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Old 02-16-2020, 05:13 PM
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hello everyone i am new here and i have never owned a firearm before , i am looking to buy a 22 crickett rifle , for self defense and target shooting to practice , my question is the trigger on the 22 youth cricket the same size as the adult 22 crickett ? also what is the difference between the two i know the barrel is short on the youth . do they both have the same fire power ? i live in a town house so i like that the cricket youth is easy to maneuver from watching you tube videos . thanks also i am only looking to spend no more than 120.00 right now the crickett youth is on sale for 114.00
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Old 02-16-2020, 05:21 PM
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The savage rascal is single shot and much nicer. But a 10/22 is the go to 22 rifle for the world.
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Not a lot of choices in new for under $120. Might be ok for learning and perhaps even in a Bug Out Bag for foraging small game.

Single shot 22 would not be my choice for self defense. 38 Special/9mm is about the lower limit in power for a self defense round and even then I want a repeater.

Know any people that hunt/shoot, have them help you find something used at a good price. I have bought several Remington 870 Expresses for $100, they will catch running or flying dinner plus own camp or the house at night.

https://www.keystonesportingarmsllc....ickett-rifles/ look at the specifications
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Yup, 22s are really weak for self defense. Check out shooting incidences involving 22 rimfires and you will see that often times it took several hits to even make the bad guy retreat. If you want a 22 rimfire, and there are reasons to choose one for a beginner, cheap ammo for practice being the main reason, then get some sort of repeater.

At over $100 the single shot cricket is pretty high priced. There are 22 autos on the market now for just a little bit more that the Utube guys love,
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single shot bolt equals slow to reload if you want to learn to shoot its fine, the crickets are small for an average adult.
is townhouse another word or condominium? shared walls between domiciles? bullets easily go through sheetrock. consider your neighbors and your liability.

go to a range that rents and try out as many as you can then get a classes.
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22LR are great for learning/teaching & fun to plink with. While they are good for varmints & small game they are far from ideal for self defense, most would even say quite lacking. If you get a 22, might as well get something that holds more than 1 round. Lever actions, pump or semi-auto will still work great for training & plinking. You could also get an AR & a 22LR adapter & then you could shoot 22LR & 223/5.56. The 10/22 is quite popular but their quality has suffered a bit the last 12-15 years at least IMO. Winchester has new semi-auto in 22LR that accepts the very common 10/22 magazine, so that might be something to look at as well. Once you get comfortable handling & shooting a 22, then you can look at getting something with a bit more punch.

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I got my daughter the Henry single-shot years ago when she was young
I liked it so much, I got one for pest control
LOP is on the short side
It is very well made
Not much use for self-defense
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Guys on Utube are all excited about a Rossi 22 semi auto. Around $130.
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That Rossi semi auto is under $100 out here, and mine runs and shoots well.

Do NOT buy a Crickett, and do NOT buy a single shot that you also pull to cock for self defense.

User name Sarcastic...is this thread for real? I doubt it.
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A single shot .22 might be okay for a rifle to learn with, but you will want to look at other .22s if it is something that you plan to use for defense and hunting.
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If I were your father......

I'd tell you to save your money and buy a real gun
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I'd tell you to save your money and buy a real gun
are they a minor? are we not putting "minor" notifications anymore?
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User name Sarcastic...is this thread for real? I doubt it.
One way or the other you seldom see opinions so uniform.
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are they a minor? are we not putting "minor" notifications anymore?
My advice wouldn't change!
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You should be able to pick up a used semi auto 22lr for under 120 dollars. You would have 10 rounds on average and most used 22 rifles have very little wear.

Guns to look for used that are good in my experience for cheap used.
Savage 64
Marlin 795
Marlin 60

Check here for local used guns. https://www.armslist.com/

22lr rifles are not the best for self defense but get something with more than 1 shot capacity.

If you could double your budget you could open the options to pump shotguns, cheaper 9mm handguns and even some hunting rifles. But I do understand if that is not possible.
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A used Marlin Model 60 semi-auto would run $100 to $150. You can see a lot of them on Gunbroker that went for only $60 or $70, but you'd have to factor in shipping and FFL fee.
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I started my girls out with Marlin Little Buckaroo (bolt action single shot .22 carbines). Last time I looked they don’t make them anymore (which is pretty sad). Even though they’re in their ‘30’s now they still have them.
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