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Savage 24F Predator combination rifle

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  1. Hog huntin Harry

    Hog huntin Harry Member

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    Yall's thoughts on the Savage 24F Predator chambered in .223 Remington over 20 gauge ?
    I imagine it would be prefect for pest control, .223 in case a yote is trying to get in the chicken coop and 20 gauge for vermin in the trees.
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  2. DM~

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    My thoughts are, almost always those Savages never shoot both bbls. to the same point of aim, and it bugs the he!! out of me. I don't like aiming over here to hit over there... lol

    That's the "biggest" thing I have against them, but it's not the only thing.

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  3. jmorris

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    My chicken coop is only 60 yards from the house, so I use a .22 or 9mm, suppressed, my wife would rather have a dead chicken than me wake her up with a gun shot in the middle of the night. I find it easiest to open the door and shoot them from upstairs than try and exit downstairs to get them.

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    I have a couple 24’s, the .22/20ga being my favorites. One I have is well regulated, putting .22’s, and 38’s with an adapter I machined into the same place at 40 yards and shot all around them.

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  4. Hog huntin Harry

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    How bad is the POI (point of impact) difference ?
     
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  5. DM~

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    It varies all over... I've owned some that were a foot off at 30 yards, that's not uncommon at all...

    Each one has to be tried to know for sure..

    DM
     
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  6. Hog huntin Harry

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    Wow, that's quite a bit. Thank you
     
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  7. Armored farmer

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    Mr DM may well be correct, but my .22/.410 shoots just fine with both barrels.
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    I think a .223/20ga would be a great gun for a farm defender, survival, truck gun.
     
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  8. DM~

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    I base what I wrote above on the fact that I've had 5 of them, none shot both bbls together...

    EXCEPT the Savage 2400 and that's because it was made by Valmet and you could adjust the rifle bbl. to the sights.

    The rifle bbls were accurate though...

    BTW, I have a 22/.410 now, but I haven't tried it for regulation, as I bought it for the .410.

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  9. George P

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    I agree, I had the 24C, "Camper's Companion" which was a .22lr over 20; the 20 was a Cylinder bore and fairly useless; it was sold after a short time in my safe.
     
  10. PapaG

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    I'm down to two, a 24V 222, 20 and a 22, 20. I've had a half dozen in about all chamberings and can state that the ones with the rifle barrel grazed full length will put shoot the ones separated and held by a ring at the muzzle. My 222 is at best a 2" gun but on my land 125 yards is a long shot.
    I also canned my Campers Companion and have my two 22/410s with plastic stocks to my two sons.
     
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  11. PapaG

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    For the record, my 222 has a decent 3-9X scope set at 3X and is zeroed at 100 yards. The 20 puts cheap slugs to the scope's poa at 50 yards with about a left bias of 2". I rarely shoot slugs and with 1 1/4 oz of copper plated #4 shot it centers a 222 hole at 35 yards. No complaints. The 22/20 is iron sighted at 40 yards with cci minimag hp and the shotgun barrel is right on.
    FWIW, years ago we used to set our trap for straightaways and shoot a 10 bird match from station three with 22s. I held the record for years with my 22/410 using the 22 barrel and breaking five.
    I love the old 24s and variants. Told the Savage rep the new ones were ugly as sin and he said they couldn't afford to make the old ones.
     
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  12. WisBorn

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    I'm with @Armored farmer I think it would be great. My 22lr/20 gauge works great. I passed mine on to family. The 223/20 should be a fun gun.
     
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  13. Armored farmer

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    I always carry my 24 barrel selector on the shotgun barrel for quick shots while hunting.
    I forgot this once while lining up the rifle sights for a 35yd shot on a squirrel in the treetops. I squeezed the trigger anticipating the crack of a .22lr,....but got the *boom* of my pet load of 1/2oz #4shot. The squirrel scrambled back in the treetops. I talked to myself about my own intellect and my mother being a female k9 and went on in search of another squirrel to stalk.
    Several minutes had passed when I heard the familiar sounds of a squirrel falling through the branches and landing on the forest floor with a <thud>.
    Sure enough, the load of #4s had done its job after all.
    I think my shotgun barrel is pretty well regulated to my rifle sights.
     
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  14. PapaG

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    I did that with a pheasant once, way back when we had pheasants here. When I went to reload I found the shotshell was unfired. My only complaint is about the barrel selector on top of the hammer. Easily wiped back to vote the top barrel.
     
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  15. Dave DeLaurant

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    Not a big deal, but it's fairly common to find the upper firing pin return spring broken on the Savage 24 series. I think Frank DeHaas eventually replaced his coil spring with a foam washer. I just left mine broken.

    I had a 24V in .223/20 for a couple decades before finally selling it off. Most of that time it was on loan to my brother. It was a neat gun, but it eventually occurred to me that I was only using it as a heavy single shot rifle.

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    You will see that Savage tried a number of different methods for joining the barrels over the years -- I had a new set factory fitted to my receiver in the early '90s that differed considerably from the original barrels. I also mounted a short Simmons 'Deerfield' cheepo scope zeroed to the .223 barrel. It would group very nicely for about 5-7 shots, but longer strings tended to wander as the barrels heated up. Again, more my problem than the basic design's.

    For me, I think the idea would probably have worked better in the original .22 LR/.410 configuration.
     
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  16. entropy

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    I did some work on a pair of .22'.410's for a friend, replaced the hammer springs, and in test firing them after I found they were regulated close enough for the intended use- as Armored Farmer found out for his with his squirrel. The guy who I did the work for and his brother each were given one as kids, and the brother didn't have kids, my friend had two boys who now have them. One of them used his to win the 4_H Competition Shoot (.22) , and tried it for Trap, but being a Cyl. bore, even at 16 yards, it didn't work so well.
     
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  17. Hookeye

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    I'd rather have a rifle and a shotgun.
    Mixing both handicaps each.
    Maybe for a barn gun they'd work (Model 24).
    But for even slightly serious killin, think there's a better approach.
     
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  18. Hookeye

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    The .22/.410 might be an OK farm gun.
    But even then I'd rather have an 870 and a .22 pistol on my hip.
     
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  19. magyars4

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    I have one left 223/12 cut down to 18+" and use it as a canoe gun/farm gun
    It shoots the above mentioned rounds plus 22 pellets propelled by shotgun primers and 22 LR. Both use adapters that are shaped like 223 shells.
     
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  20. Merle1

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    I have a 22 Hornet over 20 ga - no problems with mine.....
     
  21. BigBlue 94

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    Tennite stocked 22-410 here that shoots POA on both barrels. Ive taken enough game to know that. Its one of my favorite guns for walking in the woods. Been in the family for 60 years or so.

    I would really like a 22 savage over 20ga.
     
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  22. GooseGestapo

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    I too, have an old Savage .22/410 with tennite stock. It strangely shoots .22lr to same poi/poa as .410 shoots a slug or patterns buckshot. Very useful gun within its limitations. It’s beside a bookcase/wall near the front door as I type this. Several assorted ammo types in an adjacent candy dish on the cabinet.

    I HAD an M24 .222/20ga. It was near useless. The barrel lockup was so varied, it strung the shots vertically over a foot at 100yds. Shotgun patterned nowhere near where the rifle sights looked.
    Since I traded it, it has popped up at several area gun shops. It’s still for sale at one...
     
  23. Rubone

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    I have a 24 in .223 over 20ga and it is a fine little rifle. It came as you see with a "Charles Daly" branded scope on it. To me it was a no brainer, I have plenty of other stuff in both those calibers so it meshed well
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  24. Carl N. Brown

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    I guess I was relatively lucky. Savage 24. .30-30 over 12 gauge with Improved Cylinder choke tube.
    Ammo Winchester Super X 170gr Power Point; Winchester Super X 1oz Foster slugs.
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  25. gotboostvr

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    Mines 22mag/20ga. I'd love one of the 357max/12ga.
     
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