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Rideordie805
09-11-2013, 8:03 PM
Was wondering what you guys thought about this rifle. I have a couple savage rifles but I am looking for more of a classic. I have always loved lever action rifles and currently own a Winchester model 1894 in 30-30. Looking to expand my options and was thinking an early model 99 with the rotary mag would be nice. I know Savage made this rifle for a long time and made it in many different calibers. What is your preferred caliber and application. Also what is a good price point for one of these rifles in good fit and finish? Also post some pictures if you got love for this rifle.

osis32
09-11-2013, 8:19 PM
I just picked up a newer one in .308 has a dbm. Haven't shot it yet but it looks sexy and feels nice. From my research the 300 savage gets the most love of the older 99s. They're also starting to creep up in price. I definitely recommend picking one up my dad spoke very highly of his. I chose .308 for ammo commonality if that's not a concern for you there are several calibers to choose from. Good luck :-)

otteray
09-11-2013, 8:49 PM
Spitzer bullet in a lever gun!
My daughter liked my little 99 .25-35 so much that I gave it to her.
She still lets me fire it when we visit her family up in Oregon. A great, light fun to shoot rifle with that caliber.

osis32
09-11-2013, 9:16 PM
http://i42.tinypic.com/iz5ouf.jpg


savage 99 plus rossi 92 large loop :)

Rideordie805
09-11-2013, 10:01 PM
I was kinda leaning toward the 300 savage. I do however own a Ruger M77 in 308 and love it. Depends on price point. Love those two rifles by the way thanks for sharing osis32. Whats a good price like 500? I have an Alpine M1 carbine I would love to trade for one if anyone is interested?

osis32
09-11-2013, 10:11 PM
I honestly couldnt tell you. I paid about 450 for that one off gb. it depends on the age style if its in original condition etc. Im all about ammo commonality and I know I wouldnt have anything else in .300 savage. check out gb see what theyre going for.

dfletcher
09-12-2013, 1:42 PM
The Savage 99 is a working gun and most show it. The blued steel receiver was a pretty natural carrying point and tends to show wear. And quite a few had recoil pads added to them +50 years or so ago.

I think a nice looking one in 300 Savage will run about $600.00. I have a 1950's made one in that caliber with an old Williams peep sitting under a vintage 4X with post scope. The 300 Savage comes in a bit more powerful than the 30 WCF, and just under the 308.

CHIEFone
09-12-2013, 1:53 PM
savage 99 owner here, chambered in .243 winchester. grandfathered down to me

Rideordie805
09-12-2013, 2:23 PM
Thanks for the input guys. Any pictures of your model 99's is appreciated. I would really like to find one that hasn't been messed with too much. meaning no added sights and not drilled for scope mount. Problem is looks like a lot of them have been modified. Definitely not a deal breaker, though it would be nice to find one unmolested with iron sights.

lewdogg21
09-17-2013, 6:32 AM
$600 for a nice condition one is probably fair. My dad sold off a few recently and ended up keeping one of them.

308 and 300 savage are probably the most common.

NapalmCheese
09-17-2013, 7:14 AM
Ugliest lever gun ever manufactured.
However, it might be the most comfortable lever gun I've ever shouldered. I'll add one to my collection someday.

Rideordie805
09-17-2013, 12:43 PM
I agree not the prettiest lever gun but probably the most unique. I love the bullet counter on the rifle kinda feel like its and idiot light but still a neat idea. My brother has one in .243 but its a newer model with the detachable box mag. I went to 4 seasons outfitters in SLO and they had one but they cut the stock for a kid and it felt super short the wood was in need of some love too and they wanted 500$. I was kind of a jerk and offered 250$. Gun broker has a decent selection probably gonna try and find one on there that hasn't been too molested.

nastyhabts26
09-17-2013, 1:37 PM
My brother had one in .308 it was a cool gun, but did kick hard.

You-Two
09-17-2013, 3:49 PM
Rideordie805...I have been meaning to list my 99F (.308 Win) for sale. PM me for the details if interested.

Rideordie805
09-17-2013, 4:06 PM
PM sent

rm1911
09-17-2013, 5:57 PM
I hunt with a friend who has an old one in 308. He's killed more deer with it than I can count. Not that I can count that high but he's got a garage full of antlers. If you find one buy it. Great rifles.

osis32
09-17-2013, 6:26 PM
How can you say they're ugly? That hammerless look and rounded lever are dead sexy to me. I may be UN the minority but I've seen way uglier guns than the 99

Rideordie805
09-17-2013, 8:04 PM
Thanks for the advice rm1911 just waiting for an answer. osis32 I can agree it not the prettiest rifle but I can also agree its not ugly. I would say IMO the ugliest lever gun would have to be Winchester 1887 shotgun. that being said I would love to find one. I also think in terms of firearms that are ugly again just my opinion the Rossi Circuit judge is hard to look at. Cool concept but really cheesy looking.

frt96
09-18-2013, 7:52 AM
I have a model 99 in the speedy 250-3000. I love it. I have killed a lot of jack rabbits with the 75grain varmit rounds....My grandma put a couple of bucks on the table before handing it down to me...Great gun!

NapalmCheese
09-18-2013, 12:48 PM
How can you say they're ugly? That hammerless look and rounded lever are dead sexy to me. I may be UN the minority but I've seen way uglier guns than the 99

Whew, our aesthetics are far apart... The Winchester model 95 and the Browning BLR take a little getting used to (I think it's the lack of a tubular magazine), but the Savage is in a world of its own on the aesthetics front.

I've known girls like that... Super comfy, fun to play with, and make you want more but not necessarily something that makes think 'I need to show off to my friends!'.

CSACANNONEER
09-18-2013, 12:57 PM
I've only hunted with my 99 in .308 once back in the late 80's but, it produced a nice buck. I really need to pull the old thing out and take it to the range soon.

Rideordie805
09-18-2013, 4:17 PM
I got a lead from another member in the process of picking one up guys. Once I get her I will post pictures. Glad to hear that there are other members out there that still shot these. CSACANNONEER definitely take her out for some fresh air. Post some pics of your guys rifles. You guys rock scopes or open sights? I already have a Ruger left hand bolt in 308 so I might rock the iron sights. Last buck I got was with my Winchester 30-30 at about 30 yards so I figure open sight would be just fine.

hk91666
09-18-2013, 4:52 PM
Savage 99s with <6 digit s/n s are c&r . Get one before 1/2014. I scored a 300 savage with scope 3yrs ago for $375.
Fun was working up a load with 150 hornady amax bullet. Hunting in c-zone on saturday with mine
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osis32
09-18-2013, 9:00 PM
Whew, our aesthetics are far apart... The Winchester model 95 and the Browning BLR take a little getting used to (I think it's the lack of a tubular magazine), but the Savage is in a world of its own on the aesthetics front.

I've known girls like that... Super comfy, fun to play with, and make you want more but not necessarily something that makes think 'I need to show off to my friends!'.

yeah we have different tastes obviously :P you must like the boxy lines of cadillac while I prefer something more rounded like a mercedes.

Rideordie805
09-19-2013, 3:50 AM
I just filled out my application for C&R 03FFL. Thanks for the heads up hk91666. Just need to mail it out and play the wait game now. Hopefully it doesn't take as long as some of the other posts I have read, 6 months?!? How long did you have to wait?

hk91666
09-19-2013, 4:11 AM
I just filled out my application for C&R 03FFL. Thanks for the heads up hk91666. Just need to mail it out and play the wait game now. Hopefully it doesn't take as long as some of the other posts I have read, 6 months?!? How long did you have to wait?

Mine took 3-4 months 3 yrs ago. I just let it expire in april wanted to see the new requirements out of sacramento first. Good luck with yours in California after 1/ 2014 you will need coe as well.

My savage 99 with hiwall 45-70
http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad1/hk91666/2011-10-29_08-47-12_210.jpg

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Rideordie805
09-19-2013, 5:26 PM
So should I apply for the COE now or after I get my C&R?

hk91666
09-19-2013, 6:06 PM
So should I apply for the COE now or after I get my C&R?

My opinon afterwards.

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vincewarde
09-19-2013, 7:32 PM
I inherited a Savage 99F from my dad. I haven't fired it in 40 years. It's a nice one made in the 1950's. The last time I fired it, I had a difficult time zeroing it. By the 3rd shot the point of impact drifted significantly. I had to let it cool off for 20 minutes between groups......

duckman1
09-19-2013, 7:35 PM
Mine too is .300 Savage with peep site made in the 50's.

ivanimal
09-19-2013, 7:39 PM
I own 2 99C's in 308 they have the removable magazines. I wont use lead tipped ammo as they get deformed during the cycling of the action. It likes Nosler Ballistic tips just fine though. My brither bought one that has accuracy issues, I think the barrel is shot out, look into use, and history when buying. Very handy rifle for use in a Jeep. Thats why I bought 2 of the same rifle and caliber..

Rideordie805
09-19-2013, 10:36 PM
266445thanks for the posts guys love hearing about these rifles. I have seen some of these for sale on gunbroker that look like they need to be put out to greener pastures. It was kind of a toss up for me on the caliber I have a 308 M77 hawkeye in left hand so caliber commonality is a plus. But if I ever find one in good shape that is in 300 savage I might just have to buy it. Thanks for the tip on using Noslers ivanimal. Glad to hear there is another jeep enthusiast out there thought I would share. 1996 jeep Cherokee xj.

Rideordie805
09-20-2013, 1:01 AM
Duckman1 nice avatar! That is one ugly hog. You get any pigs with that 300 savage round? I want to go pig hunting so bad just have deer where I live. I just cant justify spending 600 bucks on a pig hunt. I will have to stick to deer and yotes for now.

Rideordie805
09-23-2013, 1:33 AM
Ok so just an update. I applied for my C&R license and just noticed this morning that the $30 processing fee has been taken out of my account. I am surprised it got processed that fast. Just gonna play the waiting game now tell it comes in the mail then its off to DOJ to get my COE.

echo1
09-30-2013, 10:41 PM
Mine's pretty accurate. '56 .308 99F. It's my favorite, great balance. PAX
http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac159/adpax/default/deer0899.jpg (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/adpax/media/default/deer0899.jpg.html)
http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac159/adpax/default/deer08.jpg (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/adpax/media/default/deer08.jpg.html)

TonyMang_89
09-30-2013, 11:14 PM
Borrowed my uncles a couple years back very nice rifle, would love to pick one up

Rideordie805
10-01-2013, 1:29 AM
echo1 thats a really nice forky! Thanks for sharing. So just an update got a couple offers from some members. I got one on the way. Told my dad and he wants to buy it off me. Also going to pick up another one in 300 savage will post picks once they come in keep the posts coming guys!

calshipbuilder
10-01-2013, 8:32 AM
Mine is a stone cold killer in .308. Its cheap (the .308s aren't really collectable) lots of good ammo, and just a great all around brush gun.

Ogrewagon
10-01-2013, 9:18 AM
I just got one for $200 from an old timer chambered in .243.

Haven't shot it yet, but I'm excited to have another lever in my collection!

diverwcw
10-01-2013, 9:22 AM
Savage seems to have always been maligned by the gun press. They touted the glories of the big three; Remington, Winchester and Ruger (which they barely tolerated). I remember looking at those 99's in gun stores way back when. I always thought they were funny looking and cumbersome. Now my tune has changed, I'd love to have on in either 303 or 250 Savage.

osis32
10-01-2013, 9:33 AM
god I need to go shoot mine. being broke sucks.

gun toting monkeyboy
10-01-2013, 11:43 AM
The Model 99 in .300 Savage was THE quintessential deer hunting rifle here in America for nearly 50 years. Before I switched over to 6.8 SPC, I used a .300 Savage 1947 vintage Model 99 for years. You should see what it does to hogs. In all truthfulness, I would be perfectly happy using it for any hunting I did here in North America. Moose and big bears included. I normally try to pick them up on gunbroker in the $350-400 range. You normally can get the .300 Savage versions in that price range because it is an "off" caliber these days. Most people don't consider the rifle or that cartridge to be all that sexy these days, but it will work just as well as most other hunting rifles out there, and still have that added cool factor that you just don't get with a modern rifle.

-Mb

morthrane
10-03-2013, 3:47 PM
Mine is a stone cold killer in .308. Its cheap (the .308s aren't really collectable) lots of good ammo, and just a great all around brush gun.
Not cheap from what I've seen in the last year. $400 gets you a dog, $700 gets you a nice 308 s99, and a beautiful pristine one over a grand.

I really want one of these: they look beautiful to me. I don't see the ugly that others talk about...

FLIGHT762
10-03-2013, 4:26 PM
I've owned three Savage model 99's. Two 308's and a nice takedown in .250 Savage. I eventually sold them. Neither of the two 308's would shoot better than 2MOA, that is why I sold them. I do like the 99 Savage, but the two 308's just didn't shoot as well as I wanted them to. I'm sure you can find accurate ones, but I just had bad luck with the two 308's.

I own a Browning BLR 81 in .358 Winchester that is an accurate Rifle that I am happy with.

Rideordie805
10-06-2013, 8:19 PM
So I just received my C&R on Sunday. Now just need to get my livescan completed through the state. I am already in the system for my finger prints with the county I live in and State, and Federal. So Im thinking the process should go by quickly.

Davidwhitewolf
10-11-2013, 3:45 PM
Ah yes, James Bond's sniper rifle. (http://www.softgreenglow.com/wp/2008/06/rns-quote-of-the-day-060508/) :cool:

Always wanted one in the takedown model.

Rideordie805
10-19-2013, 1:43 PM
Ok so I picked up a model 99 from another member here in 308. Have yet to test it out. My dad actually like the rifle so much he paid me for it and put it in his name. So no money out of my pocket and I can shoot it when ever. We are gonna work on it tomorrow found an old Redfield peep sight for it. I will post pics and a shooting report.

quicknick
10-23-2013, 5:49 PM
I have two in 300 savage. Both me and my dad are 99 nuts. One has stith mounts and an alaskan scope. That one isn't going anywhere.