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Old 03-07-2011, 07:53 PM   #1
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I was recently gave a Savage 99 in 300 Savage it seems like a good hunting rifle/round any info would be greatly apperciated!Thanks!
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Lock and gun on garden street,ask for rick if you need any work or questions, max
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Savage made a ton of different 99 models. early ones were not drilled and tapped from the factory.

They're generally good rifles and the 300 Savage while obsolete is still a good deer getter. Ballistics are a bit shy of the 308 Win and most of them shoot best with heavier bullets for some reason.

Ammo can be hard to find even at gun shops but plenty of it online.

Does yours have the brass rotor in the magazine? If so it could be a early one. Early 99s in excellent ORIGINAL condition can bring some good money. However, there are so many of them around that if it's been tapped or altered in any way or isn't in excellent condition then it's a shooter for sure.

The later model 99s have no collector value.
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kaferhaus, good synopsis, I have an older 99 in 30-30 and love it, great shooter.
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Yes it does have the brass round counter/rotary mag! It seems to be a older model it was my dads rifle it has some age and wear seems to be a great shooter! I found some ammo and it does resamble a .308Win round and your right the ammo is hard to find and kinda pricey when you do! Thanks again!

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If this is your Dad's gun, it is a real keeper.
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If this is your Dad's gun, it is a real keeper.
yep and it'll kill deer just as dead and just as fast as anything else you could ever get.
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Have a model 99 in 303 Savage with the rotary mag - great rifle and does a good job on deer.
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Savage made a ton of different 99 models. early ones were not drilled and tapped from the factory.

They're generally good rifles and the 300 Savage while obsolete is still a good deer getter. Ballistics are a bit shy of the 308 Win and most of them shoot best with heavier bullets for some reason.

Ammo can be hard to find even at gun shops but plenty of it online.

Does yours have the brass rotor in the magazine? If so it could be a early one. Early 99s in excellent ORIGINAL condition can bring some good money. However, there are so many of them around that if it's been tapped or altered in any way or isn't in excellent condition then it's a shooter for sure.

The later model 99s have no collector value.
should've said " I disagree with your late sentence "

guess you touched a nerve because to me the 99 is one of the greatest rifle designs ever .

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Well now, we can start a model 99 club.
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