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Old 02-06-2010, 12:42 PM
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Default cricket .22 ksa 220 vs. cz scout in .22

Which one of these two youth guns would you buy for your 8 year old daughter? Quality differences, price, weight, reliability? What price and location. Thanks
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Old 02-07-2010, 05:49 AM
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OK, let me try it this way. Which .22 would you start your young children off with?
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:26 AM
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i have a nickle and walnut cricket that i have beat the tar out of coonhunting for years that still shoots great. i bought my little brother a cheap synthetic cricket at walmart for 99 bucks for his b-day and it gets him through. that being said the thing i hate about all of the 20 or so crickets ive shot is the side to side play of the trigger. the henry single shot bolt gun has the same problem. the rifle i would buy is the marlin single shot bolt gun my friend has one and it is a much better fit and finish and alot better trigger for not much more
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Old 02-07-2010, 02:46 PM
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Take a look at the Chipmunk. It use to made by Rogue Rifle Co. but now Keystone Sporting Arms bought them out. Its a great youth .22. Cabelas has them on sale for $130. Bought one for my 6 year old. Has a 16" barrel and weighs 2 1/2 lbs. and a peep sight. Single shot bolt action.
IMO I like it better than the cricket. dont know much about the Henry youth.
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Old 02-08-2010, 05:11 AM
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Bought my grandson the Cricket. I also have a Chipmunk that I keep for my own use. Both guns were purchased quite awhile ago, and I don't recall exactly what I paid for either. But my main point here is that either gun is probably going to be used only for a relatively short period of time until the youngster grows out of it. But that is fine. I don't think there is much worse you can do to stifle a kid's desire to learn to shoot than encumber them with a gun waaaay too big for them at their age. If it's cumbersome, heavy and awkward to shoot, they'll lose interest fast. Get something that fits the shooter at the time. As they grow, move up a notch. They will probably be ready for a larger gun then, and can handle it much better.
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:47 PM
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I think it is a perfect starter gun. I started my oldest with it when she was 6. And then moved her up to a compact ruger 10/22 with a nikon 3x9 last year. And I am working with her little sis with it now. We have had some great times with it. I hope to start my grand kids with it some day.
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Old 02-09-2010, 04:16 AM
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If you don't mind teaching with a semi auto Magnum Research makes a dandy little 22 with an ajustable stock. It will fit the smallest frame child and adjust to fit them when their full grown. It's a bit pricey but they're a lot of fun to shoot and pretty darn accurate too. The stock is made by Blackhawk. You can also buy a Blackhawk stocks to fit Remington actions and a few others. An ajustable stock is the best solution for any youth and will fit them for a long time. http://www.magnumresearch.com/Expand...ctCode=MLR22TB
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Old 02-13-2010, 07:56 PM
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Neither, unless the kid won't get any bigger. Those crickets are for Gramps to buy and say" oh, isn't that cute". Then when she's 10 it'll be sitting in a closet and never get touched. She'll either be too big for it, or hate shooting.
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Old 02-21-2010, 03:12 PM
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Gotta say that I think VABYRD is wrong on this one. My father bought my chipmunk for me when I started shooting just over 25 years ago and I still squirrel hunt with it atleast three to five times a season. I'd go with that for a starter. Just my opinion
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:26 AM
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I like the CZ. All the actions on their youth model is the same as their full sized 452 models.
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