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300 savage 99 #14298791 11/21/19
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I took my "new to me" Savage 99 out West River deer hunting. I used 150 grain Hornady SP's. The bullet entered the ribs by the heart, converting the heart to mush. The bullet was under the skin on the off side 125.2 grains and .62" diameter. I guess I was a little surprised that the bullet opened up so much. The back straps are tasty, BTW.

That bullet was the most accurate bullet out of that 300 by a long shot (ha).


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Re: 300 savage 99 [Re: Bugger] #14299070 11/21/19
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Way to go!!


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Re: 300 savage 99 [Re: Bugger] #14306402 11/23/19
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Hornady has a couple of bullets that you might be referring to. 3031 Interlock SP, 3033 Interlock BTSP, 30303 SST (300 Savage), 30302 SST, et al. Which one did you use?


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Re: 300 savage 99 [Re: Bugger] #14310242 11/25/19
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150 grain sp with no boat tail. The boat tail does not shoot as well. The group size was at least twice with the BT.

SST was a big failure with me in my 25-06 and I'll never buy another box! I sold about ten boxes I had for about half what they cost me. The experts say that SST's are now fixed. Well not having them fixed it for me.

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Re: 300 savage 99 [Re: Bugger] #14310508 11/25/19
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Hornady reworked the SSTs and they work pretty well at those velocities,


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Re: 300 savage 99 [Re: jorgeI] #14310788 11/25/19
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Originally Posted by jorgeI
Hornady reworked the SSTs and they work pretty well at those velocities,



They probably did. They don't deserve my business though. Bringing out crappy bullets, sucks. They should have recalled their lousy bullets and if they were going down the same road, redesigned the bullet and sold it under a different name.


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Re: 300 savage 99 [Re: Bugger] #14334580 12/03/19
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My Dad (1922-2004) hunted with his 300 Savage for several decades and had very good luck with this nicely balanced rifle.

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Re: 300 savage 99 [Re: Bugger] #14336266 12/04/19
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300 Savage , the OSM!
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Re: 300 savage 99 [Re: Bugger] #14338793 12/05/19
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Originally Posted by Bugger
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Hornady reworked the SSTs and they work pretty well at those velocities,



They probably did. They don't deserve my business though. Bringing out crappy bullets, sucks. They should have recalled their lousy bullets and if they were going down the same road, redesigned the bullet and sold it under a different name.

Allrighty then..


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Re: 300 savage 99 [Re: jorgeI] #14339374 12/05/19
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Originally Posted by jorgeI
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Hornady reworked the SSTs and they work pretty well at those velocities,



They probably did. They don't deserve my business though. Bringing out crappy bullets, sucks. They should have recalled their lousy bullets and if they were going down the same road, redesigned the bullet and sold it under a different name.

Allrighty then..


OK, it is a pet peeve. I won't use Speer Grand Slams, Sierra Game Kings and several others because of their poor performance when they were introduced. It's a character flaw, I suppose.


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Re: 300 savage 99 [Re: Bugger] #14339808 12/05/19
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Kinda like me with 700s....


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Re: 300 savage 99 [Re: Bugger] #14343663 12/06/19
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Biggest deer I ever killed (a northern PA whitetail with 10 points that field dressed at 170 pounds) was a one-shot kill from a Savage 99F chambered in .300 Savage. Shot through from one side to the other and the bullet went completely through. 150 grain Federal factory loads. Can't ask for a better result than that.

Re: 300 savage 99 [Re: Bugger] #14374664 12/15/19
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300 Savage is one of my wishes for a medium weight barrel in an Encore. They look to be one of the best balanced cases. Be Well, Rustyzipper.

Re: 300 savage 99 [Re: Bugger] #14374986 12/15/19
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I still have my Dads old 99 in .300 Savage. He shot deer with it out west but retired it when he got his old Mod. 70 .264 mag. His buddy used one also and dropped 5 caribou with it on a little frozen pond back in the 60's. He used the factory iron sights.

It is a safe queen now and has been since we came to Alaska in 1965. The little case interests me.

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I have no idea how Savage ever sold any of those abominations. If you fellas would like to PM me for my address, I will be glad to dispose of those hideous clunkers for you. wink grin


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Re: 300 savage 99 [Re: Fireball2] #14379341 12/17/19
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Re: 300 savage 99 [Re: Loggah] #14380201 12/17/19
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Originally Posted by Loggah
grin grin

That goes double for you Loggerman! grin


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Re: 300 savage 99 [Re: Bugger] #14380542 12/17/19
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have yet to kill anything with my EG 300. last year i used my F 250-3000. he died. maybe the 300 will make one die faster? grin
next year the G 30-30 gets a run. this winter am hunting woofs with a CD 243.
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Re: 300 savage 99 [Re: Bugger] #14381358 12/17/19
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only used my 99 in 3030 this year. everything shot at died.


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