Got a Savage Rascal for the Kids

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Got a Savage Rascal for the Kids

Postby FarmallB » Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:23 pm

Well, black Friday I bought a Savage Rascal .22 for the kids. It is a youth size rifle, single shot, bolt action, and seems perfect for kids. I did some review on line and it seems like a well made and easy to operate rifle. Beings it was black friday, I got it for 79.99 at Dick's Sporting goods. ($50 gift card mail in rebate for the $129 price tag).

I've just cleaned it so far and will probably give it to my boys for Christmas. My boys are now 7 and 10 yrs old. We went to the family land shooting two weeks ago and they seem to both enjoy shooting the bb guns and the .22s. So it was a good excuse to get a youth sized rifle. I've always wanted one.

Now I'm trying to think of ways to make a foldable stock for it. So far I've snooped around a little online but no ideas yet.
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Re: Got a Savage Rascal for the Kids

Postby Flowmaster » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:23 am

Those guns look like a lot of fun and they're very lightweight.

The front sight is plastic and may break. We had a pink Savage Rascal at the gun show that got bumped around a few times getting packed up and going from one gun show to the next. The front sight broke where the screw goes through it.

If you did a folding stock, it may be too short to be legal and may put it in SBR (short barreled rifle) territory. I just looked up the Savage Rsacal and its 31 1/2 inches overall length and needs to be at least 26 inches to be legal. You could still do a folding stock, just don't take too much off the buttstock. Somebody online must make or sell hinges designed for people to do their own folding stock projects.
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Re: Got a Savage Rascal for the Kids

Postby adam01364 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:33 pm

Flowmaster wrote:If you did a folding stock, it may be too short to be legal and may put it in SBR (short barreled rifle) territory. I just looked up the Savage Rsacal and its 31 1/2 inches overall length and needs to be at least 26 inches to be legal. You could still do a folding stock, just don't take too much off the buttstock.

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Re: Got a Savage Rascal for the Kids

Postby Erich » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:19 pm

I like mine a good bit. Had an adult-sized stock made up for it, and use it as a take-down pack/back-of-the-truck rifle. With that Accu-Trigger, it shoots way better than it has any right to do. 8-) And I mounted a Burris FastFire II on it . . . it's just a blast to shoot.

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Good choice for your kids - accurate and easy to shoot guns make people want to keep at it! :)
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Re: Got a Savage Rascal for the Kids

Postby FarmallB » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:55 pm

Erich, that is nice.

Well, the boys have shot the rifle a few times and will easily shoot though a box of 50 like that. They are really enjoying it. It's pretty accurate out of the box, but I have'nt been able to sit down and take time to really site it in.

I made a walnut box for it that is perfect size. I'm also thinking of making my own stock for it with walnut or maple. The plastic stock is great but I'm a sucker for wood and guns that don't look so modern.
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Re: Got a Savage Rascal for the Kids

Postby Flowmaster » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:40 am

Erich, now that is cool.
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Re: Got a Savage Rascal for the Kids

Postby FarmallB » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:08 am

What material is that stock made out of? Does it still use the factory Allen-head bolts to hold the stock on?
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Re: Got a Savage Rascal for the Kids

Postby FergusonTO35 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:21 pm

My understanding is that ATF considers the overall length to be with the folding stock fully extended. I've always been a fan of simple firearms that work well, it wouldn't be any special trick to make a larger centerfire version. A medium pressure cartridge like .30-30, .44 Magnum, or .45-70 would be totally doable and retail under $200.00. My best friend had a Western Auto bolt action single shot .410 shotgun when he was a kid, it was a good shooter.
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Re: Got a Savage Rascal for the Kids

Postby FarmallB » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:25 pm

Well, we still love the savage rascal. I'm on a kick to make a wooden stock for it. I'll probably make its profile pretty close to what the factory has provided. I'm a cabinet maker professionally so I have easy access to all the tools for the job. Now I just have to find the time.
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Re: Got a Savage Rascal for the Kids

Postby FergusonTO35 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:32 pm

I bet you could sell a bunch of adult size stocks for that rifle, also the Cricket. I wouldn't mind keeping one loaded with subsonics in my tool box for popping moles in the back yard.
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