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Old 02-02-2012, 07:15 PM
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Question Savage Model 99A 308

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I just came across a Savage Model 99A in the 308win. It is in great shape wood, blueing and function is at least 95%. The rifle has a shell counter on the left side and a still butt plate with top tang safty. It also has what seems to be tapered forarm, a folding rear sight and a internal rotary mag. It came with a cheap 3x9x40 scope with a 2 pc. weaver scope bases. Can anyone tell me about these rifles ?? My Grandfather had a Savage 99 A in the 30-30 win. when I was a young boy. He killed his last deer with that rifle many years ago at the age of 92 !! Thanks for any information about this rifle !!!
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:25 PM
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Oop's ! Sorry Guys I guess maybe I should have posted this in the "Leverguns and their Cartridges" section. If it needs to be there feel free to move it for me.. Thanks Again
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:31 PM
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They were made in the '70s, I believe, a "reissue" of the original 99A, although with the tang safety, steel counter vs. brass, and the straight-grip stock. Wonderful carbines. I have one, and love it. Put a scope on it for a while, but finally settled on a Willams receiver sight. Makes for a handy, powerful woods gun.
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:02 AM
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Great little rifle and I owned one in the 80's and sold it to one of my hunting buddies. I also had my Dad's 50's Model 99 in 300 Savage that I have given my Grandson and he's killed two Deer with it and a Cow Elk.
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:41 AM
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The 99s are wonderful rifles especially the 99A. I have one in .308 and love it. Mine wears an old Redfield 6x Widefield scope. 99s are my favorite cartridge rifles.
Young guys should hang out with old guys; old guys know stuff.
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Old 04-28-2012, 05:06 AM
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Savage brought back the 99A in 1971 along with re-introduction of the 250-3000 cartridge. This was a short and lightweight carbine which should've sold better than it did. Collecters store them in gun safes instead of heading into the forests and foothills with these great carbines. Savage built these rifles for hunting.

My Savage 99C has taken dozens of animals for me including red stag and fallow deer when I lived in Spain. I was with the USAF at the time. My Spanish guide had never seen a lever action rifle before and was quite impressed!

Good hunting to you.
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