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Old 10-22-2013, 12:51 AM   #21
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The Ruger 10/22 is a great and immensely fun gun. I have had several over the years, most recently a Talo edition I picked up for under $290 (OK price.. It's been higher and lower since I bought it).

The first rifle I bought for my daughter was a Marlin 60 which can be acquired for around $200.

This said, I have a fondness for bolt guns. I enjoy all types of actions, but something about cycling the action is just immensely fun for me. The only thing I can liken it to is a manual shift versus an automatic . I don't know of a really excellent 22LR bolt action gun though, and for a first gun, I think it's a good idea to go with 22LR. You could nudge up to .223, but many indoor ranges don't allow any rifle rounds except 22LR. And unfortunately in this day we can't walk over to the lake and practice anymore (at least not where I live now).

BTW, I've also had a few Remington 597s, but there appears to be some grave issues with their safety.

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Old 10-22-2013, 01:02 AM   #22
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I do not own a 22 rifle...but if I decide to buy one, it will be a Henry golden Boy. Very smooth lever action, very good quality....and when you have a 16 year old son in 25 years or so....a perfect hand me down gift.

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Old 10-22-2013, 02:01 AM   #23
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Savage mark II bolt action clip feed. Easy to use cheep to buy and easy to cleane
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Id go with a henry or older marlin lever in 22lr, or a bolt savage mkII. Also I would try to start with iron sights rather than a scope right off the get go.

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I do not own a 22 rifle...but if I decide to buy one, it will be a Henry golden Boy. Very smooth lever action, very good quality....and when you have a 16 year old son in 25 years or so....a perfect hand me down gift.
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My friend has one the lever action is smooth and crisp right out of the box, you won't "spray" ammo as some other people have pointed out with a semi. And they're beautiful most finished with walnut stocks my friend has one with the old style octagon barrel and walnut stock.
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Henry .22 lever gun...

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Think about a 22 magnum version. You will be happy.

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Savage, CZ, Ruger, Marlin, Mossberg all make good guns.

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I do not own a 22 rifle...but if I decide to buy one, it will be a Henry golden Boy. Very smooth lever action, very good quality....and when you have a 16 year old son in 25 years or so....a perfect hand me down gift.
finally getting some love for the levers in this thread!!!

imo, I agree that a single shot 22 would only be a gun that one would grow bored with and get rid of later on.

22 lever (levers rock!) or bolt action would be good for a beginning shooter.

10/22 is a great choice also...a gun that can "grow with you" imo.

OP....find your style and fit & go from there!
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I have semi- automatic rifles, pistols, revolvers, and now a bolt 22 rifle. Of all of them, the bolt gives me the most joy.
I feel the same....but its lever rifles that have stolen my love and affection.....
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