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Old 12-12-2011, 07:18 PM
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Small woman wants a 22 cal rifle

Lady friend of mine wants a 22 cal rifle. She's 5' tall and says a Ruger 10/22 was a little bit heavy. I've advised her to look at a Marlin 795(1lb lighter) . She wants an auto ,she's a smart lady learns quickly. But i'm having 2nd thoughts about her getting an auto ? Also being's a 10/22 is heavy I'm telling her to get some shooting sticks. Do y'all think she should get a bolt action instead ?
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Re: Small woman wants a 22 cal rifle

She could look at a BL-22 (lever not an auto) from Browning, they even just came out with a "youth" version which would be even easier for her to handle. I'm not real familiar with lightweight semi autos or bolt guns, but if she was at all interested in a single shot the TC Hot Shot is great for little shooters (although she might find it too little).

Dumb question...did she just handle a sporter 10/22 or did she by chance get a hold of one of the target versions that weigh quite a bit more?
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Re: Small woman wants a 22 cal rifle

You could always customize a 10/22 to be lighter. They have carbon fiber, and aluminum barrels. You could get a light weight aftermarket stock. Savage has some semi's. Don't know the weight, but doubt they too heavy.

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Re: Small woman wants a 22 cal rifle

They make youth guns . I think Kimber makes a chipmonk, that is light
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Re: Small woman wants a 22 cal rifle

Well she's small but not a youth. The Marlin 765 weights 4.25 lbs . It will have to do(Plinking ),needs it to defend her self also.
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Re: Small woman wants a 22 cal rifle

IMO, the Ruger 10-22 is definately one of the most reliable in the semi-auto 22's.

They can be had in all sorts of combinations and alot of companies make aftermarket parts and accesories for them. They make some amazingly accurate ones too.

If she's capable of remebering to unload the gun, then I don't see a semi-auto as an issue. That seems to be the biggest safety issue with an auto.......it's always loaded, until the magazine is empty and the bolt's locked back anyway.
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Re: Small woman wants a 22 cal rifle

Budget will be the biggest concern, If weight is the only object and price is not a problem. Get a good light stock and a mangum research carbon fiber barrel and you will go under 4.25
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