Model 389 (Black Stock, Electroless-Nickel Assembly)
The Model 389 is the latest and most advanced cartridge-fired projector of the modern day era. Although unique, the Model 389 is a collaborative design based on its predecessor's best attributes. The Model 389 has proven to be the most versatile, accurate, and consistent cartridge-fired projector ever made. The hinged, breech loading barrel supports any size RDD Device and is equipped with our revolutionary Airflow Control Ports. Our ACP technology aligns with the exiting gas at the muzzle, thereby virtually eliminating “tail-kick” of the RDD Device. The five position power control has been moved closer to the user, ensuring silent, quick, and safe power adjustment for any shot distance. This model comprises a uniform electroless nickel-plated finish mounted handsomely on a black composite stock and with mounted scope.
This item carries FET. The item notes the Federal tax rates that will be applied to your order when final processing occurs.
**Sale of the cartridge-fired projectors (such as the Model 389) is regulated by Federal Law. Interstate shipment is restricted to government agencies or holders of a Federal Firearm License. If you do not have a license, arrange for a local gun dealer to accept the projector on your behalf. We must have a certified faxed, email, and/or mailed copy of this license on file prior to shipment.
Model 389 Specifications
- 389 stock and action - Savage Mark II FV.22 caliber 5 shot clip (Model 389 ships with 3-9 × 40mm scope) Optical sights are incorporated and made part of the projector to insure effective and humane RDD Device delivery.
- Barrel - 13mm caliber 19" rifled barrel with Airflow Control Ports
- Action - Break open breach loading
- Cartridges - CCI 22 caliber blank power loads
- Weight - 9 1/2 Ibs.
- Power control - 5 position
- Range - 0 to 70 yards with 1cc Type 'C' disposable RDD Devices
- Front and rear quick detachable sling swivels included
Notice: Savage does not provide after-market assistance with lost or broken bolts and as a result, these items are not able to be replaced or repaired.
**Cycling for Model 389
Recent field studies have concluded that cartridge-based projectors perform best when given adequate time to cycle. By definition: Cycling implies the ability for the gas chamber, within a cartridge-fired projector, to replenish itself with fresh oxygen. When achieved the projector yields a more consistent burn rate in each charge fired. Failure to do so results in less oxygen yielding lower combustion levels (e.g., reduced muzzle velocities) for subsequent RDD Devices fired at less than 30-second intervals.
All of our projectors have adjustable power controls that makes for effective shooting at close range or sizable distance, even from the bird's eye view of a helicopter. This allows for quiet propulsion and less trauma to the animal when properly applied — a real plus when immobilizing penned animals.
The Model 389 Power Control:
5 position Power Control knob in conjunction with strength of charge (Brown, Green, and Yellow)
CAUTION: Do not use charges with wads or designed to use with starter pistols or nail guns! Our Pneu-Dart projectors are designed to use Pneu-Dart CCI charges. Recommended CCI charges are Brown (level 2), Green (level 3) and Yellow (level 4). THE USE OF NON-APPROVED PNEU-DART POWER CHARGES MAY CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE PROJECTOR AND WILL AUTOMATICALLY VOID THE WARRANTY OF YOUR PROJECTOR.
The use of any RDD projector without the means of an adjustable power control can prove to be a detriment to the welfare of the animal. Please refer to the Power Control Chart for charge and power control setting recommendations.
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- Economy rifle case
- RDD caddy
- Gun lock
- 1 year warranty
* International orders do not ship with Practice RDDs.
* This item requires an adult signature upon delivery
* NOTICE: Savage does not provide after-market assistance with lost or broken bolts and as a result, these items are not able to be replaced or repaired.
This product currently ships in approximately 4-6 weeks.
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