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Old 10-10-2017, 04:02 PM
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Anyone here have a Savage 220? Trying to figure out what to get for scope rings, and bases.
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Old 10-11-2017, 11:44 AM
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I wish I got the deadnutz 1 piece rings&base. Get it!

I have the leupold grand slam I think it is/was called? 3-9x, has a ballistic reticle with bullet drops out to 300yards! I highly recommend it!

shoot the 3in, federal or remington sabots.

You'll love it!
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Old 01-31-2018, 02:18 PM
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DNZ one piece and Leupold VX-2 3-9x40
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Old 02-01-2018, 09:27 AM
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leupold med rings & a leupold 1x4 or a 3x9 got a 1x4 on mine but hardly ever use gun since they legalized straight wall cartridges in ohio
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Old 02-01-2018, 05:44 PM
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Yep & love it. Leupold VX3 3.5-10x40 mounted w/ DNZ 1 piece base/rings
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Old 02-03-2018, 03:33 PM
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From what I've heard they are pretty accurate. I often thought about getting a 220 but if and when I do I think I'll get a 20 ga. IMO the 12 is just a lot more then needed.
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just a question, theres no right or wrong answer
why did you choose the 20ga vs the 12 ga version of the savage??
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Old 02-03-2018, 06:21 PM
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The reason I would choose the 20 over the 12 is simply that IMO the 20 will kill a deer just as dead as a 12 without all that unnecessary recoil. Both have pretty much the same velocity and trajectory. Albeit the 12 has a bit more energy. But not so much as to make a difference on a whitetail. Not being recoil shy but I know what its like pattering a shotgun for turkey hunting. So I'm pretty sure sighting in a scope would not be a very enjoyable experience either.
So if I were to buy a 20 ga 220 I would get a one piece Weaver style base and rings and either a Leupold Grand Slam scope or a Nikon Prostaff in a mid-range vaiable like a 2-7 or 3-9
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Old 02-04-2018, 04:45 AM
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Yes I think thats the reason (LOWER RECOIL) that I've heard,most people select the 20 ga
I own the 12 ga version, and most of my friends have purchased the 12 ga version, but from what I've read the 20 ga seems to be more popular
if you hand-load the lyman slugs seem to work rather well, if you select the loads that provide the higher velocitys,, loads that push the velocity up as they stabilize the 20 ga version best at the faster velocity levels in several of my friends experience

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/23...eter-350-grain


this does not seem to be an issue with the 12 ga version,keep in mind these slugs are loaded inside a plastic shot-cup,
that compresses and grips the slug, and rifling, in the shotguns bore,
(if its a rifled bore designed for slugs)
as its forced down the bore, the slug itself never touches the shotgun bores rifling , which acts as a sabot thats discarded as it leaves the bore.
you can buy a mold and cast your own at a considerable cost savings if you reload.
https://www.midwayusa.com/product/77...eter-525-grain



these work reasonably well in my rifled slug gun


This is load data for the 525 Gr. Lyman Sabot Slug. Its tough to format for the forum but the list reads of follows.

Powder Charge Primer Wad Velocity Pressure

Federal Gold Medal

Univ. Clays 36.0 Win 209 WAA12F114 1503 10,100
WSF 34.0 Win 209 WAA12F114 1482 11,300
Herco 32.0 Win 209 WAA12F114 1389 11,100
SR 4756 44.0 Win 209 WAA12R 1585 10,500
800X 31.5 Fed 209AWAA12 1459 10,700
Blue Dot 46.5 Win 209 WAA12R 1544 9,900
571 42.0 Fed 209AFed 12S4 1429 10,700

Federal Plastic Hunting

Univ. Clays 35.0 Win 209 WAA12F114 1442 9,300
34.0 Win 209 WAA12F114 1421 9,200
Herco 30.0 Win 209 WAA12F114 1297 9,100
SR 4756 40.0 Win 209 WAA12R 1439 8,300
800X 30.0 Fed 209AFed 12S4 1403 9,800
Blue Dot 44.0 Win 209 WAA12R 1408 7,300
571 42.0 Fed 209AFed 12S4 1405 9,900

Fiocchi Plastic

Univ. Clays 34.0 Win 209 WAA12R 1478 10,100
WSF 31.0 Win 209 WAA12F114 1383 10,000
SR 4756 37.0 Win 209 WAA12R 1396 8,700
N3SH 36.0 Win 209 WAA12R 1486 9,700
Blue Dot 44.0 Win 209 WAA12R 1476 8,800

Remington RTL (Premier)

Univ. Clays 29.0 Win 209 WAA12F114 1386 10,800
Unique 23.0 Win 209 WAA12F114 1269 11,100
Herco 25.0 Win 209 WAA12 1249 11,300
SR 4756 34.0 Rem 209PWAA12R 1448 11,100
SR 4756 35.0 Win 209 WAA12R 1462 10,900
Blue Dot 41.0 Rem 209PWAA12F114 1475 11,000
Blue Dot 43.0 Win 209 WAA12F114 1501 11,200

Remington Unibody SP

Univ. Clays 32.0 Win 209 WAA12 1416 9,900
WSF 32.0 Win 209 WAA12 1434 11,400
Herco 30.0 Win 209 WAA12 1336 10,600
SR 4756 37.5 Win 209 WAA12F114 1468 10,200
800X 31.0 Win 209 Fed 12S3 1440 10,700
Blue Dot 45.5 Win 209 WAA12F114 1482 9,300
Blue Dot 46.0 Win 209 Fed 12S4 1532 10,600


Winchester AA

Univ. Clays 29.0 Win 209 WAA12F114 1358 9,700
Unique 23.0 Win 209 WAA12F114 1271 11,100
Unique 22.5 Win 209 Fed 12S3 1231 10,500
WSF 30.0 Win 209 WAA12F114 1393 11,000
WSF 28.0 Win 209 Fed 12S3 1332 10,500
Herco 25.0 Win 209 WAA12F114 1273 10,900
SR 4756 35.0 Win 209 WAA12R 1378 8,800
N3SH 30.0 Win 209 WAA12F114 1372 10,100
Blue Dot 44.0 Win 209 WAA12R 1474 9,200

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Old 02-04-2018, 01:19 PM
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The 12 vs 20 debate is kind of like, would you rather use a 375H&H on a whitetail or a 458 Lott?

Also something like the 12 has more power at 300yards. LOL. 200 yards is plenty far for a shotgun slug IMO. And I'd be more than willing to bet the 20ga is more accurate at 200yds.
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