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Cricket accuracy review

Postby eelect » Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:59 am

This is my first review and accuracy test on my cricket I got before Christmas. I did put a Synthetic stock and pod on it Friday and did some indoor shooting. I have gotten better shooting this as I'm a first time pup user. As you will notice which groups turned out the best were the last ones as they will speak for themselves. Test were done inside with decent light but my right eye had problems focusing but all in all I'm happy with the gun as it shoots great. Thanks Peter for the great sale! will leave you some feed back.
SO the smaller targets are at 50 and the bigger targets at 60 yards. I did shoot two 14 shot groups at 60 yards which will show a bigger hole in the target.
Hopefully link will work for you guys. Pictures of gun come first then the targets. Enjoy

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Re: Cricket accuracy review

Postby bogman » Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:55 pm

Eelect,

fine shooting, especially as a "new" gun. I'm finding that pod shooting often improves if you tuck a old leather glove in the front prong. Better groups came from a front Caldwell Tack Driver bag, filled with rice, but for hunting, the "bench" isn't usually practical.

Do you, or anyone, know if the .22 Edgun pellets are different/better than the JSBs?

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Re: Cricket accuracy review

Postby eelect » Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:59 pm

The Jsb and Edgun pellets are very close in comparison. But what I do notice on my Rainstorm. 22 the JSB have less drop 50 or more yards. Maybe we see slightly better accuracy out of the edgun pellets is because they end up going down stream a little slower.

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Re: Cricket accuracy review

Postby Sir Ville » Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:48 pm

A little while ago i received a suspicious looking package from New Zealand and after i´d gathered enough courage to open it i found a Tin of pristine EG pellets in cal. 25 inside - Thanks again Whineyman, NZ !! :ugeekn:

Anyway - i´ve only shot three mags of those to date and they shoot very accurate, more so than plain JSB`s, at 50m.
To my understanding the EG pellets undergo an extra QC before tinned thus being of a better quality. :2cents:

Now my biggest gripe is that this precious Tin is all i have so i´ll use them sparingly and only shoot them during summertime and when the winds blow from south/southwest ...
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Re: Cricket accuracy review

Postby eelect » Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:42 pm

Can't you get .25 Cal pellets from Tony. I buy a whole case of Edgun .22 pellets at a time and they are the cheapest by far. Works out to 12 bucks a 500 tin
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Re: Cricket accuracy review

Postby Sir Ville » Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:39 am

No - he tells me to contact Ed. I did , twice , but it's the same story as with the spare parts : still waiting the answer to three, four e-mails i send him back in May.
Well, now i have no use for those .22 pellets anymore but i'd love to get 10-20 tins of .25 cal. from the same Batch as the Whineymans came from.
I just don't feel for chasing a Ghost anymore - did enough of that while trying to get parts for those Eddie's of mine.
Have i ever mentioned how the EG customer service suck ??


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Re: Cricket accuracy review

Postby eelect » Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:51 am

That's weird why would the .25cal pellets be harder to get that the 22. Maybe I'll find that out too with next order of pellets. Fingers crossed
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Re: Cricket accuracy review

Postby bogman » Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:12 am

Maybe we should ask Hoot: to get together a big group buy. A big pile of money is easier to see than a little pile. And when it comes to piles, and meaning ALL kinds of piles, you know who "the man" is....

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Re: Cricket accuracy review

Postby Sir Ville » Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:43 am

Damn right ! :shock:
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Re: Cricket accuracy review

Postby Burgaw » Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:46 pm

EEXELLENT shooting EELECT!!!!!
Below are my best shooting off a Caldwell Matrix shooting rest. I just ordered a couple of the bags via Ebay ...... the Deadshot combo, and a Tackdriver.
I'll have to improve my skills before venturing to the 50 and 60 yd ranges.


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Re: Cricket accuracy review

Postby bogman » Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:38 pm

Not shabby Burgaw; that's squirrel accurate! You'll like the Tack Driver and may find using the combo's rear and the T D front will be a good mix. The TD is a bit heavy, even filled w/ rice. Haven't tried walnut shells yet.
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Re: Cricket accuracy review

Postby Burgaw » Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:04 pm

bogman wrote:Not shabby Burgaw; that's squirrel accurate! You'll like the Tack Driver and may find using the combo's rear and the T D front will be a good mix. The TD is a bit heavy, even filled w/ rice. Haven't tried walnut shells yet.


Thanks Bog, I've had shooting bag rests on my mind for a while and saw where you posted above about the Tack Driver. Been considering the Deadshot combo and figured what the hell....and went for it via Ebay.

I also picked up a fairly cheap rear bag for $11.86 shipped in case I liked the Tack Driver better than the Deadshot? That way I'll have two rear bags. Saw a 40 or 50 pound bag of rice at Costco the other day for $18.00, might have to go back and get one?
It'll be great to have two shooting bag set ups for me and the Miss's to play our shooting/drinking games with ;-)

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and wine corks....some our favorite targets to shoot at for our drinking games

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Re: Cricket accuracy review

Postby eelect » Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:44 pm

Did some indoor 53 yard shooting this weekend and got some nice results from cricket shooting Edgun 18g using bypod and using truck tailgate as rest.
All are 5 shot groups and most are under a dime size.

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Re: Cricket accuracy review

Postby RIDETOEAT » Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:04 pm

eelect wrote:Did some indoor 53 yard shooting this weekend and got some nice results from cricket shooting Edgun 18g using bypod and using truck tailgate as rest.
All are 5 shot groups and most are under a dime size.

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I like the red on white bullseys on those targets, mind sharing where they came from ??
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Re: Cricket accuracy review

Postby eelect » Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:19 pm

http://mytargets.com.

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Re: Cricket accuracy review

Postby Burgaw » Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:38 pm

eelect wrote:http://mytargets.com.

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Nice shootin' and nice target.....thanks for the link....just downloaded it ;-)
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Re: Cricket accuracy review

Postby Burgaw » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:00 pm

eelect wrote:Did some indoor 53 yard shooting this weekend and got some nice results from cricket shooting Edgun 18g using bypod and using truck tailgate as rest.
All are 5 shot groups and most are under a dime size.

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Eelect, you motivated me to give it the 50 yd try. I started out so tight at 35 yds I had to try it today. Then the wind started picking up dang it.
Not near as good as yours but really really good for me. I'm a happy Cricketeer! ;-)

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Re: Cricket accuracy review

Postby eelect » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:22 pm

Not too shabby. You just need to keep practicing. If I and my airgun can't do dime size groups at fifty then I have to find out what is wrong. The cricket truly is a 100 yard gun if the shooter is up to it. I'm going to have to get a better rest for bench rest.

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Re: Cricket accuracy review

Postby Burgaw » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:36 pm

eelect wrote:Not too shabby. You just need to keep practicing. If I and my airgun can't do dime size groups at fifty then I have to find out what is wrong. The cricket truly is a 100 yard gun if the shooter is up to it. I'm going to have to get a better rest for bench rest.

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I can't imagine shooting 100 yds for now? I'd need a 50 power scope? LOL
Oh, by the way.....I'm zeroed at 30-35 yds......the 50 yd shots were done with 1.5 mildot hold over at 24 power or what ever you call it on the pro-reticle Hawke scope? It's all new to me.
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Re: Cricket accuracy review

Postby eelect » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:44 pm

They say shoot for the moon and you might get something in between. My Hawke at 20 power is a bit high on 1st mildot. At 36 yard zero. Gosh you have a 8-32 on the bug is that right. You should be able to terminate flies that perch themselves on target at 100 yards. I feel 20 power for 6-20 x42 is about the limit to scopes clarity. Can't imagine at any thing past 24 power. Bet it's cloudy and dim

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