My boy's first shot with a 22. Rested it on an archery foam cube at 7 yards while he kneeled. He was happy with his first shot and called it a day. I went back out with the same gun and did 10 shots at 50 yards, standing off-hand, 3"group. I've had this Marlin-Glenfield bolt action since I was 12. My son is 6 and we've already done some BB gun shooting instruction of course Wanna kill these ads? We can help!