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I have a newly purchased Savage 220f.

 
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:12 AM
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I have a newly purchased Savage 220f.

My first impression of the gun is that I like it. The camo stock is nice, length is just right for me (I'm 6'4), the gun balances nicely, and its fairly light. I put an EGW base on it and an old camo nikon buckmaster 3x9x40 I've had for a few years now on it as well. This seems like a nice match. The only thing I've noticed that I don't like is when cycling the bolt it sounds pretty rough riding the rails. I put some bolt lube on it but it still seems rough. Hope it comes out of that. This is my first Savage so I'm not sure what to expect. I will post more when I actually get to the range with it.

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Old 09-20-2011, 06:34 PM
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My first impression of the gun is that I like it. The camo stock is nice, length is just right for me (I'm 6'4), the gun balances nicely, and its fairly light. I put an EGW base on it and an old camo nikon buckmaster 3x9x40 I've had for a few years now on it as well. This seems like a nice match. The only thing I've noticed that I don't like is when cycling the bolt it sounds pretty rough riding the rails. I put some bolt lube on it but it still seems rough. Hope it comes out of that. This is my first Savage so I'm not sure what to expect. I will post more when I actually get to the range with it.

sit in front of your favorite tv show and work that bolt. took me a while to get it to the way i like it.
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:08 AM
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Re: I have a newly purchased Savage 220f.

I am surprised they leave the factory this way. Do the 110 rifles sound rough when you cycle the bolt or is this just limited to the shotguns?
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Old 09-25-2011, 10:21 AM
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Re: I have a newly purchased Savage 220f.

Well, Im still waiting on Remington accu-tips to get in stock, seems everyone is out of them.
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My first impression of the gun is that I like it. The camo stock is nice, length is just right for me (I'm 6'4), the gun balances nicely, and its fairly light. I put an EGW base on it and an old camo nikon buckmaster 3x9x40 I've had for a few years now on it as well. This seems like a nice match. The only thing I've noticed that I don't like is when cycling the bolt it sounds pretty rough riding the rails. I put some bolt lube on it but it still seems rough. Hope it comes out of that. This is my first Savage so I'm not sure what to expect. I will post more when I actually get to the range with it.
It can be a little messy, but you might try a little dry graphite powder on it until it gets broken in.

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Old 10-27-2011, 01:43 PM
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Re: I have a newly purchased Savage 220f.

I went to the range today. I switched the scope out to a Bushnell Elite 3200 4x12x40?. I used rem accu tip 2 3/4 inch shells. Weather was 38 degrees. I only shot 10 rounds total. 5 rounds at 25 and then another 5 at 100 yards without cleaning. ***Yeah, I know I should've cleaned it for break in but, there were alot of people at the range today, and I would have never been abe to finish at the rate they were shooting. Anyways, I am very impressed with the accuracy of this gun. There is very little recoil with this gun and it is pretty fun to shoot. I think my group was around 1 1/2 inches at 100yds. If the "old" guy next to me wouldn't have been constantly bumping the shooting bench we were on I know this gun could have done better. Note: You need to, like others have stated, rack the bolt hard to make sure of proper extraction and feed slowly.

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Old 11-15-2011, 02:35 PM
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I used the 220 deer hunting this season. Never saw any shooters from the stand. We did a few drives and I noticed numerous times while shooting at running deer I had extraction issues. The empty shotshell would stay stuck to the bolt face and would not extract the round from the receiver. I had to rack the bolt several times for it to eject the spent casing. Any suggestions on what to do about this. I know I read about this problem existing when the gun first came out but I figured Savage had fixed this issue. I'm impressed with the accuracy of this gun but not it's reliability. I called Savage about this problem. They stated they have not had any problems as I have explained. The problem they did have with the 220 was the round not extracting from the chamber. Mine appears to be an ejector issue or so Im told.

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