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Author Topic: picked up my savage 220  (Read 639 times)

Offline yari

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picked up my savage 220
« on: April 24, 2020, 04:50:32 PM »
so I went to cabelas for 2 things. it took 1/2 hour in line to get in the store. only 75 people at a time. first, I needed some arrows I previous bought cut. long story short that took 45 minutes. they are seriously understaffed.

2nd, I have to pick up the savge 220. that was another line. I was lucky because I ordered online so I moved to the front of the 10 people wanting to by. I was #3 of the online orders. another 30 minutes to get to the gun counter. as i'm waiting I had a 1st time gun buyer wanting to pick my brain(it's small so it didn't take long-I might as well say it or mad would have --099-780) he was going to buy a mossberg 500 for protection, not hunting. it was a reasonable choice. when we in line i see the gun guy helping him bringing him a benelli. i comment that he really went up the quality and cost chain fast. the gun guy says to mind my own business. REALLY? he was a real tool. even the guy helping me rolled his eyes. i explained free speech, like the right to buy a gun are granted to us. then, he got really persnickity. the customer then said that i was helping him earlier and he wanted my input. that really sent the cabelas guy off. long story short, i helped him save a grand. he didn't need a benelli for self protection! it was going to lay under his bed. the customer wasn't confident guy and was going to get bulldozed to buying something he didn't need. I wasn't going to let that happen.

as for the savage 220. it will be a nice addition. em will enjoy shooting a bear with it and I can use it around here for deer. the scope is a Weaver and is mounted crooked. that's OK. i'll do a 'Bo low light' test to see how it performs. if i'm not impressed, I have a Leo that I will mount on it. I won't be sighting it in soon. I need to go to the cabin for that.

any input on Weaver would be appreciated. I always thought they were lower quality

here is something I found incredible. I didn't get charged for a background check. it must be built in to the cost. that really makes it a good price. I was expecting another $25.
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picked up my savage 220
« on: April 24, 2020, 04:50:32 PM »
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Re: picked up my savage 220
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2020, 05:16:20 PM »
when we sold guns we never charged for background check weaver scopes are good been around for ever
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Re: picked up my savage 220
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2020, 06:30:26 PM »
Glad you helped the new gun owner!
Do sales people get a commission in Cabella’s?
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Re: picked up my savage 220
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2020, 07:39:20 PM »
Glad you helped the new gun owner!
Do sales people get a commission in Cabella’s?
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I' not sure if they get commission, but he sure acted like he did
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Re: picked up my savage 220
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2020, 09:04:12 PM »
I tried the weaver vs the +30 year old Leo. all I can say is scopes have come a long way. I had no issues w/ the weaver at 100 yrds in what I would call 'last good light'. I will keep it and level it properly. I was very surprised at the light gathering. it's not a Tract, but very acceptable for a 200 yard shotgun

all is well except the box was missing the accutrigger adjustment tool. I got an email in to cabelas. I would think they will mail me one. looks good otherwise
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Re: picked up my savage 220
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2020, 09:36:52 PM »
In my lifetime I have never paid nor heard of anyone paying for a background check.  Transfers from private sales, yes, but never a background check.

I hate when I see "gun guys" working in stores trying to screw over new gun buyers.  I get that these guys are there to sell guns and make the store money buy taking advantage of the ignorance or a first time buyer is just wrong.

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Re: picked up my savage 220
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2020, 10:12:07 PM »
MI- the last 3 guns I bought I had to pay for them to run my background check. I just thought that was normal
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Re: picked up my savage 220
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2020, 12:05:02 AM »
All the guns that I have for the last 15 years I paid for background checks .  ##$%#1118
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Re: picked up my savage 220
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2020, 03:05:03 AM »
I should get mine in about a week or less.....will pick up the Blaser Stock today....its quickly becoming some time to put in some serious rangetime!!
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Re: picked up my savage 220
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2020, 05:56:41 AM »
Yari, thanks for helping out that first time buyer.  He was on the right track with his Mossberg thoughts, that salesperson needs to be taken on a little walk out behind the woodshed.

Around here I typically don't see the box stores charging for transfer fees, but the little shops typically charge 15-25 for it.

As for that "picking your brain" comment, all I can say is that I'm proud of you - first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem!
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Re: picked up my savage 220
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2020, 08:44:17 AM »
MI- the last 3 guns I bought I had to pay for them to run my background check. I just thought that was normal
In PA, if you buy 3 guns at the same time, you pay for 3 different background checks. Transfer fees run around $45 bucks here and that includes the background check.
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Re: picked up my savage 220
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2020, 07:16:15 AM »
Gut - Wonder why....my FFL will and can do up to 4 firearms per background check for only $10....but the BATF wants to track stocks....with the trigger in them...that is interesting.....I guess they are smarter folks at the BATF that you or I....or are they??

yes my Savage 220 should be in my hands this time next week!!!....

Yari - let us all know what ammo works best if your Savage either the 2 3/4 or the 3 inchers.....I have the 250 gn 2 3/4" from Hornady in ready to the trip(s) to the range.....
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Re: picked up my savage 220
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2020, 09:02:54 AM »
bo- my plan is for 2 3/4" for my daughter's bear hunt and 3" for my deer hunts here in the metro zone. her bear shot will be 20-30 yards. no need to beat her up w/ 3". i'll go w/ my buddies recommendations. he and his group shoot 7 different savage 220's all using the same ammo. if they work in mine, I won't stray. no sense trying to reinvent the wheel @--0--0117


as an aside. the brilliant DNR in WI is proposing antlerless only hunts in my county for 2020.  @--0--0135 @--0--0135they asked for input, so I set the questionnaire to everyone I knew and asked them to forward it. i'm not against shooting does, but i'm not going through all the effort if I can't shoot a buck. all the DNR is doing is trying to deter hunting. stupid IMO. I soured on the meat donation when they started complaining there MIGHT BE lead in the meat. I know it wasn't all of them, but I hate it when those that can't fend for themselves complain about a gift.
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« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2020, 11:22:56 AM »
Yari - Thanks for the good infomation....this is good.....in fact I had ordered another 25 rounds of the same ammo as I had order before, just waiting for it to arrive....some Hornady 20 gauge 250 gn 2.75" long and about 1800 fps....so we will see what happens at the range...will post them of course...

After sitttng back and putting the "bore sighted only" on it and looking at the shotgun, it is not like any shotgun that I own. I own Benelli's, Remington, Mossberg, Brownings, Rugers, and Winchesters shotguns and now a Savage 220 it is technically a shotgun but I am going to use it next year deer hunting....LOL....boy where did I go wrong at?


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« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2020, 02:05:11 PM »
Going to take the Savage 220 to the range this week and shoot the 3" Remington Accutips to see how they do indeed shoot better than the Hornady 2.75"...will let you guys know....Bo
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