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Old 12-02-2014, 08:29 PM   #1
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Default Looking for an inexpensive .22lr rifle for a child

Semi Auto, for a young person.
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Old 12-02-2014, 08:39 PM   #2
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I was going to say a Cricket, but this must be beyond first 22.

Something with an adjustable stock that they can grow with. Maybe the Mossberg AR-22, or the Smith or Ruger in the same configuration. It depends upon your budget. Do you have a price range?
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Go to http://www.gunwatcher.com/ enter semi auto rifle 22lr in the text box then click search. The lowest price I saw was a mossberg 715 for $105. I did not check shipping or credit card fees. I got a page full of results for around $120. Once you decide what model you want I would search for that model. By just searching for semi auto rifle 22lr got hundreds of results. It would be hard to find the absolute best deal with that many results. Don't forget to add the FFL transfer fee.

I do not know if it is the lack or 22 ammo or black friday. Walmart has had good deals on 22 rifles lately. I have been looking for a deal on a tube fed 22 savage that will shoot 22 short, 22 long or 22 lr. Not to mention at some point ammo vendors will be giving away 20gr 22lr ammo.
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I found one!!
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http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/catalog/product/view/id/18807/s/mossberg-702-plinkster-w-scope/category/4/
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$99 is a great start. I'd like to know how the full price compares with a local offering of a $199 Ruger 10/22.

I love PSA prices, but never sprung on a firearm. Just parts.
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Ruger 10/22 Stainless Steel Barrel with Synthetic Black Stock $189
http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/catalog/product/view/id/10990/category/3/

Ruger 10/22 Collector's Series Bolt .22 LR 18.5" 25+1 Blk
$219
http://www.gunbuyer.com/p-62661-ruger-1022-collectors-series-bolt-22-lr-185-251-blk-21104.aspx#.VH99o3tGFqM


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My first rifle was a remington 597. It was picky about ammo until i ditched the plastic mags it came with and bought the steel ones. I would have rather had a 10/22 now that im older, but the 597 would be a nice cheap .22 for a kid. Good luck in your search.
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I'm one of those hard headed types that fails to see the wisdom of a .22 semi auto for young shooters. With .22 ammo being sparse and/or expensive, as well as still rationed some places, a nice, inexpensive, slower shooting bolt action looks real good these days.
http://www.savagearms.com/firearms/model/MARKIIFV
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Thanks for the inputs, but I failed to explain that it was not for me or my heirs.
The customer was looking at price and the Mossberg seem to fit the bill.

I would prefer to start a child out with a bolt (magazine or single shot), but the customer is right.
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