Savage Arms Renegauge Shotgun Jumps Into the 3-Gun Competition Market — SHOT Show 2022

Vent rib provides a great sight plane to the target.

Savage Arms has tweaked their popular Renegauge shotgun to allow it to go into the head-to-head 3-Gun competition world. In a sport that is timed down to the 1/100th of a second, reliability and speed are critical!

The Renegauge’s D.R.I.V. gas system allows it to shoot a wide variety of shells and vent off excess pressure to reduce recoil on the shooter allowing for greater control and speed. While shooting the Renegauge Competition at 2022 SHOT Show, it ran flawlessly and was easy to shoot and control.

Matched lines of the 24-inch barrel and 9-round magazine tube.

The Competition model is fitted with a 24-inch barrel and an extended magazine tube to allow for a 9 + 1 capacity and a sturdy clamp to support the magazine tube. The barrel has a Hi-Viz front sight atop the ventilated rib. The receiver is also drilled and tapped to allow for optics during Open class shooting.

The extended lifter makes for smoother loads into the magazine tube.

The loading port has been generously opened up to allow faster loading. An important part of a winning 3-Gun is keeping the hungry shotgun fed! They are far faster to shoot than to load so this modification really helps. Not a bad idea for high-volume hunting either.

For 3-Gun or just all-around fun at the range.

The Renegauge Competition also has oversized controls for more positive engagement. The large bolt handle, safety and bolt release minimize fine motor skills when operating at speed. The stock is adjustable for length of pull and a drop at the comb to allow a perfect fit for a variety of shooters.


  • D.R.I.V. gas system
  • Extended Magazine Tube (9+1)
  • Matte black adjustable stock for length of pull, comb height, and drop & 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 Hi-Viz® Tri-Comp Front Sight
  • Competition-ready easy loading magazine port
  • Oversized controls
  • Extended Skeet2 Light Mod. Choke (.015”) (Beretta/Benelli)
  • Red Cerakote Receiver, Extended Magazine Tube, and Extended Choke

The whole package is tricked out in a Savage Red Cerakote for great looks and durability. MSRP for the Renegauge Competition is $2,089.

Renegauge handled and shot well at 2022 SHOT Show range day.

Check HERE for more information about the Renegauge Competition.

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About the author: Jeff Cramblit is a world-class competitive shooter having won medals at both the 2012 IPSC World Shotgun Championship in Hungary and more recently the 2017 IPSC World Rifle Championship in Russia. He is passionate about shooting sports and the outdoors. He has followed that passion for over 30 years, hunting and competing in practical pistol, 3gun, precision rifle and sporting clays matches. Jeff is intimately familiar with the shooting industry – competitor, instructor, RO, range master, match director. Among his training credits include NRA Instructor, AR-15 armorer, FBI Rifle Instructor, and Officer Low Light Survival Instructor. As a sponsored shooter, Jeff has represented notable industry names such as: Benelli, 5.11 Tactical, Bushnell, Blackhawk, DoubleStar, and Hornady. He has been featured on several of Outdoor Channel’s Shooting Gallery episodes and on a Downrange TV series. Jeff’s current endeavors cover a broad spectrum and he can be found anywhere from local matches helping and encouraging new shooters as they develop their own love of the sport, to the dove field with his friends, a charity sporting clays shoot, backpack hunting public land in Montana, or the winners podium of a major championship.

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