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Old 02-11-2002, 07:26 PM
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Old 11-18-2011, 02:34 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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Old 05-04-2017, 04:41 PM
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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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Old 06-05-2017, 05:29 PM
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When I was a boy, which was many years ago, I lusted intensely for the Savage 24 displayed in an ad in Boy's Life magazine. It showed a Model 24, a target, a squirrel and a crow, and read fun, fur, feathers. I was in love and totally hooked.

I could write my own article about the fun I've had with Savage Model 24's and the game I have taken. Now I have several and enjoy them all. The latest purchase is a turkey gun with a .222 upper and 12 ga. lower with a screw-in turkey choke. My first 3 shot group at a hundred yards was a cloverleaf with ragged bullet holes touching.

My Camper's Companion with folding rear sight has taken a deer and a number of ruffed grouse. Another 24 has a .357 magnum upper over a 3 inch 20 ga. lower, and makes a perfect farm gun.

Unless it is World War lll, when I head out the door I'd just as soon as take a Model 24 as anything else. I've had a lifetime of satisfaction from mine.
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Old 06-07-2017, 12:53 PM
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I had a model 24 I carried when i ran a trap line. 22Mag/20 Ga
If I could find another one Id buy it in a heartbeat. Its the only gun I regret selling.
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I had a Model 24 S-E when I was in high school in .22LR/.410 with 18" bbls IIRC. Took lots of Texas jackrabbits with it growing up. Lost it when my friends gunshop got burnt down.

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Old 06-07-2017, 05:42 PM
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I had two in 22lr over 20 ga. Stupidly sold both. My dad had the 222 Rem over 20 ga. Mod 24 V. He could head-shoot any squirrel he could see using the as-issued open sights. If I ever see another like it, I'll buy it and keep it 'til I die.
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