Savage 99E--the undiscovered rifle


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Cosmoline
April 12, 2004, 03:17 PM
I picked up a 99E in .308 from a pawn shop about a month back. Sent it to the smith for a new coat of blue and it came back last Friday. I put a Williams receiver sight on it and removed the factory scope mounts.

Did some test shooting with it this weekend and it's just awesome. It's a fun rifle, but quite a bit more than a "fun gun." Loading the rotatry mag takes some practice, but after repeating the exercise I could load three cartridges at a time in one smooth motion. It tops off very easily with the sixth round. No failures to extract, though the rifle heats up very quickly and I wouldn't want to fire more than 30 rounds through it back to back.

Accuracy was great. About two inch groups at 100 yards with the receiver sight. Recoil was minimal. I shot off my hip several times and a few times from the waist with no support.

Rate of fire is the most impressive thing. I was able to cap off six rounds about twice as fast as with any of my bolt guns.

For hunting inside of 200 yards I can think of few rifles I'd rather have. It's very light and quite potent.

My only complaint is the trigger, which is terrible. If I can fix that I expect accuracy would get even better.

This rifle could give any bolt action hunting rifle a serious run for its money.

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JPL
April 12, 2004, 05:15 PM
I had a Savage 99 when I was a kid.

Dad took it with him when he and Mom divorced, and it disappeared.

He probably sold it.

Mulliga
April 12, 2004, 05:51 PM
I hope Savage brings this gun back sometime. They could even do a "Dawn of the Dead" Commemorative Edition signed by Ken Foree.

"The only person who could miss with this gun would be the sucker with the bread to buy it...except for you, of course.":D :D :D

Smoke
April 12, 2004, 05:57 PM
Great gun.

I have a 99 in 300Savage. I love that gun. Mine has a great trigger, came from Grandpa so don't know if he had it tweaked. Best brush gun I ever had.

Smoke

Cosmoline
April 12, 2004, 07:24 PM
What fascinates me is how this rifle rose to popularity then fell. I've seen many, many period photos of Alaska and Western US hunts from the '20's and '30's with Savage 1899's in the hands of those posing. Then something happened and after WWII they sort of fell by the wayside, replaced by bolt action rifles and semis. Savage kept making them, but they never filled more than an niche market as far as I can tell.

My gunsmith assumed I must be involved in CAS when he saw my '99! Aside from any rule problems using a modern .308 in CAS, I think his attitude is pretty common. Leverguns are for play, not for serious hunting. I intend to disprove this notion soon, hunting along the Big Su in Alaska where I live.

litman252
April 12, 2004, 07:28 PM
I picked up a 99 in .243 from a friend. I like it a lot for the little shooting I've done with it. It wears a Sears 4x scope for now, just might stay that way............
Tony

Bob C
April 12, 2004, 09:09 PM
My first commercial center fire rifle was a 99E purchased new in 1970.

I put a 2.75x Tasco with a post reticle on it, and I was happy until I dabbled in silly wets and had a problem with vertical stringing after four or five rounds.

Trading the rifle was dumb; wish I still had it !!!

I don't have what I traded it for either, a very early .308 Ruger M-77,and wish I had kept that also !!!

Lobotomy Boy
April 13, 2004, 12:28 AM
I have a pre-WWII Model 99 in 300 Savage, and it is a great gun. I've had it since I was 12-years-old, and it has done its part to help thin the whitetail population in northwest Minnesota. I really dig that old gun. It is completely original and I have no intention of tapping it for a scope or refinishing it. I like it just the way it is.n To me this is a classic firearm design.

I have been loading and unloading the rotary magazine for so many years (28 and counting) that I could do it blindfolded and drunk.

keeperofthehills
April 13, 2004, 01:58 AM
i have what is, i think a late 40s savage 99 custom sporter with a marbles peep sight in 250-3000. its been passed down through the family for three generations now.

welcome to the club man!

russlate
April 13, 2004, 02:17 AM
I need to get my gunsmith to give his OK so I can take mine out and shoot it. It's been sitting here nearly 2 weeks and I still haven't shot it yet. ( Since I live in town, shooting it out the back door is frowned upon. But I can be in the desert in 4 blocks. Two minutes max. )

Kurt S.
April 13, 2004, 07:52 PM
I bought one in .243 back about 1975 that I never fired that much. I left it with my Dad in Kentucky about 1982; he never used it much either but lent it out all over the place for years. I finally gave it to my nephew- he has been using it since he was old enough to hunt and killed a whole load of deer with it in the past 8 years.

goon
April 14, 2004, 02:24 AM
My dad has two Model 99F's.
One was my grandfather's, bought in about 1923. It has the safety down behind the trigger and the shaved forearm.
The other is the one that my dad bought in the '70s. It is some special edition with a gold trigger.
Both are 300 Savage and both have killed more deer than anyone can remember.
A '99 is on my wish list but it will be a .308 ;).

DAdams
September 18, 2008, 05:04 PM
Of the Cosmo Savage Thread.

I inherited a Savage 99E in Savage .300. It is mint (no box). It was my bother's and he passed away at the age of 28 in 1978, so I think it is a mid 70s vintage but not sure. SN 11122XX.
My parents recently passed it on to me with two Winchesters, a Marlin and this .300 Savage.

I never could figure out how to load the thing. :banghead: I recently had some time to research the little bugger and found out it has a rotary magazine.

I bought a box of ammo for it, so now I guess it is time to figure it out.

Any suggestions on positioning of the round (round to the front :D) for loading?

I read some reviews and about the round itself, quite potent. I always figured it in the 30-30 performance category but its much better.

Very nicely balanced rifle and the weight is minimal, not sure, but it must be sub 7lbs?

Cosmoline
September 18, 2008, 05:37 PM
I wish you could resurrect my old Savage! I had to sell that off in '05 during a rough spot. However a vintage Savage, preferably a take-down--is very much on my list of rifles I need to get.

For loading you just push them in, couldn't be easier. Pointy end to the front ;-)

ReadyontheRight
September 18, 2008, 06:10 PM
I've discovered them. I just can't afford one.

I would love one in .308 with a Weaver K4 scope.:)

Inconceivable that Savage does not bring them back. I think the idea that lever rifles are "cheap" is lone-gone.

MMCSRET
September 18, 2008, 06:11 PM
I have a solid frame carbine 99 built in 1936 in 30-30. Loaded with 130 grain pointy bullets it is a fantastic alround gun for every day carry in the pick up to use on coyotes, stray dogs, feral cats, antelope and deer. Love the ol'e 99.

Cougfan2
September 18, 2008, 06:22 PM
The 300 Savage cartridge has almost a cult following among some old school hunters. I wanted a 99 so bad I could taste it when I was a kid, but alas.

ReadyontheRight
September 18, 2008, 06:32 PM
I once passed on a .300 Savage Remington Model 760 for less than $200 at a dealer in Hopkins, MN. He just couldn't move it and he was willing to throw in some boxes of ammo.

I knew nothing about .300 Savage. Of course when I did a little research and went back, it was gone.

A Savage M99 in .300 Savage would be awesome.

Vern Humphrey
September 18, 2008, 07:31 PM
My dad hunted with the 99 Savage in .250-3000 for many years. Among other game, he killed a tiger in Sumatra, a cheetah, a kudu, an oryx, and a host of other game in Africa.

bonza
September 18, 2008, 07:36 PM
Guy I used to shoot with years ago, in Australia, had a couple of the Savage M.1895s. One was a .32/40 the other a .38/55.....a couple of real classics! About three months ago I was at the range hosting a bunch of the youth from our church, one of the young men brought along a '99 he had just got off his father, who lives interstate. His Mom & stepdad don't know anything about firearms, but knew that I had an interest in older guns, so suggested he show it to me. It was a nice little SRC in .25/35 with a Lyman tang sight. He had a box of ammo with it & put in some decent groups at 50yds. He's more into the EBG scene, so hopefully he won't decide to trade in the '99 before he gives me first dibs!

Cosmoline
September 18, 2008, 07:44 PM
It's interesting to look at old pics of Alaskan stampeders and trappers. Judging from these, the 99 was *the* rifle to have for Alaska. That was back before bear and moose knew they were immune to anything short of a .338 WM. The state museum has an "indian gun" version carved with ornate Tlingit designs. If they ever have a fire sale, I've got dibs on it!

http://146.63.87.186/ASMSearch/ObjectDetail?object=1516065

skinewmexico
September 18, 2008, 09:55 PM
When it came out, the 99 in 250-3000 was the hottest gun ever built. I'm lucky to have one.

CU74
September 18, 2008, 10:07 PM
I bought a Savage 99 in .300 Savage about a year ago from an old Pennsylvania deer hunter. He got it used in 1953 and it was his "go-to" deer rifle for forty years. Although it's old and well-used, he maintained it well. The bluing is worn to a memory in spots but it is in great shape otherwise and is a good shooter. My grandson will inherit this one..........

rangerruck
September 18, 2008, 10:45 PM
it is double tough to do a trigger job on these, get someone with experience to help you do it, or a very good gunsmith...

DAdams
September 18, 2008, 11:02 PM
upline I stated this and found out it has a rotary magazine.



As it does not have a magazine what would you call this, a rotary loading mechanism? Perhaps this article answers the question. So it is a magazine, a "rotary spool magazine".

Jon Wolfe wrote an article:

The design of the 99 is superior to lever actions such as the Winchester 94 and the Marlin 336 because it can handle high intensity cartridges. It has several superior design features that make it more comparable to the Browning BLR and even modern bolt actions like the Winchester Model 70. The rotary spool magazine allows for the use of pointed bullets, which retain greater velocity downrange than the flat point bullets required by lever guns with tubular magazines. Its strong action allowed it to be chambered in many modern, short-action, high intensity cartridges. A few of the most popular calibers were the .250-3000 Savage, .300 Savage, .243 Winchester and .308 Winchester.



http://www.chuckhawks.com/savage_99.htm

Interesting article.

This too is very enlightening.

I would not hesitate to use a 150- or 165-grain Barnes X Bullet, Swift A-Frame or Nosler Partition on elk, for example, in the .300 Savage. Handloading



The .300 Savage case holds about 53 grains of water--about three grains less than the .308 Win., which was introduced much later. While capacities of the two cases are nearly the same, the .308 is generally considered to produce higher velocities due primarily to its higher operating pressure. The SAAMI maximum average pressure for the .308 Win. is listed at 62,000 psi while the .300's is 47,000 psi.



Another interesting write up on the 99 and .300.

http://www.huntingmag.com/guns_loads/savage_0702/

Tell you what. I am probably not going to load this round but I am going to go out and find about 10more boxes of 20 Federal 180gr soft points. Gander Mountain only had one brand and I bought one box. After seeing the performance I'm going to load up.

This financial situation (US/Global) is driving me to investing weekly in durable goods.

Mulliga said:

I hope Savage brings this gun back sometime. They could even do a "Dawn of the Dead" Commemorative Edition signed by Ken Foree.


I agree if you know what I mean. :eek:

ronnieevans40
September 18, 2008, 11:49 PM
I have a 99 that was my Grandpa, Dad and now mine. It is in 300 savage and I have killed deer with it my whole life. Mine has a very good trigger and has never had issues other than it has been run through me and my brothers and has a few dings. Great gun,,,,,,,,,,,

goon
September 18, 2008, 11:52 PM
99's are great rifles. It's a shame they've been out of production for so long.

Vaarok
September 19, 2008, 12:02 AM
Up here in the northeast they START in the upper $700 range and keep going, and going, and going...

Pipe Burn
September 19, 2008, 12:27 AM
Got two .300 Savage 99's from my father. One is the one I cut my teeth on a a teen, and the other my dad gave me a few years ago that he always used to hunt with (he has given up hunting now). Took a lot a deer and elk with both guns. One was a 99 made in 1950 and the other is a 99F from the 60's (feather weight edition). Both are tapped w/Vari X II 3X9 Leupolds on them.


Here's web site to find date of manufactures up to 1950-
www.savage99.com/savage99_dates.htm

M'bogo
September 19, 2008, 03:26 AM
I always wanted a Savage 99 and a Remington 600 in .308Win. Last year just before my wife and I were wed she purchased me a 99-E in .308Win. Tell me I didn't pick a good one...:p

I mounted an old but clear 2.75x Redfield on the little carbine and shot it a lot getting ready for the rifle season. On about the fourth trip out with it something in the scope broke and rattled around. I did not get a deer with it last season. This season it is wearing a Burris Timberline 4x and is shooting fine.

M'bogo

SwampWolf
September 19, 2008, 04:38 PM
In my estimation, the "perfect" whitetail deer/black bear set-up is a Savage 99 chambered in .358 Winchester. Trouble is, last I heard not only are used 99s starting to fetch collector-like prices but the .358 caliber brings a premium.

TnBigBore
September 19, 2008, 06:21 PM
Good new guys. Savage is reintroducing the 99 next year in three grades starting at $650. No word on the cartridges it will be chambered in, but they will have rotary magazines and walnut stocks. I got this from the Savage Collectors Forum on the 24hourcampfire. One of the members got a tour of the Savage plant from Roy Coburn and he told about the reintroduction.

As for the 99, it is one of my favorite rifles. I have a 1956 99F in 300 Savage that is as close to the perfect deer/bear/hog rifle as anything I have ever seen. Balance and pointability are second to none and it is accurate to boot.

Vern Humphrey
September 19, 2008, 06:29 PM
That is good news -- if they don't let quality slip, or introduce things like locks.

Cosmoline
September 19, 2008, 06:50 PM
Great news! It's one of the greatest levergun designs of all time.

Hutch
September 19, 2008, 11:22 PM
Late to the party, as usual, but I'll chime in. A 99E in .308 was my very first centerfire rifle. Traded it long ago...<stifles a sob>

Loomis
September 19, 2008, 11:35 PM
"Great news! It's one of the greatest levergun designs of all time."

Huh? Name one better.

Cosmoline
September 20, 2008, 12:32 AM
I've heard some of Browning's design weren't half shabby ;-)

Loomis
September 20, 2008, 12:59 AM
No, not shabby. Pretty darn good. But they don't surpass a 99savage. The 99 is THE pinacle of lever action design, imo.

Cosmoline
September 20, 2008, 01:02 AM
I hesitate because I've never had the pleasure of owning a Win 86 or 95.

Logan5
September 20, 2008, 01:19 AM
Ah, I have all three, although my 1895 is the most recent version. The Savage 99 doesn't have the smoothest lever throw out of all lever action rifles in the known universe, but that's about the worst thing you can say about it. In 300 Savage, it's like a Visa card that's just for deer.

ETA: I had no idea that they were so desirable; I saw one in better shape than mine this afternoon for under $600, in 300 savage with an old weaver tube on it. There's another in a more local shop, tucked back behind the Wilson Combat AR's, but I'll have to go check the tag now.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
September 20, 2008, 01:33 AM
Good new guys. Savage is reintroducing the 99 next year in three grades starting at $650. No word on the cartridges it will be chambered in, but they will have rotary magazines and walnut stocks.

Very interesting; thanks!

Lobotomy Boy
September 23, 2008, 10:29 AM
Savage has been building some top-notch guns lately so I don't expect the new Model 99 to be any different. I hope the go with the classic sleek lines, like my 1936 version, rather than the blockier frame of later versions.

One thing you all should consider--this is a design that is 110 years old so you would be mistaken to expect modern performance from the rifle. My dad gave me my M99 when I started hunting in 1975. I shot my first deer with it soon after. I thought it was the best gun ever. Now when I take it out, I'm shocked at how fast the barrel heats up and starts whipping around. After five or six rounds the groupings go from 4 inches at 100 yards to 18 inches or more, and that's from a bench rest. It makes a Ruger Mini 14 look like a precision sniper rifle.

When I shoot my Tikka T3 at that same range, my groupings start at less than .5 inches and when the barrel heats up they still remain under 1 inch. Cold-rolled steel is good. Free-floating barrels are good. Strong receivers are good.

Dave Markowitz
September 23, 2008, 11:56 AM
Savage is reintroducing the 99 next year in three grades starting at $650.

Please let it be so!

I've owned two 99s in the past: a pre-War 99T in .30WCF and a 1958 99EG in .308. I'd like one in .250-3000.

jkingrph
September 23, 2008, 01:18 PM
I picked up a pretty little E or is it EG model about two years ago at a gun show. I do not know much about the models. This one had good metal finish and very nice wood which after a bit of cleaning and application of my oil wax mixture glows. It is in 300 Savage and came with an old Weaver K-4 with Lee dot reticule. I have fired less than one box of factory loads through it, but just finished up a batch of 168 gr Sierra Match Kings and plan on seeing what it can do this weekend. Got this little gem for $425 out the door.

jkingrph
September 23, 2008, 01:26 PM
hesitate because I've never had the pleasure of owning a Win 86 or 95.
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Moving like an arctic lizard.

I have all three, the 86 and 96 are both repros. The 86 is a 26" octagon bbl takedown and is very heavy. The 95 is in 405 Win and is not the easiest to load or carry. The Savage is probably the slickest action of all three. It would be hard for me to choose a favorite, I like the old classic rifles, even it some are modern reproductions in better metals.

mr.trooper
September 23, 2008, 01:58 PM
What fascinates me is how this rifle rose to popularity then fell. I've seen many, many period photos of Alaska and Western US hunts from the '20's and '30's with Savage 1899's in the hands of those posing. Then something happened and after WWII they sort of fell by the wayside, replaced by bolt action rifles and semis. Savage kept making them, but they never filled more than an niche market as far as I can tell.

After WWII, the market was FLOODED with cheap Mauser's, Springfield's, Mosins, and Garands; all of which are capable deer rifles. The design of the Savage 99 prevented it from competing economically.

That said, I want a 99. I keep hitting up the gun shows, but all i can find are 250 and 300 savage. :( I want one in 22-250 or 243.
If savage starts up production again, I'll jump on one.

T.R.
September 23, 2008, 03:49 PM
I've enjoyed many successful hunting adventures with my 99 Savage .308, too. I sent it to MAGNA-PORT awhile back and muzzle jump is now zero. Much nicer shooting but no extra muzzle blast.

Good hunting to you.

TR

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PercyShelley
September 23, 2008, 05:01 PM
The Browning BLR strikes me as a sort of spiritual successor to the 99.

SDDL-UP
September 23, 2008, 05:26 PM
I also have a Savage model 99. It's a 250-3000 take down model - very cool!

I love all the "Leverevolution" ammo and the 308 Marlin Express - gimme a break... the solution is the Savage model 99!

smokemaker
September 23, 2008, 06:10 PM
I have a 1907 1899 takedown in .303 Savage. It does get shot, but not
much. It's a real grey rat, with no blueing left, or finish on the perchbelly stock. Action as slick as greased glass. (whatever that means) Shoots 190 grain cast bullets quite well for a century old gun. Ammo is tough to find, though. Pretty much a handloader thing, I guess.
About a month after I bought mine, my Dad gets a 1950's 99F in .300 savage, in mint condition. What a shooter! And gorgeous too! I'm jealous!

Vern Humphrey
September 23, 2008, 07:53 PM
I hope the go with the classic sleek lines, like my 1936 version, rather than the blockier frame of later versions.
The later 99s are blocky because of changes to the receiver dimensions to allow it to accomodate the .308 Winchester. I suspect they will offer the new 99s in .308 as well.

mr.trooper
September 24, 2008, 11:00 PM
I think they can improve some of the 99's short comings and still keep most of the classic lines. At the least, find a way to give it the Accutrigger!

Slight redesign of the top of the receiver to accommodate a pair of weaver style scope bases.

M'bogo
September 25, 2008, 02:47 PM
I think they can improve some of the 99's short comings and still keep most of the classic lines. At the least, find a way to give it the Accutrigger!

Slight redesign of the top of the receiver to accommodate a pair of weaver style scope bases.

:scrutiny: Weaver already has a set of bases that fit the 99 receiver. Why try to reinvent the wheel?

My 99-E has Weaver bases on top and they work fine.

M'bogo

DeerHuntr
September 25, 2008, 11:58 PM
I have my grandfathers model 99 250/3000, my dad says it pretty much kept the family fed for a time when things were rough, great old gun. Gramps had it drilled and tapped for a scope but they didn't get em straight so it still wears the peep that he used when he carried it. He had it with him when he ran his trap line and carried it in a soft case with the barrel stuck up into the hood of an old Polaris Colt snowmobile, dad said the case ended up touching the exhaust and catching fire!!! The blueing is pretty much gone on the end of the barrel from that!! Have heard ALLOT of stories about that old gun. It shoots 87gr bullets fine but keyholes a bit with 100gr bullets, guessing the twist isn't fast enough to stabilize the 100 grainers. It spends most of it's time on the shelf these days but there will always be a spot for it. The action operates like it did when it was new, would love to see them offer it again in the same ol' calibers the came in originally, would be awesome

280shooter
September 26, 2008, 12:50 AM
they are a great gun,I always wanted one,maybe the 250-3000,but even the 300,Gander mountain had one for sale,for less then 400.I should have picked that up.Reloading for the 250-3000,or the 300 will really show you how well these guns do shoot,for sure.
That new 30 Icon they have out now,is nothing more then the ole 300 loaded with the new powder,

Harve Curry
September 26, 2008, 01:06 AM
I bought my 99A 308 when I turned 18. Bought it and a K3 Weaver with the see thru mounts in the early '70's for less then $150. It is my favorite 308 and I have shot 3/4" groups with it. Used it for Metalic Sillouettes hunter category and once shot a coues deer with it at a measured 625 yards. The scope went bad and I thought I had shot it out, relief when I finally figured out it was the scope. I should treat it better. But it is a reliable accurate rifle and a keeper.

ForneyRider
October 29, 2008, 10:31 AM
Is there a press release for the reintroduction of the Savage 99?

One site mentioned at SHOT Show, that Savage was discussing it.

Will they fix the stock? ;)

foghornl
October 29, 2008, 11:32 AM
Shooting Budd has a Savage 99 in .300Savage caliber. Very nice shooter; action slicker than teflon-coated polished glass. Puts my well-worn Marlin Mdl 30AW to shame.

IIRC, the .300Savage is between the .30/30 and .308Win power-wise.

ForneyRider
October 29, 2008, 03:07 PM
Shooting Budd has a Savage 99 in .300Savage caliber. Very nice shooter; action slicker than teflon-coated polished glass. Puts my well-worn Marlin Mdl 30AW to shame.

IIRC, the .300Savage is between the .30/30 and .308Win power-wise.


.300 Savage is 4gr below that of 308Win as far as water capacity.

Vern Humphrey
October 29, 2008, 03:27 PM
The .300 Savage will drive a 150 grain bullet to about 2550 fps. The .308 will drive a 150 grain bullet to around 2800 fps.

So the .300 Savage is about as much ahead of the .30-30 as it is below the .308 Winchester

Koos Custodiet
October 29, 2008, 03:37 PM
We have these New Improved gun laws and people who don't want to go through a helluva lot of bother to get themselves certified "dedicated" have to get rid of excess guns (only allowed a total of 4).

So I got *given* a 99 in 300Savage.

W000t and all of that.

Of course it's booked in at a dealer until the licence comes through. Which takes anything from 6 months to 2 years if nothing goes wrong.

Hang on to your gun rights fellows :-)

Mr_Pale_Horse
October 29, 2008, 05:00 PM
The predominance of the Winchester in ~25 years of Post War pop culture on Film and TV buried the 99.

Vern Humphrey
October 29, 2008, 05:08 PM
I don't think so. The Model 99 was not a competitor with Winchester's lever actions. Long before Savage dropped the 99, Winchester was offereing only the Model 94 in .30-30 (and a few in .32 Special.) The Model 99 in .250-3000 and .300 Savage (and later in .308 Winchester) was simply a different order of rifle, as different from the Model 94 as it was from the Model 70.

Savage's problem was cost of production -- the same rock that sank Winchester's boat.

ElToro
October 30, 2008, 12:25 AM
you want any 99 with a serial under 1,000,000

you can shoot spire bullets

i saw a .358 Savage 99 for sale for 1,500 !!

Lobotomy Boy
October 30, 2008, 10:05 PM
Does anyone know why a 99EG sells for almost twice the price of a 99E? I have a first-year 99EG and while checking the price I saw that EGs sold for almost twice what Es sold for.

JonB
October 30, 2008, 10:13 PM
I have a Savage 99E in .243, and from what I know about them the E's were the 'economy' model and were made later (mine is from 1974). I don't know the differences in the EG though... from what I have seen the E's are the least desirable.

Lobotomy Boy
October 30, 2008, 10:26 PM
They quit building the Es for awhile in 1936. If I recall correctly, they started building the Es again after the war, either in '46 or in the 50s. Mine is an EG in .300 Savage and was built either in late 1936 or early 1937. I haven't been able to find out exactly what the difference between the two was, though I do know that prewar EGs are a lot rarer than prewar Es.

brasskeeper
October 30, 2008, 10:38 PM
ReadyontheRight : I once passed on a .300 Savage Remington Model 760 for less than $200 at a dealer in Hopkins, MN. He just couldn't move it and he was willing to throw in some boxes of ammo.

I knew nothing about .300 Savage. Of course when I did a little research and went back, it was gone.


I did the very same thing, about Twenty years ago. I looked at one on a dealers shelf for 250 and didnt buy it, Ive never seen another one sense.

savage sam
December 16, 2008, 06:53 AM
I've got an E in 300

My brother's got an F in 308 that he inherited from our great-grandpa

My grandpa's got 2 F's, one in 243 Win and one in 308

My dad's got:

a 99E in 308
2 99EG's in 300
a 99A in 308
a 99F in 308
a 99F in 300
a 99R in 300
an 1899 (made in 1900) in 303 Savage

some of em have good triggers, some don't. i get 2650 fps from my 300 with 150-grainers.

DAdams
January 15, 2009, 11:01 PM
A mid 70s version in .300.



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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/dmadams/P1010004.jpg

Like new condition.

Granite Man
December 5, 2009, 09:05 PM
I am looking for some savage 99E. I have a 308 and would like to have some of the other cal. Thanks

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