Picked this up the other day, it is mostly in good shape, the left side looks like they stored it on a sponge. I was hoping for surface rust but nope, its pitted. Probably 5 holes are weldable. So it made a good deal into a decent deal not a heart breaker. I always liked 99's, just never enough to jump till now.
Ok, I'm sold. I like it. Moderate recoil, plenty accurate.
Specs; 1950 Savage 99 in 300 Savage, 4x Lyman All-American, Hornady superpreformance 150gr SST factory ammo. https://www.hornady.com/store/300-Sa...Superformance/
200 yds, 77F no wind, sunny.
I was going to take the AR out and since I had everything at 200, I figured what the heck. My help was undermining the spotting scope during the first couple shots. It took me a while to get the scope to focus. Lots of turns. I have no idea if the former owner sighted it in for 50 or was nearsighted as heck, but finally it came in pretty well. It is a fine crosshair, and just a crosshair.
The trigger breaks at just a touch under 5.5lb and while smooth, it stacks, for lack of a better term. Definitely not breaking glass, but you can work around it. I shot off the rest and my left hand at the point (toe) of the stock.
First one ended up about 5 in low and 10 right. I sent another after it to see if I was the problem. Didnt seem to be.
Aim point is low left point on the poorly drawn triangle.
I tossed in 5 left and 3 up and fired another, that would be the one in the top rt quad of the target. I came down 2 and sent 1, it looked good so I sent another, that is the best pair, but not where I wanted them. I came up 1 and left 1 and fired the one that is about centered on the target, sent another which is the one to the left of that and I am claiming my error for that not blaming the rifle. I think the group could be smaller with a little more effort and a better rest.
And put the truth teller on it inside to outside..
If I am off a bit, it is still sub MOA, and that second bunch was tighter.