Savage Announces New Thumbhole 320 Shotguns

    Savage has added some thumbhole models to their shotgun offerings.

    Savage has added some thumbhole models to their shotgun offerings.

    Although Savage‘s rifles are what most firearms enthusiasts know them best for, their shotgun offerings are highly regarded by many hunters and clay shooters as well. These scatterguns are divvied up under three labels: the Savage-named line, the Fox line, and the most prolific of the series is Stevens. Under the Savage shotgun heading, four models of Renegauge semi-autos are available, intended chiefly for waterfowl, turkey, and other bird hunters. The Fox label currently only carries one model, the A Grade, which is a break-open side-by-side design in either 12 gauge or 20 gauge. The Stevens series holds the bulk of the brand’s options, with 27 different models built for a variety of purposes. From hunting to competing to home defense, virtually every shotgun niche is addressed. Now Savage has announced the addition of thumbhole-stock flavors to the Stevens 320 series. The press release detailing this release reads as follows.

    A closer look at the thumbhole stock design.

    A closer look at the thumbhole stock design.

     

    WESTFIELD, Massachusetts –– Savage Arms is pleased to announce the addition of three new models to their venerable Stevens 320 shotgun lineup. These new thumbhole stock pump-actions provide control and versatility and offer a new option for fans of the classic Stevens design and will be available this holiday season.

    “Our Stevens shotguns have proven to be very versatile for hunters and home defense,” Jessica Treglia, Sr. Brand Manager at Savage Arms, said. “And now we’re adding the thumbhole option to our 320 line with a new Turkey gun, and two different defensive shotguns. These shotguns are light, highly ergonomic, and built on the tested pump action that makes Stevens shotguns so reliable.”

    The new 320 Thumbhole Security provides a new level of ergonomics to the tested 320 action. The 320 Security Thumbhole model combines a 18.5” barrel with a matte black forend and aggressive stock texturing. Each is available with either ghost ring sights or a traditional front bead sight. Both options are chambered in 12 gauge and 20 gauge.

    320 Thumbhole Security Features

    • Pump action shotgun with dual slide bars and rotary bolt
    • 12 & 20 Gauge Options
    • Matte black synthetic stock and forend
    • Thumbhole stock with ambidextrous cheek riser and rugged grip textures
    • Chrome alloy steel 18.5” matte black security barrel
    • 3-inch chamber
    • Swivel stud on stock and magazine cap
    • Bottom-loading tube magazine (5+1 Capacity)
    • Recoil pad
    • Ghost Ring Sight or Front Bead Sight models available.

    Part No. / Description / MSRP

    23246 / 320 Thumbhole BEAD, 12 GA. 18.5-inch barrel / $275
    23247 / 320 Thumbhole BEAD, 20 GA. 18.5-inch barrel / $275
    23248 / 320 Thumbhole GRS, 12 GA. 18.5-inch barrel / $305
    23249 / 320 Thumbhole GRS, 20 GA. 18.5-inch barrel / $305

    The reliable 320 pump action is now available in a thumbhole stock. The 320 Turkey also has an ambidextrous cheek riser. The olive drab stock and forend have built-in grip textures, and the receiver is drilled and tapped. It comes with an extended extra full turkey choke and adjustable fiberoptic sights. With its proven rotary bolt, and dual slide bars, the new 320 Turkey Thumbhole is ready to hunt.

    320 Turkey Thumbhole Features

    • Pump action shotgun with dual slide bars and rotary bolt
    • 12 & 20 Gauge Options
    • OD Green synthetic stock and forend
    • Thumbhole stock with ambidextrous cheek riser and rugged grip textures
    • Chrome alloy steel 22” matte black, ventilated rib barrel
    • 3-inch chamber
    • Swivel stud on stock and magazine cap
    • Bottom-loading tube magazine (5+1 Capacity)
    • Recoil pad
    • Adjustable fiberoptic turkey sights
    • Extended Extra Full Choke Tube (Win. Choke)

    Part No. / Description / MSRP

    23250 / 320 Turkey Thumbhole, 12 GA. 22-inch barrel / $323
    23251 / 320 Turkey Thumbhole, 20 GA. 22-inch barrel / $323

    The Turkey model features OD green furniture, rather than the black polymer assigned to the bead sight and ghost ring versions.

    The Turkey model features OD green furniture, rather than the black polymer assigned to the bead sight and ghost ring versions.

    With affordable MSRPs under $350 for all of these new models, they should be accessible for the majority of shotgunners in the market. Have you used other makes and models of thumbhole shotguns before? Have you tried any previous Savage shotguns? If so, what did you think of either or both? Do these new guns hold any interest for you, or would you rather stick with either traditional stocks or standard pistol grips? Would you like to see anything changed in any of these newest Stevens guns? Let us know your input in the comments below! See you at the range.


    Photos courtesy of Savage Arms.
    Will P

    Former US Army infantryman, lifelong hunter and hobby/sport shooter. Perpetual firearms student, always seeking to become better and learn more. Interested in all shooting disciplines and passionate about all kinds of guns. Contact on Instagram: @WillTFB


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