Reply To: My trusty cricket just let me down
I had the same thing a couple of weeks ago with my Cricket 25. It has been very accurate for me but then I started noticing the that the poi seemed low at 50-60 yards. It was also around a ft down.
Anyway, to make a short story shorter, The valve stem was starting to break. My first thought was that the power adjuster had come loose so I tried increasing th hammer spring tension. Then the valve stem snapped completely and it wouldn’t fire at all. I got a new Titanium one from Ernest Teresa Gandi and it’s back to being the accurate powerhouse I know and love.
Cricket’s have awesome accuracy and feel great to shoulder but they have some horribly brittle internal parts. The indexing pin, the plastic power adjuster and the valve stem have all given me problems in just 9 months. They’ve all been replaced with stronger ones so hopefully my Cricket should be a little more robust now.