American hunter | Shotgun of the Year 2021: Savage Renegauge
It seems that every year, earlier than ever, we are looking for outstanding products amid all the equipment that the shooting, hunting and outdoor industries produce annually. The last 12 months are evidence of this. In fact, the list we tabulated includes products dating back as far as 11 prints and equipment made for hunters.
The Golden Bullseye winners are selected by a seven-person committee of NRA Publications that represents more than a century of collective experience in the shooting and hunting industry. To qualify for consideration, a product must: be recently launched and available to consumers prior to nomination; used / tested by an NRA employee or trusted contributor; reliable in the field, meets consumer expectations; innovative in design and function; easily perceived as a value by the consumer; Styled appropriately, suitable for the hunting, hunting and outdoor industries and their lovers.
The NRA Publications Golden Bullseye Awards will be presented during the 2021 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibitions, scheduled for September 3-5, 2021 in Houston.
Shotgun of the Year 2021: Savage Renegauge
The name alone is cool – say it: “Renegauge …”. But forget that: this brand new self-loading shotgun is a cute shooter – and it’s downright ingenious in its design.
The revolutionary weapon came to life when a Savage engineer revived a stalled project and reinvented the gun’s gas-powered self-loading system. The result is known as the DRIV system, which highlights the in-line double regulating valves that draw the exact amount of gas from the cartridge outlet to perform the action and then vent the rest. With that in mind, understand that Savage offers those 12-gauge, 3-inch gun cycles no matter what. In addition, the felt recoil was far less than what we expected from a 12-gauge, especially when stoked with heavy duck hunting loads.
Renegauge stocks are similar to those used in Savage’s clever unit for his 110 rifles, as they can be adjusted in length and height of the comb using the supplied comb inserts and additional stock pads. The plastic furniture of the hunting models is available in black, Mossy Oak or TrueTimber Camo. The Renegauge Waterfowl’s 28-inch barrel is fluted and contains a vented rib with a single fiberglass bead. The magazine capacity is four without the connector. The total length is 49.5 inches. The weight is 8 pounds. The fun quotient is off the charts. This weapon is ready for the blind. MSRP: $ 1,539 to $ 1,649; savagearms.com.