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I have a newly purchased Savage 220f.

 
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:30 PM
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Re: I have a newly purchased Savage 220f.

Charlie-
Do you know what rate of twist they use in the Savage 220?
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:55 PM
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Re: I have a newly purchased Savage 220f.

Not Charlie, but
Savage uses a 1-24" twist in the 220 Rifled slug gun.
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Old 11-30-2011, 04:10 PM
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Re: I have a newly purchased Savage 220f.

Hello Joe-
Savage most likely thinks people will shoot copper slugs or saboted lead slugs. The old muzzle loading Springfields of the Civil War era used a 1:70" twist, which shot soft lead slugs accurately. No leading, but I wonder if the slugs tumbled at around 300 yds? They left nasty wounds, even if they did not tumble. Velocity was around 950-1100 ft sec.
I am guessing that a 1:40 twist in the Savage 220 would stabilize the lead bullet rounds with good accuracy at deer hunting ranges.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:56 AM
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Re: I have a newly purchased Savage 220f.

Would having the bolt fluted or polished help smooth it out?
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:42 AM
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Re: I have a newly purchased Savage 220f.

I don't know. I know two guys personally(one a friend and the other I know but more a friend of friend) that bought the 220 stainless camo versions this summer. One of the guns shoots really good, less than 1 1/2" groups at 100 yards and the other doesn't. My friends new 220 out of the box had a deep cut in the stock, there was no damage to the box it was in.That is also the one that doesn't shoot as good as mine or his friends. Savage is however replacing the stock, but he hasn't received it as of yet, and it's been several months now.
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:52 PM
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Re: I have a newly purchased Savage 220f.

mine shoots good and bad depending on the day......i wonder if bedding the stock would help?
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:36 PM
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Re: I have a newly purchased Savage 220f.

A friend of mine just got one of these, we set it up at my place with EGW rings, bases and a nice leupold scope. Got her all leveled and true, took it to the range tried 5 different loads at 100 yards, 2 3/4" light fields and 3" federal were ragged holes. We went through the whole gun before the first shot checked for stress points and torque. Its a nice slug gun and he dropped a nice 7 pt with is on sat from 75 yards.
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