Youth rifles

Sun May 22, 2011 12:23 am

I've never delt with youth guns until Grayson came along. Since he was born I've picked up a few, like the Henry mini bolt that been posted in the picture. I also have a Cricket, Mossburg Bantam and one or two others I can't remember right now.
The one I'd really like to have is a Stevens Favorite 22, they still make them but the're stiff and not near as nice as the older guns. I ordered a Savage youth but when it arrived it didn't have the acutriger like it showed in the books so I sent it back.
Any others that are nice for plinkin ???

Re: Youth rifles

Sun May 22, 2011 5:31 am

I bought my son his first firearm for Christmas I wanted to get him a bolt action 22LR but there were none available locally I was thinking that a good first 22 is always a bolt or lever action but not finding a ggod one lead me to getting a Ruger 10/22 semi auto its a really nice unit for a youth its short and easy to control and get a shot pattern he is doing really well with it occasionally I let him do a rapid fire which he really likes too, Ruger 10/22 also has a large assortment of mods that can be added to customize and sort of build your own :big afro: ,,,, The Stevens Favorite 22 looks old school I like it but never heard of that one prior to the 10/22 my son and I shot my fathers old Winchester model 63 semi auto 22LR its a vintage 1932 issue we really like the old stuff :D ...

Re: Youth rifles

Sun May 22, 2011 6:06 am

Thanks Jackman, I'd not thought about the Rugers. I have a couple of those layed back.
I'll slip one of them in once he has a few more rounds using the single shots. I want to be sure he's got the safety down pat before turning him on to shooting automatics. He's never seen one fire so I'm sure he'll love it. :lol:

Re: Youth rifles

Sun May 22, 2011 6:18 am

Yogie wrote:I want to be sure he's got the safety down pat before turning him on to shooting automatics. He's never seen one fire so I'm sure he'll love it.
Yogie...I [and everyone else that tries it] love my Remington Nylon 66...rapid fire, never jam .22 plinking. :D

Re: Youth rifles

Sun May 22, 2011 6:23 am

Yogie wrote:I've never delt with youth guns until Grayson came along. Since he was born I've picked up a few, like the Henry mini bolt that been posted in the picture. I also have a Cricket, Mossburg Bantam and one or two others I can't remember right now.
The one I'd really like to have is a Stevens Favorite 22, they still make them but the're stiff and not near as nice as the older guns. I ordered a Savage youth but when it arrived it didn't have the acutriger like it showed in the books so I sent it back.
Any others that are nice for plinkin ???


Thompson Center makes what I think is probably the safest youth rifle on the market....the Hotshot. It's a single shot break action .22 with peep site. It comes in black, camo, and pink camouflage. They are about $200.

My boy is only 1, so I've got a few years yet before I buy him one.

Re: Youth rifles

Sun May 22, 2011 7:26 am

I don't think there is a better all-round .22 than a Ruger 10/22. Mount a good 1" scope on it and you'll be a happy camper. :big afro:

Re: Youth rifles

Sun May 22, 2011 9:35 am

ricky racer wrote:I don't think there is a better all-round .22 than a Ruger 10/22. Mount a good 1" scope on it and you'll be a happy camper. :big afro:

They sure make a lot of extras for them, you can pick out some of the best looking stocks I've ever seen.

Re: Youth rifles

Sun May 22, 2011 10:04 am

For her 10th birthday, we got Kelsie this one:

http://www.ruger.com/products/1022DE/specSheets/1172.html

I was able to locate a Nikon Camo 4x32 scope to put on it.

Re: Youth rifles

Sun May 22, 2011 10:07 am

I'm very happy with my Henry lever action 22LR. Everybody around the house likes to shoot it. Best part is it's made in the USA.
http://www.henryrifles.com/rifle-lever-action.cfm

Re: Youth rifles

Sun May 22, 2011 10:23 am

Yogie if you want something nice find him one of the belgium made browning T-Bolts made back in the sixties they are a little pricey but i have one and it.s a tack driver they also made the T-Bolt in a left hand version.

Jim

Re: Youth rifles

Sun May 22, 2011 2:12 pm

Cub-Bud wrote:For her 10th birthday, we got Kelsie this one:

http://www.ruger.com/products/1022DE/specSheets/1172.html

I was able to locate a Nikon Camo 4x32 scope to put on it.

I really like that one, they didn't make them camo when I picked mine out. I did pick one of them in SS...
Harold R wrote:I'm very happy with my Henry lever action 22LR. Everybody around the house likes to shoot it. Best part is it's made in the USA.
http://www.henryrifles.com/rifle-lever-action.cfm

Thanks Harold, I have some of those and I'll have to say the're the best company I've ever delt with.
My Golden Boy had never been out of the box and while cleaning I noticed the brass was starting to tarnish. I wrote the company asking what they recommended to clean it with. In a few days I got a new brass receiver in the mail and when I offered to send the old one back they told me to keep it for a spare.
I've talked to the owner several times since then about their guns, not very often you call a place and the owner answers the phone.
Jim, Bigschuss, Rick, thanks everyone. :wink:

Re: Youth rifles

Sun May 22, 2011 3:23 pm

From Wal-Mart. Manufacturers name is Rossi.

Matched pair: 18.5" long youth barrel 22 cal and a 22" long 410 barrel. Interchangeable.

Single shot, breech loading. Adjustable sights. Carrying case also included. If I recall correctly the price was $129- several years ago.

I have shot the 22 barrel a couple of times. Very accurate at youth rifle range distances - 50 or 60 yards.

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Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:18 pm

Eugene wrote:From Wal-Mart. Manufacturers name is Rossi.

Matched pair: 18.5" long youth barrel 22 cal and a 22" long 410 barrel. Interchangeable.

Single shot, breech loading. Adjustable sights. Carrying case also included. If I recall correctly the price was $129- several years ago.

I have shot the 22 barrel a couple of times. Very accurate at youth rifle range distances - 50 or 60 yards.

I looked at one of those the other day thinking about getting one to start my 4 grandsons out on. Good looking guns. They also make a 243 barrel for it which would be good to start them out deer hunting with. The one I looked at was $279 with the 243 barrel.

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Re: Youth rifles

Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:43 am

My 1st rifle wasn't actually a rifle.... it was a single shot .410 Mossberg. It was a gift from my grandparents when I was 8. The next year mom and dad got me a Rossi .22 pump. I still love that little gun. I thought the pump action was the coolest thing ever.

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Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:00 am

My Dad bought a Marlin 101 Single Shot Bolt Action Youth Rifle when I was 5 years old, my brother 7 and sister 2. It has a manual cocking device that required a fair pull to set.
A lot of rounds went through it. Turns out my sister was the best shot once she was old enough so she ended up with it.

Peter