TarHunt – Savage 220 barrel upgrades! “SECURE your UPGRADED BARREL for the 2019 Season- NOW”!

Updated: 09/29/19

TarHunt is now excepting orders for the Savage 220 barrel upgrade installations; with delivered in time for this 2020 fall DEER season. Delivery times will depend on how soon you can send in your deposit and slug gun for the barrel upgrade. This time of year all barrels in stock are on a first come first serve basis. We have both the #2 fluted barrels and the #1 Non-Fluted barrel upgrades in stock. There are a few of the #1 upgrade barrels for the Savage 212 12 gauge.

Secure your 220 Savage barrel upgrade, for the up coming 2020 Deer season NOW; with a [non-refundable] $200.00 deposit. Please be specific as to which number (#1 or #2) barrel you are interested in.

Deposit Instructions: Send a check (made out to TarHunt) for $100.00 (for a #1) and (250.00 for a #2) barrel along with the following information.

Send an email to  [ sales@tarhunt.com ]   It must contain the following information for the order to be processes as soon as it comes into TarHunt. If I need to chase down information your INFO, it will delay processing.

1) Your name, address, phone number, the best time to call the number, is it your cell?

2) If it is not your cell does your wife know?  (In over 32 years in the gun business I have learned somethings)?

3) Which barrel upgrade do you want, the #1 or #2 upgrade?

4) A copy of your drivers license, or your states Firearm ID Card (if required). The license copy will be needed later on when the gun is shipped back to you, from TarHunt).

5)  Include a appropriate deposit when shipping your  gun as of  10-01-19.

If you are going to upgrade to a Boyd’s Laminate stock along with a barrel upgrade; order the stock directly form Boyd’s and have it dropped shipped directly to TarHunt (THCI), care of (your name).

 

    NOTE:   When Boyd’s makes their Laminate stock IT IS for either of the model 220 or 212 slug gun, The stock inlet is cut to the proper diameter in the action area and the barrel channel taper for each one of the two gauges barrel tapers so they look proper.  Any questions about this issue, please Call 908-625-4644  before ordering.

BE ADVISED:  WHEN YOUR ARE READY TO GO AHEAD WITH REPLACING YOUR FACTORY STOCK, REMEMBER THIS.

MAKE A NOTE SOMEWHERE TO YOUR SELF. Through a miss-understanding; CUSTOMERS WERE ORDERING MODEL 212 SAVAGE STOCKS TO INSTALL ON THE SAVAGE MODEL 220NO LONGER!    FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO WANT TO USE A BOYD’S  STOCK ON YOUR SAVAGE 220; THEN YOU MUST ORDER A BOYD’S STOCKS FOR THE MODEL 220 SAVAGE AND HAVE THE BARREL CHANNEL OPENED UP IN DIAMETER TO FIT THE CUSTOM BARREL.

 

  NOTE:  A #2 Fluted barrel and the Boyd’s stock will add 1 1/4 pounds to the weight of a stock 220 Savage. The #2 barrel alone adds 10 ounces to the weight of  a factory 220 Savage.

 

More on the Two  Different Barrel Upgrades for the Savage 220:

I have talked to thousands of Savage 220 owners since November 2016. It has becoming obvious that some OF THE EARLY 220 Savage slug guns may have lose barrels, a poor fit into their stock, or the barrel may not be quite SAAMI spec. Some early  Savage 220 slug guns, when firing the 20ga Schrifle™ rounds are producing the same size groups as other makes of sabot ammo. When average size groups appears, usually the inside diameter of the barrel is larger than a SAAMI specification for a 20ga diameter barrel.

For the near future, TarHunt will offers a less costly 6-round sample box for testing your barrel in  addition to the normal 10-round production box.  Only testing your barrel can tell if your ready to enjoy the 20ga Schrifle series of new slug technology. The NeoTec Copper 365gr is a non-lead slug,   “The first ever, RIFLE DESIGN, ammo for rifled barrel slug guns”!!! 

The 20ga Schrifle™ slug must fit the barrel exactly like a rifle bullet fits the bore of a center fire rifle barrel. The 20ga Schrifle™ round was designed to be fired thru a SAAMI spec rifled slug barrel. SAAMI specification for a rifled slug barrel ONLY allows for a .002ths maximum tolerance period!

Upgrade #1:   TarHunt is offering a SAAMI spec, Stainless Steel, Premier, button rifled, matte finished barrel, in a (non-fluted) factory replacement format for the Savage 220. This SS Premier barrel has a slightly heavier wall thickness than the factory barrel and should  not require any inlet adjustment.  The #1 replacement barrel is 24 inches long with a 1-24 twist rate. It has muzzle diameter of .825ths at the end of the muzzle brake and adds only a few ounces in weight to the gun. The barrel is threaded for the Savage action and has a 3″chamberThis barrel will be set up as a “change it yourself” but it will required access to an Savage Barrel nut Wrench and a 20ga Head Space Gauge If needed, these installation tools will be available and sold as a set.  POR

The #1 barrel upgrade cost is $275.00  as a do it yourself configuration.  They are only available with a 3″ Chamber.         Plus shipping         

The #1 barrel ( 3″ length chamber) upgrade installed by TarHunt barrel is: $355.00 Plus shipping.

A very limited number of barrels with a short chamber may be available. Either in the  Schrifle 2.1 inch chamber or the standard 2 3/4 inch  chamber. Cost $50.00 extra over  & above the barrel cost.

  Glass bedding a Savage 220 action, fitted with a TarHunt upgrade barrel, into a Wooden Savage 220 replacement stock” is $90.00.     Opening the barrel channel, in a Synthetic or Wooden Savage 220 stock  to fit a #1  or #2  TarHunt upgrade barrel taper barrel is $30.00 extra. A ground recoil lug, if needed, is $32.50. Bedding the action into the factory synthetic stock can be done but it is NOT recommended.

 

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The #2 barrel upgrade installed by TarHunt:  (shown in the Savage picture below and on the home page)

The Savage 220 slug gun shown there has the #2 Upgrade installed.  This #2 replacement barrel is 24 inches long, 1-24 twist rate, Stainless Steel, Heavy Weight Premier button rifled, matte finish barrel, muzzle break, Helical Fluting with a 3″chamber. The #2 barrel is a 12ga tapered blank with a 20ga rifled bore; then fluted for weight reduction, strength, and faster cooling . It has a muzzle diameter of .875ths at the end of the Muzzle Brake and adds approximately 8 ounces in weight to the overall gun. This #2  barrel has a much heavier wall thickness than the standard Savage 220 factory slug barrel but it will fit into the factory stocks. The  220 Boyd’s stock “will require” a barrel channel inlet adjustment because the out side diameter is a 12ga diameter tapper.

Since this heavier barrel taper is locked up tight against the recoil lug and action face; a ground recoil lug may be used “if needed” in between barrel and the action face.  The Savage barrel nut locking system will be used on the #2 upgrade due to the inherit design of the 220 Savage action. This heavier barrel will be solidly tighten to place. Insuring the barrel stays tight while it is under the heavy recoil and torque, generated by a heavy bore size projectile turning at 55,000+ rpms. Remember a slug can weight 2-4 times more weight of a rifle projectile. And the actual amount of time the slug spends in the barrel of a slug gun is much longer than rifles at 2650fps and above.

The #2 barrel update with muzzle brake is $455.00  installed

A very limited number of barrels with a short chamber may be available.   Either in the  Schrifle 2.1 inch chamber or the standard 2 3/4 inch  chamber. There is a $50.00 extra charge over  & above the barrel cost for the shorted chambers.

Glass bedding a Savage 220 barreled action into a Boyd’s stock” is $125.00.     This includes opening the barrel channel in the Boyd’s laminated stock. Opening up the barrel channel alone in a Savage 220 stock to fit a #1  or #2  TarHunt upgraded barrel taper barrel is $40.00 extra. A ground recoil lug, if needed, is $32.50. Bedding the action into the factory synthetic stock can be done but it is not recommended. 

 

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NOTICE: Prices are subject to change without notice.     As much as a $90.00  charge will be assessed against any original gun work deposits for any cancellations on the owners behalf; to offset return shipping costs of the gun. 

This $90.00 return shipping charge is an assessed fee; for the return of a non-completed slug gun, and has  NOTHING to due with the $100.00 UP FRONT (non-refundable) deposit for the Stainless Steel barrel.

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The Savage 220 slug gun shown here with a #2 Upgrade barrel installed. Barrel Cost $450.00 only.

 

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Liability clause:    The purchaser assumes all responsibility for the proper installation of this number one (1) barrel upgrade on the Savage 220 bolt action slug gun. This includes setting the headspace to the proper SAAMI specification and applying the proper torque on the barrel nut. Once the barrel nut is properly torqued and the head space is rechecked; the purchaser must stamp/mark the barrel with the proper markings as follows [  20ga. 3”  1-24tr.  ] in an easily readable position on the barrel. Check the muzzle brake after cleaning for a bore obstruction, such as a stuck cleaning patch. Check the holes in the muzzle break for carbon/plastic build up every 2 years minimum. There is no implied accuracy guarantee or implied liability, with any barrel TarHunt did not install.        NOTE:  TarHunt is not responsible for any and all damages to the firearm(s), person(s) firing the firearm, and/or person(s) as bystanders, due to the improper installation of any barrel that TarHunt did not install or due to the failure of the barrel or due to Savage 220 action.

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For your reference:  The 20ga Schrifle™ slug must fit the barrel exactly like a rifle bullet fits the bore of a center fire rifle barrel. The 20ga Schrifle™ round was designed to be fired thru a SAAMI spec rifled slug barrel. SAAMI specification for a rifled slug barrel ONLY allows for a .002ths maximum tolerance period! 

The Internal size of a SAAMI specification rifled slug barrel: On top of the rifling (bore diameter) is .609ths minimum and .611ths is the maximum diameters.  In the bottom of the rifling between the lands (grove diameter) is .618ths minimum and .620ths maximum diameter. The 20ga NeoTec Copper 365gr projectile is .619ths in diameter, exactly in the middle of the (grove diameters) .618ths min.  <.619ths>  and 620ths max.