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ChuckBooty
05-18-2009, 7:29 PM
Title says it all. I want to get my kids into shooting and they're still to small to comfortably shoot the Ruger. I'd like to trade MY 10/22 for YOUR .22LR Youth Rifles.

My rifle has had about 300 rounds through it and is in like-new condition.

I will have some pics up shortly.

I have decided to ONLY trade it for two cricket/chipmunk rifles. I appreciate the offers for other bolt .22lr's but I will ONLY accept an offer of TWO Crickets. Other than that, I'm keeping the 10/22

roc
05-18-2009, 7:48 PM
i dont have a crickett but I do have a nice single shot 22 bolt action I'd like to trade. If you are interested I will post pics.

oakland1067
05-18-2009, 7:53 PM
Chuckbooty, why don't you just get a collapsible stock for your ruger like the tapco or the archangel? As they grow you just extend the stock. Don't get rid of the 10/22, you'll regret it. Or maybe spend the money for an extra stock and a saw and chop it down. Look around and you'll find the chipmunks pretty cheap.

roc
05-18-2009, 7:59 PM
i am guessing the reason to get the crickett is more than just the short stock. It is probably to let the kids shoot a bolt action instead of an autoloader. That way they learn to conserve ammo and make each shot count.

Don't let me put words in your mouth but thats just how I would want for my kids to learn when they get older.

ChuckBooty
05-18-2009, 8:04 PM
The collapsible stock is a thought. But udannlin is right as well...I would like them to learn on a bolt-action first. Kinda work their way from the ground up. Plus...they're little girls and Cricket's come in pretty pretty pink:rolleyes:

bd457
05-18-2009, 8:14 PM
Chuckbooty,

I went through the EXCACT SAME thing as you are. If you want to have them learn on the 10/22, I have a 10/22 Youth stock you can have. It has an 11.5" LOP I believe. If that's still too long, Brownells has a Youth stock (I have 3 of 'em) that is around 10" if I remember right. It was PERFECT for my 7 year old boy with a 10/22 and the 16.5" barrel. Make the over all length right at 1/2" over legal length and it's as light as the Savage Cub single shot bolt action youth gun we had.

PM me or email me for pictures if you'd like.

I'd keep the 10/22 if I were you.

ChuckBooty
05-18-2009, 8:19 PM
Chuckbooty,

I went through the EXCACT SAME thing as you are. If you want to have them learn on the 10/22, I have a 10/22 Youth stock you can have. It has an 11.5" LOP I believe. If that's still too long, Brownells has a Youth stock (I have 3 of 'em) that is around 10" if I remember right. It was PERFECT for my 7 year old boy with a 10/22 and the 16.5" barrel. Make the over all length right at 1/2" over legal length and it's as light as the Savage Cub single shot bolt action youth gun we had.

PM me or email me for pictures if you'd like.

I'd keep the 10/22 if I were you.

That's also a thought. I actually didn't realize that they made youth stocks for these. PM sent.

Nobama4us
05-18-2009, 8:34 PM
I have a Marlin Papoose to trade, but only one and not "pretty in pink"

oakland1067
05-18-2009, 10:08 PM
It might be better to teach your children to be disciplined and self control on the semi rather than limiting them to a single shot. They might out grow that single shot really fast, heck maybe they'll be the next three gun champs and it might just start with that 10/22.

supermario
05-18-2009, 10:17 PM
It might be better to teach your children to be disciplined and self control on the semi rather than limiting them to a single shot. They might out grow that single shot really fast, heck maybe they'll be the next three gun champs and it might just start with that 10/22.


+1, my daughter learned on a P22 and a Marlin 22. I think its better to show them with a semi, that way they get the feel for loading a magazine also. I have a pappoos, or marlin for trade!

Seesm
05-18-2009, 11:15 PM
make em load it 1 round at a time like we do...

barnfly
05-19-2009, 4:44 AM
Keep the 10/22 and get the youth stocks. As they grow out of the youth stocks, there are countless kits to make it into any style of gun they want. It's a gun they will never outgrow. The Crickets are really good little guns, but they will out grow them. Then, where's that 10/22?

CL&RR
05-19-2009, 6:44 AM
The Cricketts are great guns. My boys shoots and loves theirs and that gun has a lot of safety features, perfect for training. Here's my boy on his.

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa203/chakoualo/Shootinwdad030.jpg

I'd say keep your 10/22, that Crickett is only $150 from Budsgunshop shipped.

microstencil
05-19-2009, 7:07 AM
I have a Ruger 10/22 youth for my 10 year old daughter and she loves it. These have a shorter stock as well as a shorter barrel. When she gets older I will just change out the stock and barrel then.

kalguns
05-19-2009, 7:11 AM
:iagree:

bd457
05-19-2009, 7:28 AM
standard rifle on top
10/22 youth middle
10/22 youth with aftermarket youth stock on bottom

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/DSC014121.JPG

(updated middle gun)

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/DSC016311.JPG


keep the 10/22. Change the stock and barrel

BigBoyPinoy
05-19-2009, 8:40 AM
I have a Marlin Papoose to trade, but only one and not "pretty in pink"

+1, my daughter learned on a P22 and a Marlin 22. I think its better to show them with a semi, that way they get the feel for loading a magazine also. I have a pappoos, or marlin for trade!

You guys would rather trade your Papoose for a 10-22?

roc
05-19-2009, 8:53 AM
keep the ruger for yourself if you can and get the pink cricketts for the girls. they will love it. its not like either of these guns are in short supply. you can get a 10/22 new from pretty much anywhere around 220 bucks. (my ffl will sell me one for 199).

the pink cricketts are probably harder to find so it makes sense to trade a ruger for it. especially if you have the newer model with the plastic trigger and barrel band that you can replace anytime.

its obvious people have differing opinions on how they want to teach their kids to get into firearms. i'll agree to disagree. Good luck with your trade.

Aitch
05-19-2009, 9:09 AM
Quick FYI

I know you're in Temecula, but I was in Fowlers, over in Orange, last week and they had 4 of those little cricketts sitting out in the used rack. I know one was purple and one was pink, but I'm sorry I don't remember the prices.
Maybe you could give them a call?

Anyway, just thought I'd throw that out there for ya.

ChuckBooty
05-22-2009, 7:57 PM
bump...still available and still looking for two crickets

evidens83
05-22-2009, 9:13 PM
How much for sale or are you only looking for a trade? PM sent

TheBundo
05-23-2009, 1:36 AM
I started my nephews out on a 454 Casull. But then again, they were 13 and 15