Savage over/under- 223 over 12 gauge

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by melbo, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    This from an email to survivalmonkey: any comments?
  2. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I once had a multitool that was reported to "do it all". One day I flipped out the blade, started to pry a little, and BAM! - it broke. Tool was useless without that blade. I went and bought a Gerber that could do fewer jobs, but what it could do outperformed any other tool out there. All was good with the world again.

    Does that gun come in pastel colors?
  3. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    I like the savage over/under .223/12ga. I had a .22/20 ga. It's hard to fault the .223/12ga. cartridge choices. However, tacking on all those accessories to tote around all the time is ridiculous. Nothing wrong with having them stashed for use if neccesary though. JMHO of course.
  4. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Yeah, a versatile setup, but I'd use a soft case with pockets for the accessories.
    I have shot a single-shot shotgun with a .45ACP insert barrel - nifty and fun, and very quiet! But it took some getting use to for accuracy - the POI was quite different than the shot pattern, using the same sights! He'd better get plenty of practice - and different ammo loads will change POI too. Heck, he'll need a pocket notebook with sighting info for each barrel/adapter and type of ammo!
  5. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    I'm with Tac and Brokor. Anything that does everything tends toward doing nothing well. (Not to mention that 45-70 in that light a package will discourage ever using it that way again.)

    Interesting, for all that. It requires planning and fiddling with parts and pieces before going afield, but might do in some situations. The only advantage I see over a selection of other guns is ease of storage.

    More scoop -
  6. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Carrying all that stuff, just to shoot multiple calibers seems to be "a lot junk in the trunk". Too many pieces to loose or break just when you need them.
  7. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    Sounds like BS to me. If the gun is anything like the one I have, they do not have choke tubes and stocks are wood and not hollow enough to store much in unless you hollowed it out yourself.
    Amount of inserts with multiple types of rounds sound like a disaster waiting to happen if you get into a stressful situation or let someone unfamiliar use it. Also wanted to make a joke about inserting but will hold off for now.
  8. pcc

    pcc Monkey+

    what he said,

    plus think about all the different types of ammo you have to carry just to be able to use all those adapters.

    I'd stick with the 223/12 ga and substitute buckshot and slugs in place of all those adapters.
  9. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    the rifle/shotgun combo already has a lot covered between 0-400+ meters. i'd trade all the ancillary stuff for a pistol on the hip. and pack away more ammo to feed fewer required calibers.
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