The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community banner

1 - 20 of 26 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
640 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Does anyone have any experience with these guns, good or bad.
I'm thinking of getting one for the trap line this year.
Thanks
Dan
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,364 Posts
not yet, but my son put the order in with grandpa...he wants one for christmas. I think it's a DANDY idea
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,781 Posts
Spend the extra $80 and get the Savage Cub .22lr

Single shot...T-hole stock...with accu-trigger....GREAT kid setup
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,127 Posts
But its for a trap line so save the cash and get the circkett - I have one and love it, got it used. My buddy also has one and uses it for coon hunting.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
502 Posts
Got one for Willie when he was 5, He's 8 and it still shoots fine. Never a miss fire, For a cheap piece it's a fun gun, not to mention very easy to carry.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,541 Posts
Got one for the granddaughter, she really enjoyed shooting it but then age and boys cut back on use.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,168 Posts
I have one for my son and nephew I also have a match grade crickett pistol for my self. They are great for the money I can shoot thumbtacks at 20 yards with a red dot that aint bad for under $100
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,364 Posts
we got a cricket and use it for trapping, coonhunting, treerats , and plinkin. you can't go wrong.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,436 Posts
I have a set of 5 year old twins and I went with the Savage Cub - seemed a much better quality of rifle. For your use on a trapline - I think it would be fine.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
222 Posts
I have an origanal chipmunk 22 about the same as the cricket I got it when I was 5 and my son shoots it now I have had it for 24 years and shoots great I would buy a cricket I used mine fore trapping works great
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
720 Posts
I bought a cricket for my son.When he was 8-9 years old he shot 6 squirrels on the opening day. It has a simmonds .22mini mag. scope on it and it shoots great!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,378 Posts
Cricket is made in Milton, Pa. Northumberland County.
They are opening a store real soon... south of Milton, north of Northumberland on Rt. 147.
Cricket purchased Mertz's Gun Shop if'n you know where that is...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
25,730 Posts
Go past Mertz's on the way to I-180, going to camp. Wondered what was going on there, noticed it's being remodeled when I went past over Labor Day.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
65 Posts
I've got a Cricket for my son. He's 7 and hasn't bagged something yet, but that's no fault of the rifle. ;-) It's a nice little setup for him and he LOVES it. I don't have experience with the Chipmunk so can't compare but compared to the Youth models of the Rossi and others it is a LOT lighter and while he couldn't support the weight of any of the other youth models. I also like the fact that it's a PA rifle. For trap lines, however, it seems that any old .22, rifle or pistol, would be fine.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
25,730 Posts
Hern, when I came past today, there's a sign that says Little Sportsman's Shop opening soon. Notice they now have about a zillion foot handicap access ramp on the place.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,129 Posts
Last 2 times I was at the range kids using their crickets where having trouble with them jamming.After firing having to use a key or knife to get the spent cartridge out of the gun.

One gun was almost brand new or was brand new so thought maybe a break in period? The other shooters gun wasnt used much either but both had exact same issues.Just thought I'd toss it out there for what its worth.Take care,Paul...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
640 Posts
Discussion Starter · #20 ·
what for scopes does everyone have on the crickett. I saw they had their own scope on the website, a 4x32. But they don't say who makes the scope for them. Does anyone have their scope.
 
1 - 20 of 26 Posts
Top