Rethinking my choice for first PCP Bullpup

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    johnkn
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    CampFussell,  now THAT was funny!

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    johnkn
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    Update
    I received the Atlas bipod earlier this week, in retrospect I may likely not even use it.

    The Hawke Sidewinder Tac 8.5×25 scope arrived today.  When I picked up the box I was shocked at the weight thinking “I’m not mounting this brick on my gun”, then discovered the ‘suitcase’ in side.  I guess it’s a night touch but personally would rather has a regular scope box and saved their cost of the case.  It’s like too nice to throw away, but not sure why I would ever need it or want to keep it.  

    Ordered the CF tank from Joe today, good guy to work with. 

    I also ordered some H&N Extreme Hunter 19gn pellets, will see how they shoot.  

    Rings should be here soon, Cricket next week. 

    Still need to find local 4500 psi air but haven’t had time to look. 

    One question, I would like to pick up a Gunguard or similar hard case.   As the Cricket is 27″ long, I suspect a ~36″ case will work, but image it would need to be fairly tall to accomodate the bullpup design with scope.   Anyone have a recommendation?

    Thanks all,    more to come..

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    Michael
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    The Plano Gun Guard cases are economical & functional. However, the pluck out foam can be a bit troublesome with repeat usage. 

    I picked up a Boyt Harness hard case from AoA and it is really nice. I actually like it more than the Pelican case I used to own. Both have a more durable foam that you cut with an electric knife, but they are very heavy. 

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    spinj
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    Congratulations on your purchase of a .22 Cricket!  I think you are going to enjoy shooting it.  I own the same gun but in a walnut bulldog stock.  The Cricket is an incredible air rifle, although I also think all the other bullpups are great as well even if I do not own any of them as I’ve read some great reviews of them online.  Just like any high-end airgun, the Cricket will astound you with its precision if you have the skill to extract its pinpoint accuracy.  One advice: clean the barrel really good before shooting it.  It took over 20 patches to get the barrel of my rifle clean; the barrel was oversaturated with lube/gunk from the factory!

    I love how the Cricket is so simple to work on and how I can easily adjust the regulator to put out the desired power I need for it to shoot at.  Right now, my Cricket is set to shoot 16-grain JSBs at 10 FPE (535 FPS).  At this power level I can get up to 320 shots! (This is with a low-power hammer spring installed.)  The reason why I decided to turn down the power to 10 FPE is because my max shooting distance is 27 yards on my property.  Also, I am after tons of usable shots for target practice.  Even at this power level with the aforementioned pellets, accuracy is still incredible.  Below is a spreadsheet I created to process the chrono work I did back in July of last year.  

        

    This is a 25-shot group at 27 yards achieved by using only a front bag.  Please bear in mind that it took me many years to develop my shooting skills with a spring-piston rifle and thousands upon thousands of pellets to achieve a 25-shot group like this utilizing just a front shooting bag.

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    johnkn
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    Well, that was quick LOL. I have my brand new Cricket .22 and all accessories in the Classified section.  

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    nomobux
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    “johnkn”Well, that was quick LOL. I have my brand new Cricket .22 and all accessories in the Classified section.  

     What happened  ???
     

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    ozone08
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    congrats on the order im jealous you have a few new toy’s! don’t forget to share some pic’s.  The plano cases are great for the price as Michael said the pluckable foam is a bit soft so you have to be careful when placing and removing your gun but it is still a really good case well worth the money this is the only picture I have of mine on my laptop.

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    Cliff_Allen
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    “ozone08”congrats on the order im jealous you have a few new toy’s! don’t forget to share some pic’s.  The plano cases are great for the price as Michael said the pluckable foam is a bit soft so you have to be careful when placing and removing your gun but it is still a really good case well worth the money this is the only picture I have of mine on my laptop.


     

    
His last post in this thread says he’s listing everything on the classified (it’s listed, I checked haha) before even trying the gun. That is a shockingly quick 180 and I’m really curious to hear what made him change his mind so quickly.

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    ozone08
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    Wow that is a big turn around.

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    airkrazy
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    “johnkn”Update
    I received the Atlas bipod earlier this week, in retrospect I may likely not even use it.

    The Hawke Sidewinder Tac 8.5×25 scope arrived today.  When I picked up the box I was shocked at the weight thinking “I’m not mounting this brick on my gun”, then discovered the ‘suitcase’ in side.  I guess it’s a night touch but personally would rather has a regular scope box and saved their cost of the case.  It’s like too nice to throw away, but not sure why I would ever need it or want to keep it.  

    Ordered the CF tank from Joe today, good guy to work with. 

    I also ordered some H&N Extreme Hunter 19gn pellets, will see how they shoot.  

    Rings should be here soon, Cricket next week. 

    Still need to find local 4500 psi air but haven’t had time to look. 

    One question, I would like to pick up a Gunguard or similar hard case.   As the Cricket is 27″ long, I suspect a ~36″ case will work, but image it would need to be fairly tall to accomodate the bullpup design with scope.   Anyone have a recommendation?

    Thanks all,    more to come..

    
Congrats on the Cricket. I’ll be curious to see how the extremes group at distance. Out of the H&N pellets my better groups were with the Barracuda hunter. Your best and most gratifying groups are growing to come from a dome pellet like jsb or Airarms. In my gun they are ridiculously accurate just slightly more consistent than the jsb’s. Happy shooting and good luck.

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