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Remington 1100 or Savage 220?

Old 11-30-2021, 07:54 PM
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Default Remington 1100 or Savage 220?

So I currently own a Remington 1100 and its a great gun I love it but I stupidly bought one with a bird barrel so I need a slug barrel for hunting deer. I have looked into it and if I am going to purchase one ill get the hasting's 24in fully rifled cantilever barrel 395$. My predicament is for that amount of money I could buy a whole new gun! I have a good feeling I could find a used savage 220 for around that price. What does everyone think? Do I buy the barrel or the 220?
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Old 12-01-2021, 04:59 AM
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I have a 20 gauge Mossberg 500 that I swap barrels on. So far it's always held zero when switching barrels. But I don't feel comfortable just swapping barrels and going to hunt.

So it's a bit of a pain to have to get to the range and verify zero again midseason. This year I had a youth hunter carrying that 20 gauge for pheasant and small game. Then Thanksgiving day I swapped the barrel and shot it twice at 100 yards to make sure it was on. Because I needed it for hunting in Ohio this week.

It would be easier to have two guns.

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Old 12-01-2021, 05:11 AM
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IMO< the savage 220 will have a slight accuracy edge over a 11000 just do to design
and , like you already figured out for the costs of a good barrel, your likely so find a whole new gun, so why have 1 shotgun when you can have two and then you will just have one dedicated to slugs
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Old 12-01-2021, 06:57 AM
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I own and use a savage 212, its very accurate with some sabot slugs,
Ive got a 2.5x scope on it and its one of the most effective deer/hog shotguns I own.
a better choice in optics would be a decent red dot optic or green laser,
in my opinion, mostly due to the thick brush areas I hunt

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Old 12-01-2021, 08:17 PM
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be sure you try several different manufacturers slugs and hand loads,
ammo changes change the group size and consistency
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Old 12-02-2021, 03:14 PM
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I'd definitely go with the Savage 220. I've been thinking of one myself but I am trying to justify buying one. I don't live or hunt in a shotgun only zone. But if I were to I would probably use a muzzleloader.
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