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Takedown .22 bolt/single rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by student, Aug 20, 2004.

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  1. student

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    I would like a short-ish takedown (ie. easily made into 2 short pieces and put back together in good working order) .22 LR rifle that is bolt action or single shot. Even something like a Cricket in size would be OK. Also I don't want to spend a fortune. Does such a beast exist? The idea is to have a backpacking rifle that can be used to take small game. Already have a 22/45 5.5"? stainless bull barrel .22 pistol, but this is rather loud even with CB shorts and the short sight radius limits accuracy a bit. I may also want to leave this at a retreat/vacation residence in the country to take care of smal to largish pests.
     
  2. Brian Williams

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    Try a Rossi 22/410 combo, like the NEF Handi rifle. It is a break open like a single shot shotgun
     
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    For the money, I have to agree with the Rossi idea.

    If you're only interested in a .22, then go with the Marlin 70. They make a quality product. I'd advise you to stay away from the Charter Arms/Henry takedown 'survival' AR-7 style rifles from a reliability standpoint. I've heard and seen too much worng with those.

    As for me, I have a Browning .22lr auto that takes down to a handy packable size, but they're pricier than what you seem to want to pay.

    Regards,
    Rabbit.
     
  6. MatthewVanitas

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    If you like the Chipmunk and Cricket mini-rifles, check this one out. Have not shot, but many reviews indicate this is a step above the other child rifles:

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    Savage Cub website

    Single shot, aperture sight, 16" bbl, 3.3 pounds, $150.

    If you want a _really_ compact boltrifle. Plus the price is right. I've been tempted to buy a mini-bolt for years. Partly for kicks, partly for teaching skittish new shooters. For what it's worth... -MV
     
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