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Re: Savage Arms Renegauge

PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:33 pm
by mudpack
Thanks for the report, Lefty.
Now, I need to find one in a shop to see if the balance is really that bad.....

Re: Savage Arms Renegauge

PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:11 pm
by Specklebelly
mudpack wrote:Thanks for the report, Lefty.
Now, I need to find one in a shop to see if the balance is really that bad.....

I was bidding on one of these on GunBroker and thought I was going to get it cheap. Needless to say, someone came in and out bid me and it ended up going for $975+. I was all in when it was stuck at $700 for a few days.

Re: Savage Arms Renegauge

PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:39 pm
by Specklebelly
Guys, call me crazy but I bought one today. I will give a report once it gets in and let you know what I think about it.

I just could not resist, perhaps I need help? :wink:

Re: Savage Arms Renegauge

PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:10 pm
by ohio mike
Although I'm a pumpgun guy I hope you really like the gun. Another American gun is a good thing.

Re: Savage Arms Renegauge

PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:57 am
by Specklebelly
ohio mike wrote:Although I'm a pumpgun guy I hope you really like the gun. Another American gun is a good thing.

I agree and with Remington in hiatus, more USA companies are needed. I read about 15 reviews on it this week and was intrigued as some loved it and two hated it. We shall see.

Re: Savage Arms Renegauge

PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:00 am
by Lefty Ray
What color?

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Re: Savage Arms Renegauge

PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:46 am
by Specklebelly
Lefty Ray wrote:What color?

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The mossy oak in 26”

Re: Savage Arms Renegauge

PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:24 am
by mudpack
Specklebelly wrote:
Lefty Ray wrote:What color?

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The mossy oak in 26”

Great choice.

Can you send links to the reviews you talked about?

Re: Savage Arms Renegauge

PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:54 pm
by Specklebelly
mudpack wrote:
Specklebelly wrote:
Lefty Ray wrote:What color?

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The mossy oak in 26”

Great choice.

Can you send links to the reviews you talked about?

I picked it up about two hours ago and I really like it. I do not see it as front heavy as some have stated and think it is going to work for me. I am taking it duck hunting this weekend and will let you know how it goes.

Here are some reviews I checked out but I couldn't find all of them again for some reason. I read probably ten or so and watched a couple of videos:
https://www.gunsandammo.com/editorial/s ... iew/382978
https://www.ballisticmag.com/2020/10/20 ... ld-review/
https://www.outdoorlife.com/story/guns/ ... un-review/

Here is some info I posted somewhere else on the gun and hope it helps:
First positive impressions:
- As a tall person, every gun I own is too short for me and I have to extend the stock some how, the Renegauge stock adjustments were nice and great for me. This is the first gun in years that I have purchased and not had to add length to in the aftermarket.
- The balance. I did not feel that it was front heavy. Maybe I have hulk arms or something but I do not share the opinion that it is too heavy in the front. It actually feels good in my arms and shouldering.
- Appearance is good, I like the camo and how it looks in general.
- The case and all the goodies in it. Wow, that is a nice hard box.
- When I shoulder it, it just feels like it fits with the longest recoil pad added.
- I don’t feel the gun is heavy or bulky in the forearm. It is actually slim where your hands go but does get wider on the end. The weight is not noticeably heavy. It seems no different than other semi-autos that I have owned.

First negative impressions:
- I don’t like the shiny bolt and figured that would be an easy fix and not sure why it was not darkened at the factory.
- I am unsure why the plug is not pre-cut and included in the gun. I guess it is no big deal as it is easy to cut in the little section areas but seems like an oversight.
- Lots of grease on it from the factory. I get it, but gosh that is messy.
- It took me a few minutes to figure out how to put it together and had to actually read the instructions. Of course, my wife said that in the beginning. I have never seen a gun before that had the forearm already attached when you put it on the receiver. Interesting concept.

I don't get the hate that some have given it, but everyone is different. I am hoping it shoots as well as I am thinking it will.

Re: Savage Arms Renegauge

PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:13 am
by Tim Terrell
Specklebelly wrote:
mudpack wrote:
Specklebelly wrote:
Lefty Ray wrote:What color?

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The mossy oak in 26”

Great choice.

I picked it up about two hours ago and I really like it. I do not see it as front heavy as some have stated and think it is going to work for me. I am taking it duck hunting this weekend and will let you know how it goes.

I have never seen a gun before that had the forearm already attached when you put it on the receiver. Interesting concept.

I don't get the hate that some have given it, but everyone is different. I am hoping it shoots as well as I am thinking it will.


Spec--
Benelli M1 Super90 forearm attaches in the same manner you describe. I'm guessing you found this one way under suggested retail-- and that was as strong a factor as the "Made in America-- support Savage" mantra.
'Still waiting for that "objective" review of form and function.

Re: Savage Arms Renegauge

PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:21 pm
by Specklebelly
Yes, I bought it for $1000 which I admit was an incentive.

It is supposed to rain in the morning so I may not take it out until Sunday. I know it is a duck gun but getting it wet on the first hunt just doesn’t seem right to me. I need to introduce it to my spot in better weather. :smile:

I do dislike the plug though. Of course I cut it down too short and had to improvise until I get a replacement.

I will let you know how it goes this weekend after I break the deal on it.

Re: Savage Arms Renegauge

PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:05 am
by mudpack
I went to the local gun store yesterday (they are a Savage dealer), hoping to shoulder the new Renegauge. They had none in stock.
They would order one, but only if I paid for it first. MSRP is $1599 they said, their price is $1499. This in MO camo, 26" barrel.
I said I won't buy a new gun unless I can handle it first. All I got back was a blank look. I thanked the guy for his time and walked out.
Would still like to have one in my hands.....

By the way, Specklebelly, it rained like a cow pissing on a flat rock here this morning. :thumbsup:

Re: Savage Arms Renegauge

PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:30 am
by Specklebelly
After the rain ended, I took it out yesterday afternoon for some 'testing' and even jump shot some ducks with it.

It fired everything I put into it with no hiccups. From high end Boss to the cheapest Estates target loads that I found in my truck from about five years ago.

I took it duck hunting this morning over decoys and limited out by 7:15. It was flawless for me and the only thing that I didn't not like about it in a hunting situation is the red fiber optic sight. I would much rather have a green one for low light situations but I get it that is just a personal preference. Not sure what else I can say as it worked like I was hoping and didn't miss a beat.

If you have any questions, let me know.

Mudpack - I sent you a PM.

Re: Savage Arms Renegauge

PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:24 pm
by mudpack
Specklebelly wrote:I took it duck hunting this morning over decoys and limited out by 7:15. It was flawless for me and the only thing that I didn't not like about it in a hunting situation is the red fiber optic sight. I would much rather have a green one for low light situations but I get it that is just a personal preference. Not sure what else I can say as it worked like I was hoping and didn't miss a beat.
If you have any questions, let me know.
Mudpack - I sent you a PM.

Thanks for the PM and the info. Hope that Renegauge continues to impress you. Still trying to find one within an hour's drive.