OK - just got back from Big5... this is one neat little rifle.
The bolt locks into position very positively and in a very solid fashion - I'm really impressed. Add to that the feedramp that leads up to the chamber - it is a bright red polymer insert, clearly visible and accessible. No doubt that loading this rifle will be a lot easier than loading the Crickett, especially for an adult helping a youngster.
The rifle is overall just about as light as the Crickett.
Since my younger son is working well with the crickett right now and since he is also already eyeballing our Henry .22 I'm still contemplating whether or not to use the sale at Big5.