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On 22 vs 25, noise and range are the issues to consider.

I moved up from 22’s to 25 because I hunt and I get better and more humane kills with the larger projectiles. They are better at longer ranges too but they are noticeably louder and they use more air.

If you are going to pump or have neighbors that complain, I would stick to a 22. 

With the Cricket and Wildcat, the 25 has a longer air cylinder (and barrel) than the 22 so you don’t loose shot count but they would be even harder to pump. I wouldn’t consider them without a tank.

I use a 25 Cricket in the backyard but it’s probably at the upper limit of what I would call “backyard friendly”. You can get a shroud extension made fairly easily though. The cricket does have an external hammer spring tension adjuster so you can make it quieter by reducing the power, but, you intend to use it for target practice, so I assume you’ll need the range the extra power affords it.