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Why the Savage model 24V?

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

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  1. Owen Sparks

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    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.
     
  2. Hardtarget

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    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
     
  3. WC145

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    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.
     
  4. bobbo

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    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?
     
  5. T.R.

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    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
     
  6. Ky Larry

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    Didn't Savage make that in a 12ga/.30-06 combo?
     
  7. dennis228

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    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.
     
  8. Vern Humphrey

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    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.
     
  9. DM~

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    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
     
  10. OrangePwrx9

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    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.
     
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  11. B_Li_Ber_Tar_Ian

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    Can any of you guys tell me about a mdl24vs? It's chambered in 357 max over 20
    with interchangeable buttstock/pistol grip?
     
  12. DM~

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    I think post #35 just did.

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  13. B_Li_Ber_Tar_Ian

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    So all the 24v's had interchangeable buttstocks?
     
  14. jmorris

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  17. Nalgi

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    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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