WHICH 22 ? WHAT SCOPE?

hntrjohn

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The Ruger 10/22 is a great little gun, except for the trigger. I have a Simmins 3x9 on it. I believe it is called the 22 mag, bought through the Cabelas catalog for around $40 with rings.

John
 

Wolfer

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I also use the Ruger 10-22. they are easily customized and they take some serious abuse. they also have one of the Best Magazine desins i have used do mainly to the fact i have had my for about 9yrs and it has never jamed upon me. as for a scope I use a straight 4X from simmons

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Gun Smoke

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Hi guys:
I need to buy a 22, scoped, for my 15 year old, and myself of course, mainly just for plinkin. After 30 years of using the 06, and 12 gauge, I realized, I'm the only one I know without a 22. I'd like to teach him to shoot, and I don't want him to start with flinching problems, off the bat. Most of my friends have Rugers, 10:22, and I think they are great. They all have different scopes though, so I was wondering what you guys think. What's a good setup? Fixed? variable?
Please help me out on this because this is the first time he seems interested in hangin with the old man.
Regards
Gun Smoke
 

Duster

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Gun Smoke--- In a lever action I like the Marlin brand. I had nothing but problems with a Ruger 10/22 model, so I took it back and traded it in on a bolt action 22mag. My son liked it a lot better and he learned to focus his shooting skills much better also.
The other interesting thing is that is makes for a good varmint gun up close besides and has the feel of a big game gun. Stay away from the semi-auto's, to easy for a shell to stay lodged in the loading tube, giving the shooter the idea it is no longer loaded.
 

WDSWIFT

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Gunsmoke, to me it depends on the boy. If he were mine I'd start him out with a 22 bolt action with a 4x scope. This way he'd learn to place his shots.
If you're inclined to buy a semi auto...ya just can't beat a Ruger 10/22. I have put a mountain of ammo through one and it has never one time jammed. They are available in stainless/synthetic format also. Accurate too, with the right ammo.
Get him started hunting, then you won't have to hunt for him later on in life.
WD
 
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Delw

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I have to agree you should get him a bolt gun, those autos will eat up lots of ammo. And boys tend to shoot alot,and not really take aim. with a bolt gun at least he can concentrate on a target rather than pulling the trigger.I was a kid once and and remember my first semi auto. Marlin makes some good shooters, while they dont look very pretty they are very accurate I have 4 of them. the 22 mag wouldnt be a bad choice either.
As far as a scope i would say a simmons or a tasco in a 3-9 or a 4-12 . I prefer a leupold but its not fesible in this case.

Good luck
Delw
 

elmo

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Take a look at the new Thomson/Center semi. 22. I haven't shot one yet but it looked really good at the gun show. They are just now becoming available. The new BRNO/CZ bolt action looked real nice for the money too. It handles like a full size rifle. Had nice wood also.
 

Gun Smoke

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Thanks guys for the quick responses. In my heart, I know I should start him off with a bolt action, which is the way that I started, accept it was 06. I figured in a 22, it didn't matter if it was a semi, because there is basically no recoil, but now I realize, that if he concentrates on the one shot, he'll be a better shooter.
Apparently, simmons is the way to go with the scope according to your replies. I'm so excited about shooting with my son, (today you're lucky to get 5 minutes with the primo donnas) I started thinking about the times I spent years ago plinkin with my Dad.
Life is good if you don't let them steal your kids.
Regards to all
Gun Smoke
 
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