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    WTB Savage Rascal .22

    Kia ora team.

    I am in the market for a Savage Rascal in .22, any colour will do (they are all equally bright!).

    Obviously it is not for me but rather my 3 keen young hunters. I have a few normal size .22's but even the 7 year old still can only shoot from the prone with a bipod consistently. Those with kids will know what I mean... It is bloody hard for the youngings to gain a correct posture yet alone eye relief with a standard or even a youth size rifle.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Bump.
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    Looked at a Stevens favourite, old single shot rifle but good for youngsters one on t/me now I think
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    Make one?

    This was just a $40 .22lr off trademe, cut it down and painted it purple with a floral pattern for my daughter...she's pretty handy with it (always under strict supervision of course).

    The aimpoint is way easier for kids to use as eye relief isn't critical like a scope.

    Kj
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    Thanks but very much set on the Rascal. I handled one a few weeks back and they are truly a small persons rifle! I was surprised how small all the vital parts were, it will work a dream.

    They are only $350 new but am trying my luck at a secondhand one first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kimjon View Post
    Make one?

    This was just a $40 .22lr off trademe, cut it down and painted it purple with a floral pattern for my daughter...she's pretty handy with it (always under strict supervision of course).

    The aimpoint is way easier for kids to use as eye relief isn't critical like a scope.

    Kj
    Nice set up.

    Because my kids are 3,5,7 reducing the overall length of the weapon be it barrel and stock is only one factor. the pistol grip is far t large for their hands to effectively maintain weapon control.

    The Savage Rascal really is a scaled down rifle in every aspect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shooter View Post
    Nice set up.

    Because my kids are 3,5,7 reducing the overall length of the weapon be it barrel and stock is only one factor. the pistol grip is far t large for their hands to effectively maintain weapon control.

    The Savage Rascal really is a scaled down rifle in every aspect.
    The rascal is very cool, essentially I copied the idea but on a lower budget. I cut a standard .22lr right down to legal length by cutting 6" of the stock and about 10" off the barrel.








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    But, I totally understand the want for a savage rascal, I just couldn't justify the $350...so I made the $40 version.

    Kj

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    @Shooter have you handled one of those Thompson Center kids rifles? Don't know what the model is called, but they are a wee break action hammer rifle made for tiny hands. They aren't brightly coloured, but I'm sure a rattle can or some plasti-dip would fix that if kid doesn't want it to look like ''dad's gun''

    Edit, found it they also come in a kids colours https://tcarms.com/media?search_mode...ry:firearm=234

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    I'm going to get one of those Rascals soon too, to teach my godson & grandson.
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    They are a good little rifle my daughter loves her one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    @Shooter have you handled one of those Thompson Center kids rifles? Don't know what the model is called, but they are a wee break action hammer rifle made for tiny hands. They aren't brightly coloured, but I'm sure a rattle can or some plasti-dip would fix that if kid doesn't want it to look like ''dad's gun''

    Edit, found it they also come in a kids colours https://tcarms.com/media?search_mode...ry:firearm=234
    Cheers for the info Tommy! But I think the introduction of a bolt early on provides skills of its own.
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    @KJ You have really done a good job! That was the road I was going to take before handling a "Rascal" a few weeks back...
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    WTB Savage Rascal .22

    I'm going down same lines , was looking at rascals ,but by time it's scoped I'm looking at $500 . Unless one comes up trade me . I'm thinking the bidding going to be interesting to say the least . May have to make one yet . Daughters BIrthday 21 sep . Might have to get shit together
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    One of the main advantages of the rascal, apart from proportion, is that it cocks on lifting the bolt.
    So it functions the same as the full size rifles the young shooter will eventually transition on to. Not a deal breaker, but saves having to re develop technique and muscle memory from say an old single shot Lithgow.
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    Looks like I got one just in time then
    Second hand market is goin to be busy by the looks.

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