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#6205364 - 02/22/12 03:46 AM Re: Savage 220F magazine modification [Re: 7mmfreak]
scotts94_z28 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/11
Posts: 1128
Loc: Rochester, NY
Working on collecting slugs now to try. Waiting on the new federal tipped copper slugs to hit the shelf to test also. I'll post up some groups after that. Would also like to mod my magazine like the OP and have the metal coated as the rough finish sucks.

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#6207280 - 02/22/12 12:12 PM Re: Savage 220F magazine modification [Re: scotts94_z28]
7mmfreak Offline
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Registered: 12/30/07
Posts: 844
Loc: NC
In both 12 and 20 gauge I've had best luck with Remington Accu-Tips and Lighfield Hybrid EXP in factory loads. That's from a 210F and 220.

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#6207684 - 02/22/12 01:49 PM Re: Savage 220F magazine modification [Re: 7mmfreak]
scotts94_z28 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/11
Posts: 1128
Loc: Rochester, NY
So far my gun has hated all 3" slugs. Best results have been with the 2 3/4" Accutips but they are also the only 2-3/4" slugs I have tried. So far have ordered the following 2-3/4" slugs to try:

-Lightfield Hybred EXP
-Remington Premium Core-Lokt Ultra Bonded
-Hornady SST
-Winchester Supreme Partition Gold
-Winchester Supreme Elite Dual-Bonded

Once the new 2-3/4" federal tipped copper slugs are available I will order a box and begin testing


Edited by scotts94_z28 (02/22/12 01:56 PM)

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#6208395 - 02/22/12 04:43 PM Re: Savage 220F magazine modification [Re: scotts94_z28]
7mmfreak Offline
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Registered: 12/30/07
Posts: 844
Loc: NC
Mine also shoots 2 3/4" shells best.

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#6215520 - 02/24/12 10:15 AM Re: Savage 220F magazine modification [Re: scotts94_z28]
djb Offline
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Registered: 11/24/05
Posts: 950
That is about the nicest slug thrower I have seen; you’ll get a lot of double takes if you run into other hunters with that one! I bet it handles nice too.

As for ammo, the 3 inch Accutips shot best for me. They are about impossible to find around here, so I always snag a box when I see them. I just cannot understand why the sabot loads are so darn expensive! I am trying to locate a source for 20 gauge sabots that will let me load 44 or 45 cal pistol bullets for practice and low recoil loads for my son.

BTW, I learned that my gun definitely shoots best tightening both front and rear action screws fairly tight. I went through lots of cash trying to find an accurate load before I discovered this. I bedded mine and treated it the same as my rifles; tighten the front screw firm and just snug the rear. This did NOT work on my 220.

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#6218738 - 02/25/12 06:45 AM Re: Savage 220F magazine modification [Re: djb]
7mmfreak Offline
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Registered: 12/30/07
Posts: 844
Loc: NC
With bedded guns I tighten equally and to 45-55 in-lbs depending on what the gun likes.

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#6272036 - 03/09/12 03:10 PM Re: Savage 220F magazine modification [Re: 7mmfreak]
bowfisher Offline
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Registered: 05/05/11
Posts: 380
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: 7mmfreak
Good looking gun! Welcome to the DSG club.



Post some pics of how it shoots in its new stick.


Thats some good shooting there!

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#7223061 - 12/24/12 11:38 AM Re: Savage 220F magazine modification [Re: bowfisher]
headhunter130 Offline
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Registered: 09/30/08
Posts: 371
Loc: tennessee
here is a 100 yard group with Remington accutips, 2-3/4"

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#7224564 - 12/24/12 07:39 PM Re: Savage 220F magazine modification [Re: headhunter130]
nyskt100 Offline
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Registered: 01/26/07
Posts: 287
Loc: Steuben County, NY
Originally Posted By: headhunter130
here is a 100 yard group with Remington accutips, 2-3/4"



Nice! Can't get much better with a slug gun...

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#7345490 - 01/21/13 10:25 PM Re: Savage 220F magazine modification [Re: nyskt100]
meddybemps Offline
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Registered: 01/31/08
Posts: 502
Loc: Mass and Maine
OK, that does it. The H&R sewer pipe 12 Gauge Ultra Hunter is going down the road. Savage now makes this in a lefty version, so it looks like I have run out of excuses.
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