Savage’s 1st Semi-Auto Shotgun: The Savage Renegauge Series

01/6/20 4:39 AM | by

Savage's 1st Semi-Auto Shotgun: The Savage Renegauge Series

Developed over several years, Savage’s new Renegauge series of semi-auto shotguns are designed to conquer the nastiest of conditions.

Pitched as the company’s first autoloading shotgun (unless you count the time they used to make Browning humpbacks as the Savage 720 in the 1930s and 40s) the new Renegauge uses a proprietary Dual Regulating Inline Valve (DRIV) gas system.

The DRIV system, according to the company, has an “unparalleled ability to regulate the gas that cycles the shotgun’s action,” thus allowing everything from low-brass target shells to Magnum loads to cycle with reliability and without any adjustments.

“Renegauge is unlike any other semi-automatic shotgun, and demonstrates our commitment to innovate as an independent company,” said Al Kasper, Savage’s President, and CEO. “This project has been in the works for years because we wanted to enter a new category in a big way. The team in place now did an amazing job getting this to the finish line.”

In addition to the DRIV system, the shotguns come standard with a vent-ribbed Melonite-finished fluted barrel and a stock with an adjustable length of pull, comb height, drop and cast. Other features include oversized controls, chrome-plated reciprocating components, a one-piece chrome-plated action bar assembly and red fiberoptic sights. The platform uses Beretta/Benelli pattern choke tubes and ships with three– Improved, Modified and Full.

While Kasper says that Savage will expand the Renegauge offerings in the future, the 2020 catalog will have no less than a half-dozen different 12 gauge models spooled up.

RENEGAUGE FIELD

The standard black synthetic model Renegauge will be offered in both 26- and 28-inch models with an MSRP of $1,449. (Photo: Savage)

The Renegauge Waterfowl model, with Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Blades camo patterns, will be available in 26- and 28-inch variants for an MSRP of $1,549.

The Renegauge Waterfowl model, in a Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Blades camo pattern, will be available in 26- and 28-inch variants for an MSRP of $1,549. (Photo: Savage)

When it comes to gobbler guns, the Renegauge Turkey, with a 24-inch barrel, will be available in Mossy Oak Bottomland

When it comes to gobbler guns, the Renegauge Turkey, with a 24-inch barrel, will be available in Mossy Oak Bottomland… (Photo: Savage)

...and Mossy Oak Obsession for $1,549.

…and Mossy Oak Obsession for $1,549. (Photo: Savage)

SEE GREAT DEALS ON SAVAGE SHOTGUNS

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