Chipmunk .22

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by kcpanages, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. kcpanages

    kcpanages New Member

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  2. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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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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  3. M14sRock

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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?
     
  4. kcpanages

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    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.............
     
  5. sgtdeath66

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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;)
     
  6. kcpanages

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    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
     
  7. big shrek

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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!!
     
  8. kcpanages

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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
     
  9. cpttango30

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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.
     
  10. kcpanages

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    i like the pink............ Cricket it is
     
  11. Conradm

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    + 1 for Crickett:D

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  12. SGT-MILLER

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    I might have to get one of those Crickets for my kids. My kids are at about the right mind set to learn the uber fantastic world of firearms.
     
  13. cpttango30

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    I was born with a 1911 in one hand and a Remington 700 in the other.
     
  14. Retiredfireguy

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    A number of years back, I got my oldest grandson a Chipmunk. It was a great starter rifle for him. The tinny rear sight was problematic, but I eventually got around that by installing an inexpensive scope.
     
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    I've never heard of them being called "Chipmunks". Wal-Mart in my area sells a rifle that looks very similar and is called the "Crickett". My wife's sister has one that was given to her a few years back by an old man that lives down the road from her.
     
  16. mwsfarm

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    I wound up buying the savage cub- pink with thumbhole stock, basically the same rifle as the chipmunk or cricket. my daughter wanted the thumbhole. picked up a marlin 915YS the other day- very nice also - $189. daughter #2 wants the marlin, daughter #3 wants a 45-70 in stainless and laminate, and my 14 month old son just drools over everything! :)
     
  17. orangello

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    I wouldn't hold back too much on this purchase. I don't remember my first football or baseball bat, but i remember my first .22 single shot, bolt action with the big external cocking mechanism on the back. I found out later that my dad picked it up used from a friend. I learned to shoot with it & so did my nephews. It is in a closet at Dad's house. I didn't know it wasn't brand new, but i could tell it was well made.

    Honestly, i just got a bit misty thinking of all of the fun i had with that lil gun. I threw inumerable newspapers in the ever-present Mississippi rain so that i could buy my own ammo. I may have to go by & make sure it still shoots straight. ;)