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Posted: 4/28/2011 6:55:32 AM EDT
Hello,

Original thread deleted so let's try again :)

I've been looking to buy a youth sized 22 in the SW Metro for some time but haven't had any success.  Everybody is out of stock or they only have the Crickett rifles, which don't fit my son's needs.

Has anyone seen a smaller 22 that takes a clip and you don't have to cock manually (Mossberg 801, CZ452, etc) in stock locally?  I've been to Dick's, Fleet Farm, Cabelas, Gander, numerous smaller gun shops, swap meets, tractor pulls, garage sales, auctions and the like with no success.  

I figured something like a junior sized 22’s would be easy to find locally but driving and calling around is getting old so I thought I harness the collective power of Internet in my search.

Feel free to IM me if you've seen one.

Best Regards,

Porter
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 9:03:07 AM EDT
I would recommend a ruger 10/22.  They have stocks that seem relatively short.  My 6 year nephew and 10 year old niece both are able to shoot them just fine.  Great guns and tons of aftermarket parts.
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 4:08:40 PM EDT
seen quite a few at cabelas in owatonna. i can check as i like next to them.  

I also recomend a ruger 10/22 but if your looking for a almost new one my brother has   about 7.22s many new and unfired.  i know he has a CZ and Mossberg both new in the box.  he also is south of the metro though.
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 5:31:56 PM EDT
The standard Ruger 10/22 stock is fairly short, as-is.  They make an even shorter youth model.
But if those don't work and/or are unavailable - get the wood stock, cut it down - problem solved.

As the youth grows out of it; just pick up a new stock - 10/22 accessories are quite prolific.
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 6:16:51 PM EDT

Try Scheels in St. Cloud, they have a nice youth section.

Link Posted: 4/29/2011 6:09:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/29/2011 6:09:55 PM EDT by E-Mag]
If you have a AR-15 with an adjustable stock why not just get a conversion upper?

 
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 12:20:38 PM EDT
Not what you asked for, but I have a Henry Lever youth that the kids have outgrown I'd be willing to part with for a reasonable price  :-)

http://www.henryrepeating.com/rifle-lever-youth.cfm

Link Posted: 5/2/2011 7:59:23 AM EDT
Hi,

Thanks for the input.  I have a 10/22 along with a host of other 22’s and the stocks are just too long.  

I like the idea of the 22LR upper on the AR15 with the collapsible stock since I have a couple, any recommendations on a 22 upper?  Also, would a conversion kit with a standard .223 upper be adaquit?  Since we’d be shooting pop cans inside of 25 yards I don’t need match level accuracy.

Best Regards,

Porter
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 8:13:38 AM EDT



Originally Posted By lovett:


Hi,



Thanks for the input.  I have a 10/22 along with a host of other 22’s and the stocks are just too long.  



I like the idea of the 22LR upper on the AR15 with the collapsible stock since I have a couple, any recommendations on a 22 upper?  Also, would a conversion kit with a standard .223 upper be adaquit?  Since we’d be shooting pop cans inside of 25 yards I don’t need match level accuracy.



Best Regards,



Porter

I have a Tactical Solutions and love it but if I had to do it over I would buy a CMMG LINK  



I would honestly go with a dedicated upper. Mine goes to the range almost every time now and before it would be only once or twice a year due to ammo cost issues.





 
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 8:24:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/2/2011 1:09:29 PM EDT by midwestoffroad]
conversion would run 200 where a dedicated upper would be twice as much.

the Umax colt or smith-wesson ar-15 22lrs would be about the same price as a dedicated upper.  or if you have any ar-15 parts you can but a nordic kit and drop the ruger receiver/barrel in . see the vendor list  ont he fourms for a discount code and then check out MN based Nordic


DPMS has just come out with 3 dedicated 22lr uppers for 399
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 8:58:42 AM EDT
If you go the AR route, stay away from COLT at all costs.  They do not work.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:10:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/2/2011 9:29:31 AM EDT by iNuhBaDNayburhood]
Link Posted: 5/3/2011 3:53:21 PM EDT
just seen in the current cableas flyer  sale this week is the remington 597 tactiacl  for 299   that may b your best bet.
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