Good lookin' boy! The frontrunner is currently an S&W M&P15-22. It's .22LR, but given my druthers, I druther start him on a single-shot bolt-action, like the Crickett. I just don't have one and neither do any of my shooting pals. Which is odd, since I have a plethora of them, some of which own a gun shop! One of them might be able to lend me a Savage Cub, but it might need some minor repairs, he's not sure.
"Improvise, Adapt and Overcome"