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Stevens 320 Security 20ga - Range Report

ZeeZee Senior MemberPosts: 27,449 Senior Member
Got the Little Man a new Savage 320
Security in .20ga for HD/YD.

At the range today, the first thing we
did was function check it a few times
with #7.5 Shot.


Then sighted it in at 25yrds with Slugs.
It was slightly left of the tape so I
adjusted it and found, to my pleasant
surprise, the the ghost ring sights are
click adjustable!! That is a NICE touch
on an inexpensive shotgun. After 6
clicks, it was good to go.

Next we patterned it at 5/10/20 yards
with #1 Buck.

5/10 yards weren't bad, but 20 yards
sucked.
Then we patterned #2 Buck and things
were MUCH better!

Think that's the Buck for this gun.
Therefore, his load-out will be a
staggered Buck/Slug/Buck/Slug/Buck.

Which will handle most things inside
and out that he would be called upon
to deal with.
Before we left the range, we ran a tew
drills on loading, reloading, and
general running of the gun fast and
accurately from 7-10 yards using
cheaper #7.5 Shot. He did well.

It's a good gun for $180 that he can
use and learn with. Recoil is minimal
but function seems above its pay
grade. Not bad.
On a side note, I finally found some
410ga ammo and got #6 shot for small
game. 



That should work around the yard. 
"To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith

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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,183 Senior Member
    I still would not want to get hit with the #1 Buck with that pattern. Hope you had him do some running and gunning drills with that foot gear ;)
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 2,536 Senior Member
    Good deal - looks like a viable option for anyone.

    Side note - taller than you now isn't he?
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,449 Senior Member
    JKP said:

    Side note - taller than you now isn't he?

    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,449 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 said:
    I still would not want to get hit with the #1 Buck with that pattern. Hope you had him do some running and gunning drills with that foot gear ;)
    It was only 34 degrees. Didn’t warrant shoes. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,449 Senior Member
    JKP said:
    Good deal - looks like a viable option for anyone.

    Very Winchester 1300-esque. 👍🏻
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,491 Senior Member
    Looks good.
    Your boy is continuing to do very well!
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 2,979 Senior Member
    Good job!  That’s a heck of a lot of fun for $180.
    I’m baaaaaaaaack… 😬
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,321 Senior Member
    edited January 21 #9
    Looks like they bolted a set of LPA sights on that thing.  Good on them!  Not sure how they'd manage THAT for a $180 package
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,134 Senior Member
    Seems like you got a whole lot for the $$$s
    I no longer have a 20 gauge, so there may be one in my future
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,449 Senior Member
    One of his comments, “This gun is fun to carry around.”
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,183 Senior Member
    Is there a sling attachment on the stock? I see the swivel attachment on the magazine cap. Zee said:
    One of his comments, “This gun is fun to carry around.”
    Does this mean it has a nice balance point when carried in one hand?
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,449 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 said:
    Is there a sling attachment on the stock? I see the swivel attachment on the magazine cap. Zee said:
    One of his comments, “This gun is fun to carry around.”
    Does this mean it has a nice balance point when carried in one hand?
    It does have a sling stud in the butt stock. 
    No, he was carrying it around port arms. I think because it’s lite and handles well. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,739 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    CHIRO1989 said:
    Is there a sling attachment on the stock? I see the swivel attachment on the magazine cap. Zee said:
    One of his comments, “This gun is fun to carry around.”
    Does this mean it has a nice balance point when carried in one hand?
    It does have a sling stud in the butt stock. 
    No, he was carrying it around port arms. I think because it’s lite and handles well. 

    After he masters Port Arms, what's next?



    Anyway, looks like a winner. That's a lot of shotgun for the money. 👍

    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

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