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Old 06-16-2010, 07:38 PM
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Re: Savage 220

I just bought a camo one of these last week, but havent shot it yet. Yesterday I bought a Leupold UltimateSlam 2-7x33 scope for it and an EGW 1pc base. Just gotta pick up the rings this weekend and put it together.

I also got a few boxes of Federal 3" Barnes expander slugs and a few Remmy Accu-tip 2 3/4" slugs for it, and by whats been shown above Im excited about the outcome.

One question to you guys that already have one of these. Did you also experience ALOT of bolt drag when sliding the bolt in and out? I have spoken to a couple guys who have them as well, and found this to be caused by the matte finish on the bolt. They have taken the finish off and polished the bolt and now it is as smooth as silk, so I am gonna do the same thing.

Also, when do you guys think there will be an aftermarket 5rnd mag available?
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Old 06-17-2010, 08:43 AM
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Re: Savage 220

These guys are right. Wouldn't rebarrel or change anything. You won't gain anything w/ longer or heavier barrel except weight. Savage has the best out of box accuracy. Bought mine last November and w/ Federal slugs I can make a single irregular 3 shot hole at 100 yds. You just aren't gonna find another slug gun that can do that right out of the box.

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Old 06-17-2010, 08:48 AM
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Re: Savage 220

pdog,

I think every barrel has a different taste for slugs. The federals shoot awesome for me but a friend of mine can't get a good group at 100 yds w/ them. He shoots winchesters which don't group well in mine.
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:05 AM
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Re: Savage 220

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I just bought a camo one of these last week, but havent shot it yet. Yesterday I bought a Leupold UltimateSlam 2-7x33 scope for it and an EGW 1pc base. Just gotta pick up the rings this weekend and put it together.

I also got a few boxes of Federal 3" Barnes expander slugs and a few Remmy Accu-tip 2 3/4" slugs for it, and by whats been shown above Im excited about the outcome.

One question to you guys that already have one of these. Did you also experience ALOT of bolt drag when sliding the bolt in and out? I have spoken to a couple guys who have them as well, and found this to be caused by the matte finish on the bolt. They have taken the finish off and polished the bolt and now it is as smooth as silk, so I am gonna do the same thing.

Also, when do you guys think there will be an aftermarket 5rnd mag available?

I didn't have to do anything special to my bolt. I just got all of the packing grease off and then soaked everything with rem oil let it sit then wiped it all down. I have put about 50 rounds through mine and as long as I don't baby it, it cycles every time and ejects every time.
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:47 AM
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Re: Savage 220

Can anyone tell me if the stocks on these are reinforced with a bedding block, or are they just the normal tupperware stocks?
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Old 06-18-2010, 07:30 PM
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Re: Savage 220

no bedding block. just pillars
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:47 PM
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Re: Savage 220

A note on the Savage 220... I bought one and put a Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40 on it and with Accutip 3" slugs I'm shooting 3/4 inch groups at 100 yards.. It's my 20 ga. rifle.. :-)
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