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Remi



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Age : 47
Location : NH
Registration date : 2014-02-18

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PostSubject: Savage 220F Shotgun   Savage 220F Shotgun EmptyFebruary 12th 2016, 10:17 am

Just wanted to show my other pride and joy.  Aside from getting used to the new CVA Accura MR muzzleloader I also finished a project that I had with a new Savage 220F shotgun.  I've been hunting with a Remington 870 12 slug gun for the past several years but wanted something different.  I hunt in shotgun only areas but I really like bolt action rifles and hate shooting a 12ga so decided that the Savage 220F, having a great reputation for its accuracy and being a bolt action 20ga, was a great option.  I got the rifle in camo/black and immediately felt like the bolt was too rough and the stock felt too hollow and threw the rifle off balance.  I ended up having the bolt semi-polished and fluted, it feels like its on bearings and rivals the smooth action FN action stock on a 1960's rifle that I have (they don't make em like this anymore!) and I had it fluted just because I like the look and it breaks up the finish.  For the stock I had a custom McMillan made, took almost 6 months to get but it is custom made for this rifle and words can't explain what it does for balance, comfort, and recoil - it's absolutely amazing.  I then topped it off with the same scope I'm using on my Accura MR, a Vortex Viper HS2.5-10X44 held by a DNZ mount.  That's it in a nutshell - this isn't your every day Savage 220F but I'm very happy with the way it turned out...

In stock form:
Savage 220F Shotgun DMR_9292
Savage 220F Shotgun DMR_9289
Savage 220F Shotgun DMR_9282
Savage 220F Shotgun DMR_9282

As it sits now:
Savage 220F Shotgun 220%20McMillan%203
Savage 220F Shotgun Savage%20220%20Bolt%20Open%20Modified
Savage 220F Shotgun 220%20McMillan%20up%20close%202
Savage 220F Shotgun DMR_0171
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Smokin' Joe
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Smokin' Joe

Male Number of posts : 2071
Age : 69
Location : Elk River, MN
Registration date : 2011-11-23

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PostSubject: Re: Savage 220F Shotgun   Savage 220F Shotgun EmptyFebruary 12th 2016, 10:25 am

Really nice Remi, you can be proud to carry that one!

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FrontierGander

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Age : 35
Location : Boncarbo,Colorado
Registration date : 2008-05-19

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PostSubject: Re: Savage 220F Shotgun   Savage 220F Shotgun EmptyFebruary 12th 2016, 11:21 am

wow! man i liked it a lot in the first picture and then the next ones just blow you away! Super great looking shotgun!

SHOTGUN?!!
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biddler2



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Age : 42
Location : Central Indiana
Registration date : 2011-11-14

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PostSubject: Re: Savage 220F Shotgun   Savage 220F Shotgun EmptyFebruary 12th 2016, 5:34 pm

Nice looking slug gun, what will you be feeding it?  I haven't had a 220 but my Ultra Slug Hunter really liked the Federal Trophy Coppers. cant wait to see your range report.

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Age : 52
Location : Minnesota
Registration date : 2009-10-08

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PostSubject: Re: Savage 220F Shotgun   Savage 220F Shotgun EmptyFebruary 12th 2016, 6:08 pm

That is gorgeous!!! Id be afraid to cary that in the woods for fear I would scratch it..
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Remi



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Age : 47
Location : NH
Registration date : 2014-02-18

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PostSubject: Re: Savage 220F Shotgun   Savage 220F Shotgun EmptyFebruary 12th 2016, 6:23 pm

@biddler2 wrote:
Nice looking slug gun, what will you be feeding it?  I haven't had a 220 but my Ultra Slug Hunter really liked the Federal Trophy Coppers. cant wait to see your range report.
2 3/4" Accutips - seems to like them so far (my 870 12ga likes them too)  heard great things about Trophy Coppers too.
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Age : 56
Location : SW Michigan
Registration date : 2012-01-22

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PostSubject: Re: Savage 220F Shotgun   Savage 220F Shotgun EmptyFebruary 13th 2016, 5:41 pm

That looks great!!! Nicest one I've seen. Mine had a huge preference for the 3" Accutips.

Greg

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Savage 220F Shotgun Apex-s10McRem 40cal SML

LEUPOLD 4-12X40 VX-R 30mm, CDS, FIRE DOT
CEB 40/240, 76gr IMR 4895
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CVA APEX .358 SML & .45 ML
LUEPOLD 4-12X50 VX-R CDS, FIRE DOT, WIND PLEX

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PostSubject: Re: Savage 220F Shotgun   Savage 220F Shotgun EmptyFebruary 13th 2016, 5:47 pm

I guess you can make a silk purse out of a sow's ear .. if your name is McMillan. :rtup

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Remi



Number of posts : 105
Age : 47
Location : NH
Registration date : 2014-02-18

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PostSubject: Re: Savage 220F Shotgun   Savage 220F Shotgun EmptyFebruary 13th 2016, 6:01 pm

I literally couldn't find anyone who could or would make one for this rifle - it's the only "hunter" style they've done for it (so I'm told), I've seen a few on the net done in a M40 tactical stock.  I thought Boyds but just wasn't quite confident in them...
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