personally i wouldn't drill it for scope mounts if they were not there already. because, yes it does decrease it's value and they are not making fine rifles like these anymore and it seems sometimes the mutilated ones are the ones that usually end up for sale. learn to use the open sights, like the rifle was meant to be used. or sell it intact and buy a newer rifle that has scope mounts and mount a scope on it.Wow great response and a big help! Thank you all, and I have been reading all about savage arms history. Im going to buy the right ammo and hopefully go to the range today. Although im going im not expecting to much as far as shooting it in, it still has old tang ( I think) sites on it. Im planing on getting a scope so I can hunt next year. However I have read that drilling for the scope takes value away. Any thoughts for scope mounts? But not like im a collector so if I have to get it drilled I will.
You got a great gun and good deer caliber!!!I recently got a 99. 300 savage and bought 300 winchester amo. I took it to the range and they didn't fit? Do I have the wrong amo