Savage model 42

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Savage model 42

Post by Bent Arrow » 14 Jan 2018, 3:37 pm

So, first shots with the second hand model 42 in 22wmr / .410 combination rifle I picked up last week. Fitted with a nikko stirling red dot in place of the polymer open sights.

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I did a rough sighting in at 50m over a makeshift rest. The dot basically covered a 2" square at 50m. I pulled the first shot and the rest landed more or less in the same spot.

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At 15 m the 2 1/2" shells centre on aiming point but the pattern is very sparse

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The 3" shells hit low but there is definitely more chance of the pattern being effective.

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I put a couple of the winchester PDX defenders through it. At 10m, it looks like all 3 discs went through one ragged hole. By 25 m they were all over the place.

I stuck up a 4" gong at 40m and had a few shots off-hand. Federal rifled slugs hit bang on with the 22wmr at this distance :-) happy days.

The hammer has decided it doesn't want to engage properly at cocking now, seems to be ok if the trigger is pushed forward... I'm guessing someone tried to lighten the trigger. I'll get it back to the shop and see what they can sort out for me. Hopefully it's an easy fix as it's fun to shoot.
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Re: Savage model 42

Post by Oldbloke » 14 Jan 2018, 3:48 pm

20guage /22mag was very popular years ago. Better choice IMO.

But good camp gun just the same.
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Re: Savage model 42

Post by Daddybang » 14 Jan 2018, 4:48 pm

A nice fun gun BA!!! :drinks:
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Re: Savage model 42

Post by Harts » 19 Jan 2018, 10:44 am

Oldbloke wrote:20guage /22mag was very popular years ago. Better choice IMO.


A lot less interest these days.

Cost of ammo maybe?
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Re: Savage model 42

Post by Daddybang » 19 Jan 2018, 10:49 am

How is the nikko red dot?
Been thinking about putting one on the 30/30 ! :drinks:
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Re: Savage model 42

Post by Bent Arrow » 19 Jan 2018, 12:35 pm

I don't have much to compare it to, so I can't really say if it's "good" but I definitely wouldnt say it's junk. Id suggest it seems to be pretty functional for a cheapy. I havent put many rounds through the rifle, it's going to be sent off to have the hammer looked at. I would think it would be a good option on a 30-30. Ol' mate has a 4x32 on his marlin and I reckon a dot would be a better choice
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Re: Savage model 42

Post by Daddybang » 19 Jan 2018, 5:03 pm

Thanks for the reply BA will grab one next time im going into town! :drinks:
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Re: Savage model 42

Post by Rocker » 25 Jan 2018, 1:32 pm

Harts wrote:
Oldbloke wrote:20guage /22mag was very popular years ago. Better choice IMO.


A lot less interest these days.

Cost of ammo maybe?


That's probably a bit of it. 12gauge is so ubiquitous though it's always going to be the cheaper option.
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Re: Savage model 42

Post by Aussier » 13 Feb 2018, 1:35 pm

Rocker wrote:That's probably a bit of it. 12gauge is so ubiquitous though it's always going to be the cheaper option.


Can't beat economy of scale.
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