I have had my heart set on an M&P 15 22, but I was wondering about the other rifles out there. In your opinion am I making the right choice in terms of reliability? How does this gun stack up against the H&K 416 or the Sig 522? Along with the SR22 the good people of this forum helped me to choose for my wife, this will be my first firearm purchase so I am still very new to all of this.
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Probably the best 22 rifle ever made is the Ruger 1022,it's fairly cheap,accurate,reliable and there's so much of a parts aftermarket for it you could buy everything to build one from scratch.I have no experience with the 3 you mentioned and wasn't aware that HK made a rimfire version.Not much help but the Ruger is a great rifle to learn on.
Learning isn't a factor as I have shot quite bit, but I have looked into the sr22 rifle. I don't like the look of the 1022 it really does look like a great learning rifle for my older kid.
Originally Posted by rex
It's pretty nice looking but I haven't heard much about it. H&K 22 Rimfire - 416 D145RS
Originally Posted by rex
face it, you want to spend big money on something that just looks cool.
I did too a while back.........but
Ruger is the most reliable 22 rifle out there - proven reliability for 50-60 years and now ruger has brought out their own 25 round magazine - what more do you want than cool looks?
the others have not been out for a long while, but I assume HK, S&W and SIG can figure that reliability thing out
If you're going to teach a child (of any age) to shoot the rifle, I suggest that a bolt-action .22 might be the best choice.
Start the kid out loading only one shot at a time. (You can't conveniently do that with most semi-autos, or even with pumps.) That teaches breath and trigger control, and achieving a good sight picture. It keeps the child from learning that there's always a second shot, if the first one is fired with poor control.
Another thing I think important is to add an aftermarket peep sight, rather than a scope. That teaches focus control.
Later, after good fundamentals have been achieved, the child can be switched to using a magazine, and maybe also a scope.
Re: 22lr Rifles
What Steve said. How I started my kids works very well.
Gotcha,can't help you for sure now.
I do agree with the bolt for teaching kids,but the 1022 was my boy's first.I don't know Marlin's quality now but the first gun I bought was a Marlin bolt back in the late 70s,very accurate and never puked on me.Next to a revolver,about the only thing that will chamber rat shot too.
Thanks everyone for the great advise, I will definitly pick up a crickett rifle as an introduction to shooting for my kids.
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