Thoughts on a 22

localangler

New Member
I have been wanting a 22 for my daughter. She is four now and always wanting to join me shooting. I even took her hunting several times last year. Well we sat in the treestand for a bit but a deer would have had to been deaf dumb and stupid to be near us. Which is what I had figured so we had fun. Well back on topic. I'm not going to rush her into shooting and get her gun shy but was thinking about going ahead and getting it. My original thought was a Ruger 10/22 but I am open to other reasonably priced choices. It doesn't have to be semi-auto but the ruger has a wide array of accesories for it. Any thoughts about a lever action 22 that would be good for her.
 

HHB Guns

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My son is seven now but when he was five I bought him a Rossi combo .22/.410 youth model. You can pick them up pretty cheap and they come in 4 colors including pink. Its a single shot but he loves it. I even put a cheap red dot on it and he thinks he is a sniper. With her only being four you want something with a youth stock and light. The rossi is perfect for that. Just my thought.
 

localangler

New Member
The cricket was also a thought. I was gonna see if you could get a youth stock for the ruger that way i could put the other one back on it when she grew into it but the single shot sounds like a contender also. She does love the pink 22 at wally world and ATP but we haven't picked them up yet. I just want to do it right and make a shooter for life. I've already got her hooked on fishing, at three she wanted to fish all day long in the boat as long as there was bait in one of the live wells for her to torment when she got bored. So we already have one family hobby b/c mom likes to fish all day too.
 

Pigpen

New Member
My girl is 6 and I've been thinking about the same thing. At Wal-mart one day she saw the pink cricket on the gun rack and wanted it. I have been thinking of getting her one when she is closer to 7 or so. I think I should wait and get her a gun until after my divorce is final. Sure don't want the future X or anyone else to bring that up in court.
 

localangler

New Member
All good choices. It might be a ruger for daddy or a 22 conversion for the AR and a small single shot for her. Then I can start acquiring the parts for her AR that she will get when she gets older.
 

Midnight Raver

Active Member
Might I suggest a small and cheap used single shot bolt action .22LR? I started my shooting with one at YMCA day camp way back when, it was pretty good for me to be introduced to shooting at age 9 that way. Just food for thought. :idea:
 

corey

New Member
Why not a pellet gun to start with? My 5yo daughter has been shooting our pellet gun in the back yard for nearly 2 years now (with me loading, cocking, pumping, etc.) They get way more practice in the back yard than with a 22 at the range. When she gets to the point where she can fully operate the pellet gun, I will consider the rossi 22/410.
 

corey

New Member
Oh, and by the way, I have a GSG-5 semi-auto rifle for sale in the classifieds. It is an MP5 clone chambered in .22lr. Sweet shooter, fun and cheap for dad until daughter or son is old enough. :)
 
I had one of my C&R mossberg at the range last week. Man was that a sweet shootin gun. It is scoped and I was bustin clays at 100 meters at Cold Mountain range near canton. It was a model 42-Mb. A retired army trainer, loaned under the lend lease program to Great Britian. I musta went through 300 rds it was so much fun.
 
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