I agree. My Dad and my Grandpa both have them in .300 Savage. They are super smooth. I shot my first deer with one when I was 13 years old. It sure is nice to see the old 99 get some recognition.mjbfhc said:In my opinion, the best lever action rifle is the Savage model 99. I have had Marlins and winchesters before, but to me they don't even compare to the Savage. The action is smoother, and I also like the rotary magazine. If you get a chance to look at one, you will know what I mean.