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SPECIAL ORDER TOMS There is no shortage of turkey shotguns. But let’s face it—most are simply standard-issue pumps and semi-autos pulled from manufacturers’ waterfowl lines and dipped in a woodland camo pattern. Sure, some might have specialized stocks or sighting systems, but functionally they are turkey guns in name and looks alone. Not the Savage Model 212 and 220 bolt-action shotguns. Built like a rifle, they offer precision and reliability unlike any other turkey gun. But you won’t find them at your favorite retailer or even on this website—you can only get one after a quick call to the Savage Special Order Office. How They’re Different Inspiration for these custom gobbler getters came from the immensely successful Model 212 and 220 slug guns, bolt-action shotguns that have redefined the level of accuracy that’s attainable from the newest sabot slugs. The rationale for building a turkey gun off a slug platform isn’t hard to understand. The same features necessary to extract the utmost accuracy from shotgun slugs are also beneficial to guiding a mass of shot to a longbeard’s head and neck. For the 220 Turkey’s foundation, Savage utilized the renowned Model 110 rifle receiver/action, which is machined from steel bar stock and drilled and tapped for the addition of a red-dot, reflex-style sight, or riflescope. Chambered in 12 gauge, the Model 212 Turkey requires the use of a larger receiver/action, which is also machined from steel. The Model 212 is available only with a right-hand action, but the 220 can be had with a right- or left-hand action. Both shotguns boast a blued 22-inch carbon steel barrel with an interchangeable choke system, and are equipped with extra-full turkey chokes. The free-floating, button-rifled barrels, plus Savage's proven AccuTrigger system all work together to deliver excellent accuracy. Also, the barrel is secured to the receiver using a Model 110-style locking nut system, which eliminates the shot-to-shot inconsistency found in shotguns with non-pinned barrels. The Model 212 and 220 feature a detachable, two-round magazine that enables quick and safe loading and unloading when encountering obstacles, such as streams and fences. Stripping the shell from the magazine and pushing it into the chamber is a tried-and-true Model 110-style bolt with dual-opposed locking lugs and an oversize knob to help operation with gloved hands. Dual extractors ensure positive cycling, regardless of rim thickness variations between ammunition types, while a pivoting ejector clears empty hulls. How To Get Them These highly specialized turkey takers are just two examples of how shooters can take advantage of Savage’s lesser-known Special Order Shop. You can mix and match components from different models from across the Savage product line to "build" your own unique model—whether it’s a turkey gun like the Model 212 or 220, or a big game rifle in a caliber or stock option you don’t see on the website. Simply contact the Special Order department at (413) 568-7001. Although not every combination is possible, the folks at the custom shop will do their best to help you build the exact gun you want. TECHNICAL SPECS Model 220 Turkey Handed: Right or left Weight: 7.5 lbs. Overall Length: 44.75” Barrel Length: 22” Ammunition Capacity: Three (two in the magazine and one in chamber) Action: Bolt Drop at Comb: 1¼” Drop at Heel: 1¾” Length-of-Pull: 13 5/8” Trigger: AccuTrigger Stock: One-piece synthetic Magazine: Single-column, detachable box; two-round capacity Stock Material: Synthetic Barrel Material: Carbon steel Barrel Finish: Matte Stock Color: Black or Mossy Oak camouflage Barrel Color: Bluing Sights: None; drilled and tapped for scope bases (included) Model 212 Turkey Handed: Right Weight: 7.45 lbs. Overall Length: 43.125” Barrel Length: 22” Ammunition Capacity: Three (two in the magazine and one in chamber) Action: Bolt Drop at Comb: 1¼” Drop at Heel: 1¾” Length of Pull: 13 5/8” Trigger: AccuTrigger Stock: One-piece synthetic Magazine: Single-column, detachable-box; two-round capacity Stock Material: Synthetic Barrel Material: Carbon steel Barrel Finish: Matte Stock Color: Black or Mossy Oak camouflage Barrel Color: Bluing Sights: None; drilled and tapped for scope bases (included)
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