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Old 03-16-2013, 5:01 PM
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Default Cricket vs rascal? Which one and why?

I'm looking into which rifle to get my daughter. Probably will go with a rascal or a cricket. Help me decide which one. Need feedback for both.
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Old 03-16-2013, 5:26 PM
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My kids have one of each. The Crickett is stainless with a pink laminate stock. The Rascal is a Blue composite stock. My daughter got the Crickett when she was 5. She is now 14. She outgrew the gun a few years back but she shot a ton of rounds through it. The Rascal my son just got this past Christmas. We have not got to shoot it much.
A couple things I like better about the Rascal are the safety and the accutrigger. It also has a little nicer peep style sight. The Rascal is also pre tapped for scope mounts. LOP on the Rascal is 11 1/2" as compared to 12" for the Crickett.
The Crickett has been a great gun and I think suitable for your daughter. If I were to be in the market I would go with the Rascal.
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I would of bought a rascal but
they did not exist..
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Old 03-16-2013, 6:24 PM
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That's 3 for the rascal!
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Pretty sure the there are a more safeties on the cricket, which means GO RASCAL!
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I would go with a rascal because it's just like a regular bolt action. You don't have to pull a cocking knob like a cricket. I'm also considering a rascal for my daughter because it looks like she's going to be a lefty and Savage makes a lefty rascal.
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http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/p...R+Youth+YELLOW

Here's one. A couple other colors offered.
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My kids have been shooting an m&p 15-22 since they were 5, it's an option. Doesn't really teach patience though :-)
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My kids have been shooting an m&p 15-22 since they were 5, it's an option. Doesn't really teach patience though :-)
I would have thought the lop would be to long on the 15-22. I had my 5yr old in the yard with a small pellet gun recently and it was to far to the trigger.
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I’m not the OP but my granddaughter would love that yellow (yellow is her favorite color) Rascal. Guess I’ll have to get her one.

Thanks for the information everyone.
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My 7 year old loves his Rascal. I looked at the Cricket and bought the Rascal. Such a better rifle.
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I'm in the same market as you are right now and I'm leaning to the rascal. I like the safety and the trigger. It just felt better when I was holding it . My 2 cents.

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Arrow Savage Rascal

Quality bolt action, accu-trigger, peep sight...a nice solid first set up for the kid.

Here's my 8 year old warming up his Rascal from last Christmas:


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and rascal is the winner!
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ok, guys, where can you find a pink rascal anywhere in the greater sacramento area?

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2.5# trigger pull on the rascal, the crickett feels at least 6# . My kid had problems pulling the trigger on my AR at 6# she had to use 2 fingers. .
but what got me is the safety that you must pull each time to cock the hammer on the crickett. If you have 2 kids shooting, you will get tired of pulling that real quick
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