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WTB 22 long rifle

Discussion in 'Want to Buy/Trade Threads' started by traedawg, Feb 7, 2010.

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  1. traedawg

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    I have a friend who is looking for a 22 long rifle, Semi auto, with a scope. He is trying to get it for his son who is 8 so he can start shooting targets. Please contact me with any help. Thanks Tanner
     
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    I have a 22mag if he would be interested in it. Bulge.
     
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    Check out GunBroker.com.....tons of .22s there.

    AndyH ;-)
     
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    auto for a starter? better get a bolt so he makes one shot count
     
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    Bolt action single shot would be safer too. Chipmunk, Cricket, etc, are available in much smaller sizes which will fiy an 8 year-old much better.

    Respectfully,
    Gary
     
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    Whatever you buy,don't put a scope on it. Use a cheap Red Dot such as a BSA. An expensive type would be a C-More. The boy won't be doing 100-150 yard shots. It is very easy to hit targets,pay attention to trigger control,all the rest that are impt. with the dot. The worst about the red dot style is turning it off.
    For my fun 22,at 67 & being able to afford what I want,I use the BSA & a Savage Cub with Accu-Trigger. Even with a 12.3" LOP,it works with a normal size adult,yet will fit a 8 yo perfectly.
     
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    Do the kid a favor and talk your buddy out of the auto. The kid will learn much better and responsibly with a bolt or single shot. Also he needs to learn how to use open sights FIRST !!!
     
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    A new Marlin 60 is available with the scope combo for just over $200.00 I believe. We have them at the store but I can't remember for sure how much they are. It isn't anything fancy but is a good knock around gun. Jackie B.
     
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    Marlin bolt action- safe- accurate- and will last for generations

    If for some reason he had to have an auto( which should be discouraged) a marlin 60 as mentioned above can be purchased with a scope for under 200 at many large store locations

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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    we just bot a winchester wildcat .22 , open sights- great lil gun-exactly like a hipower -nice wood- under $300
     
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    Personally I'd start him out with a good old Daisy Red Rider to make sure he is responsible enough to handle a firearm and treat it with the respect it deserves.
    -Trappy
     
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    Rick check your e-mail on the nylon 66!
     
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    He wants a auto also for his enjoyment. HE will be present with the kid everytime he shoots it so it shouldnt be a problem. Thanks
     
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    You can't beat the 10/22 Ruger for the smaller shooters. Get a new one with the crappy hardwood stock and cut that down to 11" LOP. A $50 Red Dot (40mm or bigger) sight makes a great topper. When the kid wants a better shooter, the rifle can be easily reconfigured to a tack driving bull barrel varmint getter.

    I don't really follow the logic that the first gun has to be an iron sighted single shot. You can teach the same principles with a detachable magazine autoloader and a dot sight gets them hitting targets and having fun right away.
     
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    I will say this once and to the point. ANYONE WHO STARTS A KID OUT ON A AUTO IS A FOOL> EVEN WITH A TUBE OR CLIP FEED BOLT ACTOIN. Start the kid out on a single shot rifle. One shot at a time. You as the teacher will know when its is loaded and when it is empty. I started off with a Rem single shot that you had to close the bolt then pull the firing pin back to shoot. Nice gun to teach a kid. Safety is number one. Don't get the kid started with shooting as fast as he can at a target. Bad habit to get into.
     
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    Auctioneer, if safety is #1 then explain how pulling a cocking knob back is such a good thing for a kid that has less than developed muscle and coordination in their hands? Better yet explain the intrinsic safety of letting that knob down when the decision is made not to fire.

    How is it foolish to teach a kid the fundamentals of check the chamber and keep that bolt locked back using an autoloader? Why is shooting a bunch of rounds a bad thing if the proven way to develop skill is practice?
     
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    traedawg, I don't mean to "harp" on your friend but something that you might pass along to him. He's heading down the exact same path as parents and trapshooting. Your friend really needs to get two 22's and have one cut down to an 8 year olds size. It will be a more enjoyable experience for the youth versus trying to shoulder an adult sized stock and hit anything. Parents and teachers must realize that children are prone to walking away from items they don't acheive reasonable success in immediately these days as they have alot to choose from.

    With the above being stated, do you ahve any pawn shops in the area. Remarkable buys can be had alot of times if one is willing to "dicker" alittle. How much is your buddy willing to spend? Where are you all located? I will help if I can.
     
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    located in rockford il . Alot of the pawn shops are in the ghetto so kinda scarry to go to them haha but will check them out
     
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