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7 years 1 week ago, 11:13 AM

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I live in the south-western state of Arizona and am looking for a high quality yet inexpensive firearm for my son. I have been looking at Mosin Nagants especially the m44 carbine shown here: http://www.the-armory.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/Russian_M44_Rife.html This rifle seemed a little too inexpensive but on the plus side, it uses cheap ammo and it very sturdy from what I've read, however, I think he wants something a little more modern. To be more specific, we live in Mesa, AZ and do NOT want to order the firearm online, my son is 13 years old and I think he could handle most levels of recoil. I want to get him something easily customizable with inexpensive ammo that's easy to find. Our top price is $150...

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7 years 1 week ago, 11:32 AM

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At that price you could afford to buy one and resell if you didn't like it,i'd suggest an SKS, as i bought 2 of them about 18 yrs ago for 120.00 apiece and they are a great plinker.I think they are about double that price now.Lots of conversion options for them though.

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7 years 1 week ago, 1:42 PM

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I live in Gilbert.... I own 2 M44's, 2 M38's and 2 91/30's. All of which have a lot of recoil. Especially the M44 and M38 beacuse they are the carbines with shorter barrels. They kick quite a bit harder than my 7.62x39's, .308's and even 8mm's. I'm not sure I would recommend a 7.62x54R for a 13 year old's first rifle (maybe that was an assumption, may not be his first). Either way, especially if it's his first, he will learn bad habits because he will be anticipating the recoil instead of keeping his sights on target. I know the price is right, but this is just my opinion. Also, If you do get one, be careful with the cheap ammo. It is military surplus and is corrosive. If you use it, send you're rifle through the car wash afterwards.

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7 years 1 week ago, 3:49 PM

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Although this would be the first rifle that he owns, he has shot many before. If you don't recommend that, what would you recommend? I could probably get the wife allow m to spend $200 or $250

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7 years 1 week ago, 4:16 PM

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Reaper chan is one of our forum's most experience experts along with fordvg chan, charley9toe chan, Nitris san, of course greasypaws chan, my pops who is Ironkoji, of course my adopted ojiisan samD, clintlebo chan, who is not very active these day, and there are many others ryo have not name because the list would be very long, but these are the ones ryo know pretty well. the problem that ryo see is that the budget you have stated is very limiting. the mosin nagant btw is a very excellent weapon, but like has been said it does have quite a powerful recoil. perhaps a used rifle would suffice neh. you can get a Ruger 10/22 rifle for 250.00 dollars.
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7 years 1 week ago, 9:15 PM

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But the limiting factor is the price. If it were my son, I would probably bone out the extra 200 for rem 700 in a .223. Very customizable, very accurate, recoil management shouldn't be an issue. This, imho, is the perfect first weapon for a young man. If your price is set at around 150-200, I would shop around for a 17 or as LD said, a used 10/22. Good luck in your choice and if I havent yet welcomed you, Welcome to GunsLot!!

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7 years 1 week ago, 10:51 AM

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I agree with everyone else, that a 10/22 is a good place to start. you should be able to find a remington 597 for under $200, with a 10/22 slightly more than the 597. Then move up to a .223, you maybe able to find something used for $200-$300. I would still look into buying the M44 for yourself, or your son when he gets older/more experienced. They are great shooters at a very good price. Who knows how long you'll be able to find a rifle like that for under $100, not to mention the cool factor that its most likely been used in combat.

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7 years 1 week ago, 6:26 PM

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Get him an AK47 he will love it.

7 years 6 days ago, 12:33 AM

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Get a cheap relibal shotgun 12 or 20 gauge. Iver Johnson mad a 12 and 20 gauge cheap reliable and pack a punch(With good ammo) My freind has one. I had a mosin nagant back in the dat 7.62x54R full size no carbine i belive min was M91/30 or somthin like that. Or if your really in to rifles like me i would try for a ruger or remington series rifle in .223.

7 years 6 days ago, 8:13 AM

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Get him a good 22lr to

Get him a good 22lr to practice and develop his shooting skills with. The ammo is cheap used to be very available. It will be one he will never outgrow and can keep forever.
I dont care how many rifles or pistols you own everyone has a 22lr somewhere.

7 years 3 days ago, 12:12 PM

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.22 rifle

baurthur wrote:
Get him a good 22lr to practice and develop his shooting skills with. The ammo is cheap used to be very available. It will be one he will never outgrow and can keep forever.
I dont care how many rifles or pistols you own everyone has a 22lr somewhere.

Marlin 60 or Ruger 10/22 and let him have fun learning to shoot.

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