Savage 99 gunsmith.


PDA






stringnut
January 25, 2014, 06:34 PM
Does anyone know of a gunsmith that has done a lot of work on Model 99's ? The wife has one in 250. As with most of these rifles the chamber is a bit generous in size to say the least. The 99 ,with it's rear lockup, will always be a brass stretcher. Setting the barrel back a thread would help with brass life. Also ,since I have a custom 250 on order, it would help with reloading if both were headspaced correctly.

If you enjoyed reading about "Savage 99 gunsmith." here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
Savage99
January 25, 2014, 06:44 PM
Welcome to the forum.

Consider sizing brass to fit the headspace. You could use 243/7-08/308 cases.

That would postpone the need. Cost nothing and the rifle would remain original.

My 99's .358 Wins. have good case life with handloads.

redneck2
January 25, 2014, 07:18 PM
Might try the Savage forum over at 24hourcampfire if you can't find what you need here. Those guys are hard core and the forum gets a lot of play. I found a really great scope mount for my 1917 vintage .250-3000 that could keep it original.

goon
January 26, 2014, 12:06 AM
Another idea may be to keep brass separated by headstamp. You could use one brand of brass in the Savage and always be able to tell at a glance which rifle it should be used in.

stringnut
January 26, 2014, 08:46 AM
Making brass from a longer base cartridge , such as the 308 clan , is a chore. Generally, since you are forming down into the case body, several operations are involved including neck reaming and possibly anealling. Not worth the effort when brass can be purchased or made with one pass out of 22-250. As for hurting the the collector value that ship has already sailed. When this was purchased ,25 years ago, it had already been refinished and cut down. Blowing out factory brass with unique and cream of wheat works ok,but, takes time and will require sorting brass right from the get go. The head space is quite long on the wifes rifle. It will close on a no go gauge with a layer of masking tape on it which is about .004. Will not even think about closing on 2 layers. Setting the barrel back one thread would do the trick.

If you enjoyed reading about "Savage 99 gunsmith." here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!