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    Chiappa little badger

    Hey guys anyone shot one of these? Have a trip to a bach on maori land near havelock,sounds , and want to take a pack .22 for the odd possum and rabbits that hang aroind on the lawn
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    grossly overpriced for what you get, i was considering a chiapa lever action 22lr till i found out it was a cast zinc receiver.
    get a marlin papoose or a 10/22 takedown. wouldnt touch the henry takedown either, looks real nasty

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    Yup. Went bang and was reasonably accurate at 25m for what the sights are.

    Edit: And yes, you're not getting much for the money. As above, a papoose or a 10/22TD. I think it could be a goer to modify a savage rascal too. They are so little and light. Take the action out of the stock and fab up something else lightish and perhaps foldable, but with a little more length than the standard item (made for kiddies)? No mag well to worry about either, just a folded bit of aluminium or something
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    I've got one, very happy with it. Way quicker to deploy than the Marlin papoose, Ruger 10/22 takedown or Ar7 I had. Downside is its only a single shot, but then again you should only need one shot, right? :-?
    Trigger was very good right out of the box, miles ahead of any of the above mentioned take down rifles. I use mine with a Bushnell TRS25 red dot, and run a compact suppressor. Removed the bottom rail off the receiver so that it folds down a little more than standard. Accuracy is good using the red dot, not sure how it would shoot using the open sights, they're very cheap looking and don't inspire confidence.
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    Yep I've got one and would agree with Rugers comments above. They are tiny little things but everyone who has a go with it loves it, its great for kids and ladies as they can handle it easily.

    It's quite accurate with the compact scope I have on it, I never bothered with the open sights as they do look like junk, the rest of the rifle seems well made. Beware that the thread is not the standard 1/20 that most 22's have so you might need a new suppressor too.

    I've owned a papoose and Browning take down and think the Chiappa is way more fun and practical. I wouldn't use it as a main 22 but for a pack gun it's the best
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    Awesome replies! Cheers guys.
    Its only going to be used for messing around with, will try wait to see if a 2nd hand comes up

 

 

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