In the upcoming March 2014 issue of Rifle Firepower, author Dennis Adler test-fires two new rimfire offerings from Chiappa, the Little Badger and the Double Bader, both rimfire, break-action single-shots that should be a boon in the backwoods.

Adler writes, “The clever Little Badger from Chiappa makes toting a .22 or .22 Magnum single-shot survival rifle the easiest ever. It even comes in its own backpack! The choice of a single-shot over a semi-auto is one of convenience because the Little Badger folds in half, measures only 1.375 inches at its widest point and just 16.5 inches long when folded and weighs a mere 3.5 pounds. And even though it only chambers one round, it is available as a .22 Magnum, a far superior cartridge to a .22 LR when it comes to stopping power, velocity and accuracy.”

As for the Double Badger, an over/under, Adler writes, “The new Double Badger takes the M6 concept and combines a .22 LR (or .22 WMR) with a .410-gauge underbarrel to deliver a survival/field gun that can take small game whether on four paws or two wings.”

To learn more about both neat little rimfires, check out the March 2014 issue of Rifle Firepower, available on newsstands and digitally December 17, 2013. To subscribe, go to

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