Originally Posted by Gert999
Wife fell in love with my friends old .22 single shot bolt action. looked around thinking of getting her an adult cricket, thankfully she wants the blue grey wood stock not the pink
Anybody used these rifles any reviews or different suggestions would be appreciated.
I've got a Remington Model 580 single shot bolt gun I purchased from a pawn shop used for $100 out-the-door. Love the rifle to the point it'll end up in my estate. If I had to sell my .22's, I'd have to do a coin toss to see which gun would be sold last, my custom 10/22 or Model 580, with the understanding that if the Remington has to be sold before the 10/22, it'll be for $500 FIRM- even though the price is more than the rifle is really worth.
Shoots pretty good groups to 25 yards- isn't set up for 50 yards and beyond and haven't tried it at 50-= and can shoot ANY ammo I can chamber in the gun- short, long, and long rifle. With proper ammo, I've got more one-shot squirrel kills with this rifle than I have with all of my other .22's combined- one shot or more.
Have patience, keep the faith and leave the Cricket where it is and just keep looking. You'll eventually find what you really want and be happier with what you end up with.