Keystone rifles have sort of snuck up on me ......

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Keystone rifles have sort of snuck up on me ......

#1 Post by wm » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:46 pm

I dismissed Keystone rifles as that little kids rifle company and never gave them much thought.

Well at the range today a fellow shooter was shooting some impressive rimfire groups so I took a closer look at his rifle as I did not recognize it. It was a Keystone 722. Handosme little rifle and plenty accurate. Nice feel to it as well.

So naturally I had to come home and look them up. Keystone product line is a good bit more then starter rifles these days.

https://www.keystonesportingarmsllc.com/

https://grabagun.com/keystone-722-varmi ... m-pkg.html
( The version that caught my attention ………… not exactly starter gun inexpensive!!!)

http://americanshootingjournal.com/gun- ... ounds-722/

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#2 Post by GunnyMack » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:01 pm

I do like that varminter model myself! As for the other wood stocks- yuck- terrible lines through the action/forearm .
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#3 Post by wm » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:16 pm

I like the magazines. Slick little numbers, unlike anything else on the market right now.

The Simmons scope is alright but I could definitely imagine me upgrading that at some point if the rifle I bought warranted it. The bipod is nice.

If I still had the option of hunting the apple orchard I used to use for small game hunting, I could definitely imagine using this on the hill looking down.

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#4 Post by earlmck » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:36 pm

My first thought was that "I have never heard of Keystone rifles". Then I see they make the Cricket. I must have had my Cricket for 15 years or so... it's been the first gun for lotsa' g and gg kids around these parts. It's awfully nice to have a rifle sized right for a 7 - year old when you want to start 'em out.
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#5 Post by Ray » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:59 pm

earlmck wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:36 pm
My first thought was that "I have never heard of Keystone rifles". Then I see they make the Cricket. I must have had my Cricket for 15 years or so... it's been the first gun for lotsa' g and gg kids around these parts. It's awfully nice to have a rifle sized right for a 7 - year old when you want to start 'em out.

I have one of those tiny cricketts with the fiber optic sights.....a little awkward to cheek but it is quite the carpenter bee slayer with ratshot.
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#6 Post by fordwannabe » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:40 pm

I bought my first Cricket about 2 months ago. Well when O got it out of the box it seemed to small for me. So I took it to my son’s house and he will watch over it until my Grandson grows into it. I mean what kinda wacko would buy a 1 month old a rifle??? :roll: :lol:
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#7 Post by piller » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:03 am

My son had one of those Crickett rifles. After he was done with it, we gave it to a friend with young boys. It was surprisingly accurate. It was silent when using Colibri rounds.
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#8 Post by barbarossa » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:09 am

I would like to try one of their mini mosin rifles

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#9 Post by Bill in Oregon » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:51 pm

I see they also have the rights to the Chipmunks. Those were designed and first manufactured in the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon some years ago. Good little .22s.

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