My oldest boy turns 10 in a few weeks and I decided to get him a Ruger 10/22 My wife said no, not for his birthday.... So I picked it up yesterday instead. So lastnight I decided to take him out for an hour or so. Well that turned into almost 4 hours He started out small............. And since the wife wasnt there...... His second shot he took out a soda can from at least 75 yards Ohh yea he is only 9 years old The wife does NOT want him shooting this one..... But its not like I handed it to him and walked away..... Sheeesh! His first shot with the AK, he hit another soda can from maybe 75 feet. Ahhh what a great day!