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Author Topic: picked up my savage 220  (Read 673 times)

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Re: picked up my savage 220
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2020, 04:45:20 PM »
I heard the Hornady sst's group well
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Re: picked up my savage 220
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Re: picked up my savage 220
« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2020, 05:22:24 AM »
Going to take the Savage model 220 to the range today and try some different ammo. Going to try the 3" Remington Accutips, 2 guys who have this shotgun tells me that the Remington shots tighter groups than the 2.75" Hornady....we will see, and if they do will but another 25 round (5 boxes) tonight after I get back home....I'm interested in this experiment....
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Re: picked up my savage 220
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2020, 06:57:54 AM »
The 3" Remington Accutips work better in my Savage M220 Slug Gun than the Hornady's 2.75"...could not believe the difference...see targets in firearm section....
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Re: picked up my savage 220
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2020, 02:08:10 PM »
The 3" Remington Accutips work better in my Savage M220 Slug Gun than the Hornady's 2.75"...could not believe the difference...see targets in firearm section....

i saw. looked great.

what hornady's were you shooting? i heard hornady SST' worked well in 2 3/4"
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Re: picked up my savage 220
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2020, 02:53:02 PM »
The 3 inchers also fed better and smoother into the chamber, but ejecting them out of the chamber maybe harder than I thought it should be....maybe I'm not use to the mechanics of the Savage yet...I will take it to the range in a couple of weeks and check it out....will try and get it cleaned this weekend for sure....

Yes, it did shoot tighter groups than the Hornady's 2.75", maybe there are several types of Hornady's Slugs??, Since this is my first slug gun, I will go to school and learn all about the different ammo involved.....

All in all I am pleased with it....
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Re: picked up my savage 220
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2020, 05:09:42 PM »
yep, several different options by each manufacturer just like rifle slugs. the one common denominator is they charge a lot more than rifle cartridges. no idea why @--0--0117 @--0--0117
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Re: picked up my savage 220
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2020, 09:23:19 PM »
yep, several different options by each manufacturer just like rifle slugs. the one common denominator is they charge a lot more than rifle cartridges. no idea why @--0--0117 @--0--0117
More powder, more projectile, big primers, sabot sleeves, and not near as much quantity produced as for centerfire rifle, so it's a bit more costly to pay off that tooling investment.  And to some extent, because they can charge $25 for a box of 5 and it looks about the same size as that box of 20 centerfire rifle cartridges for similar money . . . 
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« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2020, 10:17:12 AM »
Mad - Yari - Thanks for the ideas and hints, yea most manufacturers do offer any array of slugs with different projectiles, I agree to try them (Hornady's 2 3/4" shells) again..but for now will stick with the Remington Accutips and Mad I did order 5 more boxes of them for $16 a box - Ouch!! yea, I did see them for $25 for 5 shells....
My order for roughly $105 includes shipping and hazmat fee....should be here in about 2 weeks or so.....

How do yawl clean the Savage 220 ?? I do have all the gear and equipment for the 20 gauge and spent a lot of time in the Garage (that is where I do all my gun cleaning at) trying different techniques....finally clean the Savage similar to a muzzle loader, seems to work fine and clean it until the patches came out clean...you could use them again, but I did not or will not reuse any patches....

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Re: picked up my savage 220
« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2020, 11:35:40 AM »
Bo, I've found when shooting sabot slugs through a rifled bore shotgun, there's not much cleanup to do.  A brass brush or bore snake (I love those) will quickly remove any plastic & powder residue, then I might (especially if I've been in a wet or humid environment) run a very lightly oiled patch through the bore.  Wipe down the outside, and put it away.  Takes about 2 minutes at the most.
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Re: picked up my savage 220
« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2020, 08:47:49 PM »
I haven't shot mine yet. I was planning to use my same shotgun cleaning gear. I have a push pole I use. it's like a giant sponge on a stick. it's super fast and works great
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Re: picked up my savage 220
« Reply #25 on: June 19, 2020, 09:30:52 PM »
I haven't shot mine yet. I was planning to use my same shotgun cleaning gear. I have a push pole I use. it's like a giant sponge on a stick. it's super fast and works great
I have used those in the past too Yari.  I do like them, but now that I have some bore snakes, they're the first thing I grab.  I have one for 12 ga, .223, and 9mm.  Need to get one for my .44's.  I do have to admit though that the .223 version is really tough to pull through that little bore.
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Re: picked up my savage 220
« Reply #26 on: June 19, 2020, 10:17:13 PM »
I haven't shot mine yet. I was planning to use my same shotgun cleaning gear. I have a push pole I use. it's like a giant sponge on a stick. it's super fast and works great
I have used those in the past too Yari.  I do like them, but now that I have some bore snakes, they're the first thing I grab.  I have one for 12 ga, .223, and 9mm.  Need to get one for my .44's.  I do have to admit though that the .223 version is really tough to pull through that little bore.

I have a bore snake for my .300. works great. didn't know they made them for shotguns
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