Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 54

Thread: My New Savage Model 42 410/22 over under

  1. #1
    Tracker antiacus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Willamette Valley Oregon
    Posts
    40
    Thanks
    83
    Thanked 243 Times in 21 Posts

    Default My New Savage Model 42 410/22 over under

    This is a rifle i will be taking on a survival trip this summer. I thought long and hard about what to bring and ended up with the model 42. I think MSRP is $430, i paid $360.

    Some brief impressions:

    Trigger: decent, i can work with it.
    Front Sight: atrocious, the bead is tapered large to small from muzzle to aft and covers the whole bulls eye at 20 yards.
    Rear Sight: Not horrible, but not great. I'm going to swap for an aftermarket peep.
    22 Barrel: seems okay. with the horrid sights i was able to shoot pretty tight groups.
    410 Barrel: Needs a choke. Shot an 18" pattern at 20yds with no6 hunting shot. I wouldn't shoot at a grouse or quail outside of 15 yards. I'm wondering if a gunsmith could do some sort of screw in choke.

    Overall, i have to say i like it despite it's warts. It's just so light and handy and points really well. With improved sights and a little better range for the shotgun and i will love it.

    I took my 7 year old daughter for her very first marksmanship session and it was perfect. I like how the action really slows everything down and makes for very deliberate movements.

    It's an ugly rifle in my opinion. Not that it bothers me much, i have lots of sexy rifles, this is a knockabout tool. But i've been wanting to try my hand at painting one for awhile and i think it looks quite a bit better. Red on black has never been my thing.

    Before:



    After: (sorry for the cellphone pics)


    Last edited by antiacus; 03-06-2013 at 01:19 AM.


  2. #2
    Scout d-alex001's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Russia, Siberia, Irkutsk
    Posts
    275
    Thanks
    246
    Thanked 471 Times in 129 Posts

    Default

    very good))) what ammo you shoot? I myself want to buy a gun. I wait until they are available in Russia. Can you take a picture of more sights?
    Last edited by d-alex001; 03-06-2013 at 01:52 AM.

  3. #3
    Scout mdauben's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    687
    Thanks
    186
    Thanked 120 Times in 79 Posts

    Default

    Thanks for the review. I liked the old Model 24 but was on the fence regarding the new Model 42. It is an ugly gun but your camo paint job definitely improves the looks. Nice job!

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to mdauben For This Useful Post:


  5. #4
    Bushmaster Bush Class Basic Certified tennecedar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Middle Tennessee
    Posts
    6,034
    Thanks
    5,930
    Thanked 5,250 Times in 1,525 Posts

    Default

    I really like the way that looks with the camo.

  6. #5
    Tracker
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    20
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 73 Times in 14 Posts

    Default

    I bought one also. I'm hoping it becomes sufficiently popular for Skinner sights to come up with a peep sight - my gunsmith is going to give me an estimate on fabbing a replacement for the front barrel bracket with a 3/8 dovetail so standard fiber optic blades could be used on the front sight , out of aluminum which will be anodized black...

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to atfan For This Useful Post:


  8. #6
    Tracker
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    20
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 73 Times in 14 Posts

    Default

    Did you disassemble the gun to paint or just mask off? It looks great! I can't stand the red(kinda pink on mine) "o" rings - I tried a black sharpie but it looked bad so I'm back to pink o rings....

  9. #7
    Tracker
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    100
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 103 Times in 67 Posts

    Default

    While waiting for govt approval process when purchasing my 10-22 Takedown I fondled the model 42. I really liked it. I agree with you that I also would probably treat it as a knock around gun. Seems like such a handy piece of equipment.
    Shoots 22, 410 and I assume you could put 410 slugs through it. Darned versatile!
    Arguably falls in the category of, "If you could only have one gun..."

    Great job on the paint job!

    Might have to consider one in the future.

  10. #8
    Tracker
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    San Diego, California
    Posts
    83
    Thanks
    356
    Thanked 67 Times in 41 Posts

    Default

    The camo makes it look 10 times better. I have a model 24 22/410 but i wish it was lighter and had sling mounts. Might have to pick up a 42 now that i know camo makes it look decent.

  11. #9
    Tracker antiacus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Willamette Valley Oregon
    Posts
    40
    Thanks
    83
    Thanked 243 Times in 21 Posts

    Default

    So far i've only put .22 lead 42gr and no6 birdshot through it, .22 ammo is still way behind in production and i was lucky to get 500 rds of what i got.

    i'll post some better pics later today since there is interest.

    For the camo job i followed the method this guy did on his m1a. I reversed his color pattern and started with green, then brown, then tan since i live in a really green area. (also an Oregon flat instead of canuckistanian ).


  12. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to antiacus For This Useful Post:


  13. #10
    Scout Timex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Northern Arizona
    Posts
    285
    Thanks
    579
    Thanked 269 Times in 157 Posts

    Default

    Cammo saves the day.

Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •