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Author Topic: Savage 301 410 Range Results  (Read 3037 times)

Offline Dayooper14

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Savage 301 410 Range Results
« on: January 03, 2021, 08:39:27 PM »
When everything got locked down this last april my turkey gun was in the camp safe 200 miles away. No turkey ammo for my 20 but I had some lead 6's for my grandfathers 410. Took her out to see if she could throw a decent pattern. Went hunting with 25yds furthest shot but darn did I love carrying it and patterning. Flat out enjoyable.

Got me a Savage 301 to see if we could throw some respectable patterns a bit further. I took 44 shots today. My jaw is still intact and nothings ringing! Would ya look at that, lovely.



I cleaned pretty good before hand and degreased it all but didn’t do any “breaking in” short of sighting in the red dot with a few lead 6’s. I ran a bore snake through it after every 2 shots and every 4 shots I ran a brush through it. Took shots with each combo at 10, 20, 30 & 40.

I used:
Factory Choke - .388
Nitro Choke - .390
Federal TSS 9’s
Nitro T4100 9x10’s

Factory Choke, Federal 9:

30yds – 130 hits




40yds – 101 hits



Factory Choke, Nitro 9x10:

30yds – 235 hits



40yds - 160 hits



Nitro Choke, Federal 9:

30yds – 91 hits



40yds – 91 hits



Clear Winner:

Nitro Choke, Nitro 9x10:

30yds – 276 hits



40yds – 203 hits



40yds 2nd time – 202 hits (it was getting kind of late so I put the orange dot on the money spot to help out, moved it for the pick to lower left)



and at 10 & 20:





Offline shatcher

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Re: Savage 301 410 Range Results
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2021, 03:43:53 PM »
That's awesome.

Offline mbarnes1225

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Re: Savage 301 410 Range Results
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2021, 09:49:37 AM »
wow, Nitro choke and nitro ammo seem to be the ticket.  Just got a 301 at Christmas time and can't wait to try it out!

Offline Vintage

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Re: Savage 301 410 Range Results
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2021, 02:28:47 PM »
Just picked one up yesterday. Hope it shoots that good.

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Re: Savage 301 410 Range Results
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2021, 09:53:57 AM »
They have one near me. I'm thinking of picking up.

Do you know the ID of the factory choke?

Thanks

Offline Vintage

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Re: Savage 301 410 Range Results
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2021, 07:20:33 PM »
Extra full

Offline Turkz39

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Re: Savage 301 410 Range Results
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2021, 07:59:57 PM »
Thats a great pattern

Offline Turkz39

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Re: Savage 301 410 Range Results
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2021, 08:01:58 PM »
I have been shooting the Nitro shells for 2 years.  They are unbelievable

Offline Dayooper14

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Re: Savage 301 410 Range Results
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2021, 05:34:57 PM »
Rolled em!




Offline superx2

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Re: Savage 301 410 Range Results
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2021, 10:44:58 PM »
awesome congrats

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Re: Savage 301 410 Range Results
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2021, 12:01:37 AM »
Perfect!  You sure put the time and $$ into making sure you had a good set up.  Well worth the effort.  I finished my Florida season yesterday using my 301 - .410.  Fun and enjoyable gun to carry and shoot. Congrats.

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Re: Savage 301 410 Range Results
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2021, 12:58:13 PM »
Congrats love hunting with mine

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Re: Savage 301 410 Range Results
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2021, 08:33:08 AM »
Very nice and nice bird

Will have to look into some Nitros

I did not care for the federal, shooting Apex now with mine, still with factory choke.

What shell holder is that you are using?

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Re: Savage 301 410 Range Results
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2021, 06:38:25 AM »
Nice data thread.  Just got my 301 .410 and this info is what I needed.


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Offline Dayooper14

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Re: Savage 301 410 Range Results
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2021, 12:18:42 PM »
Shell holder is a Beavertooth “sidecart”. Pretty sure I got the rifle version.

https://www.beartooth-products.com/collections/sidecart-sideshell/products/sidecart-rifle-model-in-realtree-edge