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Old 07-17-2013, 7:29 PM
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I need to get one of these before the end of 2013 for some rimfire fun and teach my son. Also though I want good accuracy. My last 10/22 I stupidly sold. So looking for recomendations in terms of cost and practicality. Is it better to buy a tricked out heavy barrel version off the bat or buy a basic version and change out stock/ barrel etc etc, OR get something on between and add as necessary. Opinions?
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Old 07-17-2013, 7:57 PM
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i would try to find something in STOCK whatever I do, big five & turners etc put them on sale every other month or so. I like tricking it out my own way, so I'd get a basic one either blued or silver and start.I have seen some special Talo/Sports south or other dealer exclusives that are awesome. they even make nice stock target versions. id get as many as possible before 2014 and all these semi auto .22's also become a No No in komifornyastan - thank you very much
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If the purpose of the rifle is to teach fundamentals then start with a basic model and as he becomes more proficient then add to it. That is what I am doing with my son. when he becomes proficient with the iron sights on his rifles then I will get him some optics.
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Old 07-17-2013, 8:11 PM
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Good advice on the basics for teaching. Maybe I should get a basic AND a tricked one. Any recommendations on the minimum for a target version? HV barrel for sure but what type of stock, and should I put bipod on it?
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Old 07-17-2013, 8:13 PM
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Also is it Cheaper to buy tricked out or to build?
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Old 07-17-2013, 8:16 PM
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Avoid the bull barrels for teaching the youngsters kneeling, standing and other off hand shooting.
They are too heavy for the kids to hold up for long (adults, too).

I would start with the most basic model and modify it to what you want.
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Tagged. Was pondering this same thing today. Looking to buy a 10/22 for my son (11 months) so that one day he won't have to move out of the PRK to buy a 10/22 "Assault Rifle"
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Find something stock and shoot it as is for a few months and then make the upgrades family projects.
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Find something stock and shoot it as is for a few months and then make the upgrades family projects.
That is a great suggestion.

I'm hoping some of the big chains have some deals like black friday before the end of the year.I'm thinking of buying a couple more.I think they are going to get harder to find as year end gets closer.

Even if they aren't reclassified into "assault weapons",upcoming long gun registration will probably drive sales.
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Great suggestions here. Thank you all.
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I bought one and built it up with my son. Very fun project. I spent about $750 putting ours together (gun included) and we have one sweet shooter that will put out a birds eye at 100 yards.
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I have one for sale in the market. If you are close enough I'll cut you a good deal because you are teaching your kids. It's setup perfectly for training.
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Tagged. Was pondering this same thing today. Looking to buy a 10/22 for my son (11 months) so that one day he won't have to move out of the PRK to buy a 10/22 "Assault Rifle"
Do it. I just bought one, with intention of teaching my (now 14 mo old) daughter to shoot in a couple years. Do it while you can.
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Get the cheapest one in Big 5. Add a replacement aftermarket 10/22 bolt release. It will make life much easier at the public shooting ranges.
http://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts...prod13870.aspx
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I bought the Compact models for my kids and they love them. They are light and fun to shoot. Right now, you may want to pick up a 10/22 to make sure you get one. Then you can build it into what ever you want. Both of mine started as Carbines, but I found stocks and barrels online and changed them over. I did this with my kids so they were part of the process. This helped them learn about the rifles, how they work, and instilled some pride of ownership in them.
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I have a TD and love it. If you can afford both the takedown is very nice. There are not a lot of aftermarket stocks but everything else I believe is the same so replacing trigger parts etc. will be ok. These are fairly new so companies will start to make stuff for them. You can also go to www.rugerforum.com and www.rimfirecentral.com and see what other people have done to theirs. I believe that rugerforum has a new section that only deals with the TD. Good luck
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Found a stock carbine today for $259. Ugh. The trigger guards are now made of plastic!!!!!
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I need to get one of these before the end of 2013 for some rimfire fun and teach my son. Also though I want good accuracy. My last 10/22 I stupidly sold. So looking for recomendations in terms of cost and practicality. Is it better to buy a tricked out heavy barrel version off the bat or buy a basic version and change out stock/ barrel etc etc, OR get something on between and add as necessary. Opinions?
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He is shipping to CA from SC, I just bought a NIB 10/22 standard model wood w blued finish from him. After my FFL receives it and tacks on his FEE + DROS and Sales Tax it will only be $295 OTD. Big 5 price on the same rifle is $279.99 + tax and FEES, with no sales in the forseable future until they get more frequent shipment from Ruger. according to someone I know at Big 5 Corporate.

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I picked up a tactical version with the standard threaded barrel for $279 from Turners. May wanna give them a call.
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Don't worry about the plastic trigger guard, it is actually an improvement over the metal one. Many custom 10/22 gunsmiths will only work with the plastic one now. It is much more precise than the cast metal. It took a while to grow on me as well, but after working a few myself I can see the benefit.

Ruger has a video about strength on their website and this makes an interesting read:

http://brimstonegunsmithing.com/1022...stic-vs-metal/
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I bought a basic 10/22 for one of ojisan's tommygun kits. I've got a never-been-fired stock barrel and wood stock just sitting around.

If you're near me, I'd be more than happy to donate it to you. You could then buy an aftermarket receiver, trigger group, and whatever else you need to build up a rifle. It would be like starting with a semi-custom, then upgrade to full custom later.

Just checked the spare parts box and they're still there. Just something to think about. Let me know.
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I was just down at Turners in Kerney Mesa and they had a basic 10/22 with the wood stock on the rack. I didnt ask the price. They also had a nice takedown model as well as a heavy tactical model.
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I just put a basic model in jail @ Turners Pasadena. Planning to eventually build it into a target rile.
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for kids i recommend getting the Synthetic/Stainless basic model version if you are planning on giving it to your son at a young age. reason being that the black barrels are painted and paint can chip then rust the barrel. both wood and plastic can get dings and gouges but synthetic wont splinter and is more weather resistant. learn with iron sights before scopes. i'm sure you already knew that.
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