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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 12-20-2017, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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Question The Savage 24 rifle shotgun combo pro and con

Just curious of how anyone that owns one of the Savage 24 like it?

I have much pro and con on the Savage 24 V.. More Con than Pro...

To date predator hunting I have only killed things with the shotgun barrel.. Seems when I do use it for predator the shots end up close. I actually have shotgun that would work far better than the 24 V during fast actions... The SBE 11, Win 1400, The Browning Stalker, The Ithaca Model 37.

Good thing about the 24 V is that if you go out of town hunting you just have to take one gun... That's what usually happens with mine...

Truly what I need to do is to make the 24V become a part of me.. Use it for woodchucks, get use to it... It's quit bulky... GET TO KNOW YOUR GUN!!!!!
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I've got a real old one. Great gun. It's a 22 long over 410. Use it for squirrel hunting.
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My first gun was a mod 24 .410/.22. I took a lot of game with it as a kid, mostly squirrels and rabbits. I think it is a good gun to have in your safe but not a good primary gun. Something trying to be the best of both worlds, generally winds up not being the best of anything.
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My first gun was a mod 24 .410/.22. I took a lot of game with it as a kid, mostly squirrels and rabbits. I think it is a good gun to have in your safe but not a good primary gun. Something trying to be the best of both worlds, generally winds up not being the best of anything.
Your right about it not being a good primary gun, I've probably missed more squirrels with it than I've hit. Your right about the safe thing, that's where it spends most of it's time. Love the selector switch on the side of it as well.
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I have one in .222/20 and I love it. I've taken quite a few turkeys with mine, plus squirrel and fox. One time I fired the shotgun barrel when I wanted to fire the rifle. Cost me a fall turkey at the time, but I learned my lesson and haven't done it since. I get good accuracy with 55 grain hornady bullets from it and usually shoot Federal heavyweight or hevishot from the shotgun barrel unless I'm after squirrels with it.
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Had one in .222 / 20 ga. The 20 ga was fine but the trigger pull on the .222 was the very worst I have ever experienced. Also had a problem breaking the gun open and had to have it reworked. I may have just had a problem gun but I will never have another one.

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I was calling from the top of a mountain in NEPA. In comes the coyote at the bottom. Trying to adjust the 24V gun on a Tripod for the shot turned into complete failure. Another rifle or shotgun it was dead .
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I wish I could like 'em.
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post #9 of 50 (permalink) Old 12-23-2017, 05:07 AM
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I wish I could like 'em.
True that. The theory behind them is outstanding - rifle and shotgun options in one. However the mechanics of this gun in terms of usability and shoot-ability deserve a tremendous improvement. Faster change between shotgun and rifle choices + a good trigger pull for the rifle option. Maybe decide on a rifle or shotgun base-line platform rather than trying to split the difference.

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post #10 of 50 (permalink) Old 12-23-2017, 05:34 AM
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I have one in 22hornet and 12ga . and its the only shotgun I own ,use it for small game and turkeys,any animal I can ambush, but to carry it and try to get a shot off .to heavy and awkward
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