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VolsFan24
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New gun, thoughts...?

I try and get a couple every year. So i was looking for something a little different for myself for christmas this year and i ran across this little guy. Savage m42 which is a 22mag/410 over and under. Looks go be a sweet squirrel gun. What does the ob think?



DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: New gun, thoughts...?
I'd rather .22LR than .22 mag, but it'd still be pretty cool to own.


VolsFan24
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re: New gun, thoughts...?
I believe it comes in either 22mag or 22lr


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Looks sweet. How much $$


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Carson123987
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re: New gun, thoughts...?
Pretty awesome gun. Let us know how it shoots; I have no experience with them


VolsFan24
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re: New gun, thoughts...?
Price is around 350-375ish

And i wont be getting it til cmas, that will be my gift from my wife haha, but i will let ya know how it shoots. I was just looking for something a little different and ran across it


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tkr1407
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re: New gun, thoughts...?
I have this one. Very similar, but mine seems smaller. It's really a survival gun.

It is also a .22 mag/.410 combo.

Smithfield Armory M6 Scout Survival Rifle.
This post was edited on 10/9 at 11:05 am


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bapple
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re: New gun, thoughts...?
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I'd rather .22LR than .22 mag, but it'd still be pretty cool to own.


I'd rather 22 mag. That way you can shoot 22 short, 22lr, and 22 magnum. It's the same premise as .38 special and .357 magnum - one cartridge is simply the other one cut down a bit shorter.

Looks pretty sweet... My one bit of advice is to make sure you make your shots count. If I squirrel hunt, it's usually with a semi auto 22 so I can get a few more chances if I miss.


VolsFan24
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re: New gun, thoughts...?
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advice is to make sure you make your shots count


So your saying.. If i miss with the 22mag be ready to back it up with a 410 blast


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VolsFan,
Many years ago I tried really hard to buy a Savage combo gun. Thought it'd be the perfect gun for squirrel hunting by yourself w/ a dog. I was looking for a 20 guage/22 LR combo. I wanted to mount a scope on mine. Ended up NOT getting one because I'd heard from others it was sometimes really difficult using the shotgun barrel in combination w/ a scope. Guess one could try "see though" rings, but I've never really liked them. Although a shingle shot break action gun chambered in 22 Mag should be able to shoot 22 LR's, they sometimes don't do it very accurately.


VolsFan24
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I could see the scope conflict with the 410. Not sure jd even put a scope on it


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