He is small for his age and don't think outgrowing will be a big issue
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I taught my kids to drive using a manual transmission, and to shoot using a single-shot bolt action .22. Learn the basics first, then you can shoot / drive anything. Lots of good youth models on the market.
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I don't like the cricket because of all that "my first rifle" stuff, and the funny colors in the wood. It's always seemed condescending to me. I would recommend a Savage MKII. It will be very big for him, but he will use it until he gives it to his son, and so on.
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