Go Back   Maryland Shooters > The Arsenal > Rimfire
Don't Have An Account? Register Here

Join MD Shooters

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old October 19th, 2018, 02:40 AM #21
sxs's Avatar
sxs sxs is online now
Obsessed Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Anne Arundel County, MD
Posts: 2,251
Images: 5
sxs sxs is online now
Obsessed Member
sxs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Anne Arundel County, MD
Posts: 2,251
Images: 5
Another vote for the Savage Rascal. We used Crickets for a while in Hunter safety. They weren't all that accurate and also prone to failure over time.. Triggers kinda crappy. The Rascal has a pretty decent accutrigger-type trigger. No experience yet with longevity. One really nice thing about bolt rifles: they will basically shoot anything you put in them...short, longs, long rifle and in any flavor....standard velocity, high velocity and even CB caps or CCI Quiet.
__________________
NRA Endowment Member
NRA Certified Riflery Instructor
Maryland Certified Hunter's Safety Senior Instructor
Member Stoney Creek Fishing and Hunting Club
Maryland Designated Collector
C&R 03 FFL
Retired Anne Arundel County Dept of Information Technology
Sales Associate at Scott's Gunsmithing

"They that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength, they shall mount up on wings as eagles"
sxs is online now   Reply With Quote
Old October 19th, 2018, 10:12 AM #22
bigjohn's Avatar
bigjohn bigjohn is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 2,244
bigjohn bigjohn is online now
Senior Member
bigjohn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 2,244
Iíve looked into all the ones mentioned, I think Iím going with the ruger compact. Something that can grow with him
bigjohn is online now   Reply With Quote
Old October 19th, 2018, 10:26 AM #23
Kman's Avatar
Kman Kman is online now
Get out the way
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Eastern shore
Posts: 8,293
Kman Kman is online now
Get out the way
Kman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Eastern shore
Posts: 8,293
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigjohn View Post
Iíve looked into all the ones mentioned, I think Iím going with the ruger compact. Something that can grow with him
Late to the thread.

You and your kid will love it.
Got one several years ago for my son.
Now he's 6'1" and he still uses it for most plinking.
Accurate and great trigger.
__________________
MSI Member
NRA Member
MD Designated Collector
C&R FFL

Gun bans don't disarm criminals, gun bans attract them. Ė Walter Mondale

A strong body makes a strong mind. As to the species of exercise I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Let your gun, therefore, be the constant companion of your walks. Ė Thomas Jefferson
Kman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old October 19th, 2018, 10:37 AM #24
sundazes's Avatar
sundazes sundazes is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Arkham
Posts: 6,549
sundazes sundazes is offline
Senior Member
sundazes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Arkham
Posts: 6,549
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigjohn View Post
Iíve looked into all the ones mentioned, I think Iím going with the ruger compact. Something that can grow with him
Good choice. The one thing I learned quickly having 3 kids, teaching at youth shoots and the scouts is that kids grow FAST. So that cricket that fits him now, wont next year. Definitely a smart move
sundazes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 19th, 2018, 10:48 AM #25
Mack C-85's Avatar
Mack C-85 Mack C-85 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Severn, MD
Posts: 2,505
Images: 45
Mack C-85 Mack C-85 is offline
Senior Member
Mack C-85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Severn, MD
Posts: 2,505
Images: 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by sundazes View Post
Good choice. The one thing I learned quickly having 3 kids, teaching at youth shoots and the scouts is that kids grow FAST. So that cricket that fits him now, wont next year. Definitely a smart move
We've made mention of the Ruger American's modular stock for "growing into", but need to add the availability of the "Monte Carlo" raised comb stock if you want to use an optic. It is a very versatile gun!!
__________________
NRA Patron Member
NRA Certified Rifle and Shotgun Instructor
National Sporting Clays Association Life Member
NSCA Level I Instructor
Mack C-85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 19th, 2018, 11:03 AM #26
Hawkeye's Avatar
Hawkeye Hawkeye is online now
The Leatherstocking
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 3,553
Hawkeye Hawkeye is online now
The Leatherstocking
Hawkeye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 3,553
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigjohn View Post
Iíve looked into all the ones mentioned, I think Iím going with the ruger compact. Something that can grow with him
I think you'll be quite happy.

It's quite simple (a single allen screw) to adjust the weight of the trigger, too. I've got mine right down around 3# or so and with good ammo that rifle will one-hole a five round group at 25m off of a rest.

The barrel *should* be free-floated from the factory, but occasionally you might need to use some sandpaper on the inside of the stock if there are contact points. You can do the old "slide a piece of paper in there" test to check.
Hawkeye is online now   Reply With Quote
Old October 19th, 2018, 11:45 AM #27
artbart1 artbart1 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Carroll County, MD
Posts: 10
artbart1 artbart1 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Carroll County, MD
Posts: 10
Ruger 10/22 would be my vote. Inexpensive, and lots of stock mods he could add later on.
artbart1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 19th, 2018, 12:03 PM #28
mikem623 mikem623 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 1
mikem623 mikem623 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 1
Savage Rascal

Have several 22's at home. None fit my youngest Grandchildren. After looking at different models I purchased the Savage Rascal for them. It a great training rifle. By being a single shot, you can teach them range safety by making sure they use the Safety between shots. The sights on the Rascal have a rear peep so it is easy to teach proper sight alignment . You can't go wrong with the Rascal as their first rifle.
mikem623 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 19th, 2018, 01:35 PM #29
bigjohn's Avatar
bigjohn bigjohn is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 2,244
bigjohn bigjohn is online now
Senior Member
bigjohn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 2,244
My thread��
bigjohn is online now   Reply With Quote
Old October 19th, 2018, 08:42 PM #30
Blacksmith101 Blacksmith101 is online now
Grumpy Old Man
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 11,668
Blacksmith101 Blacksmith101 is online now
Grumpy Old Man
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 11,668
The Savage Mark I-FVT and Mark II Junior Smallbore Rifle are what the CMP sells to affiliated clubs, no individual sales, but that is a pretty good endorsement.
http://thecmp.org/cmp_sales/rifle_sa...et-commercial/
Blacksmith101 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

  Home Page > Forum List > The Arsenal > Rimfire


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2018, Congregate Media, LP Privacy Policy Terms of Service