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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-07-2011, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
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300 savage

tell me about 300 savage in a bolt action
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-07-2011, 12:37 AM
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Re: 300 savage

Savage model 1920, Remington 722,Remington 700,Ruger 77, all represented, and there I probably others I forgot. Was big news in the 1920, but they are a rough rifle, bolt travel is long, recoil is bad due to poor stock. The .308 was already here when the others chambered the .300 Savage
in bolt guns, so it never made much sense. The 700 Classic is a joy in .300 Savage, but it never shined brighter than in the Savage 99.

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Re: 300 savage

In a bolt the 300 Sav. is just like any other modern cartridge. I have a Rem. 700 in 300 Savage and handload for it. I would suggest that pressures can be increased a bit from the loading manuals that use a Savage 99 as the test rife. It's one of the great deer cartridges of all time and in a bolt it's a gem not too far behind the 308 Win.

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Re: 300 savage

I have a model 722 with an old redfield 3x9 scope on it. Also have a model 99 with old 4x bushnell scopechielf on it. both are fun to shoot and good shooters. Readily handle whitetails and the nostalgia is incredible. I like to think where have these older guns been when I carry them. They are heavy but again its not about killin. It's the experience.
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Re: 300 savage

Savage still offers the .300 Savage in a bolt gun. I believe it's the model 14 Classic.
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Re: 300 savage

I shoot and reload for the 300 Savage in a custom built/chambered Rem 700. I love the gun, adn the chambering falls only very slightly behind the 308 Win.
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Re: 300 savage

I also had one in mod.99 sweet, and took a couple deer with it. I never loaded for it know need cauuse it always shot the same with 150 silver tips dropped deer good, theyed take that dog walk and fall over with back legs twitchen sure do miss that 99-300...later
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I hunted with a family heirloom Savage 99 in .300 when I was a teen. I loved that gun but my uncle ended up with it.
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Re: 300 savage

The 300 Savage is basically a good 30 caliber short action round for hunting deer and such sized game. You get 30 caliber performance with less recoil than a 30-06. A really good round. Only problem is the 308 is just as good, and considerably cheaper to shoot. So the 300 Savage didn't have much of a chance once they made the 308 the standard military round. That pretty well sealed the fate of the 300 savage. But it is a great cartridge for a reloader. But if I didn't reload then I would have to buy one awfully cheap before I woud consider one becasue of the cost of the ammo. And as stated above, it realy shines in the 99. However if you reload I would buy one in a minute for PA deer. Once you have your brass they all cost about the same to reload. Tom.
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Re: 300 savage

Hog, what you posted is good, BUT it's like a good ol pair of shoes when you get home from work. Your feet hurt your tired and them good ol shoes are waitin for you... That how the 300 sav. is it's waitin for you the new boys mean nothin they are good shoes cost alot but not the good ol ones. Not the good ol 300 savage...later
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