The savage 24 - The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-28-2012, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
TATERDAVID's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: SAXONBURG PA
Posts: 23,743
Back To Top
The savage 24

This is a gun that has interested me for along time. For those that don't know it's both a rifle and shotgun. The thought of having both a rifle and a shotgun in one seems like it will fit my hunting style. I like to go on long walks and often see a wide variety of game.


So I began looking into them. I decided that a .22wmr over a 20 ga would cover a very wide range and I have experience with both and find them to be up to the task this gun will be used for.

So after reading about them and hearing all the praise and hatred some have for them I was armed with the info to go find one..

Well one day my dream gun was offered up to me by a HPA member and after many emails and PMs and a real nice 6 hour drive through the hills of PA the gun is safely locked away in my safe. I can't thank Smage1 enough for his help

We did shoot it a few times yesterday just to make sure all was well, and I plan to shoot it a lot more before season to make sure both it and me are ready for the season this year.

So let's here you thoughts on these guns and even see some pictures.

Here's a few shots of mine, these are the ones that were taking before I bought it. I haven't gotten a chance to take more pictures











2D

ONE NATION UNDER GOD...


Pray for our troops, and for our country

God Bless America
TATERDAVID is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-28-2012, 03:06 PM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Robinson, Indiana county, Pa
Posts: 4,541
Back To Top
Re: The savage 24

I had one in .22lr over .410 many years ago. I took it out for some groundhogs on a walk we used to take. I shot at and hit 3 hogs but did not anchor any of them (young kid mistake) so on way backto car said first $40 takes this gun. My buddy told mer to wait a minute when I dropped him off and cameoutof house with $40. Had to sell and still regret shooting off my big mouth.

Life member NRA
Life member DAV
Life member VFW
rflktrman is offline  
post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-28-2012, 10:02 PM
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: NW PA
Posts: 2,146
Back To Top
Re: The savage 24

I knew several guys that owned Savage 24s in 222/20ga
when I was growing up. Dont see them around much anymore.
Jericho is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-28-2012, 10:20 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Chester County, PA
Posts: 11,697
Back To Top
Re: The savage 24

Very nice and I am jealous! I have wanted one for years but with a .222 on top of a 20 ga. You have a very nice set up there and all the best shooting it.

Good night Chesty, wherever you are......
jimsdad is offline  
post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-29-2012, 01:18 AM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: jeff co pa
Posts: 4,190
Back To Top
Re: The savage 24

i have a 222/20 and its staying right where its at. nice gun dave

if you bought it, a trucker brought it
2F
comblockshooter is offline  
post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-29-2012, 08:55 AM
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Central PA
Posts: 1,435
Back To Top
Re: The savage 24

I bought one in .22WM over 20 ga. 3" many years ago. I put a Weaver 1-4 wide angle scope on top. It likes .22 WMR in rifle barrel, and W-W #6 3in. mags on bottom. You need to pattern it at 50 yds, put the rifle shots on dead center, then determine how low the shot will fall, which determines your hold over. I have shot groundhogs, squirrels, foxes, and doves with it, but never a turkey. I have a guy bugging me to sell it right now, but I'm not ready.

benchrest
stoolshooter is offline  
post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-29-2012, 10:47 AM
The Man
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 9,746
Back To Top
Re: The savage 24

I have a 24. It is a .222/20. I love mine and use it alot. Just refinished the stock on it last winter. It wears a 3-9x Compact Leupold. I am currently shooting 55 grain Hornady SP's out of it at around 3000 fps. If you're thinking of hunting turkeys with yours I would recommend considering a screw in choke tube system. Mine doesn't pattern great for turkeys with the factory choke even though I've shot a few with it. A turkey choke would pattern much better IMO and I'm gonna get one put on it shortly. If you were hunting something other than turkeys, you could screw in another tube. It just seems to me that with a scope you want as tight a pattern as possible. As it is I get my best patterns with Winchester XX number 6. I would also shoot your gun up close with the rifle and shotgun to see where it hits. With the scope mounted as high as it is, the shotgun pattern hits a little low out to say 20 yards. After that it's not really noticeable. Not low enough to miss, but low enough to put a marginal hit on something. Finally, I'd recommend a sling. Almost all 24's I've seen do not have a sling. If you're carrying a turkey out, the sling makes it a little easier. I've probably shot around 20 turkeys with mine. They are great for that purpose. I am certain you will enjoy that gun.
kudu58 is offline  
post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-29-2012, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
TATERDAVID's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: SAXONBURG PA
Posts: 23,743
Back To Top
Re: The savage 24

I did a little shooting yesterday and the .22 wmr barrel is a tack driver and the shotgun at 30 yds is perfect. Gonna make for a real sweet set up

2D

ONE NATION UNDER GOD...


Pray for our troops, and for our country

God Bless America
TATERDAVID is offline  
post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-29-2012, 04:11 PM
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: venango co,pa
Posts: 2,384
Back To Top
Re: The savage 24

mine is a old .22/410.the barrel selector is on the side of the reciever,not on the hammer.it has no serial number on it.i brazed the front sight on it since it liked to move around when i carried it.it is my primary coon hunting rig,and my primary bunny buster!

life member pa trappers
distric 1,venango co leader
life member vfw
member fta
member nta
cooncrazy is offline  
post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-29-2012, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
TATERDAVID's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: SAXONBURG PA
Posts: 23,743
Back To Top
Re: The savage 24

I forgot to mention I didn't buy the scope. I plan to use open sights though i May look into a peep.

2D

ONE NATION UNDER GOD...


Pray for our troops, and for our country

God Bless America
TATERDAVID is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome