How does something like this (or any 'new' model of .22lr) compare to the jam-a-matics of the past? Better, worse, same? I've wanted to get my little girl her own semi-auto .22lr for a while now. I probably should just bite the bullet and get her a new 10/22 (anything used .22lr here in the Albuquerque market is overpriced and often the case of someone unloading their problem gun onto an unsuspecting buyer).
I have quite a few semis from various time frames, 40's,50's and 60's Mossbergs, Savage, Marlins, one of Winchester's first semis, most all of them have worked well after a good cleaning. 22lr is a nasty filthy little bugger, and that's why most malfunction, cause people don't clean them. 2 Mossbergs I have can run 22lr or 22shorts.. running either has never been an issue. An old Marlin Model 99, the Model 60s father, eats pretty much any ammo tube after tube, but it hates Thunderbolt ammo.