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Old 07-11-2019, 06:17 AM   #1
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My 11 year old grandson has finally decided he wants to learn to shoot. What .22 would you recommend starting him out on?
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Old 07-11-2019, 06:21 AM   #2
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A little bolt action 22 hornet isnít a bad way to go for a centerfire.

The old 10/22 or marlin version are solid rimfire options. If youíre into AR style rifles the smith and Wesson AR22 is awesome and runs about 400$.


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Old 07-11-2019, 07:18 AM   #3
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Daisy Red Rider BB gun to start, its a good training rifle.
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Old 07-11-2019, 07:28 AM   #4
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CZ Scout
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Old 07-11-2019, 07:32 AM   #5
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Look at CZ's quality line of .22 rimfires. As mentioned the Scout is an excellent starter due to it's size though they make many models.
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:43 PM   #6
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Savage 17 is also a good choice


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Old 07-11-2019, 10:31 PM   #7
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I got a wood stock Ruger 10/22 and used a jug saw to cut the stock down to the right size. When he grows I can get another one for cheap to replace it.
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Old 07-12-2019, 04:03 PM   #8
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Some things to consider for me would be, what type of action do I want him to have... bolt, semi-auto, pump, break-over single shot, etc.
All have pluses and minuses... For long term use as he grows up, a S&W AR15-22 is hard to beat. It is dependable, has an adjustable stock and not a gun you'd have to worry about him scratching up.

for safety purposes if he doesn't know about guns yet, either a break over single shot or a single shot bolt gun would probably be more appropriate. Lots of good choices out there.

Good on you Grand pa for wanting to get him into the shooting/hunting sports!! Good luck. Stay safe.
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Old 07-12-2019, 11:03 PM   #9
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I cut down a scoped .22 marlin semi auton
But I only loaded three at a time.
Unlike most, my kids learned to shoot a scope first so they would be comfortable with their scope rifles later.
We graduated to .22 mag later, scoped, and then to .222 next.


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Old 07-13-2019, 12:35 PM   #10
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Another vote for CZ Scout
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Old 07-13-2019, 03:46 PM   #11
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At 11 he'll be fine with a full-size rifle. Just depends on what platform you want him to learn on. I'd personally get him something he'll have, use, and cherish for his life time. Hard to beat 10/22's(take down) or maybe even a nice bolt gun. Henry's also make some fine levers that would fit the bill.
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Old 07-13-2019, 04:13 PM   #12
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Started mine on a single shot Marlin at five.
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Old 07-14-2019, 01:47 PM   #13
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Went with a CZ Scout. It fits him perfectly.
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Old 07-14-2019, 03:39 PM   #14
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Great choice

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Old 07-14-2019, 04:01 PM   #15
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At 11 I wouldn’t get a smaller rifle. Most 22’s are on the small side anyway. I also am not a fan of semi autos for beginners. I like for them to have to be slow and methodical and not be able to just “fire away” (just my personal preference)

I have a Savage 22 bolt action that is a medium size and is very accurate. I can shoot it well and so can my 14 and 11 year old boys...in fact they have been shooting it for a couple of years.
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Old 07-14-2019, 05:55 PM   #16
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Went with a CZ Scout. It fits him perfectly.
Excellent! In the future you can get other stocks and barrels and make it a full size rifle. The 455ís are highly customizable.
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Old 07-14-2019, 05:58 PM   #17
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Something inexpensive and bolt action.
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Old 07-14-2019, 06:00 PM   #18
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One happy camper! This was the first time he had ever fired any type of firearm. We set him up about 25 yds with some sandbags.
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Old 07-14-2019, 06:02 PM   #19
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One happy camper! This was the first time he had ever fired any type of firearm. We set him up about 25 yds with some sandbags.
Nice! Now let him shoot off hand.
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Old 07-14-2019, 06:25 PM   #20
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Ruger America bolt action has adjustable length of pull, and takes 10/22 mags. Good little rifle for the money, and 10/22 mags are arguably the best 22 rifle mags on the market.
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