Savage model 24

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Savage model 24

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Post by StevenH » December 5th, 2018, 3:13 pm

I am considering getting a combination rifle/shotgun for hunting birds and medium to large game, and a friend recently told me about the Savage 24. Any of you have experience with these? I am curious on how they function and if there are any parts that commonly break down. Also what other combination guns are out there?

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Re: Savage model 24

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Post by needsmostuff » December 6th, 2018, 7:24 am

To me they always feel heavy ,,,,and the generally kind of expensive for what you get.
They are kind of cool but I lose interest pretty quick.
Where am I going and why am I in this hand basket ?

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Re: Savage model 24

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Post by Steve_In_29 » December 6th, 2018, 10:49 am

I don't know about the 24 but the current version is called the Model 42 and was something I looked into a while back.

I was told that the rifle and shotgun barrels weren't regulated well to the sights and tend to shoot to different points of impact.

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Re: Savage model 24

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Post by StevenH » December 6th, 2018, 10:52 am

Thanks.

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Re: Savage model 24

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Post by smithers599 » December 6th, 2018, 7:16 pm

I used to have a 24C (compact takedown model, .22LR/20g.) and it was the bee's knees. I regret selling it.

The breakopen action with the thumb-cocked hammer is not strong enough for a really powerful rifle cartridge, so I think the most powerful rifle cartridge you could get was .30/30 -- which IMO is not a bad choice. They made a Model 2400, .308/12g, but it was a different design, quite heavy, and quite expensive.

They never made a .22LR over 12g, which I thought would be ideal.

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Re: Savage model 24

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Post by StevenH » December 6th, 2018, 7:21 pm

You could do a lot with a .22 over 12ga. I think for price point though I am going to get a H&R 12 and maybe a .22 adapter.

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Re: Savage model 24

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Post by Steve_In_29 » December 6th, 2018, 11:53 pm

Since you have to carry around the adapter, I would suggest something like a Marlin 60 instead. Sleek and easy to slip into a pack or a Papoose if you want to go really compact.

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Re: Savage model 24

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Post by StevenH » December 7th, 2018, 8:19 am

The adapters I’m looking at are only 8” long. I have a 10/22 if I need to bring a full size .22

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Re: Savage model 24

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Post by Steve_In_29 » December 7th, 2018, 4:56 pm

8"? Better off just strapping a .22 pistol on your hip.

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Post by StevenH » December 7th, 2018, 6:02 pm

A pistol would just add bulk and weight.

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Re: Savage model 24

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Post by Steve_In_29 » December 7th, 2018, 8:54 pm

But would be instantly available and provide a backup if shotgun broke.

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