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Author Topic: Savage 220 Shotgun  (Read 5570 times)

Offline BoBallistic

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Re: Savage 220 Shotgun
« Reply #60 on: June 20, 2020, 06:13:04 AM »
Yari - As far as the shell ejection, the Remington is longer obviously than the Hornady. But that 1/4" does make a difference in ejecting a shell? Maybe it that I'm not paid attention before to it, but I was finding myself at the range, pulling it back farther and it then ejected just fine....it is smoother to feed into the chamber from the magazine more than the 2.75" but the ejection of the 2.75" felt normal to me...just my opinion....

You cannot argue with the results, can you....Will adjust the trigger down to between 2.5 and 3.0 lbs pull today and clean the Savage yesterday after pull out all my 12 and 20 gauge cleaning supplies and taking them out to the garage. Started off by using the 20 gauge swab and soaking it in Butch's bore shine....clean and clean it until the patches came out clear and clean.....What I did was to clean the barrel just like I do with the muzzle loader, from the breach to the action to make sure it was dry and clean....took some paper towels (the select a size) and cut them into 8 sections and folder them and push them down the barrel....

will change all of my cleaning methods just for the Savage 220 if I have too....the range will tell me that, but for now, I got a feeling I will clean my Savage 220 just like I clean a muzzle loader? Am I wrong in thinking this way ??

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Re: Savage 220 Shotgun
« Reply #60 on: June 20, 2020, 06:13:04 AM »
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Re: Savage 220 Shotgun
« Reply #61 on: June 20, 2020, 07:30:58 AM »
if it works, why change it bo?
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Re: Savage 220 Shotgun
« Reply #62 on: June 20, 2020, 07:35:02 AM »
Yari - I agree, just need to find a solvent (besides Butches Bore Shine) and will clean the plastic out as well....any recommendations from you or anybody else?
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Re: Savage 220 Shotgun
« Reply #63 on: June 20, 2020, 07:40:37 AM »
Bo, I don't use any solvent at all in my rifles slug barrels as long as I'm only shooting fully sleeved sabots.  A brass brush or boresnake does the job on the plastic film left behind.
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Re: Savage 220 Shotgun
« Reply #64 on: June 20, 2020, 07:45:12 AM »
Mad - OK thanks for the tip and the advice....hum....I do own a bore snake.....no solvent....humm....
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Re: Savage 220 Shotgun
« Reply #65 on: June 20, 2020, 11:35:46 AM »
A 20 gauge bore snake is a lot cheaper than another .308 Bo - and takes up less space! 
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Re: Savage 220 Shotgun
« Reply #66 on: June 21, 2020, 11:11:14 AM »
Yari - Mad  -  I'm still in the learning phase of this slug gun....don't know if I have found the right solvent or cleaning methods....

Mad - It interesting that you said that you don't use any solvent because of the full sleeved sabots ?? I can see why you say that, maybe I will try try it that way before the summer is over....

Yari - I don't know if my cleaning methods are viable or not, it is way to early to tell if they work or not.....between you and Mad - I should start shooting the Slug gun more often....should be fun to shoot....

Forgot to post the latest target (6-17) here for the Savag 220....so here it is.....
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Re: Savage 220 Shotgun
« Reply #67 on: June 22, 2020, 02:54:18 PM »
The other Remington Ammo just arrive so now I have 40 rounds of 20 gauge slug ammo of the Remington Barnes Accutips, the 260 gn bullet will go at 1900 FPS.....
After reviewing the target the other night went ahead an ordered another 25 rounds - ouch....slugs are not cheap....

 
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Re: Savage 220 Shotgun
« Reply #68 on: June 23, 2020, 05:30:24 PM »
 @--0--0134  to my world for many years all we could hunt with in the southern tier of new York deer was slug guns
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Re: Savage 220 Shotgun
« Reply #69 on: June 27, 2020, 02:59:00 PM »
The 3" Remington Accutips are diffidently the rounds to use in this (mine and a couple others that use them on Fort Campbell, KY during the deer hunting season) in the Slug Gun....but the darn thing does kick pretty good.....

But here are the results from 6-25-2020 this time at 100 yards.....

I did adjust the scope about 6 click to the right after shooting 4 rounds....

The 3" rounds feed into the slug gun pretty good and easy, but after you have fired on and trying to get it out, you got to pull the bolt completely all the way back to eject...seems like the wax/plastic off the shells make it hard/difficult to eject in a smooth manor....the 2 3/4" are much smoother but accuracy is what I'm after so I will worked on my own technique for ejecting the 3" shells...may try some different 2 3/4" ammo.....
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Re: Savage 220 Shotgun
« Reply #70 on: June 27, 2020, 04:49:26 PM »
that really makes slug guns a real tool. back in my day, 25 years ago, my A5 was very accurate. I could hit a pie plate at 100 yards w/ open sights. that was w/ a skeet barrel and no rifling. I'm looking forward to using mine. I need to get my plots in first. I will then have time to play w/ it. after 10 hours on my JD, I really don't feel like shooting
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Re: Savage 220 Shotgun
« Reply #71 on: August 08, 2020, 03:38:21 PM »
I finally shot my savage 220. first shot was 1" low and right down the pipe. I only took 5 shots w/ old ammo, just to get it close and get the feel of the trigger. overall I was impressed

here are my impression. some agree w/ bo and others don't:

1) there is a lot of play  before you get to the actual trigger pull. once there, it is crisp
2) I thought the recoil was minimal. I may be bias because I normally shoot a .300 win mag
3) the bolt is stiff. you do need to go after it w/ authority
4) it took longer than normal to clean the barrel. I have a bore snake on my shopping list

more to come. it was 75 degree dewpoints here today and 80 degrees. not great conditions. i'll shoot the horandy's next w/ emily
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Re: Savage 220 Shotgun
« Reply #72 on: August 08, 2020, 03:40:02 PM »
Yari, what kind of ammo were you shooting? 
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Re: Savage 220 Shotgun
« Reply #73 on: August 08, 2020, 03:47:23 PM »
 @--0--0134  to shooting a shotgun with slugs the trigger is very hard to pull have done that for years before we could use rifle here in new york  for deer
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Re: Savage 220 Shotgun
« Reply #74 on: August 08, 2020, 03:56:24 PM »
wow, didn't think anyone was on TH. must be humid everywhere.

mad- I just used remington slugger ammo. it's many years old. I was happy though. I was only at 25 yards, but all shots were 1 1/2x a golfball. they still sell it for $5 a box of 5. I doubt it would hold up at 100 yards

dave- I adjusted the trigger to the lowest setting. the pull is light. savage just makes the accu-trigger so you have to pull the 1st trigger back to the second before you can engage. once at the that point, it's great
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