Re: .300 savage
The 300 Sav is a fantastic whitetail cartridge.
Just a bit less powerful than the 308, the 300 Sav was overlooked for the past +/-50yrs.
The cartridge was introduced in the Model 99, in 1925.
My dad had a Mod 760 in 300 Sav and would take it for bear. A tad underpowered for bear IMHO.
Remington, Federal, and Hornady all still make loaded ammunition for the 300 Sav, however as mentioned, the runs are limited.
If you're going to buy a rifle outside of the fab 5, you should really consider reloading.
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