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Old 01-10-2017, 11:07 AM
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With the depth of knowledge here I'd thought I'd throw this out to you guys.
I've come across a Savage 440 O/U. Owner says tight and in very good shape. Barrels are 27" (I'm guessing 28"). When I asked about the chokes he said there's none. I asked if the barrels are marked as having any choke he said no, it's a field gun. Doubt the bores are cylinder, right?
Anyway, google doesn't come up with much, only it was made in Italy by what is now Fabarms. Looking for something for 5 stand, sporting clays and some skeet. Have never owned a O/U. Worth buying in the $500 to $600 range?
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I would guess the chokes are IC/Mod. or Mod/Full. 27 inch barrels are a standard metric length, I think that is 70 cm. Fabarms seems to be an OK hunting gun, but they are not up to the constant use of trap, skeet or sporting clays. I have no idea what you do for parts!

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If you are interested in Sporting Clays, interchangeable chokes are nearly a MUST. You can't go cheap on a Sporting Clays gun if you intend to shoot it weekly or more. Buy at least a Browning or better.
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The bbls are metric length in cm as already stated. The chokes are probably marked under the forend wood denoted with a series of stars/asterisks. I forget now how they go but I think 1 star is Cyl, 2 is Imp Cyl, 3 is Mod and 4 stars/asterisks is Full.
The 440 doesn't bring all that much $$,,they are a decent field gun. But for SC I don't know if they'd hold up to the # of rounds you'd be shooting if you really get into the sport.
All depends on how deep you intend to get into the sport.
I shoot it quite a lot with nothing but elderly pumps and SxS's,,an occasional semiauto thrown in. All fixed choke and all but one is Full. But I just shoot for grins and could care less about a plastic trophy at the end of the season.
The older guns do break down now and again, but I fix my own so I don't see it as a problem. If you don't,,you want something that can stand up to 10's of 1000's of rounds w/o a worry. Repairs can be expensive and not worth it on an inexpensive gun to keep it going on the torture test run that continuous clay target shooting like SC's can be.

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thanks for the advise. I passed on it.
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