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Just picked up a little Chiappa Little Badger 22 magnum rifle

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by M60, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. M60

    M60 NES Member

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    I just picked up a Chiappa Little Badger, single shot, 22 magnum rifle, brand new in the box, for $ 90.00. Obviously you don't expect much for $ 90.00 but have I been surprised so far. The only thing that I don't like, is that the sights and scope base are plastic. That aside, this is a surprisingly well put together little rifle. Blue finish is good, as is the wood to metal fit. The trigger is the big surprise. If I didn't know better, I'd say it's one of the better match grade triggers I've ever used. It's a folder and comes with it's own pouch, that also has adjustable straps for carrying back pack style. These rifles are made in Italy. I added an old aimpoint red dot scope with quick release rings that I had laying around and it's good to go. I'm hoping it will be a good, grab it quick and nail a coyote gun. Range report to follow. My nephew has the same rifle in 22 long rifle. Using the plastic iron sights, he says his is pretty accurate, but has only used it at the 50yard line.
     
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  2. Al-Jim19

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    Where did you get one for $90? That’s one heck of a deal.
     
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    I've got one in .22lr and it's dead nuts accurate. I bought it for the novelty but it's been a nice surprise. Wood stock?
     
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    Ok where'd you get it for $90 ? That's half the price of the cheapest (new) one I've come across. I have the .22lr and it's one of my favorite rifles, go figure. That and the m1 carbine. Same sights I guess.
     
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    I got curious what this looks like, so I googled for it. Turns out they also make a Little Badger Deluxe Shotgun. It has a wood stock, and it is chambered for 9mm rimfire Flobert shot shells. I figured everyone on NES would want to know about this, since the demand for Flobert products is high here. :)
     
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    My nephew and I both got them at Shooters Supply in Westport, MA.. As of today he still has a least one of each. Yes, the price is crazy good. The regular price is $215.00.
     
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    Well that's how my nephew described it. Dead nuts accurate. I didn't want over state it in my first post. Yes, it has the wood stock.
     
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    The plastic sights don't seem to hamper the accuracy much and yes, the sights are very similar to M1 carbine sights for sure. My nephew is adding one of the good old Redfield Widefield, 3-9 scopes to his. I'm wondering what that will do in place of the plastic sights.
     
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    9mm rimfire! You're kidding right?
     
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    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI7iA0L9zCs


    Plastic does not mean bad. i have some plastic rails on some of my pellet guns. They are tough as and steel.
    New age plastics are pretty good.
    The sights on the badger are the same as on thier M1 22lr carbine my friend has one and hes had no problems yet.
    I have plastic match sights on a daisy 10m pellet gun have to be 30 years old now and holding up just fine.
     
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    I always found it interesting that some people question the quality of plastic sights when probably more than half of the handguns sold today have an entire frame made of plastic.
     
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    Nope, he isn't kidding. The 9mm Flobert is typically used for pest control.

    With all the interest in Flobert, we should start a group buy.

    Garden gun - Wikipedia
     
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    Yeah, but how long will plastic rails hold up to the recoil of a .22 or pellet gun? ;)
     
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    Yeah, but, you know, their plastic.
     
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    A question for those of you who have this little rifle. Is the trigger on yours stupid light?
     
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    100% longer than my plastic lower rail my bipod is attached to on my beater AR and thats 10 years old now.
     
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