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Bought my son his first rifle/shotgun

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by B.D. Turner, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. B.D. Turner

    B.D. Turner Active Member

    Dec 5, 2005
    Eastern North Carolina
    Was at Dicks the other night looking at the rifles and shotguns. My wife started talking about getting my son a Cricket for his first rifle (he is turning 7) The salesman said they had a Rossi 22/.410 combo on sale for $89. The sale was going on through Saturday. Sooooo we went back the next night to buy it. Got to Dicks and told the saleman we wanted one of the Rossi combo's
    She asked which one. Hmmmmmmm... Didn't know we had a choice. She said they had the .22/.410 or the .22/20ga. I am thinking .410 expensive to shoot while he is a bit young for the 20ga he can shoot the .22 now and have the 20ga for when he is older. Plus the 20ga has a bunch more uses in the future so we went with the .22/20 combo. It came in a handy zip up case that holds the barrels and the action in a nice compact rig.
    He already has a compound bow and is getting very good with it. Better shot than dad sometimes:eek: Anyway I am passing it along If you are lookng for a starter rifle shotgun combo. I do not work for Dicks but I do spend my money with them from time to time.
  2. Shawnee

    Shawnee member

    Oct 17, 2006
    Along "That Dark and Bloody River"
    Congrats !

    Good decision on choosing the 20 over the .410. The .410 is not really a "kid's gun", it's an expert's gun.

  3. wnycollector

    wnycollector Senior Member

    Dec 10, 2006
    Western NY
    I just bought both of my sons (11yo and 9yo) the rossi .22/20ga combo's at dicks also! They are great little guns that will last a lifetime!
  4. Auburn1992

    Auburn1992 Participating Member

    Mar 22, 2008
    Hell I wish I went to get the the 20 gauge. The .410 is light as hell and has (what feels like) a three inch length of pull! Not to mention it kicks like hell.

    And, on another note, I had to use the .410 for dove hunting; which has a 20 in barrel. I did manage to get three of them though.
  5. litman252

    litman252 Active Member

    Aug 2, 2003
    Janesville Wis.
    there is also a .22/7mm-08/20ga out there, bit more money but one gun does all until it does not fit anymore. I'm thinking of one for my nephew.

    I like the idea of a break open multi caliber gun. With the safety, I normally hate them, it takes away the hammer falling "problem."


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