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Savage Renegauge Shotguns: Reliable No Matter What

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Savage’s Renegauge is setting the bar for reliable semi-auto shotguns. Whether you’re aiming your bead at clays, birds or bears, the Renegauge will cycle the right load for the job.

Renegauge Turkey Bottomland 12GA
Renegauge Turkey Bottomland 12GA

Renegauge Specs (All Models Besides Competition):

Caliber: 12 GA
Capacity: 4+1
Action: Semi-Auto
Barrel Length: 28 inches
Length Of Pull: 14.25-15.07 inches
Weight: 8 lbs.

The Savage Renegauge was released in 2020 after eight years of development were spent refining and perfecting this semi-auto 12 gauge’s gas system. After its reliability in the field was proven to be as good as advertised, the Renegauge won multiple shotgun of the year awards and quickly became a popular choice for shooters who want one shotgun that can do everything.

What Sets The Renegauge Apart?

There are other reliable semi-automatic shotguns on the market, but only the Renegauge has Savage’s patented D.R.I.V. Gas System. Capable of reliably and consistently cycling loads for a variety of applications, the Renegauge’s unique Dual Regulating Inline Valve Gas System also reduces felt recoil and minimizes wear on the gun. Many other semi-auto shotguns either have difficulty cycling lower-powered loads, or they are over gassed and cycle weaker loads at the cost of excess wear and recoil. Savage’s D.R.I.V. system ensures that regardless of load strength, the bolt carrier travels at the ideal velocity within the receiver.

The D.R.I.V. system cleverly accomplishes this by venting excess gas out the front of the system before it is diverted back into the bolt carrier and the shooter’s shoulder. The two regulating valves of the D.R.I.V. system know exactly how much gas the gun needs to cycle, and that is all it will allow back into the action. This means that when firing low-powered target loads, all or most of the gas is being used to run the action, but when firing 3 inch magnum slugs a good amount of that gas will exit the system out the front near the muzzle. For a shotgun to be able to impart the same force upon the shooter across such a range of load strengths is truly an accomplishment. If a car were to be released that spat on Newton’s laws of motion as much as the Renegauge does, it would be capable of accelerating like a Tesla while the driver felt the G-forces of a Prius.

Renegauge Options

The Renegauge comes in six different configurations to suit your exact needs and environment. Regardless of model, all include Savage’s AccuFit adjustable synthetic stock that enables the user to customize pull length and comb height to their desired positions. Length of pull is adjusted using different sized recoil pads in conjunction with shims for fine-tuning the size. All Renegauge models also include oversized controls and a beveled magazine port designed to assist both the speed of the competition shooter and the dexterity of the glove-wearing hunter.

Internally, all Renegauge models utilize the D.R.I.V. Gas System as well as the other core components that make the Renegauge the shotgun that it is. That includes the bolt carrier group and action bar which are chrome-plated to decrease friction and increase cycling speed, among other benefits. The fast-venting D.R.I.V. system paired with the slick carrier and tuned action result in a gun that can truly shoot as fast as you can pull the trigger. If you’re like me, you’ve outshot your gun before while trying to hit that bird or clay that got by, only to hear a deafening click instead of a bang. The reliable speed of the Renegauge is a feature that will surely be appreciated by competition shooters and hunters alike.

Renegauge Field

Renegauge Field

The most basic Renegauge offered by Savage, the Renegauge Field, is still a premium shotgun. All the previously mentioned features of the Renegauge are included in this model, making it a very fine choice for hunting, competition, or both. It includes improved, modified and full chokes using the Beretta/Benelli choke system. MSRP is $1,539.

Renegauge Turkey Bottomland

Renegauge Turkey Bottomland

Featuring Mossy Oak Bottomland camo, the Turkey Bottomland package includes extended turkey, improved cylinder, full and modified choke tubes utilizing the Beretta/Benelli choke system. The Bottomland camo pattern includes a bark-heavy color scheme making it ideal for hunting in darker wooded environments. MSRP is $1,649.

Renegauge Turkey Obsession

Renegauge Turkey Obsession

This package is identical to the Turkey Bottomland besides featuring the Mossy Oak Obsession camo pattern instead. This turkey gun’s camo makes it better suited for the woods in the spring or early fall when there are brighter colors in the trees. MSRP $1,649.

Renegauge Waterfowl

Renegauge Waterfowl

As the names imply, the previous two models were made with turkey hunting in mind, while this gun was designed more for ducks and other waterfowl. It also utilizes a Beretta/Benelli choke system but only includes improved cylinder, modified and full chokes. The Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Blades camo is ideal for the flooded environments that water birds favor. MSRP $1,649.

Renegauge Prairie

Renegauge Prairie

This model comes with the same three chokes as the Field and Waterfowl models and features TrueTimber Prairie Camo for blending into the more arid environments found in the western and midwestern United States. MSRP $1,649.

Renegauge Competition

Renegauge Competition

This model is an outlier in the Renegauge family as it is the only one that doesn’t conform to the same list of general specs as the others. Developed with competition use in mind, this model features a shorter barrel, extended magazine tube, red Hi-Viz Tri-Comp front sight, and a red Cerakote finish. The extended magazine brings its capacity to 9+1 instead of the standard 4+1. It has an extended choke using the Beretta/Benelli choke system and includes an extended Skeet2 Light Mod. Choke. The oversized controls and beveled magazine port that come standard on all Renegauges are even more appropriate on this competition model. MSRP $2,019.

For more information on Savage Arms Renegauge shotguns, please visit savagearms.com.


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