Cricket Bullpup Modification Ideas

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    KitCarrera
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    Hello, I just got back into airgunning after a long absence and discover this wonderful forum. My first and won’t be my last purchase was a Kalibrgun Cricket in .22 with the black stock. Love it for its performance, dependability, and history. A lot of guns have come and gone but the Cricket is still selling strong! Now my questions to all are: what mods have you done to your Cricket, what mods can be done, who are the top tuners, and please post your pictures! Thanks in advance as I am hoping for some great ideas and to read some interesting posts. Go Cricket!

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    TonyT
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    I Have left both my 22 and 25 cal. crickets in factory configuration. However if you want to have improvements done then the man is Ernest Rowe.

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    KitCarrera
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    I heard his name quite often perusing the forums thank you.

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    CampFussell
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    KitCarrera
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    Please any other Cricket owners out there willing to share?

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    zebra
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    I have a few different stocks for mine which I rotate depending on what I’m doing. I like the original synthetic stock for when I’m shooting from a bench because it’s got some weight to it. I bought a second one which I cut down to be lightweight and I have a custom carbon fiber one for walking in the woods when I want it super light. 

    Talon Tunes used to sell an adjustable butt-pad and a bipod rail that attached to the air tank but I don’t know if they sell them anymore. 

    A lot of people add their own weaver rail to the bottom of the forend for a bi-pod. 

    Donny Du makes custom carbon fiber shrouds for them. I haven’t tried one personally but they look good in pics. 

    In addition to tuning, Ernest makes titanium valve stems. I got one because the original one broke but if you’re sending it in for a tune, I recommend adding one because originals are a weak point. Ernest can do any mod you want for the Cricket. Check out some of his threads on this forum. They are awesome. He turned a 22 Cricket into a 30cal and he did a 25 Cricket with a smooth twist barrel and Huggett shroud. 

    Other than 

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    KitCarrera
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    Thanks for sharing! Any owners want to post some pics of their “baby?”

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    Erik
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    I mark my Magazines. A bit of White tape marks the first pellet and red marks the last One.


    I also have a custom stock and buttpad

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    KitCarrera
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    Great idea with the magazine! I must say that your Cricket is one fine looking piece of machine! Looks like you installed a power adjusting screw, what brand? Where bought from? How’s it working? Does it easily allow you to change power levels? Is it reliable? Does it work all the time? I heard they come loose since there’s no way to set it? I was thinking about this as my first upgrade it seem so simple and a cheap way of adjusting power. Would you recommend? Your barrel shroud looks cool also! Thanks for sharing!

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    Erik
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    It’s not really a power adjuster. It is just a hammer spring tentioner. It replaces the original plastic One. I use locktite to Keep it from unscrewing itself.

    http://en.shop.dase.fi/product/47/

    Also I had problems with my fill probe so i bought this One from UK and it is a fine piece.

    http://eaglevisioncam.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=62_75&product_id=86

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    KitCarrera
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    The custom stock looks nice, care to share where you bought it from? Thanks again!

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    Erik
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    iride
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    I notice you guys still have two orings in your magazine, A tighter fit with the Mags is if you do the zonk mod,
    From the oring store, 2.5mmX27mm Buna -N-70
    www,theoringstore.com
    Best and cheapest thing I have done to both my Crickets 22 and 25.
    A famous Cricket shooter turned me on to the Mod,
    Mike

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    KitCarrera
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    Wow that stock must cost as much as the gun! Very nice though. 

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    KitCarrera
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    Mike, do I order one o-ring per magazine or two? Looking to order online now. Thanks for sharing the tip!

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    KitCarrera
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    Mike, I searched online for the Zonk Mod and for those that don’t know here’s the link: http://www.marauderairrifle.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=9478

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    Erik
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    KitCarrera, the stock is not expensive at all. It depends on where you live for the shipping cost. I paid less for the stock and buttpad than for my scope and rings

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    KitCarrera
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    Another mod worth considering. An awesome looking stock makes the gun look so much more unique and sexy!

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    Erik
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    He can make a WST version. You know the original WST stock from kalibrgun.

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    KitCarrera
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    I must commend you on your sense of style you have an eye for what looks nice! Are those pics of a gun you owned? Can you share more details on what was done to it? You don’t have to share your source publicly if you don’t want to;) Me personally would love to know every detail including where, who, what, when, and how!

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