Why the Savage model 24V?


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Shoobee
April 29, 2012, 05:38 PM
A friend of mine is inheriting a Savage model 24V over/under .222rem/20 gauge scoped.

He asked me what is this combo gun designed for?

I told him probably a rancher's gun for varminting.

Any other thoughts on this?

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KansasPaul
April 29, 2012, 05:47 PM
There are many who consider the Savage 24V series to be the best "survival" gun available - can be used to almost any game. They hold value really well and always seem to be in demand. I've wanted one in .22/.410 to keep on my tractor for varmint eradication.

Paul

scramasax
April 29, 2012, 06:27 PM
What KansasPaul said.

Cheers,

ts

mnrivrat
April 29, 2012, 08:24 PM
The Savage 24V model was chambered in that combo. The V standing for Varnmit . I customized one and have it for a do all type woods/camping/traveling gun. I rechambered mine to 223 Remington because of the ease of ammo in that chambering, but nothing wrong with the 222 Remington. (leave it in 222 to help retain the guns resale value) A chamber adaptor to 22 rimfire makes it even more versatile. I shortened my barrels and have the 20ga set up for screw in chokes. A rifled choke tube to shoot sabot slugs also adds to the guns capability.

They are a handy gun for taking care of a multitude of tasks.

PS: I just found out that Savage has started making a 22/410 combo gun again. It is not the model 24 and apparently only comes in that chambering. Retail however is still well over $400 on this new product.

Salmoneye
April 29, 2012, 08:59 PM
Many people only owned one gun...

A Savage 24 in .30-30/20ga is one of my Grail Guns...

Agsalaska
April 29, 2012, 09:14 PM
I love those guns but don't own one. Would love a few different ones.

Legionnaire
April 29, 2012, 09:25 PM
Mine is a 24E-DL, .22mag/20 gauge. It's my favorite squirrel getter.

303tom
April 29, 2012, 09:49 PM
The Savage 24V model was chambered in that combo. The V standing for Varnmit . I customized one and have it for a do all type woods/camping/traveling gun. I rechambered mine to 223 Remington because of the ease of ammo in that chambering, but nothing wrong with the 222 Remington. (leave it in 222 to help retain the guns resale value) A chamber adaptor to 22 rimfire makes it even more versatile. I shortened my barrels and have the 20ga set up for screw in chokes. A rifled choke tube to shoot sabot slugs also adds to the guns capability.

They are a handy gun for taking care of a multitude of tasks.

PS: I just found out that Savage has started making a 22/410 combo gun again. It is not the model 24 and apparently only comes in that chambering. Retail however is still well over $400 on this new product.
It is the model 42, and by the looks of it, Savage could throw any barrel they wish on it.

http://www.savagearms.com/firearms/model/Model42

ColtPythonElite
April 29, 2012, 09:53 PM
They are favored by a lot of turkey hunters I know.

Larry Ashcraft
April 29, 2012, 10:06 PM
My maternal grandpa was not a hunter or a gun guy, but he carried one in 22 Mag/20 ga on his tractor for varmints, mostly coyotes and badgers.

HoosierQ
April 29, 2012, 10:13 PM
When we move to the farm in 1967 my dad got a 24 in .22mag / 20 gauge. Like a dumb^$$ I sold it. For what it's worth, the guy who bought it was so happy I thought he was going to bust...so it is still being appreciated today...I know that. I was broke and didn't need a "farm gun"...so I thought.

loose noose
April 29, 2012, 11:53 PM
Man, that sounds like my 24V, I got one quite a few years ago, in the same gauge, and .222 on top. I bought mine because the coyotes were getting out of hand here and devouring the quail. I put see thru mounts on mine so I still could get a sight on the shotgun. I got quite a few quail with that gun, and a few coyotes also. I was going to have the barrel rechambered to .223, but a real good friend and a gunsmith said I would take the resale value away. So it's still in the same condition as it was when I bought it. It is a really neat firearm. I know they also made a .223/12ga. but the recoil would have been a bit much, as I fitted a recoil (pachmeyer SP) on my 20 ga. to tame it down.

bucktail
April 30, 2012, 12:01 AM
I got a 22lr/20 gage thinking it would be a good squirrel gun. .22 for when there's plenty of room in front of you, shotgun when there isn't. It's also a suitable woods bum gun. You could hunt small game with it and keep a fewgslugs in your pocket for deer. As with any versatile tool, it doesn't do anything as well as the specialized tools it replaces.

jbkebert
April 30, 2012, 12:05 AM
I have one in .223/20ga it would be one of the last guns I would ever sell. It has gone on several backpacking trips. If its not in my truck its on my tractor; its capable of taking anything I would ever need or want to take.

JPG19
April 30, 2012, 12:12 AM
According to the Savage website, it is only available in 22 LR/410 and 22 WMR/410. I like the idea of it, not much on the looks though, IMHO...

Drail
April 30, 2012, 11:53 AM
I had one in .22 LR/20 ga. and it was definitely the "ultimate squirrel gun". The rifle barrel on mine was a tack driving laser gun. And like an idiot I sold it to buy another gun. In a survival situation a Savage 24 would be very handy. .22s and 20 ga. shells could be found almost anywhere.

CajunBass
April 30, 2012, 11:57 AM
I had one in 22/20 ga. also. The best "Pot Hunters" gun ever made. Ready for anything that walked, crawled, hopped, swam, or flew.

alsaqr
April 30, 2012, 02:23 PM
My Savage OU is the model 24F .22 Hornet over 3" 20 gauge: Unlike many of these guns, both barrels shoot to the same point of aim. Its my favorite gun for called in coyotes.

PapaG
April 30, 2012, 03:11 PM
I have three of the combos...an original 22/410 Stevens with tenite stock, a 24D in 22/20and a 24V in the good old 222/20. With a good scope it will shoot about 1 1/2 moa with Remington factory 50 grain sps. Still looking for a 357/20, a 30-30/20 and a 22wmr/20 to round out my collection.

MADDOG
April 30, 2012, 04:25 PM
I carried my 24V on the trapline for many years. It was a great gun and I regret selling it. I bought it from a buddy for $100 and sold it for much more. Enjoy it and hang onto it.

Vern Humphrey
April 30, 2012, 06:48 PM
It is the model 42, and by the looks of it, Savage could throw any barrel they wish on it.
With the rear sight right up against the breech like that, they'd be a lot better off with a peep sight.

fireman 9731
May 2, 2012, 06:40 PM
I have a 24 S-E. Its 22lr/.410. Its a handy gun, thats for sure.

Elkins45
May 3, 2012, 07:10 PM
I have a .22/20ga that was my Christmas present in 7th grade. It was the first gun that was "mine" so it will be with me until I die, God willing.

I haven't shot it in years.

Happypuppy
May 3, 2012, 08:40 PM
I had a savage 24 as a kid. What a great gun, it was the 22/410. I used it almost very day form squirrels , bobcats to quail.


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Deaf Smith
November 29, 2012, 11:32 PM
With the rear sight right up against the breech like that, they'd be a lot better off with a peep sight.
Resurecting this thread!

Picked up a nice Savage 24V in .222/20 Gauge and I do say exept for the trigger pull it is a very interesting piece.

As for the peep sight, I plan on getting a Ruger Mini-14 Ranch rifle peep (the old style that folded down like the rear sight on the Savage .222/20 does now) and put it right up there near the breach.

As for the trigger, that's my next to-do. Stiff it is.

Deaf

Owen Sparks
November 30, 2012, 12:46 AM
I always heard them called "farmers guns" and they will handle whatever small game or varmit problem comes along. My wife really wants a .410/.22 for snakes and general recreational shooting.

Hardtarget
November 30, 2012, 12:52 AM
I started hunting with a mod.24 .22/410 when I was ten years old. Thats 1960. I still have it and hunt squirrel and rabbit with it every year. I don't think my F-150 would haul all the game I've taken with it.

My dad gave me the gun and it will NEVER go to anyone but my grandson. Both of my sons may have grumblings about that,but...

Mark

WC145
November 30, 2012, 01:12 AM
My dad gave me a .22/.410 Savage 24J Deluxe when I was about 11 (1973), my first new gun and I've still got it. That gun has taken all kinds of birds, snakes, and small game, and provided countless hours of fun in the field and on the range.

bobbo
November 30, 2012, 01:56 AM
My aunt has that exact same setup (scoped .222/20ga). She used it for night fox hunting for decades. She got it from her father, had to sell it, and later bought it back. The wood around the tang is cracked a little bit, but fixable. It (either that particular gun or one just like it) is on my grail gun list based solely on how great a combo it is. Do you really need another caliber for anything?

T.R.
November 30, 2012, 09:28 AM
I'll fault the model 24 for lacking good shotgun fit. In other words, they don't point and swing very well for running or flying game.

TR

Ky Larry
November 30, 2012, 03:25 PM
Didn't Savage make that in a 12ga/.30-06 combo?

dennis228
November 30, 2012, 07:28 PM
I have two. A Savage 24C Camper's Companion 22LR/20ga. from about 1968, which is a compact version with ammo storage in the butt stock. The other is a Stevens 24 (pre-Savage) in 22LR/410, from 1940's era.

Love them both. Very accurate. Simple and versitle. Usually they show up when folks clean out the gargage, a closet or attic. Great for upland hunting.

Still useful after all these years.

Vern Humphrey
November 30, 2012, 08:00 PM
The 24 has an exposed hammer. Try "marrying" the trigger. With the gun cocked, put as much forward pressure with your thumb on the hammer as you can while pulling the trigger. Do this several times and see if the trigger improves.

DM~
November 30, 2012, 09:00 PM
I'll fault the model 24 for lacking good shotgun fit. In other words, they don't point and swing very well for running or flying game.

TR

I'll fault them because most of them don't have the bbls regulated properly... I wish Savage would have spent a little more time on them making what they SHOULD HAVE BEEN in the first place!

Savage SOLD a 12ga. - .308 Win. or .222Rem., but they didn't "make" it. It was made by Valmet, and it's a WORLD better than the 24's...

DM

OrangePwrx9
December 1, 2012, 12:08 AM
I've got a 24V (.223/20ga) from the '80s and a 24F (.223/12 ga) from the '90s. The 24V is the favorite. Its wooden stock has a Monte Carlo hump which makes it more of a rifle stock.

The 24F's plastic stock has a straight comb and much more drop. It's more like a shotgun stock. It has choke tubes where the 24V does not.

The guns are a mixed bag. They take some getting used to before you can break clay pigeons with them. Worse than that, you get used to one, you won't hit well with the other.

The 24V is better finished and has mirror bright bores. The polishing step must've been skipped in the 24F as both bores are rough with tool marks. Cleaning the 24F takes longer as a result. Its rifle bore never really seems clean.

The rifle barrels on both are quite accurate. They shoot MOA at 100 yards if you take your time and keep the barrel cool.

The shotgun patterns on both seem poor. Very uneven and not regulated well with the rifle sights. Not hard to see why getting hits on clay pigeons is difficult.

With 12 ga. 3" magnums, the 24F is a bruiser.

I've always enjoyed my time afield with these guns. Without a scope, they're handy to carry and you feel ready for anything. Adding a scope makes them heavy, considerably less handy, and eliminates any wing-shooting capability. But it does cash in on the rifle's accuracy potential.

One caution: Don't dry fire them without a snap cap. Broke the spring that retracts the shotgun firing pin on the 24V by dry snapping mine. Took awhile to find someone to fix it.

B_Li_Ber_Tar_Ian
December 1, 2012, 12:21 AM
Can any of you guys tell me about a mdl24vs? It's chambered in 357 max over 20
with interchangeable buttstock/pistol grip?

DM~
December 1, 2012, 12:39 AM
Can any of you guys tell me about a mdl24vs? It's chambered in 357 max over 20
with interchangeable buttstock/pistol grip?

I think post #35 just did.

DM

B_Li_Ber_Tar_Ian
December 1, 2012, 12:42 AM
So all the 24v's had interchangeable buttstocks?

jmorris
December 1, 2012, 12:48 AM
I won one in high school (FFA cheese and sausage sale) my Grandmother had to come to school and pick it up for me, different times back then. Added another after that, both .22/20. Good goto gun if you don't know what you might need, better than a semiauto .22. If you miss with the first shot, flip the lever and your second is a shotgun.

Jaymason
February 17, 2013, 06:23 PM
I have had a 22lr/410 since I was a kid.
Last week I picked a 24v 222 over 20 Gauge.
I just ordered a new extraction pin, so this is going to be a good Yote gun and it will be a lot of fun to shoot.

xfyrfiter
February 17, 2013, 07:10 PM
Wife has a Savage O/U .22/.410 that is the tightest choked .410 I have ever seen, out to 35 yds the barrels are regulated together, makes a darned handy rabbit gun and could be counted on in a survival situation as a go to. Not very pretty but very functional.

Nalgi
February 19, 2013, 12:26 AM
I had a 22 mag over 20 ga I used as my trapping gun.

I got rid of it and kick myself every time I think about it.

I would love a 17HMR over 20ga! Or a 22-250 over 12GA that would be the Les Johnson Special!

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