Besides collecting antique guns, ammo and knives, I also collect stories of old time outdoorsmen and the guns they used. Quite a few 99 were used in the far north, by famous hunters. The Charles Bronson caractor, in the movie Death Hunt used a Savage 99, was based on a real caractor, who used a Savage 99 takedown 30-30. I had a rancher friend that owned just one high power. The long carrer on a remote ranch in Colorado circa 1927 thru 1995. Mountain lion, bears, wolves, and deer were shot with this one Savage 99 25-35 caliber. I think I forgot to mention, the ruff and tumble rancher was a woman.