A shotgun made just for hunters living in a "Slug State," the Savage 220F 20 Gauge w/22'' Rifled Barrel Slug Shotgun is all the gun you need to put down that trophy on your next whitetail hunt. This highly specialized bolt action shotgun features a highly accurate blued 22'' carbon steel rifled barrel that makes the performance of a traditional shotgun obsolete. Built like a Savage rifle, the 220F features Savage's proven AccuTrigger system for even greater accuracy. Chambered for 3'' slug shells, this gun holds two shells in its detachable box magazine. Checkered synthetic stock for sure handling in all conditions. Drilled and tapped for scope mounts. Capacity: 2+1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by thehappyhunter Zero regrets and venison in the freezer!
I purchased my 220F from my local Bass Pro in October. The gun was quickly sighted in with the recommended Remington AccuTip 3 inch sabots. We had immediate success, with 2 inch groups at 100 yards. A Bushnell Elite 3x9x40 helped. My first hunt with the 220F was in central Illinois this past week. The very first shot found its mark at 167 yards, and 2 more kills at over 100 yards followed over the next day and a half. I cannot think of a single negative thing to say about this gun. It IS all that it's cracked up to be! Cant wait to pull it out again, and take aim. BRAVO Savage!!
November 21, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by dclayes cant meet the hipe
This gun may be alright for the money but its not near what its built up to be. I have had no misfires yet.It is light weght and feels handy. It does have ejection probbems. Ive shot 200.00 whorth of slugs through it,federals,remingtons, hornadys,some 3" some 2 3|4 and winchester. None meet the hipe. All but the winchesters can barely hit a paper plate at 100 yds. and though the winchesters did better still had one flyer that mised the plate. 5 to 7 min between shots to let barrel cool. this gun so far has been a disapointment.
September 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by DJMNAT BEST SLUG GUN PERIOD
THIS IS AN AMAZING SLUG GUN. IT'S MORE RIFLE THAN SHOT GUN AND WITH TODAYS SABOTED AMMUNITION YOU CAN'T GO WRONG. DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND FOLLOW SAVAGE'S RECOMMENDATION AND USE THE REMINGTON PREMIER ACCU TIP SABOTED SLUG. THIS GUN LOVES IT AND WILL SHOOT VERY WELL.
July 20, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by mcclure1981 Excellent Slug Gun
I have used the Model 220 for the past two gun seasons and have had a clean knock down kill on the first shot each time. Only 4 of 5 stars due to my gun being particular about ammunition, had mis-fires with hornady SST's and Winchesters. Never had an issue with Lightfields or Remmingtons. 2-7 Leupold scope on it and it is a very potent rig. Very tight groups when sighted in. I agree with other reviewers, hold onto the stock. The barrel jumps due to the slow speed of the slug travel.
December 6, 2011
I have a Savage 25-06 for deer hunting and am looking to get a shotgun for turkey hunting. This one would look pretty good in the case next to my deer gun. I was wondering if anyone has used it with bird shot for turkey hunting before? I didn't know if the fact it was a slug gun or had a rifled barrel affected it's abilities for bird hunting with bird shot? Thanks
Not sure the difference. I use 2 3/4" shells and have not had any problems with lack of knock down power, but I'm using lightfields and they are 7/8 oz bullet weight. 3" would generally give you a faster muzzle velocity and allow for a heavier bullet payload, but I would recommend taking some of each to the range and see what works best. Depending on what you are hunting, the 2 3/4" should have enough to cleanly harvest deer.
I have a Leupold VX-I Matte finish 2-7 power on mine. It works great. Depends on how far out you plan on shooting. I think I paid about $220 for my scope, so it was definately on the cheaper side. In my opinion, Leopolds are pretty good and are offered at a variety of price ranges.
The write-up in NRA magazine used the Nikon 3x9 Slughunter scope and produced impressive results. I picked one up on sale for less than $200 on-line. I put it on my 20 gauge 870 and like the performance.
I would get the Bushnell 1-6x32 Shotgun Scope... That's what I have on my shotgun and it handles recoil like a champ, great lighting through the tube, and V-E-R-Y clear! BP sells them for $99 and they are worth every penny and then some! I have Bushnell on my entire arsenal!
How does that Slug Gun hold up? I have been eye-balling them now for a while???