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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Texshooter, Oct 25, 2009.

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  1. Texshooter

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    Savage99Stan, just thought you would like my new gun and it's scope mount. The Alaskan scope is excellent. This thing really shoots well. AJ
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  2. Tron

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    The best lever action ever made in my opinion. Very smooooooth.
     
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    I have one with the Brass(Bronze) cartridge counter on the side, and a flip on/off scope. Great deer rifle, and the 300 Savage is a great whitetail cartridge that I use for whitetails hunting.
     
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    Andy: I killed my 1st deer w/one just like it in 1954 - I bought it from his widow many years later and it is in my "keeper" collection!!

    I admire your taste and judgement (also like the SS you showed - if I didn't already have one I'd jump on that bargain!!)

    uncle Dick
     
  5. CalvinMD

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    That is a sweet lever gun...I love them all...my all time favorite is my '71 Winchester
     
  6. Savage99Stan

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    You are now one of the smartest folks around...owner of a traditional lever action that has strength, accuracy, grace and survivability. Just picked up a mag on the newstand about lever guns and it has a good article on the 99.

    I'm still dreaming of finding a takedown in 30-30 for a song.

    My 336 and two 94's stay home most of the time.

    What caliber is yours? My latest is .308 and it shoots right along with my 77 Ruger. Love that mount. I have an old Weaver swing over on mine and I have to remember to make sure it is latched down tight before shooting if I want good groups.
     
  7. Texshooter

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    Thanks, mine is a 300 Sav made ~1940's. The Stith scope mount and scope are worth more than the gun. I really want a 7-08, but so does every collector. AJ
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  8. CalvinMD

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    the 99 savage was and is way ahead of its time
     
  9. Bob M

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    I have been struggling with a stubborn Ruger 96 lever action. The Ruger is minute of barn door accurate with 3 shot groups of 2 inches at 50 yards.

    I took it to the range along with the Savage 99 take-down that has been in the family since 1927. It is a 303 Savage. I make cases from 220 Swift brass. It has the brass cartridge counter and I had it drilled and tapped a few years ago. The old girl dropped 5 shots into 1/2 inch at 50 yards.
     
  10. short shucker

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    I've got a couple of those wonderful guns that get out from time to time. One is chambered in 250/3000 the other in 300 savage. They both have peep sights, as I can't bring myself to drill and tap for a scope. I believe that both of mine are EG models, but I may be mistaken. I just wish that silly safety/ lever lock was better designed.

    I still think it's a viable enough design to sell in todays market as long as it still retains the originals rotary magazine instead of the later model box magazine.

    ss
     
  11. Texshooter

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    SS you might notice that that Stith scope mount I have doesn't require drilling any holes. They have been hard to find, but with the economy, people are selling off old gun parts. The 1" mount will fit a Leupold VX-3 Rifle Scope 1.5-5x onto your old Savage with no loss of value. AJ
     
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    Thanks Tex'. I see now that the front mount is in the sight dovetail. I take it they are clearanced underneath for the cocking indicator pin?

    I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for one.

    ss
     
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