Savage 99

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Savage 99

Postby Ranch Dog » 07 Dec 2017 18

I had a couple of non-lever centerfires that I've been planning on moving them for something else but decided if I could find someone locally that would trade me a 99 chambered in 308 Win for one of the rifles I wanted to get rid of. I found a guy that was traveling to South Texas over the Thanksgiving weekend, so we met and traded. It is an '70s E with the birch stock but it is a super shooter.

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The picture shows it wearing a Weaver K4 but I put a new production Weaver Classic V 2-7X32 on it as the accuracy of the rifle warranted it. I might try to remove the varnish or whatever Savage applied to the blond wood and see if the birch will accept a walnut stain. Other than that, the rifle is good to go. I'm shooting the Speer #2035 HCSP out of it with H100V.

That 99 gave me a hankering for a 99 chambered in 300 Savage. I bought one from Williams Gun Sight today. It has a Weaver K3 on it which I feel is a bonus.

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Re: Savage 99

Postby HarryAlonzo » 07 Dec 2017 23

Those are two very nice rifles! Mazeltov! I'm very impressed with the performance of the .300 Savage. My 99 prefers the Hornady 150 grain. Federal makes almost as tight a group, but a different POI, and Remington scatters. I'm tempted to hand load when I get enough brass.
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Re: Savage 99

Postby Ranch Dog » 08 Dec 2017 08

HarryAlonzo wrote:Those are two very nice rifles! Mazeltov! I'm very impressed with the performance of the .300 Savage. My 99 prefers the Hornady 150 grain. Federal makes almost as tight a group, but a different POI, and Remington scatters. I'm tempted to hand load when I get enough brass.

I will start with the Speer 150-grain HCRN #2017. It is a round nose bullet, but the only bullet that I'm aware of that was designed specifically for the 300 Savage and the 99. At 2.600", the SAAM max cartridge OAL, it will keep the base of the base of the bullet within the confines of the neck and does not protrude into the body of the case.

I'm already shooting the bullet in my Rem 722 300 Sav for the same reasons. That is a bolt action rifle, and both it and the 99 can handle pointed bullets, but I've never found anything that shoots as well.
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