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Savage 99 300 #13842947 05/23/19
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I just purchased a 300 Savage on line. It came with three boxes of Remington CL 150. Three shot group out of the box 1.3” at 100 yards with the factory loads. I was happy with that. Next I tried 39 grains H4895 with 150 grain Hornady SP. 1.7” 5 shot group at 100 yards.
Happy with that too. But I am out of Hornady 150 SP bullets. I have several boxes of Hornady BT bullets but so far ~ 4” groups. I’m not satisfied with that.
Do you have favorite loads for you 300 Savage 99? I’d appreciate hearing what you shoot.


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Re: Savage 99 300 [Re: Bugger] #13843161 05/23/19
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Savage 300`s shoot well ,keep a eye out at ma-pop stores and maybe some other stores too ,sometimes 300 Savage shells sell cheap.

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Re: Savage 99 300 [Re: pete53] #13843736 05/23/19
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I shoot 130 grain Barnes bullets. Also have a few 125 grain Nosler Ballistic tip loads.


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Re: Savage 99 300 [Re: Bugger] #13844137 05/24/19
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I like the 160 grain FTX Hornady bullet. The 308 marlin express bullet. The cannelure fits perfectly to savage 300 brass.

How does the crown of your 300 savage look?


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Re: Savage 99 300 [Re: Bugger] #13844187 05/24/19
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Some of mine like the heavier bullets for the lighter or medium loads I shoot for paper (or even deer). Might give some 165gr or 180gr bullets a try. I shoot a lot of Nosler Partition 2nds with IMR4895.

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Re: Savage 99 300 [Re: Bugger] #13844380 05/24/19
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With 150 grain bullets, try 42 grains of WW-748, or 40 grains of IMR 4895, or 40 grains of IMR 4064. With 180s, I use 41 grains of WW-748. I have three 99s in 300 Savage chambering. I shoot the same loads in all three. Try flat base bullets instead of boat tails.


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Re: Savage 99 300 [Re: Bugger] #13844459 05/24/19
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Thanks. The crown looks ok, I think. I’ve ordered IMR-4895. I’ve always liked H4885 better, but I’ve seen that IMR 4895 is the favorite in the Nosler manual and in Ken Waters Pet loads. I used to shoot WW748 a lot in several cartridges mainly silhouette shooting. I pretty much knew what the temperatures were going to be. Lately I’ve been trying to switch to powders that are not as temperature sensitive since deer hunting (or elk and antelope) temperatures can be warm or pretty cold in SD. Maybe I’m overly concerned as when it’s much below zero degrees I’m not as likely to be sitting on a hillside or even pushing a draw anymore.
I’ll look at the crown a little closer. Thanks.


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Re: Savage 99 300 [Re: Bugger] #13844487 05/24/19
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For the 300 Savage I like the Sierra 150s or the Hornady 150 SST designed for the 300 Savage. I use these with 40.0 - 41.5 gr. of IMR4320 in several rifles. Some show a strong preference for some particular combination from this, and some don't.


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Re: Savage 99 300 [Re: Bugger] #13886495 06/09/19
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I use 40.5 grains of 4320 under the 150 Hornady SST designed for the .300 Savage. The standard 150 Horn IL does fine as well.


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