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    BayStYat
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    First off I dont consider my self a skilled shooter.  I purchased the Cricket to make up for my lack of skill.  There are shooters on this forum that could out shoot me any day of the week but i think this 5 shot group is impressive for my standards.  5 shots 40 yards no holdover with BSA Essential 12×44 JSB 25.39. 

    Thanks for all the help I received so far regarding my gun

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    Erik
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    As Long as your happy, the size of the group really doesn’t matter :)

    I like my Cricket as well, and like you, I’m not the greatest shot, but having fun is all that really matters ;)

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    BayStYat
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    Erik, your right!  I am sending mine to Georgia Airguns for the power tune.  I want to get Coyotes at 40 yards. 

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    Eddy1840
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    Mine is coming Saturday from Georgia airguns, Charlie did all the tuning…can’t wait to see how it shoots..I don’t consider my self a great shooter but I enjoy having fun in my back yard..

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    BayStYat
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    Eddy, please let me know the results. 

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    Eddy1840
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    Sure I will.. hope this bad weather goes away fast 

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    Erik
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    Here’s a group from my Compact Cricket.22 from last summer, haven’t shot much this winter, been too cold and wet.

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    Eddy1840
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    “Erik”Here’s a group from my Compact Cricket.22 from last summer, haven’t shot much this winter, been too cold and wet.

    
How you attach the bipod in your cricket?? I bought this one 

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    Erik
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    With a picatinny rail attached with screws (by me)

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    zebra
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    “BayStYat”Erik, your right!  I am sending mine to Georgia Airguns for the power tune.  I want to get Coyotes at 40 yards. 

    
You don’t need a power tune to take coyotes at 40 yards with a Cricket 25. I mean, obviously get one if you want but, imo, it will reduce shots per fill and increase noise for no real benefit. 

    The Cricket 25 is easily powerful enough to take a Coyote at that distance. I know because I had to take one recently that was hanging around my garden (I didn’t even think we had them in NY state). It dropped  where it was standing from one shot at 60 yards with an H&N hunter Extreme. My Cricket is currently set to around 46fpe – I.e. Not even close to it’s highest power setting.

    There is no animal that can survive a pellet at 50fpe but would die from 60fpe. 

    If you are going to do it, I suggest asking for whoever does it to machine you a titanium valve stem to replace factory one which is particularly delicate. 

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    Erik
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    The factory one is pretty beefy in my opinion. 3mm thick compared to Edguns 2mm

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    guod123
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    The added power is nice in that it lets you shoot the 33.95’s. IMHO they are so superior to the lighter pellet. I had a Cricket shooting at 920 FPS with the 25.95’s New gun shooting at 880 with the 33’s I’d never go back

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    BayStYat
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    Tuned from Charlie?

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    BayStYat
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    thank you for the info

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    Sam63
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    “zebra”

    
You don’t need a power tune to take coyotes at 40 yards with a Cricket 25. I mean, obviously get one if you want but, imo, it will reduce shots per fill and increase noise for no real benefit. 

    The Cricket 25 is easily powerful enough to take a Coyote at that distance. I know because I had to take one recently that was hanging around my garden (I didn’t even think we had them in NY state). It dropped  where it was standing from one shot at 60 yards with an H&N hunter Extreme. My Cricket is currently set to around 46fpe – I.e. Not even close to it’s highest power setting.

    There is no animal that can survive a pellet at 50fpe but would die from 60fpe. 

    If you are going to do it, I suggest asking for whoever does it to machine you a titanium valve stem to replace factory one which is particularly delicate. 

    Here we go again Zebra commenting on something you know little about. Power tuned Crickets have been in clients hands over 2 years, the first few were converted to 30 cals. Not one valve stem failure has been reported. I emailed Charlie at Georgia AG after reading your post to see how many valve stems he replaced after a power tune. Not one Zebra yet your telling people to have a titanium machined just in case? Your affecting a mans business with your non factual post and opinions.  

    I was concerned because I bought a power tuned Cricket from Georgia AG August 2016 and have been recommending the tune to other .25 Cricket owners since. After a PT the Cricket becomes a different gun. A huge improvement in long distance accuracy. The wind effects the 34 grain a lot less than the 25 grain shooting the same fps. The BC is better with the 34 grain. Again Zebra you post without knowing the facts. Until you have shot a PT Cricket you should not comment on the differences. 

    Zebra with a 10 – 12 MPH wind at 60+ yards your 46 – 50 fpe Cricket shooting 25 grain would not stand a chance vs a 65 fpe PT Cricket shooting 34 grain. Target shooting or hunting. My 63+ FPE PT Cricket is slightly louder than it was at 45 – 47 fpe. Its as backyard friendly at 65 fpe as it was at 47 fpe in my backyard. Its slightly louder. It would be hard to say one is BYF and the other isn’t in anyone’s yard.  

    Again Zebra your affecting a mans business and how he feeds his family. Please be responsible and stick to facts, you are affecting peoples livelihood posting rumors or non factual opinions.  

    Georgia Airgun sent me email as I was posting this. Charlie gives a 1 year guaranty on any Cricket he power tunes.

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    Long_Shot
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    Great accurate info. sam63. You’re spot on, thanks…….

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    Sam63
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    Thanks Long Shot. Georgia Airguns posted a reply after reading Zebras nonsense about the valve stem being ” particularly delicate”. Very few stems break. The delrin seat goes first from Charlies experience. Charlie has been selling and repairing Crickets for years. I will take his word on the subject before Zebras.
    http://www.network54.com/Forum/79537/message/1486956215/Some+information+about+the+Cricket+Valve+stem.

    Zebra this is not the first time you have posted statements/opinions that were false. If you are trying to help people in the AG community do research before posting. The AG community is small and many of us come to forums like this for help or advise with AG problems and questions. Posting opinions as they were fact hurts people in the community, especially when the opinion turns out to be false. 

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    BayStYat  It’s nice to see a proud Cricket owners group shot by the way. 
    Those of you with the power tuned guns, (who I’m jealous of) might look at the Carson Rat Sniper 31 gr. Hollow Point and the H&N Barracuda Hunter 27.47 gr. Hollow Point for hunting. These H.P.’s expand great in my stock Cricket @ 850 and 928 FPS out to the 60-80 yard range. But, that’s pushing it. They shoot very accurate a hell of a lot farther than that, but don’t expand properly. I’ve always wanted to push the 31 gr. slugs at 1000+ FPS. for better long range shooting. Hollow Point performance wise. One day! 
    That’s my .25 cents worth. 

      

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    zebra
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    “Sam63”Thanks Long Shot. Georgia Airguns posted a reply after reading Zebras nonsense about the valve stem being ” particularly delicate”. Very few stems break. The delrin seat goes first from Charlies experience. Charlie has been selling and repairing Crickets for years. I will take his word on the subject before Zebras.
    http://www.network54.com/Forum/79537/message/1486956215/Some+information+about+the+Cricket+Valve+stem.

    Zebra this is not the first time you have posted statements/opinions that were false. If you are trying to help people in the AG community do research before posting. The AG community is small and many of us come to forums like this for help or advise with AG problems and questions. Posting opinions as they were fact hurts people in the community, especially when the opinion turns out to be false. 


    You should tone down the personal comments. You have no idea what I know about.

    I was talking from personal experience because the valve stem on my Cricket 25 snapped from regular use which gave me cause to take a look at the part. It’s not made from the strongest materials…

    Valve stems can get messed up in a number of airguns over time. In an old Evanix gun I had, the valve looked like it had been chewed by a dog after a year of use. The more force you hit them with, the more potential for damage. 

    Ernest machined a stronger one for me and I have a lot more confidence in it’s longevity.

    I have no obligation to not express an opinion based on what’s good for Charlie’s business. Nobody here does. You think a power tune is a good idea for a Cricket 25. That’s your opinion. I don’t think it’s a good idea. That’s my opinion. If you are going to be expressing your opinion here and want to be treated with respect, you should get used to accepting other people’s opinions without being rude or throwing a tantrum when they differ from your own.

    BTW my Cricket shoots JSB 33gr pellets very well out of the box. You should watch Ted’s video on how he won Extreme BR. He used JSB 33’s and his advise was to scale back the power for greater accuracy. 

     

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    zebra
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    “Sam63”Thanks Long Shot. Georgia Airguns posted a reply after reading Zebras nonsense about the valve stem being ” particularly delicate”. Very few stems break. The delrin seat goes first from Charlies experience. Charlie has been selling and repairing Crickets for years. I will take his word on the subject before Zebras.
    http://www.network54.com/Forum/79537/message/1486956215/Some+information+about+the+Cricket+Valve+stem.

    Zebra this is not the first time you have posted statements/opinions that were false. If you are trying to help people in the AG community do research before posting. The AG community is small and many of us come to forums like this for help or advise with AG problems and questions. Posting opinions as they were fact hurts people in the community, especially when the opinion turns out to be false. 


    Here is a little more info on the Cricket valve stem from the man who knows more about Crickets than any of us put together:

    http://www.network54.com/Forum/79537/thread/1441128521/Cricket+Mod+Valve+stem+testing+with+Titanium+Rod+%26amp%3B+Acetal+delrin

    just to show that I’m not the only one. And here’s another data point:

    http://forum.kalibrgun.eu/index.php?topic=246.0

    You (or Georgia airguns) could have checked this yourself with a simple google search before hurling insults. I know this because I researched the issue when mine broke. I highly recommend it before speaking. 

    I’ll take my apology whenever you are ready. 

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