Think the youth of today spend too much time on their fancy digital devices? Perhaps they need some outdoors time or just a new hobby. Well, shooting pop cans, varmint and paper targets can be a rousing good time and valuable opportunity for family bonding.
The first step, aside from teaching your young shooters basic safety standards, is to get them rifles. Here are a few ideas to consider.
The M22 is a great rifle for the money, and it's perfect for a youth shooter looking for a little more bang compared to 22LR. And it's still comfortable to shoot, to boot. The wood furniture has a nice finish and classic checkering. There’s also a mount for a scope and an easy-to-reach safety.
Many shooters got started with a bb gun or a rifle chambered in 22LR, the classic “plinking” round. The M14Y is made with quality Philippine hardwood and a raised cheek rest, along with a youth-sized stock to better accommodate your youngest shooters. Whether it’s pop cans or pesky rodents, this is a great first rifle.
Perhaps the standard wood stuff just isn’t cool enough for the youngster you have in mind. The MIG 22 should help fulfill their desire for a more “tactical”-minded rifle. It’s chambered for 22LR, so you won’t have to worry about them handling a larger caliber like a 308.
Keep in Mind
Now, you don’t have to start them off with a small caliber or even a rifle, but it’s a good jumping off point many people take.