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please help this ignorant mother!!!

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posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 08:59 AM
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Hi Mom,
How old is your son.
Has he ever been through a firearms class?
If not - set him up asap in a hunters safety course - or a handgun/rifle course, etc.
If your son's responsible and if you're a responsible parent I don't see any reason why he shouldn't be fine with a bolt action firearm...
Hard for that to be un-safe unless it's intentional.
That’s a whole other topic...


peace




posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 09:53 AM
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She already said he has taken the course. Don't people read before giving their opinions any more? And not all bolt actions are safe. That was part of the discussion in this thread. The weapon mentioned in particular doesn't have a safety.



posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 10:01 AM
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Go back to the gun shop and see if he can get you the name of the company that manufactures it.
Then head over to Google and look it up and see if you can contact them by phone or even email. They can send you the information packet on the gun with everything from how to take it apart for heavy cleaning, parts types and numbers for reorder, to the spec's on how it works in every condition.
The best way to get information on any gun is to always go straight to the company that is making it. They are required by law to have ALL information on the gun(s) they sell and produce even if imported parts are used.
Once you get the booklet read through it to become more familiar with it, then take the book with you to your local gun guy and get his help. Not all gun dealers can know every spec on every gun. BUT if you can find one that does pay him/her well for they have taken alot of time to make sure that their customers don't buy something they can't handle.



posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 11:08 AM
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Originally posted by xoxo stacie
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Go back to the gun shop and see if he can get you the name of the company that manufactures it.


Im going to guess you dont own a Mosin. These are old military surplus firearms. Most were built in Russia eons ago. Thats why they qualify for Curio and Relic purchases. When you buy one, either off line or from a gun dealer, what you receive is a rifle, bayonet, and a sling. No locks, no booklets, none of that stuff.

The companies that made these are long since gone and therefore not required to provide anything. The companies that sell them, buy them in bulk from storage areas in and around the old USSR, thats why you can pick them up for $65. Because they are classified as a curio and relic they do not need to pass the same muster as a newer firearm that comes with owner manuals, locks, stickers that say "not California legal."

If you want information, safety, take down, etc... on one of these either talk with a local gunsmith or do a search on the internet. With so many of these out there, there is also a good deal of information on them.



posted on May, 13 2009 @ 03:47 AM
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I assert Please do not let your son deal with this rifle... the cartridge with an inexperienced individual can lead to bodily harm to the engager. If your son has never fired before encourage with caution. You will have to know more than he does... without you being informed he can hurt himself and others... I see alot of posts about how this is a great gun ... I will not dispute that. But this should not be a first weapon. encourage a lower caliber weapon and if i may suggest... a mini 14 is a great weapon to get an amateur involved and at the same time keep him interested. He'll realize that he needs more training in such a large cal. and the ability to discern targets. Please talk to your son he cannot handle this as a first weapon .... encourage accuracy rather than power



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 11:25 AM
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The Mosin Nagant is actually a very good and reliable weapon. It was one of the primary reasons that Germany was not able to take Stalingrad. The Russians were able to camp out in mud, dirt and debris knowing that their weapon would fire each and every time and extremely accurate.

I have a Swedish Mauser 1942 Husqvarna m/36 6.5X55mm, another extremely reliable and accurate weapon. Just the weight is a killer but helps with recoil and accuracy.



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 11:31 AM
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Originally posted by conspiracyrus
I assert Please do not let your son deal with this rifle... the cartridge with an inexperienced individual can lead to bodily harm to the engager. If your son has never fired before encourage with caution. You will have to know more than he does... without you being informed he can hurt himself and others... I see alot of posts about how this is a great gun ... I will not dispute that. But this should not be a first weapon. encourage a lower caliber weapon and if i may suggest... a mini 14 is a great weapon to get an amateur involved and at the same time keep him interested. He'll realize that he needs more training in such a large cal. and the ability to discern targets. Please talk to your son he cannot handle this as a first weapon .... encourage accuracy rather than power


Honestly, WTH are you talking about?? A mini 14 over this???? My first hunting rifle at the age of 12 was a 30-06 model 740 semi auto. My first rifle ever was a 4-10 over under at the age of 6.

Any weapon is dangerous if not understood, but in the same breath if you know your weapon, you can shoot nearly any weapon with accuracy and safety.



posted on May, 16 2009 @ 10:17 AM
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Get your son a weapon that can fire the .700 Nitro round, i doubt he'll get bored of it. He might break his arm though.



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 02:09 AM
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I am encouraging for a first time shooter not to handle this weapon ... u talk alot about you have shot before ... my post states that inexperienced shooters should not own or fire this cal. And yeah 6 yrs old shooting okay ... what u start karate in the womb?



posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 03:45 AM
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Bearack = Punk.... as well i absolutely assert that the parent should have more knowledge and control of their offsprings weapon... Bearack would probably tell your son to fire a 308 winchester at age 2... keep with 223 cal with ur son, especially if hes just an enthusiast



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