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Old 02-18-2010, 05:50 PM
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Savage 220

I was wondering if anyone has re-barreled one with a heavier or longer barrel? Or wouldn't that make much of a difference for a shotgun?
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Old 02-20-2010, 12:43 AM
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Re: Savage 220

I do not see what there is to gain by rebarreling. There will be little if any increase in velocity with a longer barrel and a heavier barrel will only make the gun heavier - if it is anything like the 210, the barrel is already plenty heavy. Savage barrels are known to be accurate from the factory anyway. I have been thinking of picking one of these up and would be very interested to hear how they shoot.
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Old 02-20-2010, 11:16 AM
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Re: Savage 220

Wunderdog,

The 220's are extremely accurate. I bought one back in 2006 cause I got access to hunt a small chunk of ground in Western Illinois. I spend quite a bit of time reading his book & speaking with Dave Henderson from upstate New York. He wrote an excellent book on slug guns & is one of the most knowledgeable in the country on the issue. I told him I couldn't afford any kind of custom gun like a tarhunt or anything like that. He said the Savage was the most accurate out of the box I could buy. I bought one & love it. He told me to 1st try to shoot 2 3/4" Hornady SST sabots & man was he right. It shoot's very, very tight groups.

By the way that year, I killed my largest whitetail to date. Typical 12 point that grossed over 180" & netted 176". 2 weeks later I went to Iowa & killed a really good 10 point with the gun as well. I love it!

Take Care,
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Old 03-03-2010, 05:51 PM
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Re: Savage 220

I bought one last week, mounted a Bushnell 4200 and it groups 3" Remingtons and Federal Barnes TIpped expanders great at 150 yards. My gun did good with the Hornady's until about 120 yards then they started getting pretty inconsistent. I don't know what if any accuracy you would gain by changing the barrel, but this thing is a 200 yard deer gun right out of the box. These guns just came out in late 09 and are considered a 2010 model so I'd say some aftermarket will become available but with the accutrigger (I love it) and the accuracy already shown, I won't change a thing
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Old 03-04-2010, 07:14 PM
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Re: Savage 220



Check out this bad boy!!! I absolutely love it!!
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Old 03-04-2010, 07:16 PM
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Re: Savage 220



4 shot 50 yd group, the center hit is after scope adjustment. Gonna be hard to find a slug gun that can shoot better than this thing does
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Old 03-04-2010, 07:18 PM
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Re: Savage 220



3 round 100 yd group, the target was already up so I just aimed at the eye. This was my first time shooting it couldnt believe how well it grouped
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