Just how accurate is the .25 cal. Cricket?

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    MEC17670
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    I’m toying with the idea of a .25 cal. hunting gun and my eye caught the .25 Cricket. Is this gun a 100+ yard gun? Also it looks left-hand shooter friendly, is it?

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    Mike

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    rwsmike
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    The gun is really unreal at 90 yards ( I have to clear more woods where I live to make it 100 plus ) but the cz barrel is the best by far using benjamin and jsb pellets . The smooth twist barrel is great but at a 100 yards forget it …..my friend tried multiple smooth twist barrels with terrible results at 100 yards . I’m sure someone here will argue with me about the smooth twist but I’m not sold at that distance . I would take my chances with a LW barrel as second choice over smooth twist.

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    CampFussell
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    I don’t do much 100 yd shooting but I have video of one of my few tries with 25 Carbine from last year.
    Absolutely love this rifle! I’m right handed, but would assume it’s OK for a lefty

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    NMshooter
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    That’s pretty dang good shooting Jimmy! Love the Cricket Carbine!
    Doc

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    Broberts1
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    “rwsmike”The gun is really unreal at 90 yards ( I have to clear more woods where I live to make it 100 plus ) but the cz barrel is the best by far using benjamin and jsb pellets . The smooth twist barrel is great but at a 100 yards forget it …..my friend tried multiple smooth twist barrels with terrible results at 100 yards . I’m sure someone here will argue with me about the smooth twist but I’m not sold at that distance . I would take my chances with a LW barrel as second choice over smooth twist.

    I guess I’ll be “that guy”. I shoot a Bobcat .30 and a Matador .25; the Bobcat with the ST barrel is ridiculously accurate at  100+ yards (from my experience). 


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    linsfreak
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    Awesome gun Mike!!!! Even the Vulcan shoots pretty good.

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    linsfreak
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    BROBERTS1 , You really have some nice rifles I like your choices sir!

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    FearnLoading
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    At 150 yards my cricket shoots groups which are 1.5 inches. The best group I have shot till date is 5 pellets at 3/4 inches centre to centre. On a windy day, the groups spread out to 3.5 inches.

    The cricket is an excellent shooter no doubt. 

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    TonyT
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    My 25  Cricket will reliably shoot 1 1/2 to 2 inch 10 shor groups at 100 yards using the JSB 25.4 gr pellets at ca 975-1000 fps. Preliminary results with the JSB 34 gr pellets indicate the groups are almost a half inch smaller.
    On the plus side my synthetic bull pup is very accurate, shoots ca fifty shots from a 230 bar fill, and the magazines are inexpensive. On the minus side, it does not have a safety, it is quite heavy, and insertion of the magazine requires some practice. The location of the cocking lever on the right of the action would not make this the most lefty friendly airgun but I have seen some lefties using them. I would imagine that the only truly lefties friendly gun would be a lever action although the bolts on some guns can be reversed.

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    linsfreak
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    Crickets ROCK!

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    rwsmike
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    The cz barrel is the key to the cricket and Vulcan being so accurate at long distances . The grooves in these barrels are very very deep vs a standard barrel.

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    linsfreak
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    rwsmikeThe cz barrel is the key to the cricket and Vulcan being so accurate at long distances . The grooves in these barrels are very very deep vs a standard barrel.

    Whatever it is them rifles are bad ass!!

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    scubajeeper
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    Go ahead and buy one, you can’t go wrong they just shoot. They will out shoot most people.

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    MEC17670
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    As far as STB’s, I have a .22cal. HW100/STB that AZ tuned and the gun is extremely accurate out over 100 yards. 

    But the subject of this post is to get first hand information about the performance of the .25 cal.Cricket as a long range gun that is “lefty” friendly. 

    Thanks

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    MEC17670
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    Thanks Tony, good info.

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    weatherby
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    “rwsmike”The cz barrel is the key to the cricket and Vulcan being so accurate at long distances . The grooves in these barrels are very very deep vs a standard barrel.

    That’s funny, the Cricket .25 has got a LW barrel, not a CZ:

    http://www.kalibrgun.eu/catalogue?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=8&category_id=1&manufacturer_id=1

    The .177 is the only model with a CZ barrel, the .22 and .25 have LW barrels.
    Or the information on their website is incorrect.

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    “weatherby”

    “rwsmike”The cz barrel is the key to the cricket and Vulcan being so accurate at long distances . The grooves in these barrels are very very deep vs a standard barrel.

    That’s funny, the Cricket .25 has got a LW barrel, not a CZ:

    http://www.kalibrgun.eu/catalogue?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=8&category_id=1&manufacturer_id=1

    The .177 is the only model with a CZ barrel, the .22 and .25 have LW barrels.
    Or the information on their website is incorrect.

    
The info is right. Kalibrgun sources the 22 and 25 barrels from LW. The earlier 22 had a CZ barrel. Later changed to LW. The 25 always had a LW barrel. 

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    Hey Guys, and Ted ;)

    I’m from Germany and my English is not very good, sorry for that.
    I had the Kalibrgun Cricket .22 and I would never buy it a second time!
    The KC has two big problems.

    The barrel has a very poor quality.
    Not my video but shows the problem very good, result is many lightly wobbeling Pellets.

    The second problem is the hammer is always to strike the clamps and this breaks with the time.
    If this happens, the weapon is death!!
    I did that happen after about +-3000 shots.
    That video shows the problem by moment 17:40 – 21:10

    And finally all KC Guns (Vulcan also)  have a CZ barrel and no LW!

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    “KenSkylight”

    And finally all KC Guns (Vulcan also)  have a CZ barrel and no LW!

    So you are saying the info on the Kalibrgun website is incorrect?
    What makes you think that all Kalibrguns have CZ barrels? CZ does not even produce airgun blanks in .25 cal, only .177 and .22.
    The website clearly indicates the .177 has a CZ barrel, and the .22 and .25 a LW. (The data for the .22 is between brackets)

    http://www.kalibrgun.eu/catalogue?page=shop.browse&category_id=1

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    I bought my KC by an employee of the KC company itself.
    He said that not berrels of LW.
    And I can not imagine the LW delivers such poor quality.

    It could also be the LW has a factory in the Czech Republic because I know LW berrels which are made in Germany and they are much better in quality!

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