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Old 02-11-2002, 07:26 PM
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Model 24C S Series

I can't believe anyone hasn't commented on this. I saw a used 24C S Series about a year ago for $250 and went home, did my research and found this article and immediately went back and bought it. The guy threw it in a gun sock which ended up messing up the rear sight, and I had that fixed. Mine is a 22LR/20ga, nickel finish. Unfortunately my stock does not have the storage options like in the article...pretty bummed about that. Also, I would like to get a sling for it but can't figure out the barrel diameter for the mount. It's either 0.775" or 0.755". Hopefully this gun bags me a few coyotes in Wyoming in December.

Thank you for this article, I have fallen in love with these guns and will snatch any up when I find one.

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Old 11-18-2011, 03:03 PM
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Love the Savage combo's. I kick myself in the rear now that they are no longer made because I had them on the counter multiple times as a younger man. I wish I had the .22lr/20 or .30-30/12 that I'd fondled at our local sporting goods store many times. 8( I figured they'd always be available. Cheapest I have seen any lately are over $400. I have been looking at a new similar style gun being imported by EAA/USSG. They have .223/12ga, .30-06/12ga, .22LR/.410 and .22Mag/.410. Since I load .223 already, had been considering that one.
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Old 11-19-2011, 12:56 PM
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I've looked at them several times, but have been under the impression that the accuracy of the rifle barrel leaves much to be desired. Anyone have accuracy experience with the .22 LR or .22 Mag.

If they shoot minute of squirrel head, they would make an excellent fall turkey/ squirrel gun. I've had more than a few experiences when a turkey flushed or a squirrel treed that I passed the shot while carrying a .22 mag because it would not have been safe (houses a half mile away), but a shot with a shotgun would have been safe .
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Old 11-20-2011, 05:29 AM
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I agree with your praise of the Savage 24. Certainly the combo choices make each one sort of a special. I sort of like the original 22 lr and 410, as I never use the 24 for big game and the 22 lr is good for squirrels, coons, groundhogs and rabbits.

Since you asked for comments, I believe the trajectory of the 30-30 AI is a little off. Probably be better to say dead on at 200 yards (if 3" high at 100yds). Even using your MV the 173 grain drops like a pumpkin after 200 yards.
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:03 AM
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Savage 24 O/U

The 223/20ga i came across had a problem. A weak spring let the action open on firing about 10% of the time.
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:46 AM
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Versitility is why the Europeans carried combination guns(drillings, vierlings). I've got the 22LR/20 ga and its a great gun. Excellent article!!

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I wish I still had mine. A 22LR/410 combo. 24" barrels. Very accurate. Sold it at a gun show for a pittance.
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