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I don't believe there is much more there....they were never bug shooters. Once smokeless powder replaced black powder, American shooters became enamored with the .30 caliber. Although no longer produced, it remains highly revered, as it was the foundation from which Arthur Savage built one of America's great gun companies. Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Badger_Girl, Jun 8, 2016. Get the American Rifleman Insider newsletter for at-a-glance access to industry news, gear, gun reviews, videos and more—delivered directly to your Inbox. Filed Under: Ammunition, Reviews, Rifles Tagged With: .300 Savage, Lever Action Rifles, Savage 99. My Dad bought a Savage 99 in .300 Savage before I was born. With the 150-grain bullets, the Savage 99 rifle is very accurate—delivering 2 moa or less with these combinations. With the now discontinued Alliant RL-12 powder, I easily achieve 2700fps with superb accuracy! I, and some of the finest old hunters I’ve ever known, trust them. Their under-barrel tubular magazines could not be safely loaded with spire-point bullets, thus they were limited in terms of trajectory and energy. The DK-bullet is nearly cylindrical. The Largest Supplier of Firearms, Gun Parts, & Accessories Online, July 26, 2018 by Bob Campbell 12 Comments. Wednesday, July 7, 2010. Yet, they probably were okay for hunting as its the first round from a cold barrel that counts most", I handled a very nice 99F in .243 caliber today, and was. The rifle also featured a tactile cocking indicator on top of the receiver toward its rear where it could be easily checked with the thumb. The accuracy has been fully comparable to a the bolt actions..The groups won't open up much if the bedding is correct at least most of the time, but that can apply to any make model or action of rifle..If I couldn't make a Savage 99 shoot desively better then I would only charge for the glass.. Sign up for K-Var’s weekly newsletter and discounts here. I am going to keep one, and let go of the other. Regardless, 300 Savage in a Savage 99 is an excellent choice– I have three 99s in 300 Savage and one in 308 Winchester. The Official Predator Masters Search Engine. It shoots very nicely indeed with 87-90 grain bullets. Just came across a savage 99 243 and seems to be very handy little rifle however about 6 different loads now and about the same accuracy 2-21/2 in just wondering if that's just what they produce or am I drinking to much Mt Dew also has anybody rebarreld one is it worth it or just take it for what it is It took a hard look at the .300 Savage, and with a judicious redesign, it had the .308 Winchester cartridge chambered in the then-new M14 rifle.

I own a Model 673 and would by a Model 660 if I could find a good one.

He shot Remington 150 grain bronze point factory ammo. My grandma would get a few white tail every year with a 300 savage, I’ve never seen any information on it until now though. The .300 Savage Is definitely a superb game round that has a strong following amongst those who know about it. I have found that proper feed and function in this high power lever action demands this extra care compared to a bolt-action rifle.

Meanwhile in Utica, N.Y., Arthur Savage, a traveler of the world, businessman and adventurer, settled with his family and began to design guns. There’s also a Remington Model 24, .22 short next to it in the safe, for an almost 100 year old rifle it is flawless. The .300 Savage is distinctly superior to the .30-30 WCF, more so because the rotary magazine of the .300 Savage rifle allowed the use of spritzer-type cartridges.

I was sure it would have at least made the top 5.

One is 308 Win, the other is 300 Savage. So, handloading is the way to go. Slight reduction in loads may improve accuracy as these actions are springy. Spl., .22-230, .243 Win., .308 Win., 7 mm-08 Rem., .284 Win. As I recall, Mule Deer recommended having the fore end NOT tight against the receiver. I have a Remington 722 in .300 Savage that was my grandfathers that he bought in 1949. seems the F forearms tend to be the cause of this inaccuracy on some guns. and .38-55 Win. However, it was dropped from production at the end of World War II, and ammunition for the .303 can be difficult to find today. I havent shot mine in a few years, seems like it was doing better than 2.5 though. Now that he’s passed away I have all of his guns in my safe, including the first gun I ever shot, a Remington Model 11, that he purchased after the Navy discharged him at the end of WWII. Check the forearm for fit just like a bolt gun. The case capacity compared to the .30-06 limits the use of heavy bullets. Most of the 99's that I've handled needed new hammer springs from being left cocked for years on end. Yet, they probably were okay for hunting as its the first round from a cold barrel that counts most. Things Are About To Get Wild.

First introduced on the Savage Model 1895, the magazine consists of a machined brass spool capable of holding five cartridges. I do not want a fancy new magnum. It was a great design that was truly ahead of its time when Arthur Savage developed it in the 1890s. but 300 Savage ammo is available so a little planning would resolve that issue. by Dave Campbell -

Hello, I live in Ontario, Canada, and we hunt with hounds in some thickly timbered areas where 100 yards for deer or bear is a long shot. That is how I have bedded my 99s. With a 100-grain bullet it falls short of three grand, but it makes a nice 250-yard deer or pronghorn gun nonetheless. All of these innovations were ahead of their time. A longer cartridge would not have worked as well and demanded considerable redesign. Collectors admire the Model 99, and prices, while still somewhat high, have not skyrocketed to the levels of the old Winchesters. Nice pair of 99 AWS, is that marlin a 1894c 32/20? The Model 99 was the first hammerless lever gun, and its spring-loaded firing pin had a much faster lock time than one fired by a hammer. After World War II, the U.S. Army wanted a shorter cartridge than the .30-06, but one with plenty of .30 caliber power. Your email address will not be published. The rifle is plenty accurate to 200 yards for use against thin-skinned game. Copyright © 2000-2020 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved. I've owned two 99Fs, a .243 and a .308. My dad still has that rifle, so I had to go find one for myself. I’ve taken it hunting a few times in California but have yet to fire a round at game, but I know what it can do. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window). Privacy Policy   •   Contact Us   •   Warnings   •   FAQs   •  © 2020 National Rifle Association of America, Women On Target® Instructional Shooting Clinics, Volunteer At The Great American Outdoor Show, Marion P. Hammer Women Of Distinction Award, Women's Wildlife Management / Conservation Scholarship, National Youth Shooting Sports Ambassadors, NRA Outstanding Achievement Youth Award Presented by Brownells, National Youth Shooting Sports Cooperative Program, Gun Control & Socialism: A Message from Cuba, Trump Administration Grants Military Veterans Free Entrance at National Parks, Mastering the Handgun: A Tried-and-True Method, At The Range: Remington M1903 and M1903A3 Rifles, Thompson/Center Compass II: An Affordable, Versatile Bolt-Action Rifle, New for 2020: J.P. Sauer S404 Synchro XTC, © 2020 National Rifle Association of America. Thanks for the feed back. I don't believe there is much more there....they were never bug shooters. Also shoot .308, .338 WM, and 30-06, and keep coming back to the 300 Savage. Savage and his son, Arthur John, designed a lever-action rifle that had its magazine contained within the stock in the Model 1895, and later, the magazine was incorporated into the receiver. I plan to take it out next t. I am looking for parts for my .300 Savage and I am hoping someone on here will be able to point me in the right direction to find some. I’ve since acquired many different rifles of my own but that rifle is near and dear to my heart. Lever actions get a bad rap but most will hang with bolt guns if given attention. Try shooting the gun with the forearm off and see if it gets better. If it shoots better without the forearm, try the o-ring trick like Drew mentioned. I used a reduced load in my .300 with the Speer 125gr TNT @2550 fps that would three shots under a inch. In my humble opinion the great Model 99 should have ranked higher. Their light barrels tend to heat up quickly, which opens the groups.

Hand loading is the way to go as I have some loads that will deliever 3.5 inch groups at 200 yards.including a 135 grain that pushes 2900 FPS and is perfect as a deer and varmet round. This rifle was given to me when I was 12 and has been my primary deer rifle ever since. I'm not ready to give up on it rather enjoy the little rifle just gonna have keep feeding it till it finds something it likes. Velocity and accuracy aren't going to be on par with a quality bolt action. I think I try the "Forearm-trick" at first. I ended up buying it and had it restored to probably better than new condition.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.300_Savage. Am 81+ yrs old still hunt n Prospect. I have yet to meet an "F" that was not accurate enough for deer at 200 yrds. Make dern sure your bore is clean, I'm not as schooled with thems new F models. I enjoy this cartridge very much. They were an excellent hunting rifle and a very neat piece....I like the brass round counters myself. The .308 Winchester has a longer neck and is more powerful than the .300 Savage. Perty every 300 Savage 99 I've owned liked 150 grain Sierra Pro Hunter. I, and some of the finest old hunters I’ve ever known, trust them. Let the gun tell you what it can do. Notes: Loads chronographed in a Savage M-99, 22-inch barrel; Oehler Model 10; temperature: 68 degrees; all loads in Winchester brass; "average" is of two five-shot groups. The .250 Savage is my personal favorite chambering for this rifle. I've killed deer with the .300 Savage, .308 Win, 30-06, and if their is a difference in killing power, I have not detected it to date. Although The High Road has attempted to provide accurate information on the forum, The High Road assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information. At present, the ammunition shortage has abated, and we can order all the .300 Savage we desire. With its 190-grain bullet, it earned a reputation as a great bear and moose slayer, despite the fact that ballistically the .303 is virtually identical to the .30-30 Win. During the waning years of the Victorian era, America, the red-headed stepchild of the British Empire was maturing into a world force. Sierra BTSP's for, and it produced groups right at the 1-inch mark at 100 yds. When I was growing up, we had one "deer rifle" - my brother's Savage 99 chambered in .300 Savage. Savage instead designed a cartridge with the same case head as the .30-06—this would be very important after World War II—but with an overall length of 2.6 inches compared to the .30-06’s 3.34 inches. The .300 Savage is a classic cartridge I simply would hate to be without. This chambering enjoyed a pretty fair amount of popularity during the early 1900s, but its non-standard bullet and a lack of accuracy in the Model 99 eventually doomed it in the 1930s. Three of my four 99s have the buttstock Accra-glas bedded as Ray says above. The recoil is no more than the .30-30 and subjectively less than the .308. I treasure my 99’s and my bolt action. Among these is an early Savage rifle that is the model for the modern Kimber bolt action. This chambering enjoyed a pretty fair amount of popularity during the early 1900s, but its non-standard bullet and a lack of accuracy in the Model 99 eventually doomed it in the 1930s. My .300 savage can hold 2inch @100 yards with factory loads and iron sights. This is out of a older 99 Take Down model with a Weaver K-3 in Pachmayr Swing-Away mounts. You can put a small O-ring around the forearm stud on the bottom of the barrel and that seems to help.

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