Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-08-2017, 12:41 AM
Jessie's Avatar
Jessie Jessie is offline
US Veteran
Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24?  
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Virginia
Posts: 5,050
Likes: 4,085
Liked 6,583 Times in 2,581 Posts
Default Anybody else like the Savage 24?

I bought one a while ago in 30-30/ 20ga. for deer and fall turkey season. I was surprised by a flock of turkeys while deer hunting a couple of years ago and thought this was a good solution.
I hope to make it pay off this year. It's not perfect for either, but well suited for the thick Virginia woods.
Reply With Quote
The Following 8 Users Like Post:
  #2  
Old 09-08-2017, 01:32 AM
Mexican Kerry Mexican Kerry is offline
Member
Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24?  
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Flatlands of Canada
Posts: 345
Likes: 59
Liked 958 Times in 236 Posts
Default

I've had a handful of various 24's, including a 30-30/20. It was a good shooting gun, put both barrels to point of aim with a rifled slug and any generic 30-30 at around 60-70 yds but one of my buddies has it now. I'm down to one, a little 24C in .22/20 with a vinyl roll-up case to store it in.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #3  
Old 09-08-2017, 04:44 AM
lebomm lebomm is offline
Member
Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24?  
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,822
Likes: 36
Liked 697 Times in 426 Posts
Default

Mine was .22/.410 First gun I ever bought with my own money. Back about 1961.

Larry
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #4  
Old 09-08-2017, 07:30 AM
Bakebfr480 Bakebfr480 is offline
Member
Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24?  
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 114
Likes: 9
Liked 92 Times in 45 Posts
Default

A LGS has one in 222/20 ga. I can get for around $300.00 from the mid 60's with a walnut stock.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-08-2017, 07:58 AM
Maddog 521 Maddog 521 is offline
Member
Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24?  
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,303
Likes: 1,205
Liked 1,519 Times in 737 Posts
Default

I had a .222/20ga many years ago, that I carried on the trap line. I sure wish I still had it.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-08-2017, 08:11 AM
mx5racer mx5racer is offline
Member
Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24?  
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 4
Likes: 3
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

dad got gave me a .22/410 for my 13th birthday. 410 was great for rats !
.22 was so far off that the rear sight couldn't compensate. I now have a Ruger 77/22 for my .22 plinking requirements.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-08-2017, 08:14 AM
oneounceload's Avatar
oneounceload oneounceload is offline
Member
Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24?  
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: FL
Posts: 491
Likes: 443
Liked 442 Times in 222 Posts
Default

I also had the 24C, "Camper's Companion", .22 over a Cylinder 20 gauge. Idea was cool; but it was somewhat sketchy regarding accuracy.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-08-2017, 08:33 AM
glenncal1 glenncal1 is offline
Member
Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24?  
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,891
Likes: 1
Liked 1,434 Times in 466 Posts
Default

I have a .222/20ga I bought locally about a year and a half ago. It is accurate with the world's worst trigger. Haven't gotten around to doing anything about the trigger, now you guys have put the bug in my ear.
__________________
Jim
Many K and N Frames
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-08-2017, 08:42 AM
Mike, SC Hunter Mike, SC Hunter is online now
Member
Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24?  
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: In The Woods Of S.C.
Posts: 3,087
Likes: 2,064
Liked 2,628 Times in 1,084 Posts
Default

no...........
__________________
S&W Accumulator
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-08-2017, 08:48 AM
loknload's Avatar
loknload loknload is offline
Member
Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24?  
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: PA.
Posts: 8,107
Likes: 44,471
Liked 39,069 Times in 7,346 Posts
Default

Bought a 24V back in the 70's. I needed a quick inexpensive rifle for deer hunting and didn't have a lot of money so this fit the bill at the time!
Nice rifle and I still have it today.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 09-08-2017, 09:00 AM
BearBio BearBio is offline
Member
Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24?  
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Eastern Washington
Posts: 3,328
Likes: 1,879
Liked 4,215 Times in 1,506 Posts
Default

Always wanted one but money and opportunity never coincided.........
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 09-08-2017, 11:04 AM
CajunBass's Avatar
CajunBass CajunBass is offline
Member
Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24?  
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: North Chesterfield, Va.
Posts: 3,936
Likes: 2,606
Liked 5,260 Times in 1,556 Posts
Default

I had one back in my younger days. Perfect "pot hunter" gun, but I was the reverse of most everyone else. Hunting deer with a rifle was against the law in my area, so I kept the shotgun barrel loaded with 3", No. 2 buckshot, and used the 22 barrel for everything else (22 LR/3" 20ga).

Good gun, it got sold when I got more interested in bass fishing than I was in shooting/hunting.
__________________
John 3:16 .
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 09-08-2017, 11:13 AM
firstsoldier firstsoldier is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: West (By God) Texas
Posts: 4
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default savage 24

I have always had a model 24 in 22/410 My present one has a weaver post & crosshair scope mounted on weaver seethrough rings. It clamps between the barrels and does not move between shots from the 410 bbl. As always the old firstsoldier
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 09-08-2017, 11:21 AM
jpage jpage is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Oregon
Posts: 288
Likes: 187
Liked 152 Times in 68 Posts
Default

Always wanted a 24C, not willing to part with $300 plus for a single-shot though.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 09-08-2017, 04:59 PM
DWalt's Avatar
DWalt DWalt is offline
Member
Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24?  
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: South Texas
Posts: 19,963
Likes: 2
Liked 10,601 Times in 6,080 Posts
Default

For awhile, I had one in .22 LR/20 Ga. I had some problem with the .22 position on the hammer. never quite figured out what it was. Sometimes the .22 barrel would fire, other times it wouldn't. In any event, I decided I didn't really need it for anything, so I sold it off (or maybe traded it) not long after I bought it.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 09-08-2017, 06:07 PM
sigp220.45's Avatar
sigp220.45 sigp220.45 is offline
Member
Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24?  
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 3,617
Likes: 8,346
Liked 8,002 Times in 1,345 Posts
Default

I had one, a rez-rescue .22/20 gauge that cleaned up very nice. The .22 rounds had been in the stock so long they had turned into wadcutters from the recoil of the 20 gauge.





__________________
Mornings=coffee/contemplation
Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Like Post:
  #17  
Old 09-08-2017, 07:02 PM
mtgianni mtgianni is offline
Member
Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24?  
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: SW MT
Posts: 2,952
Likes: 1,113
Liked 1,320 Times in 763 Posts
Default

I have a 22/20 that a former owner put a cheap red dot sight on. It is accurate at 50 yards with the 22 and a little low with the 20. A perfect jackrabbit gun. I would prefer a 357/20, that would be a grouse getter.
__________________
Front sight and squeeze
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #18  
Old 09-08-2017, 07:36 PM
Bat Guano Bat Guano is offline
Member
Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24?  
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 3,029
Likes: 1,056
Liked 2,097 Times in 869 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mexican Kerry View Post
I've had a handful of various 24's, including a 30-30/20. It was a good shooting gun, put both barrels to point of aim with a rifled slug and any generic 30-30 at around 60-70 yds but one of my buddies has it now. I'm down to one, a little 24C in .22/20 with a vinyl roll-up case to store it in.
I've had a 24C for 30+ years. Don't use it much, but it is a fun little gun and the .22 barrel shoots decently for me. A long time ago I picked up a .30-30 liner for the 20 gauge barrel. POI is a little vague, but I guess you're supposed to use your stalking skills. As for power, I suspect that a 20 gauge slug would be substantial too.

The vinyl case has not stood up too well. However the Savage fits the case for Ruger's 10-22 takedown and the case is much better made.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 09-08-2017, 07:39 PM
Jessie's Avatar
Jessie Jessie is offline
US Veteran
Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24?  
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Virginia
Posts: 5,050
Likes: 4,085
Liked 6,583 Times in 2,581 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sigp220.45 View Post
I had one, a rez-rescue .22/20 gauge that cleaned up very nice. The .22 rounds had been in the stock so long they had turned into wadcutters from the recoil of the 20 gauge.





Is that the Camper model with ammo storage in the stock?
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 09-08-2017, 09:03 PM
sigp220.45's Avatar
sigp220.45 sigp220.45 is offline
Member
Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24?  
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 3,617
Likes: 8,346
Liked 8,002 Times in 1,345 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jessie View Post
Is that the Camper model with ammo storage in the stock?
Yup. They were in there a while.

__________________
Mornings=coffee/contemplation
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #21  
Old 09-08-2017, 09:42 PM
Rpg Rpg is online now
Member
Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24?  
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Denver area
Posts: 2,672
Likes: 5,020
Liked 3,552 Times in 1,414 Posts
Default

Each of 2 of my cousins got one when they were 12.

They were a terrible choice for kids because cocking the things was so time consuming that they never got a shot off on a flushing bird before I did.

I had a Stevens 311 20 ga.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 09-08-2017, 10:36 PM
Mexican Kerry Mexican Kerry is offline
Member
Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24?  
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Flatlands of Canada
Posts: 345
Likes: 59
Liked 958 Times in 236 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DWalt View Post
For awhile, I had one in .22 LR/20 Ga. I had some problem with the .22 position on the hammer. never quite figured out what it was. Sometimes the .22 barrel would fire, other times it wouldn't. In any event, I decided I didn't really need it for anything, so I sold it off (or maybe traded it) not long after I bought it.
Several of the 24's I've owned had light strike problems. There is a lot of useful info out there, the most common problem seems to be the mainspring plunger adjustment. I've fixed a couple this way.

http://www.cylindersmith.com/photos/strut.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 09-08-2017, 10:47 PM
eric1959 eric1959 is offline
Member
Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24?  
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Metro Atlanta
Posts: 86
Likes: 2
Liked 22 Times in 16 Posts
Default Savage 24

Mine is a .223/20 that someone before me painted in camo. Not pretty but real reasonably priced. The paint is slowly wearing off but still afraid I will misplace in the North Ga woods.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 09-08-2017, 11:34 PM
Muley Gil Muley Gil is online now
US Veteran
Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24?  
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: The SW Va Blue Ridge
Posts: 9,412
Likes: 20,229
Liked 6,271 Times in 2,642 Posts
Default

I have my granddaddy's .22/.410 Stevens. This one has the Tenite plastic stock. He bought it around WW II to bust the bunnies in his garden.

On my 15th birthday, I received a new Ithaca Model 49 .22 LR. Later that day, I was given Pop-Pop's Stevens.

That was a goood birthday.
__________________
John 3:16
WAR EAGLE!
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #25  
Old 09-08-2017, 11:36 PM
smoothshooter smoothshooter is offline
Member
Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24?  
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 152
Likes: 8
Liked 84 Times in 49 Posts
Default

I have 4.
Three 20 gauges under .22 LR and .22 Magnum.
Inherited ine from my dad after he died that is an O/U .410 with a pair of hammers that look like a single hammer that has been sawed lengthways down the middle.
This model may bave been the first synthetic stock long-gun ever marketed in the US. Made in the early to mid-1940's I think.
Have only seen two others.

Pretty cool old gun.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #26  
Old 09-08-2017, 11:41 PM
Buford57 Buford57 is offline
Member
Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24?  
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,577
Likes: 52
Liked 1,200 Times in 469 Posts
Default

Kept a .22/410 in the seat pocket of my truck when I lived in Wyoming. My wife had a 2400 - the .308/12 gauge version Valmet made for them. Both were sold when money was tight. Wife sure misses that 2400.
__________________
Who are you guys?
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 09-09-2017, 09:24 AM
Ivan the Butcher Ivan the Butcher is online now
Member
Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24?  
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Harlem, Ohio
Posts: 4,851
Likes: 3,353
Liked 4,614 Times in 2,044 Posts
Default

My older brother got a 22/410 for Christmas 1963 and had it until he got into trading guns! He told me last summer, that wasn't the dumbest thing he ever did, but close to it!

I have picked up 4 of the 24's over the years. I had one with the opening lever on the side that was in 22mag/20. It is the only one I has that didn't shoot well

I have a 24 Camper 20" that has been my truck gun for around 25 years. I also have a 357mag/20 & 30-30/20. When I bought these 24's were in the $165-200 range used. They were never a cheep gun, just priced so you could afford to pick one up and not need another gun! The ammo storage compartment on the 24C is suppose to hold 2 or 3 20gauge and 10 22's, the "Trap door is so loose you'll just lose your ammo! There is no detent or latch.

I see them is the $300-450 range now and think how they have skyrocketed, but look how much any 2 barreled gun costs now.

Before the 22 ammo shortage of the last few years, I would be at the range and see teenagers and adults go through a brick of ammo and never aim a shot! With a fire rate of 3 per minute, they are not popular with the black rifle people!

The 20" barrel shotgun is a little rough bird hunting, but the 26" guns have done fine!

My truck gun has a "case" made from a tool box. It holds the disassembled gun, scope, sling, cleaning kit, 2 CCI boxes of 100 22's and an assortment of 20 gauge. I have plastic boxes for 600 Nitro ammo that hold 20 rounds. in that I have 5-#7.5, 5-#4, 5-No.3 buck and 5- slugs. I carry 2 of those boxes in the tool box. If it walks or flies in Ohio I can hunt it (I need to change some of the buck shot to #2 steel shot for low fling geese! Say 3-No.3 buck, 3- slugs, and 4-#2 steel shot.)

The 24-C is not the best woods gun I've used, but since it is with me I have gotten squirrels, rabbits, pheasants, quail, ground hogs, raccoons, and geese (before non-toxic requirements). I wouldn't have gotten those without it being in the truck!

Ivan
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #28  
Old 09-09-2017, 12:46 PM
Mexican Kerry Mexican Kerry is offline
Member
Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24?  
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Flatlands of Canada
Posts: 345
Likes: 59
Liked 958 Times in 236 Posts
Default

Just thinking out loud, I've had the following:

.222/20
.22 mag/20
.22lr/20 (x3-4)
.22lr/20 (Camp model)
30-30/20
.410/.410 (Model 242)

Some had fancier stocks than others, some were actually fairly well regulated between the barrels. Some were not but I don't think that was the primary goal when they were designed.

Most I bought were in the 200-300 dollar range, sold most for 600+. Apparently these things are popular!

I gave my neighbor a .22lr/20 version a few years ago as he had a couple younger boys and I thought it would be a good squirrel gun for them at the lake.

They are neat guns for what they are, but I don't really use mine much (probably why I'm down to just the C model now). One of my buddies is crazy about them, his C goes everywhere he does and he uses it almost daily.

Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #29  
Old 09-09-2017, 01:42 PM
Rubone Rubone is online now
Member
Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24?  
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Land of Enchantment
Posts: 105
Likes: 8
Liked 136 Times in 55 Posts
Default

I have a nice one I picked up recently, a 24V in .223/20. Functions nicely, and was near new condition with a new Charles Daly 3-9 Japanese made scope on it (someone's safe queen)! I had been looking for one and basically bought it due to the useful combination. Nice color case hardened receiver but the flash washed it out in the pic.


Last edited by Rubone; 09-09-2017 at 02:24 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #30  
Old 09-09-2017, 03:41 PM
Trooperdan Trooperdan is offline
US Veteran
Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24?  
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Wellington FL Aberdeen NC
Posts: 1,123
Likes: 1,665
Liked 733 Times in 277 Posts
Default

I've had a couple of these over the years, one was .222 over 20 ga and the gun would break open every time you fired the 20! I always regarded these as inexpensive utility guns but a quick look at a couple of auction sites told me I was badly out of date! I'll have to keep an eye out at shows, they are too pricy on-line so far. Has anyone published a collectors guide to these models?
__________________
Old paratrooper in NC
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 09-10-2017, 06:58 AM
Jessie's Avatar
Jessie Jessie is offline
US Veteran
Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24?  
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Virginia
Posts: 5,050
Likes: 4,085
Liked 6,583 Times in 2,581 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ivan the Butcher View Post
My older brother got a 22/410 for Christmas 1963 and had it until he got into trading guns! He told me last summer, that wasn't the dumbest thing he ever did, but close to it!

I have picked up 4 of the 24's over the years. I had one with the opening lever on the side that was in 22mag/20. It is the only one I has that didn't shoot well

I have a 24 Camper 20" that has been my truck gun for around 25 years. I also have a 357mag/20 & 30-30/20. When I bought these 24's were in the $165-200 range used. They were never a cheep gun, just priced so you could afford to pick one up and not need another gun! The ammo storage compartment on the 24C is suppose to hold 2 or 3 20gauge and 10 22's, the "Trap door is so loose you'll just lose your ammo! There is no detent or latch.

I see them is the $300-450 range now and think how they have skyrocketed, but look how much any 2 barreled gun costs now.

Before the 22 ammo shortage of the last few years, I would be at the range and see teenagers and adults go through a brick of ammo and never aim a shot! With a fire rate of 3 per minute, they are not popular with the black rifle people!

The 20" barrel shotgun is a little rough bird hunting, but the 26" guns have done fine!

My truck gun has a "case" made from a tool box. It holds the disassembled gun, scope, sling, cleaning kit, 2 CCI boxes of 100 22's and an assortment of 20 gauge. I have plastic boxes for 600 Nitro ammo that hold 20 rounds. in that I have 5-#7.5, 5-#4, 5-No.3 buck and 5- slugs. I carry 2 of those boxes in the tool box. If it walks or flies in Ohio I can hunt it (I need to change some of the buck shot to #2 steel shot for low fling geese! Say 3-No.3 buck, 3- slugs, and 4-#2 steel shot.)

The 24-C is not the best woods gun I've used, but since it is with me I have gotten squirrels, rabbits, pheasants, quail, ground hogs, raccoons, and geese (before non-toxic requirements). I wouldn't have gotten those without it being in the truck!

Ivan
I'm no expert about it but I remember reading that steel shot is not good for a barrel not made for it.
I doubt that the older Savages were.
Just a word of caution, not fact since I don't duck or goose hunt.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 09-10-2017, 08:00 PM
Ivan the Butcher Ivan the Butcher is online now
Member
Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24? Anybody else like the Savage 24?  
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Harlem, Ohio
Posts: 4,851
Likes: 3,353
Liked 4,614 Times in 2,044 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jessie View Post
I'm no expert about it but I remember reading that steel shot is not good for a barrel not made for it.
I doubt that the older Savages were.
Just a word of caution, not fact since I don't duck or goose hunt.
I very much understand and appreciate the concern! However, the biggest concern about Steel Shot in older barrels is first: with Damascus barrels and second: with Full chokes. #1 really doesn't apply and as to #2, these are Modified chokes (for lead) and that makes them Full choke for steel. I still haven't bought a 20 gauge box of #2 Steel yet (I've never seen them on sale & I hate to pay full price!) I used to goose hunt with a 3" 12 gauge that had the chokes honed to IC/IC even though it was marked Mod/Full and those were really tight enough for 40+ yard shots (that is close) on geese. I have some other 20's that I may open up too!

Ivan
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Savage B.Mag 17 WSM VAPA Firearms & Knives - Other Brands 11 11-09-2014 09:54 AM
WTB Pre-Mil .243 Savage 99 bushmaster1313 WANTED to Buy 1 03-10-2014 08:48 PM
SAVAGE 1920 Bolt Rifle 250-3000 aka 250 Savage Wounded Knee Floyd GUNS - For Sale or Trade 3 07-25-2013 08:51 PM
.303 Savage Forester Reloading 16 10-23-2010 10:23 PM
The Savage 99. Anyone else out there like these? Wyatt Burp The Lounge 24 11-12-2009 12:41 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:33 PM.


S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2015
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)