Member D. B. Cooper started a threat in General about what firearm to put over a fireplace in Alaska. One of my suggestions was a Model 1899 Savage, which would fit the time frame for Alaska Gold Rush. I later remembered that the Mad Trapper of Rat River used a Savage 99 in his crime spree in Western Canada. I read about him in a paperback I bought in the Canadian Rockies three decades ago. I always wanted a Savage 99--a good one, solid frame, with the brass rotary follower, in ..250-3000 But time passed, and the opportunity ceased. A friend once told me that William Boyd ("Hoppy") hunted with a Savage 99 in ..250-3000. A late boss of mine told me that when he was in collage in Pennsylvania, he paid his fraternity room and board bills by poaching deer. He started out using a Savage Model 99 Takedown in .22 Savage Hi-Power. He said it worked for him. Some of us joked that if anyone took one to the range, we would take along a folding rule to measure the groups. Bert (the boss) later took advantage of an opportunity to trade the Savage for a Model 95 Winchester in .30-'06. Much more effective, said he. Age and deterioration have put my rifle days behind me. The one I like the most that is in current production is the high-grade Winchester '73.