Custom 20 gauge slug gun

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by cva209x50, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. cva209x50

    cva209x50 New Member

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    My idea for a custom 20 gauge bolt action slug chucker :

    24 inch blued rifled barrel with rifle sights
    Recessed target crown
    Black walnut stock, medium gloss
    Black grip cap and fore-end tip
    Front sight hood off of a Marlin lever rifle
    Limbsaver recoil pad
    Sling swivel studs
    Built on the 700 platform
    Length of pull : 14"
     
  2. JTJ

    JTJ Active Member

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  3. cva209x50

    cva209x50 New Member

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    Kinda yes and kinda no.

    Reliability : m700

    Either or (scope or iron sights) : Browning a-bolt

    Accuracy : m700

    Store shelf appeal : Browning a-bolt medallion

    Recoil management : h&r71 ultra slug youth (7lbs)

    Power : modern sabot slug ammo




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  4. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    given the criteria you are asking for, yes it's possible, but owuld be a very limited market due to the high cost of building one that fits that criteria.

    those Savages are going to cost over $600, so given that, what price range would you imagine yourswould come in at? IMO, probably well over $1000. pretty much a very limited market in terms of sales.
     
  5. kfox75

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    Cool idea, but not something I would part with my hard earned cash for. I have a 50 plus year ols Mossberg 185-d that still gets the job done for about a sixth of what the Savage 220 runs.

    If you must blow a grand or more on a slug gun, feel free to contact this company: http://www.tarhunt.com/Tarhunt/SlugGuns/RSG/ they also do custom builds.
     
  6. cva209x50

    cva209x50 New Member

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    Boyd's now makes wood stocks for the savage 220 bolt action. :D

    In the words of Gary busey : "YAYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!" (Recent TV commercial he was in)
     
  7. John_Deer

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    The savage slug guns are pretty reliable. A lot of people hunt with Savage slug guns, I have never seen one break, never heard anyone complaining their gun has broke. I do see the Savage slug gun downing deer. I hunt with a club that drives deer. Most of the slug guns are mossberg/remington pumps or savage slug guns. Lots of places we hunt the landowner won't give us permission to use a rifle. Can't complain about free hunting.
     
  8. cva209x50

    cva209x50 New Member

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    My friend Michael had his bolt action slug gun slam fire on him. I keep thinking my a300 Beretta is going to do that.
     
  9. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    The firing pin can get stuck in a bolt action. People let guns sit until all the lubricants are gummy. Then they are surprised when something goes awry.
     
  10. kfox75

    kfox75 New Member

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    Was it a Mossberg 695 by chance?

    http://www.mossberg.com/usa-recall-detail

    Mossberg recalled the model 695 for "slam firing" in the late 90s. I can see where he would be a little gun shy after that, but it is no reason to distrust all BA shotguns. i use 2 BA shotguns that have been out of production since the 21950s, and the only issue I have ever had is a broken trigger pin. But down, smooth, and blued a steel rod, issue solved.
     
  11. cva209x50

    cva209x50 New Member

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    It mighta been a mossberg. I keep thinking cheap autoloaders would do that.
     
  12. coopertrooper

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    I built this one with aluminum and a savage bolt ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1398821168.819630.jpg


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  13. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    CT that is a nice rifle.
     
  14. cva209x50

    cva209x50 New Member

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    What caliber?
     
  15. coopertrooper

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    Believe it or not it's my custom 12 gauge


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  16. cva209x50

    cva209x50 New Member

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    Pretty great, with bird shot it shoots a half-dollar sized hole at 50 feet


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  18. cva209x50

    cva209x50 New Member

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    I thought it was a slug gun
     
  19. Hookeye

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    I still don't understand why folks would want a bolt action shotgun for deer.

    Like a tuned pump rig..........sub 2" groups @ 100 yards, fast second shot capability...............if you flub a shot that might be a nice thing to have. Or if you do drives, or aren't afraid to take movers.

    Flubbed a shot once. Tip toes, 20+ft up in a treestand, trying to clear a big nearby branch to pop an 8 pt that had been running does back and forth in the tree farm below........for 45 minutes.

    Popped up in a little clearing, and I yanked it.
    Recoil had the gun cycle on it's own pretty much, and the next shot dumped him.

    The old 870's fast 2nd shot saved the day.
     
  20. John_Deer

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    I prefer a pump myself. Some people do like the bolt action shotguns. A friends wife has a 20 ga Savage. She kills as many deer as anyone else. The bolt action must work for her. She has a hard time with pump shotguns. Her arms are so short. I am sure there are plenty of other reasons to like the bolt action.