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Old 10-12-2011, 04:34 PM
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Default Savage 220 or 212 and why?

In the market for a dedicated bolt action slug gun for whitetails. I have narrowed it down to the Savage line of sluggers. Now which chambering, 20 ga or 12 ga? My dad has a Marlin 512 and it is in my opinion way more gun than anyone would ever need for a Michigan whitetail. I am leaning towards the 220, that way my wife could use it as well without fear of it nocking her senseless. Tell me your personal experience with either gun and/or why you would choose one over the other. Any known issues I need to be aware of on either weapon?

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Old 10-12-2011, 05:02 PM
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I love my 220f, she is topped of with a Leupold VX-II 3-9x40 mounted with the Grim Reaper Deadnutz one piece Medium rings, using Remington 3" Accu-Tip Slugs, I'm 4" high at 100yds above center with 3/4" 5 shot groups, easily a 200yrd shotgun

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Old 10-12-2011, 05:08 PM
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I have read most of your threads on the 220 and am leaning hard towards it because of your good reviews.
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:09 PM
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Let me tell you about the recoil with the 220f.......There isn't any!!!!!
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:40 PM
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I have the 220f as well. Haven't taken a Deer with it yet but it is one sweet gun. I'm shooting the 3" Accutips as well. It is a tack driver with very little recoil. You'll both love it.
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Old 10-13-2011, 04:41 AM
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I think you're making a good choice with the Savage, and if recoil is part of the decision, the 20 is the way to go.

I have a 512 and love it, but i don't feel that a 12 ga is really overkill for deer. Does your Dad's 512 have a wood or synthetic stock?
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:33 AM
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220 all the way!

browning has an abolt 12ga coming out.... or already out, if I wanted a 12ga in a bolt that might be the one to get.
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:22 PM
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220. i heard a couple times that 20 gauges can get a little better accuracy. and no matter what gauge all slugs with knock down a deer. so id go with the 20
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Old 10-16-2011, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by UncleNorby
I think you're making a good choice with the Savage, and if recoil is part of the decision, the 20 is the way to go.

I have a 512 and love it, but i don't feel that a 12 ga is really overkill for deer. Does your Dad's 512 have a wood or synthetic stock?
Dad's 512 has a really nice wood stock, so the little extra weight helps.
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Old 10-16-2011, 06:27 PM
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As you can see in my avatar, I love my 220!! Shoots fantastic!!! Mine is topped with a Burris Fullfield II.. Shooting Federals with the Barnes tipped expander bullets...
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