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Best Ammo for Savage 220 Slug Gun
« on: November 24, 2012, 06:13:39 AM »
Well I finally got my "dream gun," a Savage 220 bolt action slug gun - which will be used for hunting dear in "slug gun only" states.  However, I'm wondering if anyone has sighted one of these in using 3" slugs vs. 2 3/4"?  I got mine to shoot one-inch groups at 100yds, which is really something for ANY slug gun, but after 100 yards the slug is dropping 15-18 inches to reach 150 yards!  I was quite surprised.  After looking through the written stuff that came with the gun again, I found a card from Savage that says they recommend Remington Accutip Sabot slugs - preferably 3" - sure wish I had read that BEFORE I bought the Accutip 2 3/4" and got all sighted in.  Anyone have experience with this?  Especially looking to see if there will be a great improvement by switching.  At $3.00 a shot I'd like to know if it's really worth it before heading to the store.
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Re: Best Ammo for Savage 220 Slug Gun
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2015, 04:57:25 AM »
Hey buck shooter

I just pickup up a 220 and haven't found any in stock 3" shells yet.... Have you tested both 2 3/4 vs the 3" yet? If you still out there any info would be great!! Thx

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Re: Best Ammo for Savage 220 Slug Gun
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2015, 05:19:17 AM »
Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a magic bullet... :-[ :-[

 Each gun is its own identity and has its own likes and dislikes.

All your gonna get is favorites. ;) ;)

 I have used the aero slug on two deer and found it works well on longer ranges opposed to close. Thats in 12 ga.


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