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I have a 22 Magnum/20 Ga and I fired a test target yesterday. With the iron sights adjusted to be dead on with the rifle barrel the shotgun barrel puts slugs about 3" low. This is at only 50'. Windage is OK it's just the elevation that is off.

Is the spacer between the barrels silver soldered ?

Anybody done this fix and have any helpful tips ?


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I guess I'd ask, "How far do you plan to shoot something with (I'm assuming" a Forster style slug out of a smoothbore 20 gauge? Personally, I'd probably limit it to 50 or 75 yards and you should be able to compensate with a little "Kentucky elevation".

When you say the rifle barrel is "right on" I'm assuming at 50 yards also? If that's the case, you could carefully take down the front sight a little until the rifle barrel is hitting an inch or two high at fifty, putting it closer to zero at 100 yards or so and reducing the amount the 20 gauge slug is low at 50 yards.

It seems either of those solutions would be preferable to trying to regulate the barrels. Just my $.02



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The 3 INCH difference that I stated is at 50 FEET not 50 YARDS.
If it was only 3 inches at 50 yards it wouldn't bother me.

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That's the way they made 'em, a shotgun built for pointing shot, not for aiming slugs. wink


I did this to one of mine. Not so much because I needed to shoot slugs, but because someone told me you couldn't do it. laugh


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Originally Posted by 6mm250
The 3 INCH difference that I stated is at 50 FEET not 50 YARDS.
If it was only 3 inches at 50 yards it wouldn't bother me.

Mike


Sorry, the eyes read it right, the brain got it wrong.

Back in the '60's my brother had a 24 with .22 LR over 20 gauge. It shot slugs very well and to pretty much same point of aim.



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Obviously there is no barrel regulation on these guns. Some people will jam a piece of metal, or a coin between the barrels at certain points, but it doesn't look very aesthetically pleasing if it works at all.

I go sort of the same route Cas did, but with a scope for the rifle barrel set in see thru mounts so I can use the irons for the shotgun barrel. I'm really not a fan of see thru sights, I really don't like them at all, yet I can say they work well, and I find them necessary on a Savage 24, especially on the 24V's(centerfires).

Shown is a Savage 24 Series S in 22 magnum over 20 gauge with see thru NC Star Aluminum Dovetail rings and a Western Field 3X9 32MM scope.

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Originally Posted by cas6969
That's the way they made 'em, a shotgun built for pointing shot, not for aiming slugs. wink


I did this to one of mine. Not so much because I needed to shoot slugs, but because someone told me you couldn't do it. laugh


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Before you bother regulating the barrels you may just want to shoot some 50 yard groups with several different kinds of slugs to see how well they group.

I have had several over the years. The one I have now is a 60's vintage DL in .22 Mag/20 ga. Not only are the two barrels not even close, the 20 ga barrel with slugs is a "pattern" not a "group" maker at 50 yards...and that is with about 5 different brands.

So I don't even both with slugs for this gun...just Winchester .22 Magnum 40 gr. HPs, #4 buckshot and a variety of #4, #6 and #7 1/2 birdshot...

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Seems to depend a lot on the gun..My dad has a 222/20 as well as a 223/20. The 223/20 seems to group pretty well between the two barrels. The 222/20 does not though for some reason.

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Fifty feet is not how to see where something shoots. Fifty yards is. My bet is that the slugs will hit higher at fifty yards.

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I like what cas6969 did.


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Had a 24 in 223/12 guage that the shotgun barrel shot real low also but I never shot a slug through it. I never could get used to holding high with the shotgun so I sent it down the road.


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