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Anybody own A Savage 99? Care to tell what it is ? cal,
model type, what`s your thoughts on it. Own more than one?
Collector,shooter,truck gun(god forbid) Or just plain "rat".
If there is already a place on this site and i missed it please
point me in the right direction.
All i can say is if you own one or more you are in high cotton.
 

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About 6 months ago I purchased a 99TD in 250/3000 MFG in 1921. It has a redfield peep sight on it.
I was suprised how well it does shoot, 1.5" at 100 yards consistantly with Rem factory ammo.
I purchased this rifle just to have one, Ohio is a shotgun only state for Deer.
Maybe it will get a woodchuck or two but I have several varmint rifles for that reason.
My 99 is far from a collector but a very fun gun to shoot with mild recoil
 

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Re: re: Savage 99 The American classic

luv2safari said:
The only I own now is a 99E in 300 with a Weaver K3 P&CH in a Weaver pivot mount. It is a great deep woods gun! I wish I still had my first deer rifle (46 years ago), a 99F in 243.
Same here. only mine was a Sav .300. Don`t know the series
or anything about it really as back then it was just "another"
gun, 1960. I sold it for something..........what was i thinking?
Maybe 10 years ago i got back on the ." i need a Sav 99".
Took some time but now i`ve got a 99f in .250, pre-mil and
a 99R in .300 (all original) made in 1952. Both are in great condition. The.300 is topped off with a vintage 3X Weaver with weaver rings and bases.
I`ve got other guns but none with the history or tradition of the Sav 99, IMHO.
Trying to find another one but while i see plenty of "rats" the
ones with any kind of condition are few and far between.
If that 99E of your ever gets to heavy for you, let me know :lol:
 

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Re: re: Savage 99 The American classic

Hairtrigger said:
About 6 months ago I purchased a 99TD in 250/3000 MFG in 1921. It has a redfield peep sight on it.
I was suprised how well it does shoot, 1.5" at 100 yards consistantly with Rem factory ammo.
I purchased this rifle just to have one, Ohio is a shotgun only state for Deer.
Maybe it will get a woodchuck or two but I have several varmint rifles for that reason.
My 99 is far from a collector but a very fun gun to shoot with mild recoil
You`ve got a great round in the .250. Much sought after by buyers.
What`s the serial # ? Does it fall between: 146,5XX and
237,5XX? Just curious.
No matter the condition of yours you`ve got a rifle that has a lot of history.
If you want to you can get Murray`s book on......A History of the Savage Model 99 Rifle. Great reading!!
 

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Re: re: Savage 99 The American classic

Hairtrigger said:
Mine has a serial number in the 22X,XXX range
For a TD rifle I was surprised with the accuracy
Thanks for the feed back. One other question. Does the checkering on the forearm go completely under and around?
As far as accuracy i`ve read a lot of comments by guys who own "oldies" that say they shoot very well.
As they don`t make-um anymore don`t let that one get away
from you.
 

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My Savage in 250 has checkering that wraps around the fore end. Since I have purchased another That is newer but still prewar in 300 savage. The checkering on the for end is basically a triangle on each side, none on the bottom
 

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i've bought a savage 99A 250/3000 in about 90% shape.
slight scratch on the stock is all thats wrong with it, dont know much about the 250/3000 caliber. if she turns out half as good as my m99f .308 . yes i'll be in high cotton.
cannot hardly wait to shoot it !!
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:lol: These 99's are fun. I have three at present. a .250, a 300, and a 358. All are in good shape. The .300 is very accrate at 100 yards. The few groups I fired with it surprised me a great deal. Took an antelope with it last fall. Plan to use it on hogs in Tx. this spring. :wink:
 

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Been awhile but not forgotten. Don`t see many 99`s at the local Gun shows but did see several boxes of original Savage ammo. In Sav 300 and Sav 250.
Was a little cash strapped last time but you can bet in the future I`ll be ready!
Nothing like having a hang-tag plus a box of original Savage ammo next to a very nice pre-mil Sav 99F in 250 cal............... looking back at you when you open
the hard case. Very nice if I say so myself. :)
 
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