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#2968911 - 10/04/12 04:47 PM Savage bolt action 20 gauge
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Anybody ever tried it?
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#2969241 - 10/04/12 09:10 PM Re: Savage bolt action 20 gauge [Re: Great White Stalker]
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Huh?
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#2969255 - 10/04/12 09:16 PM Re: Savage bolt action 20 gauge [Re: Rockhound]
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my little brother has one and a Leupold scope with dots to match the gun and I have seen him make hits at 200 yards with it,,but that is with a rangefinder and off a rest.only thing I didnt like was the magazines,they work but a little rough loading,,gun will shoot though no doubt.

zeroed right I am sure it will kill deer at 150 easy,,
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#2969276 - 10/04/12 09:27 PM Re: Savage bolt action 20 gauge [Re: mr.big]
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Do you know what load he was using? Does the gun hold 1 in the chamber and 2 in the magazine?
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#2969291 - 10/04/12 09:36 PM Re: Savage bolt action 20 gauge [Re: Great White Stalker]
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there are some hulls he shot in my driveway but I dont remember without looking,,and if you load the barrel first and then 2 in the magazine after you close the bolt on a round it will hold 2+1
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#2969575 - 10/05/12 08:09 AM Re: Savage bolt action 20 gauge [Re: mr.big]
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I assume you are talking about the savage 220 slug gun. Savage has made numerous bolt action shotguns over the years which is what makes the title confusing.

The savage 220 is said to be a very acurate 20 ga slug gun. Randy Wakeman got 3.5 inch groups at 200 yds. If I was living in a slug gun only state, I would definately own one.

http://randywakeman.com/Savage220FRifleoftheYear.htm

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#2969728 - 10/05/12 10:16 AM Re: Savage bolt action 20 gauge [Re: JimFromTN]
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 Originally Posted By: JimFromTN
If I was living in a slug gun only state, I would definately own one.
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#2969989 - 10/05/12 02:35 PM Re: Savage bolt action 20 gauge [Re: Andy S.]
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Yes that is the one. Thanks everybody, this really helps. Now what ammo/scope would you use for it?
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#2970320 - 10/05/12 08:28 PM Re: Savage bolt action 20 gauge [Re: Andy S.]
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 Originally Posted By: Andy S.
 Originally Posted By: JimFromTN
If I was living in a slug gun only state, I would definately own one.
x2

x3. I hunt corp land once or twice a year so I didn't want to spend the money on one and bought a Mossberg 500 .20 gauge. Got it on paper with open sites and killed one the next day @ around 75 yards. Honestly I was surprised. I shoot a Winchester sabot but don't recall the exact one. They were 15 or 20 in a box for about $10 if I recall. I have some Horanday's (again if I remember correct) that are expensive. The Winchesters shot so well and put a big hole in that deer so I'll never use the Hornadys.
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#2971444 - 10/06/12 10:23 PM Re: Savage bolt action 20 gauge [Re: Gravey]
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little bro is in Illinois on the Juvy hunt,,he said his daughter had a 120 class deer at 125 yards and the shotgun misfired,,not sure if ammo or gun related,,but he is sick,,

Edited by mr.big (10/06/12 10:24 PM)
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#2972843 - 10/08/12 11:45 AM Re: Savage bolt action 20 gauge [Re: mr.big]
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Say it isn't so Mr. Big!!!
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#2973084 - 10/08/12 03:21 PM Re: Savage bolt action 20 gauge [Re: Great White Stalker]
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There's one On GOC now I think....
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#2973161 - 10/08/12 04:17 PM Re: Savage bolt action 20 gauge [Re: mr.big]
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Actually, maybe I wouldn't buy one. Google savage 220 misfires. Yikes.
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#2973270 - 10/08/12 05:21 PM Re: Savage bolt action 20 gauge [Re: Great White Stalker]
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 Originally Posted By: Great White Stalker
Say it isn't so Mr. Big!!!


it is so,,he said that it misfired 5 times in two days on three different deer,,she finally killed a 100 class 8 pointer with the last shell he had.
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#2973588 - 10/08/12 08:54 PM Re: Savage bolt action 20 gauge [Re: mr.big]
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ive got the 12 ga and love it.very accurate
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#2978316 - 10/12/12 06:47 AM Re: Savage bolt action 20 gauge [Re: turk870]
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Well maybe I should just bite the bullet and pay a couple hundred extra and get the encore pro hunter 20 ga?
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#2979524 - 10/13/12 04:08 AM Re: Savage bolt action 20 gauge [Re: Great White Stalker]
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1 of the hottest sellers down here is NEF Handi Rifle with a 20 slug barrel topped with a scope. Wicked.
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#2980399 - 10/13/12 09:57 PM Re: Savage bolt action 20 gauge [Re: 10 POINT]
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I had the 12 gauge version of it. Never had a problem other than I didn't realize you could shoot shells other than 3" mags in them \:\)

I set mine for 1" high at 100 and killed two deer with mine at about 130 and 150 yards respectively. It knocked one completely off its feet and it never got up. The problem was the gun was light and the kick was brutal with those 3" shells. I imagine 2 3/4 might be a tad easier. I sold mine to someone here off the classifieds several years ago...and wish I had never sold it.

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#2980416 - 10/13/12 10:16 PM Re: Savage bolt action 20 gauge [Re: Crow Terminator]
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