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Rifle for my wife

Discussion in 'Rimfire Forum' started by pmcjury, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. pmcjury


    Nov 4, 2008
    So I am looking for a rifle for my wife's birthday. I m thinking something in .22 to start her out on, although this is not set in stone. This will be her first rifle, although she has shot some of mine once or twice.

    The only restriction she has, is she wants it to be pink. I found a mossberg 702 for 200$, is this a good price and a decent rifle.

    Thanks for your input, I am excited that my wife wants to start shooting, so i want to make sure I get her something decent, without spending a fortune
  2. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Happy Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    Bend Oregon
    buy a used 10/22 and paint the stock pink

  3. pmcjury


    Nov 4, 2008
    I thought about a 10/22, but figured I would look for something different because I already have a 10/22 she could shoot if she wants to
  4. droberts

    droberts John 3:16

    Feb 24, 2007
    Birmingham Al.
    What about the .577 T-rex ?
  5. rscottk90


    Mar 11, 2010
    I think she would love the t-rex.....
    but seriously, get her a savage mark 2, cheap, accutrigger, extremely accurate. Its bolt action but if shes learning to shoot its better to learn on a bolt so she will learn to take her time with each shot.

    Great gun, just bought one and LOVE it.
  6. hedrok


    Dec 9, 2005
    northern ohio
    The bolt action has MANY advantages for a beginner of any age...the first being safety. I would probably lean toward a mag fed bolt gun, because she will probably out grow the Single Shot routine fairly quickly. I also believe ANY beginner starts with 1 rd. at a time. It gives time for thought and discussion and relieves the pressure on both student and instructor of a loaded weapon that may or may not have a rd. in the chamber. No insult to anyone is's just maintaining complete safety control thru what can be a bit unexpectedly challenging at times.
    Mossbergs are another good choice...but they're not pink. They also come in shorter LOP sizes than many others which means that you can get a rifle that fits...then, if she likes it, paint it later. If she doesn't, it's still marketable. Most beginners also are more successful with a rear peep sight than V sights.
    All of this comes from having several grandkids in the CMPs Jr. Rifle program. I can take no personal credit for it...but it all works well.

    I was thinking of the older Mossys. Forgot about the 702.
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2010
  7. Jeepnik


    Mar 5, 2008
    Too bad she's insisting on a pink stock. The Browning .22 Auto is one of the slickest and most graceful of all .22's. I've used mine to start several shooters, including a few women out shooting. Several have gone on and bought their own.

  8. GSSF17

    GSSF17 ...2 of 'em

    Jan 25, 2009
    Central FL
    I got my wife a Henry Lever action 22. 250 bucks at and what a wonderful rifle. She loves the lever action and "classic" style of the Henry, and isn't really the "pink" type when it comes to firearms. I put a set of see through mounts on it with a BSA scope. She thinks it's great, and it is a very light, easy to shoot rifle-- and AMAZINGLY accurate.
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2010
  9. unit1069


    Oct 10, 2007
    So. Central US
    When I was a very young man I bought a Browning .22lr rifle for $90 brand new. I traveled constantly so I sold it for what I paid for it.

    I had been worried about keeping it after my Belgian Browning Hi-Power ($104 NIB) had been stolen in a burglary at my mom's house where I had stored it due to my travels.

    Needless to say, I'm sick to this day at having lost that Hi Power and not exactly pleased with myself for having sold the rifle.
  10. Jeepnik


    Mar 5, 2008
    Grade ! has an MSRP of only $620. Not bad at all for such a good quality firearm. They now catalog one that is stainless, with a synthetic stock, and an octagonal barrel. List for a bit over $900. I think I have found this years Christmas present.:supergrin:
  11. Clem Eastwood

    Clem Eastwood

    Mar 7, 2004
    DFW, TX
    savage FV and a decent scope if you dont want to spend a bunch of money. if you want something nicer buy a new CZ 455.