Savage Announces its First Semi-Automatic Shotgun, the RENEGAUGE

Savage RENEGAUGE shotgun

Courtesy Savage

Savage Arms, makers of the most trusted hunting and target rifles in the United States, is proud to introduce RENEGAUGE. The new American-made semiautomatic 12 gauge shotguns are built for field use, offer hunters and competitors a new standard for both fit and function, and include several patented parts and designs—including the Dual Regulating Inline Valve (D.R.I.V.) gas system.

“RENEGAUGE is unlike any other semi-automatic shotgun, and demonstrates our commitment to innovate as an independent company,” said Al Kasper, 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. Hunters and shooters are going to be amazed with the fit, feel, function and versatility of this shotgun. And it’s a platform we can and will build on—so look for more in the very near future.”

Savage RENEGAUGE shotgun

Courtesy Savage

RENEGAUGE has been tested to the extreme—both in the field and in the lab. Everything in the design is intentional and has a purpose. RENEGAUGE looks different because it is—and it brings American-made performance to a new level. The shotgun functions and cycles light loads and magnum field loads with unbelievable consistency and reliability. Avid wing shooters will love the way it swings, competitors will find it at home on the range, and hunters will trust it in the nastiest of conditions.

The D.R.I.V. system provides RENEGAUGE with the unparalleled ability to regulate the gas that cycles the shotgun’s action. Both low-brass target shells and Magnum hunting shells will cycle the action with the same reliability and without any adjustment from the shooter.

Savage RENEGAUGE shotgun

Courtesy Savage

This functionality is complimented by how easy RENEGAUGE is to fit to the shooter. From comb height to length of pull, RENEGAUGE can be adjusted to ensure every aspect of its ergonomics matches its user’s needs. 

Features

  • D.R.I.V. gas system
  • Adjustable stock for length of pull, comb height, drop and cast
  • One-piece, chrome plated action bar assembly
  • Chrome plated reciprocating components
  • Stock rod buffer to reduce felt recoil
  • Fluted barrel with melonite finish
  • Carbon steel ventilated rib with 
red fiberoptic sight
  • Competition-ready easy loading magazine port
  • Oversized controls
  • 3 interchangeable flush mount choke tubes (Beretta/Benelli) – IC, M, F
  • Hard-sided carrying case

Part No. / Description / MSRP

57602 / RENEGAUGE, 12 Gauge Black Synthetic 28-inch barrel / $1,449
57603 / RENEGAUGE, 12 Gauge Black Synthetic 26-inch barrel / $1,449
57604 / RENEGAUGE Waterfowl, 12 Gauge Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Blades 28-inch barrel / $1,549
57605 / RENEGAUGE Waterfowl, 12 Gauge Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Blades 26-inch barrel / $1,549
57606 / RENEGAUGE TURKEY, 12 Gauge Mossy Oak Bottomland 24-inch barrel / $1,549
57607 / RENEGAUGE TURKEY, 12 Gauge Mossy Oak Obsession 24-inch barrel / $1,549

comments

  1. avatar GS650G says:

    Very pricy for a plastic gun. Can’t wait to see reviews and compare to Benelli and Browning.

    1. avatar 191145 says:

      New colt python MSRP=$1499.00 !

  2. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

    Priced as known good semi auto Beretta and Benellis, it’ll be a hard sale. I do like Shot Show time of year when we get to see new stuff.

    1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

      *sell.

  3. avatar enuf says:

    The magazine tube is too short.

    Where’s the bayonet lug?

    I’m telling ya’, come the Alien Vampire Zombie Virus Apocalypse, the geeses and gooses will be on the offensive.

    Aside from that, always good to see another MADE IN USA innovation hitting the market.

    And maybe somebody will come out with an aftermarket bayonet mount.

  4. avatar Dennis says:

    Miss the old days when Savage made their bones by making accurate quality Firearms priced for people who actually worked for a living.

    1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

      I recently got trigger time with a Savage axis II and an axis II 2.0, the first is sub moa, the 2nd is 3 moa at best with the same Hornady ammunition, will try other brands and maybe replace the cheap optic. My experience with Savage has been mostly positive, but so has my experience with Benelli inertia and Browning gas shotguns(some of which are priced less than this MSRP). Will read reviews but prefer 20 guage for when I do a lot of shooting.

  5. avatar Dan Fisher says:

    I can’t understand why these new firearm designs won’t put the safety in a ‘user friendly’ location: i.e. on the front of the trigger guard or as a top tang safety.
    The location behind the trigger guard is poor and prone to fumbling.
    I don’t own a Remington or Browning semi-auto shotgun due to the location of their safety.

  6. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    How about an extended mag tube and a 20” barrel…

    1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

      They mention competition, I wonder if this gun’s
      mag tube is extendable for 3 gun, and I wonder if they’ll make longer barrels for Sporting Clays? The 26 will be okay for skeet, but even a 24 or 22 inch would be better if still balanced. Some of the old heavy 1100s make good skeet guns because they balance well with a shorter barrel.

  7. avatar bryan1980 says:

    I wonder where it’s made? If it’s a Turkish-made gun, the MSRP seems a little high.

    1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

      As above “and it brings American-made performance to a new level”

    2. avatar Tiger Brasel says:

      It says the advertisement made in America !

  8. avatar TP says:

    Made in is U.S… or Turkey?

    1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

      As above “and it brings American-made performance to a new level”

  9. avatar Vlad Tepes says:

    I am not trying to be a smart ass but this is not Savage’s first semi-auto shotgun the first two that come to mind from the past were the 720 &775 models. The former was a copy of the Browning auto 5

    1. avatar Robert George Flavin says:

      Love all comments many need to be passed on to manufacturers. As far as the browning auto -5 I have my grandfathers Remington UMC auto -5. This was built before the browning

  10. avatar BusyBeef says:

    pricing is wack

  11. avatar No_Ones_Home says:

    At least these are being promoted as being ‘American Made’ verses Savage’s ‘Stevens’ line of shotguns which is made by Sun City Machinery Company Ltd. in Peoples Republic of China.

    (The contention over new Turkish made guns but none for new Chinese made ones?)

    1. avatar Dwight Hansen says:

      We have an arms embargo with China. None of them are made there.

      People’s Republic of China
      The United States and the European Union stopped exporting arms to China after 1989, due to the Chinese government’s violent suppression of protests in Tiananmen Square. In 2004-05, there was some debate in the EU over whether to lift the embargo.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arms_embargo

      1. avatar Art out West says:

        A lot of Chinese made shotguns are sold in the USA. In the last decade, I bought two. One was an NEF/H&R Pardner pump, and the other was a Stevens (Savage) 320.

        The USA might not sell weapons to China, and we don’t import commercial Norinco SKS rifles anymore, but for whatever reason shotguns are still imported from China. I think the Pardner Pump is even made by Norinco, but labeled something else.

        1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

          *Hawk industries. I purchased a pardner pump right around the time of the TTAG review and found the fit and action to be better than the 870 on the rack next to it. Unfortunately the cheap coating could be removed with your finger nail. It was a great gun to learn how to spray paint on.

  12. avatar Allan says:

    Too much money for a unproved shotgun Love there top rifles but not in a axis owned one never again hard to beat my Benelli shotguns

    1. avatar Mor guns to git ready for when China comes in Kentucky says:

      I love your grammar too. Did you go to school in Tennessee or Alabama?

      1. avatar JKG says:

        Nice dig at Southerners there. Totally unnecessary.

      2. avatar Put the Turkey on the China and don't spill the Greece says:

        We know you went to school in New Jerk.

  13. avatar Reason says:

    Is it a 2 3/4″, 3″ or 3 1/2″ gun? I went to the Savage website and they do not say anywhere what the length of the chamber is.

    1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

      Most new shotguns are 3″ unless specified. But I agree that is important especially for waterfowl hunters that want 3.5″

    2. avatar Jackalope says:

      Yes it is, I verified they updated it

  14. avatar Vlad Tepes says:

    I am wondering if the receiver is made from junk aluminum or is made of steel. One of the reasons I like my Remington 1100 and Browning Auto 5 are the steel receivers. Aluminum receivers wear and crack at a much higher rate than steel receivers.

    I might add that unlike many semi-auto shotguns the above two are reliable and long lasting. I was at the skeet range a couple of years ago and one guy was bragging about his Beretta. If I recall correctly the model may have been the Model 300, it was a beautiful looking gun but had a defective design. When I asked how it came apart he field stripped it and I immediately pointed to one of the action bars that was broke in two. He laughed and said “Yes I have a whole draw full of them at home”.

    I have seen many semi-auto shotguns come and go on the market down through the years both domestic and foreign made and its wise to wait a few years to see if they will last and not break down quickly before laying out the cash no matter how cheap they are.

    The second problem with buying many shotguns today is that many even if they have an American name are often built overseas and getting spare parts can be almost impossible. So check out if the gun is made in the U.S. or not before you buy it no matter how cheap they are in price. I have seen some foreign guns that were semi-auto so cheap even a skin flint out house guy would be tempted to buy it but what good is it if it breaks after you shoot it once and no parts are available.

    In conclusion the track record of many, many, semi-auto shotguns is not a good one when it comes to one that will take thousands of rounds without requiring a rebuild. Even the much famous Remington 1100 has its problems but usually only after a large number of rounds have been fired out of it. Any trap or skeet shooter will testify to that statement. No model or make is invincible.

    1. avatar Vlad Tepes says:

      I just went to their website and the good news is the action is actually made out of steel and not junk aluminum.

      1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

        In a quality hunting shotgun, aluminum receivers are just fine. Carried more than shot so lighter is better, and shotshells don’t produce as much pressure as most rifle or pistol rounds.

        1. avatar Vlad Tepes says:

          I do agree to a point. My Mossberg 500 (I have owned 3 of them) was one of the reasons I bought it because of its light weight but the wear on the receiver internally was evident when I used one of them for skeet shooting. The excess recoil even blew off the front sight bead.

        2. avatar Creedmoor elite says:

          What if you want to shoot 12 gauge creedmoor? Aluminium is not going to like it.

        3. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

          CE 6.5 Creedless works just fine in aluminum AR10s

    2. avatar jwm says:

      They allow you to have firearms at your group home, vlad? Ohio is much more relaxed on the mentally ill than I thought.

  15. avatar Wiregrass says:

    I think I’ll stick with my plans to acquire a Mossberg 930. This is quite a departure from their low end marketing of Chinese pump guns under the Stevens brand.

  16. avatar kahlil says:

    plastic gun with a horrible name

  17. avatar Bonjour c’est René says:

    The René Gauge, un fusil de Savage.

  18. avatar PROUD chicano says:

    That MSRP tho!

  19. avatar Micah says:

    The fluted barrel is surprising, since shotgun barrels are so thin anyway. Doesn’t make much sense to me. I’ll be interested in reviews after people own this for a few years.

  20. avatar Cea says:

    Well, I’m in a drawing to win a Beretta A400. If I don’t win that, I’m close to getting a CZ 1012, or the just released Mossberg 940 JM Pro. It looks great!

    1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

      Skip the CZ. They are a great company with handguns and rifles, not so much with the Turkish made shotguns. Last spring the 2nd night of trap season two young men had critical failures one a 612 trap (broken firing pin) and the other a 912(I believe a broken extractor), so both new shotguns with less than 100 rounds of light target loads. Last year I had done a lot of reading and the Weatherby SA08 seems to be the best of the cheap guns.

      1. avatar Cea says:

        Thanks for that info.

  21. avatar Jimmy james says:

    Wonder if it vents gas in your face like the Remy?

  22. avatar PTM says:

    Did nobody speak up when names were being considered? “Hey, guys, ‘Renegauge’ is totally stupid.”

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