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Old 09-23-2016, 07:02 PM
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I posted several months ago that I had found and bought one of my "bucket list collectibles!" A Savage 99, in .300 Savage caliber, with a El Paso made Weaver K4, with the Post reticle!
I had a hard time finding ammo and did not have the time to fool around with it until the last couple of weeks. As near as I can tell, it was made in the 40's and is in very good shape!
I found a box of Federal 180 Gr. Soft Points and some Rem. Core-Locts 150 Gr. PSP's.
The 99 didn't like the Fed. 180's, but after finding loose base screws, I was able to start zeroing the Weaver K4. After multiple adjustments, I am getting close to 1' groups with the Rem. 150's!
So pleased, that I am considering using the 99 as my gun-of-choice this season! My only concern now is scope fogging! I recon we'll see!
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Old 09-24-2016, 05:30 AM
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If you can find them, you might want to give a 150 grain Federal PowerShok soft point a try. They may work better than the 180s.
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Old 09-24-2016, 05:48 AM
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Mine isn't drilled, but I just shoot it open sight. Mainly just carry it while hunting doe.
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Old 09-24-2016, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by hookeye View Post
You aint over 50 are ya?
The big 6-0 in October!
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Old 09-24-2016, 05:18 PM
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I'll be posting two of my bucket list rifles shortly. I already received one just awaiting the other to arrive.
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Old 09-24-2016, 07:02 PM
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nice looking 99 there, I love them old lever gun's and I am a fan of the .300 savage too

not many around not messed with in good shape
been looking for another for a while too!
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Old 09-25-2016, 06:08 AM
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The 300 Savage killed a lot of deer. And the 99s show up on the used rack around here sometimes. Every one of the looks like it has had its share of time in the woods. I know its a classic rifle and I like the looks of them too. But they just don't fit me and feel awkward in my hands. I think it is probably the way the weight is distributed on them.
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