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What scope for Savage 99 .358 win

Posted By: SDHNTR

What scope for Savage 99 .358 win - 03/25/19

I want something theme fitting and an aesthetic compliment to the rifle. Can’t figure out what I want. Need decent eye relief and quick sight picture acquisition. Suggestions?
Posted By: markak338fed

Re: What scope for Savage 99 .358 win - 03/25/19

I'd go with a Leopold vari 111 1.5x5 personally, but there are a lot of good choices.
Posted By: Youper

Re: What scope for Savage 99 .358 win - 03/25/19

I put a VX-II 2-7x33 on a 99, and was happy with the result. It works well with that rifle, no odd looks or function.
Posted By: Folically_Challenged

Re: What scope for Savage 99 .358 win - 03/25/19

Straight-tubed 3x wouldn't be out o' place.

FC
Posted By: magshooter1

Re: What scope for Savage 99 .358 win - 03/25/19

Originally Posted by Youper
I put a VX-II 2-7x33 on a 99, and was happy with the result. It works well with that rifle, no odd looks or function.


VX-2, 2-7x33 with Post and Duplex, that I picked up here on the fire sits on my 99 in .375 Win.
Posted By: EdM

Re: What scope for Savage 99 .358 win - 03/25/19

Originally Posted by markak338fed
I'd go with a Leopold vari 111 1.5x5 personally, but there are a lot of good choices.


I have two or three of these I want to unload.
Posted By: 260Remguy

Re: What scope for Savage 99 .358 win - 03/25/19

2-7x33 Leupold shotgun scope with the heavy duplex reticle.
Posted By: magshooter1

Re: What scope for Savage 99 .358 win - 03/25/19

Originally Posted by 260Remguy
2-7x33 Leupold shotgun scope with the heavy duplex reticle.


That's what all my Marlins have on them.
Posted By: SDHNTR

Re: What scope for Savage 99 .358 win - 03/25/19

Originally Posted by EdM
Originally Posted by markak338fed
I'd go with a Leopold vari 111 1.5x5 personally, but there are a lot of good choices.


I have two or three of these I want to unload.

If they are minty, I may be interested. Please pm me with pics.
Posted By: KnightHawk

Re: What scope for Savage 99 .358 win - 03/26/19

Originally Posted by Youper
I put a VX-II 2-7x33 on a 99, and was happy with the result. It works well with that rifle, no odd looks or function.


This is what I have on my 99 - 358 and it works and looks good. ^^^^^^^
Posted By: Fireball2

Re: What scope for Savage 99 .358 win - 03/31/19

Originally Posted by SDHNTR
I want something theme fitting and an aesthetic compliment to the rifle. Can’t figure out what I want. Need decent eye relief and quick sight picture acquisition. Suggestions?


Burris Fastfire III on my .358 16" carbine. Very fast and very light.

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Posted By: BIG_JOE

Re: What scope for Savage 99 .358 win - 04/09/19

I have 1x3, 1x4 scopes on my 99's. I wouldn't say no to a 2x7 but I think the shorter scopes look and balance better. Most of the time these scopes never leave 2 power when hunting.
Posted By: pete53

Re: What scope for Savage 99 .358 win - 04/09/19

my new to me Savage 99 284 win i put a 2 1/2x8 Leupold on my rifle this fall 2018 seems to work just fine for me.
Posted By: BGunn

Re: What scope for Savage 99 .358 win - 04/09/19

Originally Posted by Youper
I put a VX-II 2-7x33 on a 99, and was happy with the result. It works well with that rifle, no odd looks or function.


+1
Posted By: waterrat

Re: What scope for Savage 99 .358 win - 04/26/19

Originally Posted by markak338fed
I'd go with a Leopold vari 111 1.5x5 personally, but there are a lot of good choices.

That's what popped into my mind or a 4X.
Posted By: jorgeI

Re: What scope for Savage 99 .358 win - 04/26/19

The problem with the 1.5X5X20 is that its weak on low light performance. i think you'd be better off with a straight 4 or 6X
Posted By: gnoahhh

Re: What scope for Savage 99 .358 win - 04/26/19

My solution for early morning low light scope: stay in bed a half hour longer and you won't need one. Low light in the evening? By then I'm heading for the barn and a libation. By following those protocols I can make full use of an aperture rear sight and keep my svelte/handy Savage lever gun unfettered by big honking optics.

A little tongue in cheek there, but it really does mirror my approach anymore. It kind of bugs me when I hear shots rattling around the mountain before and after legal shooting time. Are people that desperate, are they that consumed by the need to kill something, that they push the limits of safety and efficiency? Yep.
Posted By: jorgeI

Re: What scope for Savage 99 .358 win - 04/26/19

Here in the south, if the animals are pressured, dawn/dusk are about the only time you'll get a shot..
Posted By: Calhoun

Re: What scope for Savage 99 .358 win - 04/26/19

Not living in the middle of a forest, I'd go with a Leupold 2-7x33 myself. A 358 isn't just a short range woods gun, it can reach out and touch somebody.
Posted By: Rustyzipper

Re: What scope for Savage 99 .358 win - 05/10/19

I have used a low powered variable and a 2.5X Leupold. Both worked well for me. Didn't WWII snipers use 2.5 X? My 358 Savage is a joy and I worked up some 148 gr WCs for small game that were interesting until I worked out the bugs for myself. Be Well. Rusty
Posted By: Ulvejaeger

Re: What scope for Savage 99 .358 win - 05/10/19

Leupold reproduction of the Lyman Alaskan 6x
Posted By: Mr_Harry

Re: What scope for Savage 99 .358 win - 05/10/19

My ‘66 DL in 308 came with a same date Leupold M8 4x on it. Inexperienced with fixed powers I was a little skeptical at first and posted the question here and elsewhere if I should swap out for a different optic. Overwhelming response was NO. I have since come to appreciate this mating of rifle and scope very much. You can find these old leupolds on-line, in mint condition, for under 200. Has all the attributes you’re looking for I think. Seems appropriate for the caliber, or you could do the same scope in a 6x.
Posted By: Remington40x

Re: What scope for Savage 99 .358 win - 05/10/19

My 1950s 99F in .300 Savage wears a Leupold VX-III in 1.5-5x. It usually sits at 3x when I'm on my deer stand. Killed a very nice 170 pound 10 point with one shot from that rifle a few years ago in upstate Pennsylvania. 99s are the best.
Posted By: WasTexasShooter

Re: What scope for Savage 99 .358 win - 05/11/19

If yours is an older 99, why not fit her with a vintage Lyman Alaskan or a Lyman All American? They may not be as bright as the new ones on the market but, they get the job done with a touch of nostalgic class.

T.S.
Posted By: coyote268

Re: What scope for Savage 99 .358 win - 05/12/19

I'm with Harry, On my 308 I have a leupold straight 4 power which one Granddaughter harvested her first Buck with 3 years ago. Last weekend her sister got her first wild boar with it. Great combo.
Posted By: WyoCoyoteHunter

Re: What scope for Savage 99 .358 win - 05/12/19

When I had mine I had a 2.5 Weaver with a post...
Posted By: kk alaska

Re: What scope for Savage 99 .358 win - 05/13/19

Have an extra 1 X 4 Redfield with a tapered duplex . Been a great scope that has held zero on several rifles. Perfect for a vintage rifle.
Posted By: sayak

Re: What scope for Savage 99 .358 win - 05/13/19

Originally Posted by Fireball2
Originally Posted by SDHNTR
I want something theme fitting and an aesthetic compliment to the rifle. Can’t figure out what I want. Need decent eye relief and quick sight picture acquisition. Suggestions?


Burris Fastfire III on my .358 16" carbine. Very fast and very light.

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Yup. That's the ticket! I have two 99s like that, and they are the cat's meow if you have old eyes and enjoy hunting but don't want a scope on top.
Posted By: Greyghost

Re: What scope for Savage 99 .358 win - 05/18/19

I like a fixed 6x with a heavy duplex.

Phil
Posted By: hanco

Re: What scope for Savage 99 .358 win - 05/18/19

I have a 3.5x10 Leupold on mine. The rifle shoots well with it.


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