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.
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)
I don't have ducks. I don't have rows. I have squirrels. And they're drunk.
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.