Back to basics rifle


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mljdeckard
October 11, 2008, 09:50 PM
I've been thinking lately that when I train my boys to shoot, I want them to learn from the very ground up. I have further decided, that I could also use some fundamental refresher training. Sitting at the bench for a few hours with a few bricks and iron sights.

To that end, I'm thinking I want to find a rifle, I have seen them in pawn shops, but don't know what they are, very old bolt action .22s with a long barrel that's not exactly a varmint barrel, but it's heavier than what you would find on most rifles today. I would prefer it to be single shot, or if it takes a magazine, I'll take the mag away and make them load it single shot. :) I don't know if it's some old Sears rifle I would have to find used, or if someone is still making such a rifle.

Does anyone know what the heck I'm talking about, or have a better idea?

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gvnwst
October 11, 2008, 09:53 PM
a savage MKII is about what you are looking for, you can get a mid taper barrel, detachable mags are standard, and it is very, very accurate, even with bulk stuff.

Dookie
October 11, 2008, 10:05 PM
a savage MKII is about what you are looking for, you can get a mid taper barrel, detachable mags are standard, and it is very, very accurate, even with bulk stuff.exactly. a good rifle that comes in multiple configurations that is reasonably priced. Marlin also makes a good 22 for about the same price. CZ trainer is a great gun with way better sights. Or you can buy an old 22 at a store for 50- 100 bucks and go with that. they usually never wear out, and if they do, upgrade time.

SGW42
October 11, 2008, 10:12 PM
My Remington 581-S has detachable mags, but came with the parts and instructions on how to install a pair of plates that block and close off the mag well and make it a single shot. Later it can be reversed and returned to a repeater.

Don't know if any companies make rimfire bolt actions with this sort of setup, but if they do, it's a nice one.

RonSC
October 12, 2008, 11:50 AM
A CZ 452 Scout or Trainer (depending on childs size) is one of the best rifles out there. CZ also makes a single shot adapter that is taylor-made for basic rifle/marksmanship for younger folks. Check out CZUSA Website.

Ron

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