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Savage 300 question

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by The Medic, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. The Medic

    The Medic New Member

    Sep 26, 2006
    I recently inherited a Savage Model 99 in Savage 300. I intend on cleaning it up a bit, sighting it in, and using this deer season. My question is related to preferred ammo for this gun and this purpose.

    I note several different manufacturers making several different types (160 vs. 180 grain, 2630 fps vs. 2350 fps, etc.). Figuring a 75-200 yard range, what ammo should I be using to fill my freezer this year?

    Thanks in advance for any input.
  2. MachIVshooter

    MachIVshooter Elder

    Aug 11, 2005
    Elbert County, CO
    .300 Savage is very similar to the .308 Win. and will perform similarly with a given bullet. 150-165 are the best bullets for this intermediate cartridge. It'll push 180's, but they suffer a bit.

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