Savage Introduces Rascal Minimalist Youth Rifles

These trainer guns in .22 LR have the same lines as their larger rimfire brethren

Savage has combined its popular youth-sized bolt action rimfire rifle, the Rascal, with the ultra-popular Minimalist rifle line, introduced last year, to create the Rascal Minimalist, a bold new youth rimfire.

The new Rascal Minimalist, in .22 LR, mirrors the eye-catching lines and laminate stock of the larger models in the Minimalist line yet retains the features and compact sizing that has made Rascal one of the most popular firearms for teaching kids marksmanship and safety skills.

“The laminate stock and bright color combinations of Rascal Minimalist make this a stylish rifle,” said Beth Shimanski, Director of Marketing for Savage. “And it demonstrates, again, Savage’s commitment to providing the very best tools to every shooter—even those who are just learning to shoot.”

New Savage Minimalist Rascal rifles.
New Savage Minimalist Rascal rifles. Savage Arms

The Rascal is built on the industry’s safest micro rimfire action. Like the rest of the Rascal family, the Rascal Minimalist is a single-shot rifle that cocks by lifting the bolt. It unloads just as easily, without the need to pull the trigger.

The design builds superior shooting skills thanks to full-size rifle features, including Savage’s user-adjustable AccuTrigger system and a threaded (1/2-28) barrel.

The new Rascal Minimalists will start shipping to dealers in August.

The new Savage Minimalist Rascal youth rifles (left) with two of the original Savage Minimalist rimfire rifles in .22 LR.
The new Savage Minimalist Rascal youth rifles (left) with two of the original Savage Minimalist rimfire rifles in .22 LR. Dustin Samplawski

Savage Rascal Minimalist FEATURES:

  • Reliable, single-shot action
  • Manual Safety
  • Unload without pulling the trigger
  • User-Adjustable AccuTrigger
  • Feed ramp
  • Modern aesthetics and ergonomics
  • ChevCore Laminate technology in Pink/Purple or Teal/Gray
  • 11.5″ Length-of-Pull
  • 16 1/8″ Carbon Steel Matte Black Barrel with 11 degree target crown
  • Threaded ½-28 with cap
  • Includes ear plugs and firearms lock
  • MSRP: $279