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Why the Savage model 24V?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Shoobee, Apr 29, 2012.

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  1. Shoobee

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    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?
     
  2. KansasPaul

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    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
     
  3. scramasax

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    What KansasPaul said.

    Cheers,

    ts
     
  4. mnrivrat

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    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.
     
  5. Salmoneye

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    Many people only owned one gun...

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

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    I love those guns but don't own one. Would love a few different ones.
     
  7. Legionnaire
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    Mine is a 24E-DL, .22mag/20 gauge. It's my favorite squirrel getter.
     
  8. 303tom

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    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
     
  9. ColtPythonElite

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    They are favored by a lot of turkey hunters I know.
     
  10. Larry Ashcraft

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    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.
     
  11. HoosierQ

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    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.
     
  12. loose noose

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    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.
     
  13. bucktail

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  15. JPG19

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    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...
     
  16. Drail

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  20. MADDOG

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    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.
     
  21. Vern Humphrey

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    With the rear sight right up against the breech like that, they'd be a lot better off with a peep sight.
     
  22. fireman 9731

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    I have a 24 S-E. Its 22lr/.410. Its a handy gun, thats for sure.
     
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    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.
     
  24. Happypuppy

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    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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  25. Deaf Smith

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    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
     
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