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Old January 6, 2013, 01:38 AM   #1
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Need scope selection advice for Savage model 24

Hello, just picked up a new, unfired Savage model 24 in .223 / 20g (synthetic stock). It has has a scope mount on it already. Just curious about scope selection as it is an over/under combo and the 20g recoil concerns me. It will be a general woods/camping rifle. Not using for heavy hunting or target practice. Thanks in advance!
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Old January 6, 2013, 02:02 AM   #2
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Any decent rifle scope should be able to handle the 20ga recoil.

With a gun like that I would also be pretty tempted to put a Burris Fastfire III on it. It can handle 1000G's of recoil. If your interested in a red dot, its a nice, low profile, compact red dot.

For a more traditional scope, I would put a Redfield 3-9x on it. I would trust it to take the 20ga recoil and it was able to take 7mm mag recoil.
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Old January 6, 2013, 02:24 AM   #3
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Any decent scope will take 20 ga recoil.

vortexoptics.com look at the Diamondback line

burrisoptics.com look at the Fullfield II line

nikonhunting.com look at the Prostaff line.

These suggestions should be around $200 or less. Just a good starting point, as price goes up so does quality. Each of these manufacturers have better lines of scopes but for your stated purpose I can't see spending more than 200.

I would stay on the low end of magnification to keep the shotgun barrel useful. 2-7 or 3-9
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Old January 6, 2013, 05:33 AM   #4
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Any good scope can handle 20 ga recoil. You might want one with generous eye relief and detachable mounts.
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Old January 6, 2013, 07:22 AM   #5
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Leupold or redfield
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Old January 6, 2013, 11:47 AM   #6
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While any decent scope should be able to handle the 20ga recoil, the same won't hold true for the shooter's eye (or eyebrow), when the recoil of the shot barrel slams the scope's eyepiece into it.

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Old January 6, 2013, 01:01 PM   #7
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Thanks!

thanks for the replies. As I'm not target shooting, but want quick target acquisition, would a red dot style be adequate ? Thanks..
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Old January 6, 2013, 01:08 PM   #8
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Mount style...

Also, I need a " weaver" mount style correct? Not the pica tinny style? Thanks (sorry on that spelling).
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Old January 6, 2013, 03:54 PM   #9
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A quality red dot will work, but may be more expensive than a telescopic.

The Weaver/Picattiny is only half of the mounting system. Both are a rail that allows mounting of the scope rings that hold the scope. Weaver rings fit on picattiny rail, Picattiny rings will not fit on Weaver rails.

You can also get rings and bases that are not designed to use a rail. I prefer Weaver rails as they allow different lengths of scopes to be mounted easily. (Personal preference only, some say a rail is better, some say separate base and rings is better.)

Picattiny rails are the standard for AR-15 systems.
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Old January 6, 2013, 07:33 PM   #10
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Be aware that those two barrels will probably not be regulated at all. That means that you'll never be able to use one common sighting system and have both shoot to point of aim. I worked around that problem by using a sight-through mount with extra tall iron sights. I sighted the irons in at 40 yds for the shotgun pattern and the scope at 100 yds for the rifle.
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Old January 7, 2013, 08:18 AM   #11
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I have a Bushnell mini red dot that should be just the ticket for that rifle/shotgun. I think they cost about $90 at discount houses. Battery life is supposed to be very good, in the hundreds of hours. I haven't gone through my first battery, so can't confirm that.
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