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Old 06-23-2014, 06:14 PM
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Default Savage 212 or 220 Slug gun?

Hopefully I might be able to get a little help from you fellow hunting netters. I looking to upgrade my slug gun this year and have read some great things about the Savage 212 and 220. It seems like the range on these guns is really good and hunting some of the corn field edges and oak ridges, I have the opportunity for some longer shots that I wouldn't take with my 870. I was curious if anyone has either of these guns and what your opinion is. It seems like the 20 gauge gets some great reviews but I'm more of a 12 gauge person. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 06-24-2014, 12:56 PM
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either one, and you will not go wrong. I own several slug guns, and my best one overall is the Savage 220f....It handles like a rifle, it's trigger is great, lightweight, and it's a damn tack driver with very little if any recoil. Mine is topped off with a Leupold VX-II, (known now as the VX-2) 3-9x40, with Grim Reaper's one piece medium rings/base part# 18200, it loves the Remington Accutips 3", and I'm getting 3/4" groups at 100 yds., at 200 yds. I'm getting 1.3"/1.5", of course this under ideal conditions on a bench. Today's 20ga. shotgun and ammo have come a very long way, and that 20ga will take down deer, bears, etc. I only hunt with the 20ga. for the last 6 plus years as I got tired of the recoil of 12ga., and by no means would I question the 12ga., I still have a few deer/bear hunting. If you want to save a few bucks, look into the H&R Ultra Deluxe I have one in 20ga, and it's also a tack driver, but not as tight of groups as the Savage 220f, but very accurate.
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Old 06-24-2014, 03:08 PM
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I have the savage 220 and love this gun. I shoot rem accu tip and I can stack them at 100yrds and all within 4" at 200yrd of the bench. great gun .....................
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Old 06-24-2014, 05:03 PM
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220!

I'm more of a 20ga slug gun kinda guy...
less kick
200yds
plenty of power to kill a whitetail

I see almost no reason to shoot a 12ga slug gun for deer... esp when talking modern sabots w/ savage 220.
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Old 06-25-2014, 05:23 PM
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Thanks guys, I do appreciate the input. It seems like everyone really likes the 220. Bowhuntercop, I actually just dug up your review from 2011 on the gun. Is there a difference between the 220 and the 220f? Now I'm looking into if anywhere is going to have a sale in the next month or two. Also, looking to get a CVA Accura 2 Muzzleloader as well.

I've also heard that you have to really be careful with scopes and the mounts. I saw that Bowhunter has a Grim reaper mount, is there another mount I should look at or scopes that do or do not work?
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Old 06-25-2014, 05:25 PM
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Good Looking gun there bowhuntercop! I'll have to see if I can find one in that camo pattern!
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Old 06-26-2014, 12:09 AM
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thank you fastetti, it was originally black, had it hydro dipped
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Old 06-26-2014, 08:54 AM
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I also have the 220 and love it. Used to hunt with an 870 in 12 gauge. Got tired of beating myself up, and the 20 is plenty for deer. I'm pretty sure there is no difference between the 220 and the 220f (I posted the same question a couple years ago when I was in the process of buying mine, and that is the response I recall getting).
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Old 06-26-2014, 11:34 AM
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Years ago Savage made a 220 it was a single shot break open, the 220f is what is known as the bolt action tack driving slug gun of today
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Old 06-26-2014, 11:53 AM
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In Savage-speak, "f" is their nomenclature for a synthetic stock, which all 220s have, I believe. If someday they make one with a wood stock, it will not be called an "f".
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