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eyesfromafar
05-26-2008, 7:52 AM
Any suggestions on youth .22 rifles that are good for starting out young ones and are fairly inexpensive? ....and is anyone selling one? Any feedback would be much appreciated.

Semper Fi

rksimple
05-26-2008, 7:59 AM
Chipmunks or Crickets are pretty popular with the youngsters.

nat
05-26-2008, 8:02 AM
I have an 8 year old boy who is growing like a weed. I decided to skip any youth sized rifle because I figured it would not last him long.

http://www.henryrepeating.com/images/rifles/h002_survival_lg.jpg

I bought a Henry Survival 22, figuring it was sized about right, he would enjoy shooting it and it would be fun to pack around with us. He also shoots his great great gradfather's old Winchester single shot and a couple .22 pistols.

A Ruger 10/22 might be a good choice too..................pretty much an endless selection of stocks and goodies for it.

AngelDecoys
05-26-2008, 8:05 AM
Chipmunks or Crickets are pretty popular with the youngsters.

Both are very good choices for the little one's. Here's the Savage cub. I have one of these ready to go (I just need to borrow a couple of kids, or have some myself).
http://www.savagearms.com/cub.htm

7.62 FMJ
05-26-2008, 9:20 AM
Both are very good choices for the little one's. Here's the Savage cub. I have one of these ready to go (I just need to borrow a couple of kids, or have some myself).
http://www.savagearms.com/cub.htm

My boy bought one of those with his birthday money when he turned 7. It is a really nice rifle for a kid. I really like the peep sights that it comes with for kids because they make it easier for them to get a good sight picture. Also, it comes with the accu-trigger which is nice. I would definitely recommend this accurate little gun.

Steyr_223
05-26-2008, 9:29 AM
My dad started me and my siblings with the Marlin (Glenfield) model 60.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marlin_Model_60

http://www.engstromauctions.com/November3Coin/pics/GlenfieldModel60.jpg

MonsterMan
05-26-2008, 10:30 AM
I grew up shooting a Seneca Green Remington Nylon 66. I loved it. I still do. It is one of my favorite .22's to shoot.

Here is a pic of a Nylon 66 (not mine thought).
http://shootershaven.net/MarkPic/Nylon66_1.jpg

Centurion_D
05-26-2008, 10:35 AM
You can't go wrong with a Ruger 10/22. This is the gun I plan to start my son on :)

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o94/dvill223/Ruger1022.jpg

Gregchico
05-26-2008, 11:10 AM
I second the cricket. It is a simple single shot, bolt action that has to be "cocked" each time. Around here they are under $200 out the door.

I sighted mine in my back yard (I'm out in the country where it is legal to shoot in my back yard) and they are accurate little rifles that are lots of fun to shoot. When my son is old enough, he will enjoy shooting it.

liketoshoot
05-26-2008, 11:26 AM
My 1st choice would be the Ruger 10/22 but it is not a "cheap" rifle, it will however last for many many years with little or no problems.

dwh100
05-26-2008, 11:39 AM
I would recommend a CZ 452 scout! It has a single shot mag, and can use 5 and 10 round mags too. It is as accurate as all get out. Got my son one when he was 6yrs old. He treasures it! I even love to shoot this little rifle. It'll be in the family for a long time!

CSACANNONEER
05-26-2008, 11:55 AM
I would not use a 10-22 or any semi as a first gun. A single shot will instill the importance of making every shot count.

eyesfromafar
05-26-2008, 1:21 PM
thanks to everyone for such fast responses and many of them. I know turners has the Savage for $179 so I might go with that. Thanks again.

covertcombatant
05-26-2008, 1:32 PM
I agree with the crickett. My 6 year old son has one and it is great. He hits targets out to 50yds with the iron sights. Bolt action, single shot, and has to be cocked every time.
Here is a picture
http://www.crickett.com/CrickettRifle/m238/238b.jpg
Here is a link to the site http://www.crickett.com

covertcombatant
05-26-2008, 1:34 PM
here is a link to a gunbroker auction
http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=100877414

X-NewYawker
05-26-2008, 2:50 PM
The Ruger "youth 10/22" is a good idea because as t hey grow you can swap out the stock for a larger one. My daughter learned to shoot VERY well on the single shot Henry Mini bolt with t he Hi-Vis front sight --

link:
http://www.henryrepeating.com/h005_minibolt.cfm

They having to load one at a time and cock the =striker by hand builds patience that a spray and pray semi-auto doesn't. Sight picture now, fast shooting later.

and then this year moved up to a youth 10/22.

double_action
05-26-2008, 3:51 PM
I second the idea of a single shot bolt action before a semi. This is what I've started my kids on:

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g276/double_ation/ADJ_Rem514-1.jpg

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g276/double_ation/Lukas_3.jpg

It's a Remington 514 that I got for $75, can't get much cheaper than that.

fusionstar
05-26-2008, 4:35 PM
Get a CZ 452 Scout.. Single shot that can be changed to 5 or 10 rd magazine, bolt action. 200 bucks.. more accurate than he/she can probably shoot.

http://www.cz-usa.com/data/productimg/main005.png

emc002
05-26-2008, 5:05 PM
Henry Mini-Bolt for my son on his 5th birthday. The fiber optic iron sights work well for him.
Excuse the poor quality pic, cell phone and all that.
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A'sDad
05-26-2008, 5:23 PM
I am a big fan of the Ruger 10/22CRR, compact lop and 16.5" barrel.
Great little package that my kid and my wife like to shoot.

HUTCH 7.62
05-26-2008, 5:27 PM
My father taught me how to shoot on an AR-180 I learned the fine art of unloading 20 rounds into my target. Bolt action 22 is the way to go then when the kid figures out if he likes shooting and is serious about it, upgrade him to the 10/22.

Salty
05-26-2008, 7:08 PM
I would not use a 10-22 or any semi as a first gun. A single shot will instill the importance of making every shot count.

I second that. Also I find that even when teaching adults, some people have a hard time grasping the whole semi auto concept their first time out and things can get a bit dangerous.

usmcchet9296
05-26-2008, 7:36 PM
My son has a Henry youth and its a great first rifle
I didnt know you could swap stocks
anyone know where you can get them

vega
05-26-2008, 7:41 PM
Where are you located? I have a bolt action to sell.
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=96027