Gun Report

Savage Milano 28-Gauge

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This one has it all. Classy traditional looks, fine handling, and features that are as functional as they are well executed aesthetically, like the forend detent and the separate barrel selector. This is a zippy-fast gun. Caveat: Left-handed shooters may not find this gun totally suitable, as the stock is cast-off.

Savage Milano 28-Gauge

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Action Type
Chamber Length
Choke Tubes
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Receiver Material
Rib Width
Stock Material
Length of Pull
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
Trigger Pull Weight Bottom
Trigger Pull Weight Top

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The Savage Milano is in the Fire position, with the top barrel (two dots to the right) selected. We loved the integrated barrel selector, part of the safety but not involving it when in use. We only wish that Savage had colored the dot for easier visibility.
The only one of our 28-gauge trio to come equipped with a rubber butt pad, the Savage's was fitted well (though finish could have been a bit better), and shaped correctly, with the heel rounded and sloped forward to prevent catching on clothes during mounting.
The Milano's scroll engraving was minimal but well done at the receiver sides, receiver hinge pin, and at the blued metal work at the rear of the forend. Checkering at the forend of the Milano, while not fine, was cut sharply and exhibited no runovers.

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