Help with rifle for a 6 y/o.

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  1. dbarale

    dbarale Active Member

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    I want to get my son his first .22 rifle. I really wanted a Mossberg half-pint but they seem to have vanished. My question is: should I just buy a Savage Rascal? Or find an older single shot at a pawn shop and chop stock and barrel, and refinish it as a project?
     
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  2. Tim

    Tim I am....an enchanter. Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    You can borrow my Rascal for a while to see if he likes it. Not for sale, but loan as long as you need is good with me.
     
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    +1 to the Savage Rascal. It behaves just like a full size bolt action rifle and doesn't need to be manually cocked like the Crickett.
     
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    I've bought my three grandkids Cricketts and forth is going to inherit his dads. A lot of people have issue with the cocking piece on the Crickett. But, after a few range times with it the kid develops the strength to do it and put the bullet into the chamber. Other small guns as you know are the Savage Rascal, Mossberg half pint, Ruger All American Rimfire Compact (takes 10/22 mags) Check with Buds online for their stock and Academy offers the Rascal. Henry Repeating Arms also offers the Mini Bolt Youth Rifle but no experience with it.


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    The CZ Scout is a great first rifle and as the child grows you can update the stock to a full size and all 455 or 457 barrels interchange with the action. You can find used stocks and barrels and end up with a full size rifle as he gets older.
     
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    Speaking of longer stocks I do know that Keystone Arms aka Crickett and Ruger has larger stock also.

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