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New Shotgun, Pump 22LR: Starting my collection

Post by DaleGribble » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:19 pm

I have recently begun my collection of firearms for general preparedness, sporting hobby, and of course, in case of Zombacalypse.
I purchased my first shotgun, a Stevens (Savage) 350 Field/Security Combo. At $269.99+tax for a shotgun and two barrels, I thought it was a good chance to get a defense shotgun and maybe foray into target shooting and hunting with it as well.


Shotgun with both barrels

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It is chinese copy of the Ithaca 37, just with two action bars. It is bottom load/eject and made of all steel.
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Came with ghost ring sights
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Added shell holder on the side. Staggered with (1) Heavy Game Load, (2)(3)(4) Fiocchi Low Recoil 00BK, and (5) Brenneke KO Slug
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Having the second 26" barrel was the primary reason I bought this shotgun.
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An old Remington Pump Action .22LR was handed down to me from my grandfather. Its from 1950 and has been in the family for that entire time and fired sparingly.
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My current ammo collection: 50 rds Fiocchi Low Recoil 00BK, 15 Rds Remington Managed Recoil 00BK, 10rds Remington Game Loads, 10rds Brenneke KO Slugs, 400+rds misc .22LR mostly high velocity hollowpoint.
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Plan on getting a sling for the shotgun and more ammo. Need to take it to the range a few more times though. Not much, but its a start. I feel safer already.




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Re: New Shotgun, Pump 22LR: Starting my collection

Post by Murgatroy » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:31 pm

Where did you locate the shotgun? I just missed a sweet deal on an Ithaca 37 last month and I have been a sad redneck ever since.

That is pretty interesting.
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Re: New Shotgun, Pump 22LR: Starting my collection

Post by DaleGribble » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:52 pm

Dick's Sporting Goods. Was 299, dropped to 279, and had a $10 off any gun $100-300 =269+tax

Seems smooth so far after testing with slugs l, game loads, and variety of buckshot. Bottom eject REALLY throws spent shells tho

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Re: New Shotgun, Pump 22LR: Starting my collection

Post by mk_ultra » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:56 pm

Looks like a good start to me . :D
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Re: New Shotgun, Pump 22LR: Starting my collection

Post by Mr. Warren Peace » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:15 pm

nice shotgun and a great price... keep shooting and add more ammo....
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Post by DaleGribble » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:10 pm

I definitely need to practice in an open field, and practice a lot.... Slugs are difficult and I only got one of 4 on paper with the 26inch Barrel. I felt more lethal with accuracy and follow up shots withe low recoil 00 Bk

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Post by Brandr » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:50 pm

I like the Remington model 12 you have there, I need to put a barrel liner in mine. I love the fact they break down into 2 pieces for carry
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Post by Doctorr Fabulous » Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:08 pm

Nice pieces. Those old gallery-guns are sweet shooters, if you get one thta didn't spend 20 years as part of a carnival.

I love the Stevens too.
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Re: New Shotgun, Pump 22LR: Starting my collection

Post by ultra magnus » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:35 pm

If for home defense get rid of that heavy game load shell. I think you can get these without the second barrel for ~$200 when on sale. I've been pretty tempted but I really don't need a second pump.

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Post by BigDaddyTX » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:16 pm

I was all.. Doesn't Rusty Shakelford(sp) post all his AR15s on here already, why is he just starting? Oh, wait.

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Post by DaleGribble » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:40 pm

Doc Torr wrote:Nice pieces. Those old gallery-guns are sweet shooters, if you get one thta didn't spend 20 years as part of a carnival.

I love the Stevens too.

I'm certain it didn't. It was used lightly presumably for hunting in central PA from about 1950-1960, then kept in the same closet until about a month ago.

Lol @ RustyShackleford. Shi shi Shaw!u

Thanks for comments. I'm looking into adding a pistol here soon, likely a CZ in 9mm. Then after that I'm aiming on getting a Benelli MR1 since I can get a deal on them. Ill be ready for when shtf soon enough

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Post by johnDjoker » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:23 am

very impressive. i like it soo much and interesting to that kind of collection.
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Re: New Shotgun, Pump 22LR: Starting my collection

Post by Sheriff McClelland » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:10 am

Based on the length of the forearm it looks like you have a Remington 121 . I've owned the earlier model 12 for many years . These old pumps are possibly the finest built 22 pumps ever . Enjoy !

Is the rear ghost right sight removeable on the Stevens ? It looks like it might be a distraction while shooting the vent rib field barrel .

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Post by flsgear » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:59 am

Just curious - if the stevens 350 is a copy of the I37 ... does that mean you can do the whole slam-fire trick? :)

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Post by Roger Brough » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:13 am

Add a handgun and you are set. That Remington is almost all one would really need for survival purposes. For the 12, don't focus on working the pump for very long. Focus on staying gun up with your strong hand while rapidly reloading one and two shell combos while you move. Watch some cowboy action competitors doing it with break-down guns to get an idea of what speed looks like.
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Post by MacWa77ace » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:30 am

No, he's not set yet. Your way under ammo'd. First, imagine that there are no more places to buy ammo. Say you use 1 to 2 birdshot rds and 1 to 2 .22 rds per day hunting. thats 60-120 rds/mth or an average of 1080 rds a year.
Now you've designated your shotgun as a pdw. How many rds would that burn if you had to use it in that capacity per event? In a prolonged seige? Supressive fire your supposed to fire one round every 2 seconds.

Buy more ammo before you buy more guns.
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Post by MacWa77ace » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:36 am

Roger Brough wrote:**snip**
For the 12, don't focus on working the pump for very long. Focus on staying gun up with your strong hand while rapidly reloading one and two shell combos while you move. Watch some cowboy action competitors doing it with break-down guns to get an idea of what speed looks like.
And remember to 'feed the puppy'. 5 shot mags run out before you know it. You constantly have to feed that puppy when shooting or you'll hear the dreaded 'click'. Also you may want to rethink where and what your primary shotgun shell holder will be.
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Re: New Shotgun, Pump 22LR: Starting my collection

Post by Einher » Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:20 pm

OP looks like he's well on his way.

Just needs a centerfire rifle for big game and a pistol for defense to round things out.
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Re: New Shotgun, Pump 22LR: Starting my collection

Post by DaleGribble » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:35 am

Ammo and my choices of pistol and rifle I'm eyeing are mentioned in earlier posts. Definitely something I'm aware of, this was just a start.

Thanks for the comments fellas

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Re: New Shotgun, Pump 22LR: Starting my collection

Post by Gregory Merlon » Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:41 am

Slugs are difficult and I only got one of 4 on paper with the 26inch Barrel.


How far away were you shooting from?

I have to admit, at that price and with bottom ejection, the Savage 350 is starting to sound tempting to me.
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Re: New Shotgun, Pump 22LR: Starting my collection

Post by DaleGribble » Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:22 pm

Gregory Merlon wrote:
Slugs are difficult and I only got one of 4 on paper with the 26inch Barrel.


How far away were you shooting from?

I have to admit, at that price and with bottom ejection, the Savage 350 is starting to sound tempting to me.
Shooting from 50 yards.

Yeh, the price and two barrels were what sold me.

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