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troysland
04-28-2012, 3:14 PM
He turns 7 mid August, and yes, he kicks my a** on all Call of Duty Games. :D(Proud Papa)

I was debating between a Single shot Crickett and the Henry Repeater. But the guys at Gunrunners convinced me the CZ 452 Scout is a better quality first rifle with all the features I'm looking for.

Next is a good rimfire scope. Any thoughts, comments, suggestions?

SoCal Bob
04-28-2012, 3:19 PM
Lucky little guy. I have had good luck with the Simmons .22 Mag scopes, reasonably priced and work well.

morrcarr67
04-28-2012, 3:23 PM
Get a bunch of ammo too.

sholling
04-28-2012, 3:51 PM
My suggestion are 1) a single shot convertor (http://www.midwayusa.com/product/184379/cz-single-shot-magazine-adapter-cz-452-22-long-rifle) and 2) no scope for the first year or two. Let him master making every shot count with iron sights before he graduates to a scope.

uxo2
04-28-2012, 3:57 PM
The Crikett is the right size for little ones

evolution1974
04-28-2012, 4:09 PM
The CZ Scout is a great choice for your child. He can start off using the single shot adapter and move on to the 5 or 10 round mags that are available separately. The Scout's action is robust and if cared for will last many generations. In my opinion there is no youth rifle on the market today that is more versatile and well made than the CZ 452 Scout. If tuned properly the CZ Scout can be very precise. Congratulation!

CZ Scout, TC Hot Shot and Crickett

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troysland
04-28-2012, 4:24 PM
My suggestion are 1) a single shot convertor (http://www.midwayusa.com/product/184379/cz-single-shot-magazine-adapter-cz-452-22-long-rifle) and 2) no scope for the first year or two. Let him master making every shot count with iron sights before he graduates to a scope.

I agree, learning how to shoot in the Marines, I can appreciate earning the skill to shoot properly.

Thanks for all the input, I think I'm more excited than he is at this point!

nastyhabts26
04-28-2012, 5:16 PM
Ok ummmmmmmmmmmmm sure it is for him?
Or will this be for him and Daddy??!!

troysland
04-28-2012, 6:15 PM
Ok ummmmmmmmmmmmm sure it is for him?
Or will this be for him and Daddy??!!

Oh yeah! I will have fun with it at Grandpa's Ranch getting Squirrels. I mean, I gotta show my son how it's done! :43:

troysland
04-28-2012, 6:17 PM
Thanks evolution1974 for the cool pics, I'll look into that scope and rings. :thumbsup:

foesgth
04-28-2012, 6:19 PM
Any rifle that fits is a good choice. I have a cut down stock that I put on one of my 10-22 actions and a Mossberg Half-pint plinkster. The Mossberg uses a single shot adaptor or mags. The sights on the Mossberg were a joke so I added a Williams peep sight. My 7 year old grandson shoot both well. One thing that kids really like is targets that do something. If your range will allow it, cans of shaving cream from the dollar store are impressive when hit with a 22. Go through your canned goods and look for any expired items. Nothing says fun to a 7 year old like taking out a can of kidney beans. Pick up the cans and the critters will clean up the rest. Keep your eye on him they tend to forget the rules when they get excited.

troysland
04-28-2012, 6:22 PM
Thanks for the good target ideas, foesgth. I'll be sure to stock up at the dollar store.