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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-14-2018, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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savage 99 in 308

I am thinking about hunting with my savage 99 in 308 this year and was wondering if any of you had suggestions to bullet size and make and loads in general. I do like how 165 spitzer boat do on a deer out of my 06 but not sure if a lighter bullet would be better for the shorter barrel

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-14-2018, 09:02 PM
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My 99 308 Worked well with 150 gr spitzers and Varget powder. Couldn't get boat tails to group well. But that was my rifle, yours could be different.

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the load I use for the 4 308's in the family is: 150 gr Hornady interlock sp. 41.5 grs of H4895 and a federal 210 primer. has worked good on several deer. the longest shot about 90yds. and the closest 25yds. all bullets exited with good internal damage and fell in sight. also use this bullet in 30-06 with 1 doe being shot around 150yds with similar results. use the Hornady interlock in the majority of my guns and have always been happy with the results.good luck this year with the 99. I have one in 300 savage that I think needs to go for a walk in the woods this year.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-15-2018, 02:35 PM
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Another vote for the Hornady 150gr Spire Point Interlock. I have three .308s that use that bullet exclusively and I have not had any .30 caliber not shoot it well that I have tried it in.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-15-2018, 03:07 PM
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I use 165 gr boat tail with 4895 powder.

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