.22 Rifle for a 10 year old?

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    .22 Rifle for a 10 year old?

    I will be getting my son his first rifle next year when he turns 10. I was looking for some feedback because I have never owned one myself. I was looking at my LGS and seen what looked like an MP5 but was chambered in .22. IIRC, it had a 20 round clip.

    I don't think he would dig a traditional looking rifle but would dig something more "SWAT" looking. Maybe a nice scope on it as well. What would you recommend?

    Any help here is GREATLY appreciated!
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    ruger 10 22 is my fav .22

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    I bought my 6 year old son a Marlin .22 simiauto tube fed carbine many years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GLOCK23FAN View Post

    I don't think he would dig a traditional looking rifle but would dig something more "SWAT" looking. Maybe a nice scope on it as well. What would you recommend?
    I would look at a black Ruger 10/22 with an aftermarket 25 round "AR-15 style" magazine and a decent scope.

    You could do some really cool stuff with Volquartsen, but it's probably a lot more than you want to spend on a ten year old's first rifle, you'd probably want to keep it for yourself.

    22s are great to learn on and really fun (and cheap) to shoot.

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    For SWAT style = Ruger 10/22

    Personally, Id buy him a Marlin 60 as his first rifle. He may not like it now but will love it when he has kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllAmerican View Post

    Personally, Id buy him a Marlin 60 as his first rifle. He may not like it now but will love it when he has kids.
    +1, I personally prefer the Marlin 60 to the Ruger 10/22 and it's easier to load.

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    Ruger 10/22 with aftermarket accessories. (Folding stock, 30 round mag, red dot scope, etc.)

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    Another vote for this...

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    10 yrs old grandson = single shot.
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    I think a Crickett or Chipmunk single shot rifle would be a great choice.

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    A single shot bolt action will teach them to make that first shot count and avoid the rapid fire stuff,also would be easier to teach safe operation with IMHO
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    one of my friends, his 2 year old son knows how to shoot a semi-auto 22lr himself, its really quite entertaining

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Another vote for this...

    Marlin Model 60
    Yeah, I think he might like this one.
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    My kids couldn't hold any of those guns well enough to shoot them when they were 10. They did OK with the lighter .22/.410 over/under springfield M6 Scout...they both prefer the uber-light henry survival rifle..both for weight and because it's semi auto.
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