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Posted: 7/14/2008 8:00:56 PM EST
My son (12) and I spent a great 2 hrs today at our hunt club with lowly single shot .22's. We wasted away the time with a Rossi switch barrel wearing the .22, and a Savage Favorite rolling block .22. We set up at an old abandoned well pad (they drilled but didn't hit anything) and had 4 coconuts, a couple of old aerosol cans, and a 22 spinner. Talk about a great day!!! We shot and shot, and just enjoyed each others company. No bug between us and the targets was safe!!! Picked off quite a few velvet ants at 10 paces, took the wings off of a dragon fly. Missed many more than we hit, but had a great time. Burned through a goodly portion of a brick of Remington cheapo walmart hollow points.

Don't forget with all the "ultimate" this and "tactical" that, to go out and just have FUN with your kids!!

You (and your kids) will never forget it.

Link Posted: 7/15/2008 5:51:26 AM EST
Sounds like you had a real good time. I take out my old Savage 120 single shot from time to time too.
Link Posted: 7/17/2008 3:33:23 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 4:54:16 AM EST
Sound like a great way to get him started, learn to enjoy the basics and shooting itself. There will be alot of time latter to get into the tactical stuff. I started out the same way and i still enjoy the old single shots and six guns, but I love my ARs and Mechine Gun to
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 1:04:49 PM EST
Glad you had fun with the kid! I have 3 teenage sons and they all got Cricket 22 single shots years ago. The middle boy is a natural shot and has won quite a bit of bets with my friends on his ability to hit things with his Cricket!

It is the most accurate 22 rifle I have ever shot. Maybe it is a fluke, but he is a sniper with it!

Great way to have fun and cheap now to shoot 22.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 1:07:00 PM EST
I have some kind of old winchester .22 that was I think my grandpa's or something that I have to go shoot. It's got a nice aftermarket peep sight on it. Looks like it was for competing or something.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 2:50:51 PM EST
My 14 year old son's favorite rifle is a Remington 514. He put a claim on it as part (possibly the only part) of his inheritance.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 3:31:56 PM EST
any pics of the rolling block? sound interesting!!!
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 5:19:11 PM EST
not to be a killjoy, but careful with the close range stuff! had a buddy to loose his right eye to either piece of the bullet or debris....just take care!! and glad you guys had fun...
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 5:46:47 PM EST

It is a new model, like this one.

Link Posted: 7/20/2008 8:19:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By DocGP:

It is a new model, like this one.


The first rifle I shot was one of the originals....1920s mfg. Was used as a hog gun and had very little rifling left. My dad liked it so much as a child's trainer he bought a new one (as pictured) for my brothers and I to learn.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 4:59:24 PM EST
I used to buy Remington 510s, 511s, 512s, and 513s at gunshows.
I would drill and tap them for Weaver mounts.

My brother TIG welded together a rear peep sight for a 510.
With a peep sight on the muzzle, I could hit a nail head at 100 feet when my eyes were young.

But now those Remingtons are more like $150 than $50, so I buy and restore other old guns, like Stevens 410 single shots.

My brother shot a Raccoon in the yard with a Remington 510 single shot on Sunday.
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