Gun Profile: Savage Arms Renegauge Semi-Auto 12-Gauge


Savage Arms knew their first semi-auto needed to live up to their standards. It does, and then some.

There's a strong innovation factor permeating out of the Savage Arms factory, thanks in large part to the brand's first foray into the semi-automatic shotgun world. With their new Renegauge shotgun, Savage has reset the expectations for a well-built, easy to use firearm.

Our editor in chief Eric Pickhartz takes you through the nuts and bolts of the gun, one that's sure to be gaining more and more attention as the hunting season gets closer.

The engineering wizards at Savage designed the Dual Regulating Inline Valve gas system (D.R.I.V.), which helps the Renegauge handle anything from a low-recoil 2 ¾-inch shell up to a 3-inch magnum without requiring any user adjustment.

There will be three available versions of the Savage Arms Renegauge shotgun, each with some subtle differences for varying uses. All models are 12 gauge.

The Field Grade 12-gauge is black with a 26- or 28-inch barrel to choose from. Its MSRP is set at $1,449.

Two hunting-ready versions are offered as well. The Waterfowl model comes in a 26- or 28-inch barrel and is covered with Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Blades camo. The Turkey model has a shorter 24-inch barrel and comes in the popular Mossy Oak Bottomland or an optional Mossy Oak Obsession camo pattern. Both bird hunting versions have an MSRP of $1,549.

Savage Arms Renegauge Semi-Auto Shotgun

  • Gauge: 12
  • Chamber: 3"
  • Barrel Length: 24 to 28 inches, dependent on model
  • Overall Length: 45.5 to 49.5 inches, dependent on model
  • Capacity: 4+1
  • Weight: 7.85 to 7.9 pounds, dependent on model

Keep an eye out for the Savage Renegauge and take the first opportunity you have to shoot one.