savage model 99 greatest lever of all time for hunting?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by teenagegunnut, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. teenagegunnut

    teenagegunnut New Member

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    ive shot my uncles and grandpas and they are smooth actions and u dont have to use lever evolution
     
  2. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    Not sure I can find any fault with what you wrote.
     

  3. 30-30remchester

    30-30remchester New Member

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    TEENAGEGUNNUT, me think you have stumbled onto a fact most knowledgable gun cranks have for for over 100 years. Do you know what the advantage are? There are quite a few advantages.
     
  4. 7mmstw

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    The savage 99 is a rifle that should be brought back into production, don't care about the price I'd love a new one. It's getting harder and harder to find one that looks good as the bore/chamber isn't rotten. You can find one or the other but not both. Love the 99s minus the 22hp
     
  5. teenagegunnut

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    the best ones u can get have the brass triggers and slide safety. i would reccomend finding one in 300 savage which is a excellent cartridge.
     
  6. 30-30remchester

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    TEENAGEGUNNUT, you refer to a slide safety, all models have a slide safety since 1895. Some have slide safeties on the lever, others on the top, known as a tang safety. Which model are you refering to?
     
  7. teenagegunnut

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    sorry tang safety. which makes it quicker to take off of safety to make a quick shot at a running deer
     
  8. 30-30remchester

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    Why do you think this is the best model, other than the safety?
     
  9. teenagegunnut

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    its one of the hardest to find. but correct me if im wrong. i hang around with alot of older gentlemen with my grandpa i just shut up and listen. i believe i heard something about that brass trigger is a quicker strike and crisper than the others i will search and get back to u
     
  10. 30-30remchester

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    I quess Im one of "them older gents". There are many fine knowledgable people on these forums and you will meet many through your life, however many have beliefs backed up by liitle evidence. I am just in my early stages of the Savage 99 research. I have used them sparatically over 45 years of big game hunting, but didnt study them much. I have studied them some over the years and know most changes but have never heard the tang safety models had a faster lock time. I will have to do more research. The reason they are harder to find is the fact Savage produced fewer of them. When they made the change, fewer people wanted the 99 and though they produced them for @25 years, not that many were produced.
     
  11. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I have owned a couple of 99's and wish I still had one. I know where there are several for sale mostly in 300. Possibly a 250. There is an old 303 take down but missing the rear receiver sight. The 303 was equivalent to the 30-30. Still a beautiful rifle. The price is $400. Undervalued. Definitely a hand loader as cartridges are hard to find. The others are running about $500. I shot my last deer with one in 308 a long time ago.
     
  12. Durangokid

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    I have never seen one with a brass trigger. They were made with brass magazine rotors. The good ones were last made in 1950. I have a .300 that was made in 1950, snobble forearm brass rotor. My partner has a old 99 Saddle ring carbine in 250 Savage caliber. These are our fun rifles. We shoot them a lot in off season back country trips.:)
     
  13. 30-30remchester

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    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.