New folding .22 rifle.

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  1. ezra45

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    Pretty neat. Looks kinda like a stripped down M6.
     
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    Talk about ultra light. Looks like its fun, but not sure I would want to trust something that ultra light with my survival.
     
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    Now that is neat.

    I would love to get one of these for backpacking. Have you heard any word on how they shoot, or how durable they are? Price?

    Thanks
     
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    Rear sight looks better than M6... Don't know about the rest. Better trigger maybe or at least a conventional style. Reminds me a bit of the old Bronco mixed with a Galef...

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    I'm curious who designed the picatinny rails where the handgrip would be.
    It seems a bit on the UN-comfy side.
     
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    Dude thanks for The heads up on a sweet rifle, I will hafto get one.

    I love my m6 but it's allmost a collectors item.

    I wonder about ther price, if they are sub $300 this would be a no brainer
     
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    Looks similar to the old Bronco which came in .22LR and 22 magnum. I had a buddy who owned one. I rode in his car many times and until he pointed it out. Never noticed it stowed in the visor!
     
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    I'm guessing the logic was to allow a person to add a picatinny compatible pistol grip.
     
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    Cheap and Lightweight

    Thanks for the find! I've been debating on what small rifle to get for backpacking/small game hunting recently, I'd love to have the M6 but, well scarce and expensive doesn't suit my needs right now, been considering the AR-7 mostly because its semi-auto, but the Badger rifle looks pretty promising.....Here is what I found.... Weight 3.5lbs Retail price $169!!!!!! I need one of these!


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=y7coIB6e8Vw
     
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    Thanks Sheriff,
    At $169, unless it is a real POPoop, it would be quite a buy!

    ezra
     
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    S&W is also bringing back the high quality model 41 .22 pistol...

    Regards,

    ezra
     
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    That was my thought as well......
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    Now if they would just make one with a .22/.410 combo.
     
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    I'd rather have it than nothing at all.
     
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    At $169 I could see several badgers in my future
     
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    Interesting. I do not like the way it folds though, seems they need to get it to fold closer somehow, maybe an inlet for the trigger group. Looks "clunky" and just not right in the folded position for me.
     
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    I agree, it could fold better BUT it does fold and would fit in a pack. The rails don't look very comfortable either. I bet some rail covers could be found to be put on to make it better.
     
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    Yeah, if it had a removable pin like the m6 scout so as to take it apart it would be better.
     
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    LITTLE BADGER Single Shot rifle cal. .22LR

    Item Number: 500-092

    Single barrel foldable rifle, extremely light for the most comfortable carry. Folds to 16.5" total length. Adjustable rear sight. Available accessories: nylon carry-bag, special cartridge holder.
     
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    One of the videos that I just saw said that it comes with a vertical pistol grip for the front rail that has a quick detach for folding.
     
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    For the same weight of 3.5 pounds I think I prefer the AR-7
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    I would too if they ever made one that works ALL the time. I have had three in 32 years and they all jammed consistently.

    Regards,

    ezra
     
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    A big +1 for wishing it came in .22/.410. That would make it great for sticking in the car or boat. I have one of the .410 Broncos and it makes me wish I had bought a few of the combo guns back when they were $99.00.
     
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    I wonder who does there designs. There stuff is ugly.
     
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    Little strange and too "Tacticool" for me.
     
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    Were any of them Henrys? I have heard only good things about Henry's version of this rifle. GREAT customer service too.
    The AR-7 horror stories I've heard usually involve Survival Arms or Charter Arms versions.
    The original Armalites are probably the best though rare.
     
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    The last one was a Henry. Tried 5 different magazines, gave up. Took it back to the store, lost $75, but got a great condition , second 10/22 from the early 70's. Never jams at all, but won't float...:3:

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    Missed the Double Badger; looks quite useful...

    Thanks!

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    Scary . . . looks like an assault rifle to me!!

    Seriously, that looks very cool!
     
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    Folding stock, picatinny rail... according to some congress critters, you would be correct...

    I think I even saw one of those with high capacity magazines...

    It was sitting on a couple Backwoodsmans and a Sports Illustrated Swim Suit issue!! :4:
     
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    Yeah saw the link in youtube for the double badger and had to click it.
    .410 and 22LR or 22 Mag...
    He says MSRP is $349 on it.
    Double triggers and it looks like ghost ring fiber optic sites and tapped for scope.
    It folds like the single but has wood stock so probably weighs a bit more.

    [video=youtube;qNDro5Y1xEg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNDro5Y1xEg[/video]

    That may be one I have to look into. Drill the butt stock for some kit and ammo...
    If it's accurate with 22 Mags would let you hunt most everything reasonable too.
     
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    Badger double

    they have a double Badger .22 or .22 magnum over 410 wood stock as well
     
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    I wish Chiappa's RC92 rifle in 22LR was available in the US market, much prefer the more traditional wood stock.

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    I'll have half a dozen of the little 22s and 22mags. I want 3 of each.
     
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    I may just have to pick one of them up, want a combo gun that is reasonably priced,but don't want the new hunk of plastic savage came out with.
     
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    it looks like it would work but for 169 i can get something thats only a little heavier and i can take apart

    ill make final judgement once i can feel it at a store
     
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    Rear sight looks better than M6... Don't know about the rest. Better trigger maybe or at least a conventional style. Reminds me a bit of the old Bronco mixed with a Galef...

    Regards,

    ezra

    Didn't think anybody else ever heard of a Galef!!! Was my fist gun back in 8th grade 43.00 3" chamber downed a ton of birds with that gun and still have it in the cabinet, use it for tree rats sometines, clocks in at a whopping 6.25 pounds!!!!! Can't find 'em like that anymore! Blew the doors of the "topper"
     
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    Double Badger not a bad looking little piece, wish they weren't illegal here in the Demokratik Peoples Republik of Hawaii.

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    Illegal? How is that?


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    Yeah, that double is not too bad looking. Glad someone is making something like this again. The barrel band looks too big, plastic-y, and out of place, needs more refined, classic lines. Not sure about the trigger/hand guard. Is that a functioning lever to break the action open or just a hand guard? Also, a takedown pin would be better, I think. The folded up position looks awkward to carry/store.
     
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    The rear sight on the Badger is the same one as on their M1 Carbine clone.

    I handled one at SHOT and it was absolute crap. Die cast, loose adjustments, and very cheap.
     
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    did you handle the double badger also? if so how bad was it?
     
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    Not illegal to own just illegal to hunt with. No combination-rifles allowed in hunting area during gamebird season, 410 and 22LR chambered rifles illegal to hunt mammals with here. We have no small game mammals in the islands. Don't get caught in the field with a combination-gun especially a 410/22.
     
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    This was last year, and I handled the M1 Carbine clone.

    Sorry for the confusion.

    The Double Badger looks like a neat gun, but based on the quality of some of their stuff I'd want to see it in person before I bought one.
     

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