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Crickett for grandson?

Does anyone have one? He's a small six y/o and I want to get him a reliable .22. Or should I just cut down an old single shot. Thanks

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-21-2014, 02:50 PM
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I have two, one for each of my daughters. They both started shooting them between ages 4-5.
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I would go with the cricket just sold the one I taught my daughters to shot on. You can find them on gunbroker or 24 hourcampfire or rimfire central for cheap if no one responds.
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Re: Crickett for grandson?

I would check out the TC Hot Shot, I dont think they make them anymore but they were nice little guns.......similar to a scaled down encore, without the swappable barrels....

Also, the Savage Rascal seems to be leaps and bounds above the Cricket as far as quality goes......

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Re: Crickett for grandson?

I bought my son a cricket when he turned 6.I kept it for about 6 months,sold it and bought him a marlin youth with a clip.The cricket was just a flat out pain in the rear to constantly load.I paid $170 for the Marlin and it has a much nicer trigger,it's far easier to load and it's more accurate.No comparison what so ever.

I almost bought the TC hot shot but the Marlin is by far the nicest .22 for small kids.
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Re: Crickett for grandson?

I bought a Henry Mini-bolt years ago....4th kid starting to use it now. When I was looking for a single shot youth gun I just thought it was much better made that the cricket. My 17 year old still takes it out for squirrels at times.
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Does anyone have one? He's a small six y/o and I want to get him a reliable .22. Or should I just cut down an old single shot. Thanks
Check in the classified section. I have a CZ 452 Scout listed.

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Re: Crickett for grandson?

Savage Rascal is what I decided to get for my 6 year old two years ago. Awesome little rifle plus has the accu-trigger.

Didn't care for the cricket.
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Re: Crickett for grandson?

My son was givin a Chipmunk from a friend and it is a very well built rifle.
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My son was givin a Chipmunk from a friend and it is a very well built rifle.

I got a chipmunk for my kids about 25 years ago. its been a good little rifle.
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