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Posted: 11/22/2012 5:49:26 AM EST
I'm looking for a .22 to teach my young kids to shoot and hunt. I would like a bolt action single shot...no automatic for first rifle training. The wrinkle is I would like a tube magazine rather than a drop out box magazine. I don't want to be buying new mags everytime one of the little rats drops one out in the woods squirrel hunting.

Any one run across anything like this? Any better suggestions?

I don't want a .22 mag...those always led me to take shots at turkeys and deer when I was a kid wandering around the woods...not that I'm turning mine loose like I was. It's a different day and all that.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 5:58:41 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 6:00:23 AM EST by Canoeguy]
How about a lever action? I love my little Henry.

Though they have a magazine...CZ makes an awesome very underrated rifle.

Eta: you could rig up some Velcro strips for mag insurance.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:02:27 AM EST
Originally Posted By Canoeguy:
How about a lever action? I love my little Henry.

Though they have a magazine...CZ makes an awesome very underrated rifle.

I was looking at a small Henry last night. Seemed a little heavier than necessary, but i am considering that. It accomplishes my main objectives which are deliberate reload action before blasting off multiple shots and no mags to loose.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:04:13 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 6:05:04 AM EST by nuke41]

I bought my Grandson a single shot TC Hotshot rifle; smaller scale version of the Encore rifle in .22LR. Its a great little rifle and he loves it.

Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:05:02 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:05:27 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:05:55 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 6:19:11 AM EST by shack357]
Remington 580 or 582. The 580 was a single shot bolt action(no magazine whatsoever) and the 582 was a tube feed. Other than that, they're the same gun as the 581 I had, which is the version with a 5 or 10 round detachable. Ten shot groups the size of dimes were easy at 60 yards.If you can find one and prices in your area are similar to mine, they runn about $200 or so.

ETA-there's a very nice 580 on gunbroker right now, no current bids. $235, Wisconsin seller.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:08:57 AM EST
Marlin makes the bolt action XT22 in both box mag and tube feed.

Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:09:10 AM EST
Seconds on the Henry...I bought one for my daughter on her eleventh birthday. I shoot it more than she does but it is a sweet little shooter and fits the bill for a novice. I would highly recommend one.

roy d...that little Henry is a handsome gun too
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:09:23 AM EST
CZ for sure
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:12:26 AM EST
I would just take them to a local gun store that has a decent selection of used rifles and let them help pick out a good old tube fed .22 like a Marlin 39A lever.
Bring a small light to inspect the bore/bolt face/extractor with, look for a shiney bore and clean bolt face with little pitting, rust, worn surfaces ect. Ask to have them run a patch down the bore with Hoppies followed by a dry patch to clean any you like but can't see the bore condition due to fouling. Most used rifles at gun stores are put on the racks without cleaning and some with nice bores can be found.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:17:12 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 6:22:00 AM EST by AeroE]
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:22:18 AM EST
I want to get another Savage MkII, with a threaded barrel and a single shot adapter (you could set screw one in place).
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:26:05 AM EST
The Marlin 795 is a nice little rifle for the price (around $200, I think) and it can be upgraded with wooden stock, Garand-type sights and a scope once the shooter gets a little more advanced (It's also a good rifle for Appleseed matches).
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:27:26 AM EST
CZ 452
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:30:32 AM EST
CZ 452 Scout.

Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:32:41 AM EST
I'd happily recommend a CZ 455 scout. Someone posted a link to the Romanian M1969 trainer. I love mine! I cleaned up the stock (it looked like it was dunked in a varnish barrel) but that sucker is simple, reliable and shoots straight! I've had mine for years and I think I paid maybe $70 for it. But at about $120 it's still a great deal!
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