First Gun for my daughter

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First Gun for my daughter

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My daughter is ready for her first firearm and I was thinking of a bolt action 22LR. I would appreciate any suggestions on which rifles are good and bad. I plan on purchasing a Rascal for the first shooting lessons for her and her siblings. I want to purchase something that she will be able to use when she is an adult. She is about 5 feet tall now, if that makes a difference in your suggestions.

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Bought Darlin' Daughter a Chipmunk for her 8th birthday (she LOVED the pink stock). Small and easy for her to use at that time, but still shootable by me (i.e. large adult). Bought a Browning Buckmark when she was 11 that will be going to her when she turns 21.
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With the caveat that they might be hard to fine, an M&P 15 might be a good choice - at 5', there's no reason to buy a child's model.
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Aglifter wrote:at 5', there's no reason to buy a child's model.
To my thinking, a youth model is something entirely different from a child's model. If you buy something common with a fairly long production history, even if they don't make a "youth" model, you can cut the stock down slightly; later on you shouldn't have any trouble finding an adult length stock.
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Aglifter wrote:With the caveat that they might be hard to fine, an M&P 15 might be a good choice - at 5', there's no reason to buy a child's model.
Adjustable stocks are nice, in the states where they let you have them. This would make a good first centerfire, imo.

But I think the first gun should always be a .22
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Greg wrote:
Aglifter wrote:With the caveat that they might be hard to fine, an M&P 15 might be a good choice - at 5', there's no reason to buy a child's model.
Adjustable stocks are nice, in the states where they let you have them. This would make a good first centerfire, imo.

But I think the first gun should always be a .22
He's probably thinking about the M&P 15-22, not the centerfire one.
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Ruger 10-22 comes in a youth model that's fairly easy for an adult to use also. That's IF you can find one nowadays. :roll:
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Rod wrote:Ruger 10-22 comes in a youth model that's fairly easy for an adult to use also. That's IF you can find one nowadays. :roll:
Like it.

I'm not a huge fan of 10\22's , but they really are infinitely customisable. The rifle could grow along with the young lady and fill any .22lr role she wanted.
I'm not sure the horrible stock 10\22 trigger would be friendly for little paws, but it can easily be WECSOG'ed to something more acceptable without spending buckets of money on stupid titanium parts.
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Aglifter wrote:With the caveat that they might be hard to fine, an M&P 15 might be a good choice - at 5', there's no reason to buy a child's model.
If you're speaking of the 15-22, yeah. I picked one up for my nieces just after Christmas(I'll have a report up soon). It's a great little rifle and lots of fun to shoot. My oldest niece is just under 5' and her younger sister is a bit shorter. I un-pinned the stock(in PA so it's legal) and adjusted it down to one notch before it's shortest setting. It now fits both of them perfectly. Just this past Sunday, they ran about 800 rounds through both it and my BIL's Savage model 60.
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