I got a chance to hold a savage 220 slug gun when I was at rural king last night. You guys said that if I ever got around to putting my custom 20 gauge slug gun together it would be cheaper to use a savage 220. Well I now got your logic. I was messing around on Boyd'sgunstocks.com last night and they happen to make wood stocks for the 220. I put a custom stock together to see how much it would run me : Claro X walnut prairie hunter (Monte Carlo) stock 14" length of pull 1" custom limbsaver pad Black polymer grip cap Black polymer fore-end tip White line spacers 90° finish (high gloss) Fleu-di-lis checkering (the new Orleans saints logo, if you know how it's spelled please correct me) And my initials laser engraved into the stock The total price for the custom stock before shipping is right around $400. The gun itself is $500 somethin' and the stock after shipping is at most $475. My cva wolf muzzleloader crapped out on me so I'm going to sell it for parts and put it towards the savage (and eventually get a Thompson center, I'm done with cva). The scope on my muzzleloader is a konus 3-9x32 (or 40, I'm not sure) that came with a cva scope kit I bought online. If I put the scope on the savage 220, will it handle the recoil? Since the savage bolt action slug guns are built on the 110 action, will scope mounts for a 110 fit the 220? I'm going to apply for summer jobs a little earlier this year than I did last year. If I get hired this upcoming summer, I will get the 220. The following summer, if I get hired, I'm going to get the custom stock as a graduation present to myself. If that plan falls through, I know I can get a part time job somewhere after I graduate high school. I'm also going to take an online gunsmithing course (Phoenix state university has an online course for $200, certificate and ffl license included after completion). I live in Indiana. Yes I know I could just get a 44 magnum or a similar caliber. My logic for buying and hunting with a slug gun is compared to rifles, you can hunt with a slug gun in just about every state in the US for whitetails. It's also usually easier to find slugs in most ammo stores compared to most rifle and handgun ammo.