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Old 08-16-2013, 07:52 AM
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They're slowing making their way up north, and $100 cheaper than the savage 42 while being made of wood & steel. Wondering if any of you guys have had a chance to have a look at them, see if they're worth checking out.
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I haven't but wish it had a hammer like the mod 24 or 42. Nice looking other than that. Like the fact ithas the 22 on top.
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:10 PM
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I haven't but wish it had a hammer like the mod 24 or 42.
Yea, that's one thing I don't like either. But it does have double triggers which I like(I think)
Old 08-18-2013, 12:18 PM
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.22 Mag/.410 is nearly as Tasty/Tempting as the .22Lr/.410, But I really NEED the Little Badger, in .22Lr!! I am thinking in tempting Fate and Ordering one without Notifying the Wife Unit!!!! EeeeK!
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If they had just added a 410 to the bottom of the little badger it would have been great. Folding, hammer, and 2 different rounds, all the things i was looking for,
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just bought the double badger 22lr/410. function flawless, shoots both barrels poa at 10 yards...22 is dead on, shooting the clothespins off the targets at 50'. havent spent alot of rounds thru it yet. really like the size and weight. i put a rifle buttstock shellholder on for the 410 shells and a paracord sling. also picked up a "catch-22" bullet carrier for 50 22lr. neat little combo rifle. the savage just seems cheap, and its $450. I paid $349 for the chiappa.
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Picked up a DB in 22mag/410. Shot it a few times last weekend, but didn't really get to put it through its paces. Was at the range and forgot my spotting scope. Will try to do some more shooting tomorrow. Haven't shot the 410 yet. My take is that it is a solid rifle. I actually went to the LGS to buy the Little Badger in 22mag. When I asked to see the "Chiappa Badger", he picked the DB off the rack. I had no idea they had one. I put it up to my shoulder and the sights lined right up. It has Williams sights. An adjustable ghost ring on the rear. The receiver and piece that holds the barrels are machined from solid steel.

Already looking at mods for it. When folded, the trigger guard fits into a slot cut in the forearm. I will cut that slot out completely and put a thin piece of rubber on the bottom of the 410 barrel. The rifle will fold a little more compactly. It comes with sling swivels, but they are only 3/4" wide and "fixed". I got some $2.99 screw in Uncle Mike's studs. I will then be able to use a detachable sling. The one on the front also holds the forearm on. It has an M4 x .7 thread, so I picked up a screw to put in its place.

I'll get a butt pouch and will figure out a way to make the butt plate removable so I can drill the stock for other items.

I really like the size, weight and configuration of this rifle.
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I just got mine today so I haven't had a chance to shoot it at all let alone put it through the paces, but it looks like it is well built.

Really my only complaint is the front sight. It is not very precise looking to me. I would prefer a thinner front sight. I may work on that sometime.

If you look around on the net some people will complain about a burr in the .22 barrel. They are unable to get a .22 cartridge in. I had that happen to mine. I was initially upset at first, but I knew I could fix it. It took all of about 5 minutes. After looking at it though I do not think it is a fault with the gun per se. I think it is the user. That burr looks like a firing pin strike. IMO the firing pin was dropped without a cartridge being in there and that damaged the barrel a little bit. Am I 100% certain? Of course not, but the spot looks like it matches the firing pin dimensionally, it is right where a rim of a .22 would be, and it is where it looks like the firing pin would drop. My advice is to not dry fire the .22 barrel.

I can't wait to take mine out.
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Exactly. Mine had a burr from dry firing. Roto tool and a stone cleaned it up. Dont dry fire a rimfire!
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I finally shot it today at 25 yards. It shot very nicely. I would like a little finer front sight for more accurate shots, but I was getting decent groups. Boy howdy are those triggers stiff. The .22 was 7 1/2 lbs, and the shotgun was over 8 (My gauge stops at 8). I would like them to be around 4.
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Nice looking thing! I had a Savage VA-24 in .222/20 that SHOULD have been a good thing but wasn't. Fairly sure it was an individual weapon issue rather than an across-the-range thing.

Why oh why didn't they offer a 20ga option?
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I have a little badger...never fired it yet though. Everyone that looks at it thinks it is neat!

I finally ordered a double badger. $320 from the LGS. I'm happy with that price. I've never seen one first hand or held one or anything, but I think they are cool guns.

I also bought a bunch of .410 ammo
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