Got a big surprise for Christmas. I was talking to my cousin a while back about wanting a 300 Savage for a long time because it was the first rifle I used to kill a deer. However, I never found a nice one or one I was willing to dish the money out for. He came over a few days before Christmas and handed me a rifle in a gun sock and said, "Merry Christmas." Turned out to be a 1950 Savage. He said he looked at several rifles at a bunch of shops but did not find one he liked. He ended up giving me one from his collection. He owened the rifle for over 25 years but never shot it. He also gave me a box of factory Winchester loads for it. I took it to the range the other day and was able to shoot 3, 3 shot goups with it that were all at 1". When I showed him the targets, I don't know who was happier. Anyway, he recommended a load of 42.5gr of Accurate 2520 and 150gr Speer bullets because that load has worked well in his other 300 Savages. Haven't had time to load any yet but I'm looking for other loads to try.