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03-12-2010, 7:25 PM
so, i know I am jumping the gun a bit, but in the next few years, I am going to be giving my almost 5 year old the 10/22 my father gave me as a kid. I don't want to give him a 10 rounder right off the bat, i would like to start him with single shot, but IIRC, that ruger is fairly hard to load W/O a magazine
03-12-2010, 7:32 PM
Yeah, wait until he's 8 or 10.
03-12-2010, 7:54 PM
Buy a hot lips straight mag and pin it. Simple and easier than trying to covert a rotary mag.
03-12-2010, 9:19 PM
Just may be easier to just get a inexpensive single shot bolt, like a crickett. I think the Davy crickett and most of there models are not much more that $100.00 -- $170.00. They have a bunch of models to pick from.
Single-loading a 10/22, even with a makeshift sled, teaches patience, builds character, and educates in dealing with frustration.
If you can do it in less than 5 minutes without expletives and/or breaking an extractor, you have reached a level of zen no human could ever hope to match.
So yeah, what silk556 said.
03-12-2010, 9:48 PM
I would kinda like his first rifle to be my first rifle
03-12-2010, 10:15 PM
Take hot lips mag and modify it so it only holds one round. It will teach him how to load, insert and remove a magazine.
03-12-2010, 11:07 PM
Under your direct supervision, why not just load 1 round at a time into the 10 round mag, easy to load, easy to control, no modifications. Thats what I would do if I was in your position.
Twinspool, I think he is saying it will be a few more years before his 5 year old gets the rifle, so he whould be in the 7-10 year old range.
03-12-2010, 11:32 PM
yes, he is not ready yet, and he will be supervised, I think pinning the hotlips is a good idea, i would like to make his 10 rounder an event...
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