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Savage rifle question; lever-action .243

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Col. Plink, Jul 30, 2012.

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  1. Col. Plink

    Col. Plink Member

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    Hey y'all, trying to learn more about Savage rifles, in particular the model 99E in .243 lever-action. Don't know it's reputation or approximate value for what would be called Very Good condition.

    I've seen some in other calibers for outrageous prices, didn't know what ballpark this one would be in for a .243 and kind of an odd model (rare?). Thanks!
     
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    No one knows about this rifle? Other owners? Ever shot one or seen one for sale?
     
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    Savage produced model 99's for the .243 from approx 1955-1999. Later models were named 99-C. The "c" stands for clip.

    Like new 99-C models sell for $600. and up. But average used condtion rifles often sell for $450.-$550.

    The 99 is famous for its reliability, accurasy, and exceptionally well balanced stock design. They point and handle better than most rifles within this cost class.

    .243 replaced the 250-3000 Savage cartridge as a top selling deer/varmint cartridge. 250-3000 was slaying big game for many decades before the .243 was even born. The 250 Savage has slipped into a fading star catagory along with other former greats such as 257 Roberts, 300 Savage, 32 Special, and others. Unfair but true.

    TR
     
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