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Old 11-12-2019, 01:08 PM
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Here is an out of the box top contender to get started with , then expand it into something more as your experience grows.


https://www.shootingillustrated.com/...ncenter-tcr22/

Iron sights/ sling swivels that are decent to utilize.... If you decide to take it to an Appleseed event. More accurate than the 1022 carbines on average, and shares most of the aftermarket items one can get into later if desired. Integrated scope mount for optics once you master iron sights. ( 3 pages deep so I will assume that someone here has mentioned 22lr is rather low cost, low recoil, and low muzzle blast)

The TCR22 also sports a threaded muzzle with thread cap, so you have a rifle ready for a suppressor if you want one later. This little feature is a big win if you decide to use it in the field at hunting, a camp gun, truck/ ATV gun, etc..... Unlike range toys or collector sticks ( safe queens) , a rifle that is to be used in the field should have something to protect its crown from any mishaps encountered. A simple/ cheap M16 type flash hider screwed to the end can go along way to that effort. ( Add an M16 muzzle cover, and you have prevented any snow, ice, mud or crud from clogging up your tube from the muzzle either....)

On a side note, do yourself a favor and skip single shot boom sticks for a learning curve rifle. Simply load one round in the mg at a time instead. Same benefit as a single shot, plus you get plenty of time using it's magazine via inserting them, taking them out, and reloading. ( This one locks the bolt back after last rd is fired btw)
Once you feel more is in order, it holds up to 10, and any 1022 mag works just as reliably as if it were in a 1022.

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Thanks for a valuable post. The TCR22 will definitely be one I will be on the lookout for at gun shows and sales. I know of an indoor range that has a $15 transfer fee.
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Old 11-13-2019, 10:21 AM
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Dry firing is a requirement to improve especially when it comes to handgun shooting. Most professional shooters are 3:1 or better dry fire to live fire practice.

As for a fear of guns... they should be respected but they should not be feared.

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Get him a decent bolt action....... Easiest to learn how to hit targets with IMO.
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Dry firing is a requirement to improve....
But not with most .22's.

Thank goodness they are cheap to shoot.

BTW...I wouldn't say "requirement". But it IS very effective, valuable, efficient and should be used if possible.
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But not with most .22's.



Thank goodness they are cheap to shoot.



BTW...I wouldn't say "requirement". But it IS very effective, valuable, efficient and should be used if possible.
Ruger says it safe to dry fire their .22s but a lot are not I know.

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Ruger says it safe to dry fire their .22s but a lot are not I know.

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I have a handful of spent 22LR cases. If I feel the need to dry fire one of my 22's I slip a spent case into the chamber. It keeps the firing pin from striking the breech face and peening a notch in the chamber mouth, which can potentially interfere with chambering a cartridge.
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