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#5903345 - 08/29/15 09:59 PM Kids 22
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Registered: 02/07/10
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Loc: The colony
Got my son a cricket for Xmas and he's gotten pretty good with it. However my complaint is it sucks for my hands to load up and unload for him. Any semi auto or bolt action with a shorter stock? Size fits him pretty well so not really sure what else to look at without cutting something down.

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#5903360 - 08/29/15 10:09 PM Re: Kids 22 [Re: jhenderson]
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Registered: 06/12/11
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I always felt the 10-22 was short in the stock, never quite seemed to fit me right. Might try it out.

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#5903395 - 08/29/15 10:31 PM Re: Kids 22 [Re: jhenderson]
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Registered: 03/22/11
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The Ruger American bolt action 22s have a stock insert system, and they also have a compact version.

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#5903491 - 08/30/15 06:34 AM Re: Kids 22 [Re: jhenderson]
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Registered: 11/06/11
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How old is he? A 10/22 carbine would probably be fine.

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#5903540 - 08/30/15 08:08 AM Re: Kids 22 [Re: jhenderson]
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Registered: 11/17/13
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The best .22 I've found for youngsters is the Ruger Charger. It requires no upper body strength to support, simply pivot on the bipod and fire. Down side is its a auto....easy to go through a lot of ammo.


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#5903550 - 08/30/15 08:15 AM Re: Kids 22 [Re: jhenderson]
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What sight/scope is that on your charger?

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#5903599 - 08/30/15 08:58 AM Re: Kids 22 [Re: patriot07]
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If your son is shooting a Cricket and you are loading and unloading for him, I am going to take a guess and say he is young... like 5 or 6 years young, correct? The 10/22 and the Ruger American compact are huge and heavy when compared to the Cricket, and too big for small children to handle. Savage makes a similar size gun, but I would assume you will have the same issue.

My advice, just stick with the Cricket. He will get big enough to load the round in the chamber, pull the plunger back himself, and manipulate the bolt. The Cricket is a proper fit for a kid, and if they do any hunting, it is light enough for them to carry and shoot from a standing position. My boy shot his Cricket until he was around 9 or 10.


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#5903637 - 08/30/15 09:22 AM Re: Kids 22 [Re: jhenderson]
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I stumbled upon a beautiful walnut 10/22 stock that has been customized for a kid. It'll be the basis for my first grandchild's rifle.

A 10/22 is a great starter rifle for a kid and it can grow with the kid to last him a lifetime. There is a nice kit to make them into a single shot too.
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#5903716 - 08/30/15 10:16 AM Re: Kids 22 [Re: cyphertext]
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Originally Posted By: cyphertext
If your son is shooting a Cricket and you are loading and unloading for him, I am going to take a guess and say he is young... like 5 or 6 years young, correct? The 10/22 and the Ruger American compact are huge and heavy when compared to the Cricket, and too big for small children to handle. Savage makes a similar size gun, but I would assume you will have the same issue.

My advice, just stick with the Cricket. He will get big enough to load the round in the chamber, pull the plunger back himself, and manipulate the bolt. The Cricket is a proper fit for a kid, and if they do any hunting, it is light enough for them to carry and shoot from a standing position. My boy shot his Cricket until he was around 9 or 10.
Yeah if he is that young, just stick with the cricket.

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#5903818 - 08/30/15 11:44 AM Re: Kids 22 [Re: jhenderson]
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He's almost 8 and size wise it still fits ok just with the scope that I put on it there isn't much room to get in there for me. But he's pretty much mastered it at this point and does load it himself some and it may be partially my fault for not letting him do it always.

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#5903819 - 08/30/15 11:44 AM Re: Kids 22 [Re: jhenderson]
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But on the flip side may be a fairly custom cricket for sale soon

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#5903838 - 08/30/15 11:54 AM Re: Kids 22 [Re: patriot07]
Rembrandt Offline
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Originally Posted By: patriot07
What sight/scope is that on your charger?

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#5904799 - 08/30/15 09:14 PM Re: Kids 22 [Re: jhenderson]
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Registered: 07/31/11
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Loc: Round Rock, TX
Got my then 8yr old son a Ruger American Rimfire, comes in standard or compact butt, and straight or highr comb for scope. You get 2 stocks of same length with the different comb. It is very very nice. Easy to cycle and takes 10 round 10/22 mags.
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#5904811 - 08/30/15 09:20 PM Re: Kids 22 [Re: jhenderson]
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Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 1502
Loc: Marble Falls, TX
Mine has the Savage Rascal. Single shot like cricket but do not have to pull the bolt. accutrigger is nice

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#5904869 - 08/30/15 09:43 PM Re: Kids 22 [Re: jhenderson]
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Registered: 11/19/08
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Mine got a Henry goldenboy. Not far off from fitting him, but he needs to get a little older and master a red ryder first.

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