A first long arm for my boy

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    A first long arm for my boy

    I've been chewing over the idea of getting my boy his first long arm. For general plinking, after a little looking around, I think this is about the best I can find:

    Henry Repeating Arms Rifles

    However, I probably didn't find all the options available. I also wonder if I should go with a shotgun, since he wants to hunt. In my area, 22s aren't as useful as shotguns for hunting. I remember seeing a long arm advertised recently that came with three different barrels, can't remember if it was a rifle or not.

    Once I acquire the weapon, I want to get it engraved with a simple "To Son from Dad" kind of thing, but I have no idea where to get this done.

    Soooo...... suggestions?
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    How old is your son? It seems the short youth rifles quickly become too small for kids as they grow.
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    A youth model Remington 870 in 20 gauge can grow with him by replacing the inexpensive stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    A youth model Remington 870 in 20 gauge can grow with him by replacing the inexpensive stock.
    Great option...will also last longer...

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    I got my son a stainless Rossi combo. It came with a .22 and .410 barrels and was great for a couple years. It also came with a carrying case. When he was seven, I got him a compact Ruger 308 and some Remington reduced recoil ammo. I shot it first to recoil check it and then he shot it and did fine. Knowing how old your son is would be a great help in giving advice, but that is the route I took.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadeye72 View Post
    I got my son a stainless Rossi combo. It came with a .22 and .410 barrels and was great for a couple years. It also came with a carrying case. When he was seven, I got him a compact Ruger 308 and some Remington reduced recoil ammo. I shot it first to recoil check it and then he shot it and did fine. Knowing how old your son is would be a great help in giving advice, but that is the route I took.
    My dad started my little brothers with the Rossi .22/20-gauge combos. Neat guns and not bad to shoot, even for an adult.
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    My six-yr old and I love his Henry Mini-bolt 22. It is a great little rifle.

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    It has to be a Ruger 10/22 for sure! Something he will grow with. In my opinion, the target model. Get involved with a club that does silhouette. That will teach the basics and composure, depend on some of the members' tutelage. Hunting? Squirrels, rabbit? Sure thing with the 10/22. I'm 43, and I find something new all the time with my 10/22's. Best, customizable, user friendly, workable, maintainable platform ever made.

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    He's 8. And a half.

    I have a 10/22 already, and yes it's great.
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    He's 8. And a half.

    I have a 10/22 already, and yes it's great.
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    Rossi has some matched sets. They come with a .22, shotgun, and muzzle loader barrel.

    I don't know of any other manufacturers that do this type of setup, but I would guess some others are out there.
    Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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    Try fitting a flat, plain plastic butt pad to it and then fitting a thick rubber shotgun style pad. You can add over an inch that way to help the gun fit as he grows. Should cost less than $30 to do at the gunsmith or you can do it yourself at Brownells.

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    I got my boy the Henry Mini Bolt .22 before he was even born,, sounds crazy,, I know.....

    It's just that I put a lot of thought and research into it and decided this was what I wanted to start him on,, and then I couldn't wait to get it and put it in the stash.... I looove going gun shopping,,, and this is one cool little rifle....

    It will remain unfired untill his fifth birthday...

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    Mine was a 10/22. Loved it and still do.

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    Ruger 10/22 cheap and easy to upgrade. My boys can both shoot em and they are 8 and 11

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