Savage Arms Introduces New Laminate Stocks For Minimalist Rascal Rifles

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Savage Arms has introduced two new laminate stock options in bright, two-tone color schemes for their Rascal rimfire rifles. The new Rascal rifles stocks come in either pink and purple or teal and grey. The new stocks are based on Savage’s Minimalist concept, which is also featured on several other of their rimfire rifles while retaining the smaller size of the Rascal profile. According to the product page on Savage Arms’ website, the Minimalist Rascal rifles weigh 3.5 pounds compared to the standard Rascal’s 2.7 pounds.

Savage Arms’ press release follows:

Westfield, Massachusetts – July 30, 2020 – Savage Arms has taken the quintessential introductory rimfire in another bold direction. The new Rascal Minimalist mirrors the stylish lines and laminate stock of its bigger brother, Minimalist, yet retains the features and compact sizing that has made Rascal America’s favorite firearm 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.”

Savage’s Rascal is built on the industry’s safest micro rimfire action. Like the rest of the Rascal family, 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.

These new Rascals will start shipping this August. Visit your local Savage dealer and place your order today. Find your local Savage dealer at


  • 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

Part No. / Description / MSRP

13797 / RASCAL MINIMALIST (PURPLE/PINK) 22 S/L/LR 16.125-inch barrel / $279

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You can check out Savage Arms’ website HERE for their entire product lineup, or you can go to the Minimalist Series webpage HERE to view these two rifles and the rest in that series. Check HERE for the Rascal Series of rifles. Feel free to check out Savage Arms’ Instagram and Facebook pages if you wish to follow them on social media. TFB’s Mike R. was able to review one of the Rascal rifles a couple years ago.

What do you think about the new laminate, minimalist stock options Savage Rascal rifles? Do you already have a Savage Rascal? Let us know how your (or your youngin’s) experience has been with it in the comments section.

Doug E
Doug E

Doug has been a firearms enthusiast since age 16 after getting to shoot with a friend. Since then he's taken many others out to the range for their first time. He is a husband, father, grandfather, police officer, outdoorsman, artist and a student of history. Doug has been a TFB reader from the start and is happy to be a contributor of content. Doug can be reached at battleshipgrey61 AT, or battleshipgrey61 on Instagram.

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