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#3635319 - 01/02/10 08:56 PM Re: Why does everyone hate the 75th Anniversary Savage 99? [Re: 99guy]
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Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 23559
Loc: Eastern Nebraska
Local Cabela's got one in with a batch of 99's a year or so ago.. with a recoil pad on it. They stuck a $600 price tag on it and I think it was gone within 3 or 4 days. Folks amaze me sometimes..

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#3645430 - 01/05/10 04:35 PM Re: Why does everyone hate the 75th Anniversary Savage 99? [Re: Calhoun]
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Registered: 12/26/02
Posts: 532
Loc: VIRGINIA
Okay fellas,
Let me get this right. The 75th anniversary model 99s aren't true Savage 99s cuz they are post mil (whatever that is) pieces of junk chambered for a cartridge Savage never produced and gussied up like a pimp's pistol. So I guess that brings up the question of is it a Savage 99 in a different non Savage caliber or a Japanese repro that was contracted out to fill a niche? Also, has anyone ever shot one and how well do they shoot accuracy wise? Thanks for the info.

Flower Child

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#3645450 - 01/05/10 04:41 PM Re: Why does everyone hate the 75th Anniversary Savage 99? [Re: Flower_Child]
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Loc: Eastern Nebraska
It IS a Savage 99... but it's NOT a reproduction of the Savage 1895 like they advertised. Post-mil means post-1960, and resulted in some things like this. Mass produced, not hand made, and odd ideas of what the market wanted.

Authentic re-creation my azz...


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#3646845 - 01/06/10 03:42 AM Re: Why does everyone hate the 75th Anniversary Savage 99? [Re: Calhoun]
stanme Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 59
Loc: Maine
I picked one up a few years ago at a fair price, without a box, in very good condition. And you know what? It's still a SAVAGE 99, and it has more than doubled what I paid.

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#3646862 - 01/06/10 04:08 AM Re: Why does everyone hate the 75th Anniversary Savage 99? [Re: stanme]
lauren Offline
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Registered: 02/04/05
Posts: 2596
Loc: ny adirondacks
did you sell it? or you just feelin good?

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#3647075 - 01/06/10 06:14 AM Re: Why does everyone hate the 75th Anniversary Savage 99? [Re: Flower_Child]
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Registered: 03/14/02
Posts: 5789
Loc: Puget Sound region of WA
Flower Child,

Most here don't hate those rifles. Its more like some of the folks here despise them. Remember, you've got to respect something or someone to hate it/them. Bottom line is that it ain't a '95 and it ain't in a Savage caliber. Way too gussied up for what it is too. If all you're looking for is a shooter and you can deal with the more or less crescent butt and the bling then it ain't a bad shooter. If its NIB with all the tags and paperwork it may appreciate some day. It will fill a hole in a collection but that depends on what you consider a hole.
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#3649235 - 01/06/10 03:04 PM Re: Why does everyone hate the 75th Anniversary Savage 99? [Re: Skidrow]
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Registered: 12/26/02
Posts: 532
Loc: VIRGINIA
Skidrow & fellas,
I was contemplating looking for a Savage 99 and have been reading your forum for a while but no where did I come upon an understanding of why this particular "Savage" was so universally disliked. Now I know and if I decide to add one to my hunting rifles, I will certainly avoid the anniversary model even though they appear to be in better condition than the originals that I have seen, which around here all look like rusted old junk and are all banged up from too much abuse by the previous owner(s). Thanks for the education.

Flower Child

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#3649290 - 01/06/10 03:17 PM Re: Why does everyone hate the 75th Anniversary Savage 99? [Re: Flower_Child]
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Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 23559
Loc: Eastern Nebraska
Rusted old junk and banged up?

Flower Child's been doing some bad stuff.. hope he doesn't crash too hard.

Browse through the SavageFest threads at the top of the forum, FC.


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#3649352 - 01/06/10 03:33 PM Re: Why does everyone hate the 75th Anniversary Savage 99? [Re: Calhoun]
lovemy99 Offline
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Registered: 11/28/06
Posts: 7891
Loc: Seattle, WA
I think when he says "round here" he means round VA not the 24...
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#3649363 - 01/06/10 03:37 PM Re: Why does everyone hate the 75th Anniversary Savage 99? [Re: lovemy99]
Calhoun Online   content
Campfire Kahuna

Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 23559
Loc: Eastern Nebraska
Aaah... okay, sorry. Was afraid he was judging everybody's rifles by the ones I buy.

grin

FC, the reason the 1895 repro's are in good shape is because nobody I know of wants to hunt with a 308 with a crescent buttplate. And they were sold as a commemorative, which means folks bought them and thought the price would go through the roof. But, like a lot of the Winchester commemoratives, they didn't.

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