Smooth bore or rifled?

  • Turkey version, smooth bore, leave it long.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Turkey version, 18”.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Turkey version 10”

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Rifled version, leave it long.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Rifled version, 18”.

    Votes: 1 50.0%
  • Rifled version 10”

    Votes: 1 50.0%

  • Total voters
Held onto the Savage 212 the other day.

Yep, it refueled my thoughts on buying one as a unique Salvo 12 host.

There are two versions in 12 gauge and one in 20 grade. In 12 there is a fully rifled bore for slug’s. Which could be highly enjoyable for reloading, I could buy some of those all brass 12g hulls and make some silly large lead loads at subsonic speeds. As well as a Turkey hunting version, which is smooth bore, this one would allow for the greatest use of available store bought ammos. Either could be used for hunting I suppose. Though I’m partial to having the barrel cut shorter, likely just to 18” to shorten it up a bit. Maybe more, not entirely sure yet. Need to pick one and buy it first!

Which would fancy your pickle?
Unless there's been a major shift in the space/time continuum, bolt action shotguns have been turds and will always be turds.
The high water mark of turdism was the 36" barreled Long Tom.

What does this mean ?
In simple terms, clunky and slow.
Shotgunning is a smooth, fluid thing and bolt actions don't lend themselves to this.
If you want a low velocity rifle, there are better ways to do it.

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