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Old 03-16-2009, 04:30 AM   #1
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Has anyone one had dealings with the "chipmunk". im looking at them for both of my girls. any help would be nice.

Rogue Rifle Company’s "Chipmunk" Youth Rifles

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Old 03-16-2009, 04:42 AM   #2
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They are not the same as they used to be. I have an old one that is from Rogue and of much better quality than the ones out now the cricketts. I would look on gunbroker flor the older ones. If not them then I would go with the savage youth models.

Rogue Rifles inc. has closed its doors a long time ago. It is now made by Keystone rifles inc out of PA. Not as good in the quality department but many more and different models to choose from. http://www.crickett.com/

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Great little rifles, and very well made.

I have a Chipmonk and a Marlin 15Y and my 9 1/2 year old daughter is getting to be big enough that she prefers the Marlin's size. Plus I let her paint the Marlin. Ha.

The Marlin makes a better "older" rifle, possibly.

How old are your girls?

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Great little rifles, and very well made.

I have a Chipmonk and a Marlin 15Y and my 9 1/2 year old daughter is getting to be big enough that she prefers the Marlin's size. Plus I let her paint the Marlin. Ha.

The Marlin makes a better "older" rifle, possibly.

How old are your girls?

my girls are 5 and 6 this spring. they shoot my 597 but i have to help them hold it. they already know how to look through the scope and put the x-hairs on what they want to hit. i dont want to spend much on a learner rifle as they dont know the importance of gun care yet. i want something they can scratch up, and bang up and i wont get so upset.............
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i just let my 5 yr old hold the 10/22 stock today that im gunna mod for my 597 and it was too big for her to hold. but i guess if she was sitting down it would work for her. im gunna be in the market for a gun for her too hopefully sometime this year so when you make a descision let me know so i can get an idea what to look for

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i just let my 5 yr old hold the 10/22 stock today that im gunna mod for my 597 and it was too big for her to hold. but i guess if she was sitting down it would work for her. im gunna be in the market for a gun for her too hopefully sometime this year so when you make a descision let me know so i can get an idea what to look for
Ive played with the cricket. I liked it for a young kid.... i thought it was a chipmunk, but its not. i believe i will be getting the crick for the girl's birthdays this summer
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nothing better than picking up an old Marlin at a pawn shop for $65-100 and shortening the stock/restaining it pink/whatever for a daughter/wife

The accuracy of Marlin Micro-Groove barrels combined with reliability & low prices make them the most effective & inexpensive way to arm your family with good starter rifles.

I'd rather cut down an old Model 99/Model 60/etc than cough up hundreds for something less reliable.

Not to mention that getting a brand new stock from Numrich for after they grow up is CHEAP!!

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the older they get they can just use my guns. i just want a starter so they dont beat and bang up my nice rifles

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I would forgo the Chipmunk. Get them the crickett and call it a day. They come in PINK as well that should make your girls very happy. the pink limanit is much better looking than the pink plastic.
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I would forgo the Chipmunk. Get them the crickett and call it a day. They come in PINK as well that should make your girls very happy. the pink limanit is much better looking than the pink plastic.
i like the pink............ Cricket it is
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