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I'm interested in purchasing a 22LR bolt action rifle for the purposes of training my boys 10 and 14. At this point I'm leaning toward a Savage Mark II. Anyway the general question is, if one doesn't (Yet) have a gun safe, whats the best way to secure the rifle when its not in use? Mostly I'm concerned about the more curious of my boys.

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You know I must be more tired than I thought, that's exactly how I secure my Kimber Custom II (want to get a small gun vault type safe). Originally I was looking at a 22LR with a tube magazine but now that I'm eyeing the Savage with a stack magazine the cable lock is an easy answer.

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How old are the boys? Savage's are a little "long" and if they are young then holding it up can get heavy, and bench rest shooting takes a lot of the gun out of it.

If they are young, check these out, they have really nice sights, I have one that I bought for when my young cousins would come out. I have found them locally for $149-179. Plus, Henry makes a great product, single shot (which for youngsters is great, only one shot to worry about).
http://henryrepeating.com/h005_minibolt.cfm


Or the Crickett
http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=145784201

If you still decide to go with the Savage, don't get the heavy barrel one. I know when I started off, I had a Marlin and that thing would go everywhere with me in the woods, lighter was better for me back then! Both of those weigh about 3 lbs so easier on the kiddos, Savage's youth models (Save the cub which is just like the two before) are about 5. Link below!

http://savagearms.com/markiigy.htm

Also, get a hard gun case and a padlock. That will keep the kiddo's out too.
 

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If you can, remove the bolts and lock them in a small lock box or any where they can't get to them.
 
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