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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Re: Savage 99

Postby scrapman » 13 Dec 2017 12

those are amazing rifles, far ahead of their time imo. where i hunt in ohio no bottleneck cartridges or i would have one myself.
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Re: Savage 99

Postby Oldman11 » 13 Dec 2017 17

I had a old friend that killed more deer and hogs with a .300 savage than any 4 or 5 other men. He’s been gone for a number of years but people will remember his name for a long time,Jack Hagler or “ windy Jack” is what his friends called him. He shot a old Rem bolt action in .300 savage and made fun of our new guns when we missed a good shot. His back sight was a bolt w@sher cut just right for his elevation to hit dead on at 200 yds. Any thing closer he used Kentucky windage,he knew just were to aim.
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Re: Savage 99

Postby Ranch Dog » 13 Dec 2017 21

Ahhh... a Rem 722. I have a 1949 model.

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Re: Savage 99

Postby HarryAlonzo » 15 Dec 2017 00

Two nice 99s, Lots 69 and 70.

ProxiBid Auctions ~ Savage 99s
Last edited by Ranch Dog on 15 Dec 2017 06, edited 2 times in total.
Reason: Updated link to display all Savage 99s available
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Re: Savage 99

Postby Archer » 15 Dec 2017 05

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Re: Savage 99

Postby Ranch Dog » 15 Dec 2017 06

HarryAlonzo wrote:Two nice 99s, Lots 69 and 70.

ProxiBid Auctions ~ Savage 99s

I've never had much luck with ProxiBid or any other type of pre-action event such as Rock Island Auctions. I think all that happens is that you use the pre-auction activity to establish the opening bid. The only way I have seen to ensure you get a particular rifle is bid higher, and I mean HIGHER than the estimated the high bid would be. When the live auction starts, no one will bid. My guess is 99.9% of these rifles go to resellers.
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Re: Savage 99

Postby HarryAlonzo » 15 Dec 2017 11

I agree that most of these go to on-site bidders for resale. The 19% premium for interweb bidding is a distinct advantage for on-site bidders.

By the way, the edited link didn't take me to the original auction house. It's Belcher Auction Company in Marshall, MI.
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