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Posted On:2/03/2014 7:29pm
Style: Kodokan Judo
Originally Posted by jnp
I haven't quite finished shopping/research yet, but based on recommendations here and from a friend who's quite knowledgeable concerning firearms, I'm leaning heavily toward the Savage Arms Rascal.
I really liked the Rascal, but they were scarce when I was buying, plus I had to buy two at once, so price was a factor.
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Posted On:2/03/2014 8:22pm
Style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Originally Posted by BKR
My kids started shooting 6 and 7 respectively. Manipulating the round into the magazine was a bit complicated for them. Inserting the magazine same issue, and especially hitting the mag release while performing muzzle control, dropping the mag, etc. Then there was manipulating the bolt to chamber a cartridge. Then unloading as well. To hold the breach open is complicated (pull back bolt, hold it back, push in slide lock and takes too much strength.
No way to tell if the weapon is cocked either. On a Cricket at least you have to manually cock the rifle.
So, overall, 10/22 operation is too complicated for a beginning shooter, especially a younger kid. They need to concentrate on the basics of safe firearm handling and marksmanship, not manipulating multiple controls.
Thanks for sharing. I have a ruger 10/22 but didn't really learn to shoot until I was a preteen, so it wasn't much of an issue. My wife and I don't have kids yet, but when I do, I intend to teach them responsible firearm handling and shooting from a much younger age than I started.
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Posted On:2/04/2014 1:33pm
I used a 10/22 until I could shoot Junior Division when I used a Savage bolt action (don't remember exact make)
Posted On:2/04/2014 2:01pm
I suppose I should mention I first learned to shoot using an AK47 at the age of 8. My point?
I don't know what my point is other than it doesn't really matter what the gun is as long as the instruction is good.
Posted On:2/08/2014 3:15pm
Single shot blot action would be my preference, for the reasons mentioned above, plus ease of breakdown and cleaning. The Rascal sounds perfect.
Originally Posted by strikistanian
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