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Savage 24F Predator combination rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Hog huntin Harry, Oct 20, 2020.

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  1. Gordon

    Gordon Contributing Member

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    Good choice for what you want to do. .22 Hornet and 20 or .223/20
     
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  2. BigBlue 94

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    One of the reasons i love my 22-410 is because it is so light and small. I wouldnt want a 12ga one, or at least not for the same usage. 22Hornet and .410 would be really handy. Or 32H&R over 410. That would be a slick one. Can i just have like 5 of em custom made? Now accepting donations...

    I guess i just have a thing for 410s...
     
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  3. Dunross

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    I inherited that very model from my dad. Still haven't shot it yet. Thinking it might make a decent truck gun if I put a decent selection of loads in the case with it.
     
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  4. mavracer

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    That's what I have 22mag/20 gauge I really didn't care when I was looking and would have settled for either rimfire over 410 or 20. In hindsight I feel the Mag/20 is perfect the 20 just offers so much more than a 410 and being a single shot the added cost of 22 mag ammo is a non issue.
    A .223 would certainly do anything a mag would, too bad it's probably a 1 in 12 twist, a fast twist would allow you to shoot the subsonic 77gr that wouldn't be too hard on small game.
     
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  5. jmorris

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    Problem is, you can't carry both as easy as one and certainly could go from one to the other with the flick of a selector.

    I'll admit to not using mine for clay's or target shooting but if I don't know what I am going to be after, they are what I grab.
     
  6. Rubone

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    I think you are missing the point of the weapon. As well as the fact you could still have something on your hip. :D
     
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  7. Merle1

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    in the past I lived where small game and deer were in season at the same time - a 20 ga slug was all the range I needed in that thick stuff - and the 22 LR was ready for the numerous squirrels... :)
     
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  8. Johnm1

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    Mine is a 24 F 223 over 12 gauge replaceable chokes. The barrel twist is 1/14 like the old 222. I’ve been working a 223 load to get them to the same point of aim at some distance. But I probably need to find a different powder to finish. I am not looking for specific performance out of the 223 just regulated to something I can remember and I’m pretty close now to 35 yards 12 gauge and 200 yards 223. Shoots the 45 grain pills better than any other.

    In the end I will probably have my gunsmith install a flip sight (think Ruger 10/22) rear sight to augment the rifle sight already on the rifle.
     
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  9. WisBorn

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    @Hog huntin Harry I think you may like the Savage 24 for hog hunting. A 20 gauge foster slug would put a lot of hurt on a pig:thumbup:
     
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  10. Hog huntin Harry

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    I bet both barrels at once would really put a hurtin on an ole swine lol.
     
  11. Rubone

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    Too bad it can't fire both at once.
     
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  12. alsaqr

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    i have a Savage model 24F. Mine is .22 Hornet over 20 gauge. It's a heavy clunky gun that i use to good effect on called in coyotes. 3" shells loaded with number 4 buckshot are good for over 50 yards on coyotes. The stock on mine was too long and was shortened. .
     
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  13. Hog huntin Harry

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    My brain must've stopped working when I wrote that. I don't know why I thought the Savage 24F has 2 triggers.
     
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