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mike 183
Do not use scope when firing shotgun??!!
Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:24pm

Com'on....if one can mount a scope securely on a Mdl 24 (either clamp type or Weaver-type), it's OK to use when firing the shotgun. After all, there are thousands (millions?) of scoped rifles that have a much bigger recoil than a Mdl 24 shotgun.

In fact, many turkey (shot) guns have scopes mounted. And if someone is dumb enough to hold their head too close to a scope...or holding the firearm incorrectly when pulling the trigger...they deserve to get whacked in the head. Betcha they don't do it twice....

Let's put this old myth to rest.

  • scope mountlee amer, Wed Nov 28 9:15am
    thank`s they just copied the old weaver mount/do not use whit the shot gun ,only rifle,22 lr only,i have a couple customers took stitches in there for head,because shot got kicks to mutch,if mount... more
    • Do not use scope when firing shotgun??!! — mike 183, Thu Nov 29 12:24pm
      • SCOPES CAN BE USED ON A MDL 24 FOR SLUGSRandy D, Fri Nov 30 4:15am
        I shot one with a slug for many years, it was a hole puncher and great in shotgun only seasons. Set the eye relief accordingly, and use common sense. Shoot away!
        • ScopeRussell Patton, Sat Dec 1 5:57pm
          My dad used a 2.5X scope to shoot turtles in his duck pond years ago. My old .22 / .410 got a new lease on life and .22 was very accurate.
        • scope lee amer, Sat Dec 1 12:10am
          go ahead and use scope /you bare all responsibility if some one gets hurt.just did it//it`s marked on the barrel says not use scope with the shotgun,marked on warning,what you are DOING... more
          • Scope on 20GAScudrunner, Sun Dec 2 4:56pm
            I don't know but it seems a 30.06 kicks a bit more than my model 24 20GA. Just sayin'.
            • scope mountlee amer, Sun Dec 2 5:23pm
              iam saying this one more time/i do everything by manufactures request only,if the guns barrel says do not use shotgun barrel with questions says it on the simple,put scope on the 22... more
              • iam saying this one more timemike 183, Mon Dec 3 9:45pm
                Oh good...promise you won't say not to shoot with the scope again? I think you may lose a little....or a lot....of credibility when you tell us you "sold all model 24/replaced model 42 a better gun... more
                • RE scope mountlee amer, Tue Dec 4 1:56am
                  i will not quit/i just bought a savage 24 made in 1951 it is new un fired,old down the street i take him to VA hospital offered it me/so cheep,i almost fell over.
                • RE scope mountlee amer, Mon Dec 3 7:32am
                  • Lee… PLEASE….cas, Thu Dec 6 5:33pm
                    Please stop trying to turn every post you make into a "For Sale" ad for your other model 42. We're all getting tired of it.
                    • And get a spellcheckerMike LaForge, Fri Dec 7 12:09am
                      So, you scammed a disabled veteran out of a valuable old 24? "i will not quit/i just bought a savage 24 made in 1951 it is new un fired,old down the street i take him to VA hospital offered it me/so... more
                  • Scope Warning on BarrelScudrunner, Mon Dec 3 5:18pm
                    I looked all over the gun and can't find any warning about using a scope.
                    • barrel warninglee amer, Mon Dec 3 8:17pm
                      as you have found out ,not all were marked,savage screw up big time,open for law suits,then quit making the rifle.
            • I scoped all my rimfire 24'sbigkelly, Sun Dec 2 5:14pm
              Shot them from heck and back---never had a problem just cause it's written on the barrel (or posted on the web) doesn't mean it's correct Try for yourself and decide
      • scope mountlee amer, Fri Nov 30 3:07am
        hers th deal,read the warning on the barrel,that says all,i need to know,it`s the claw mount is the problem,that`s one problems why, that savage quit making them,also the model 42 stronger and no... more
      • scope mountlee amer, Thu Nov 29 9:34pm
        the claw system savage used was not the best/i have two model 42s iam working putting a rail like the ar 15 use ,then no more problems.also savage 42 has less problems the the 24/good,that why savage ... more
        • Re: scope mountwing70, Mon Dec 3 11:33pm
          I went back through the posts and can't find out why Savage would put a warning on the barrel stating a scope was NOT to be used with the shotgun. Why is it? Does the scope punch a person in the eye... more
          • scopelee amer, Tue Dec 4 1:44am
            scope can come flying off,like most shooter some get to close,thats new model ,no scope .
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