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post #21 of 32 (permalink) Old 04-22-2019, 12:13 PM
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On another forum, they have a savage collectors section with lots of good info. Don't want to put the name here but it has something to do with campfires that burn all day and nite.

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Was in the gun safe today to get my turkey gun out....grabbed my 99 for a quick pic. Itís a .250 Savage. Takedown model. This is the second barrel on it, my grandfather claimed he shot the first one out. I have it along with an Lyman Alaskan 4 power post reticle scope that he had on the gun when it was given to me.
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Just looked up the serial number info...gun was manufactured in 1925.
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I'm not real sure yet. I don't reload so my choices are limited. My buddy said he has a box of Winchester Silver Tips for it. Most of the factory ammo I've found for it is a 100 gr configuration.
I loaded 87gr. in mine just because I wanted to stay original, but there is nothing wrong with a .257" 100gr. bullet.

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I did some more checking online and the Buffalo Arms Co sells loads in the 87 gr spitzer soft point. I'm going to order a couple boxes.

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Sweet!

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After some more research and talking with guys much smarter than me on this topic, it appears this is a model 1899, 1920 being the last year before they designated them the model 99. However, it is identical to a model 99G of 1921 (1919 being the first year for this style of rifle)

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I have the exact same gun, just a little older. Mine was made in 1921. Was my great grandfathers, then my dad's. It is actually at the gunsmith waiting for a new barrel now. I am anxious to hunt with it again. The old barrel was pitted and just not accurate enough to hunt with.


I did a lot of research and handloading when I was trying to get it to shoot. The consensus was that the 87 gr. was the better choice for accuracy.


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Here's a pic of the other side. It still blows my mind how nice this rifle looks for being a hundred years old...
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Did you shoot it yet?

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