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Old 02-12-2017, 05:35 PM
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I picked up a savage 99 recently. At 25 yards with irons its really good, at 50 still decent for deer at 100 my eyes just aren't up to it with irons.

I have been looking around for a scope mount for it.

I was hoping to find a Marbles Game getter mount for the 99 which would let me use the irons but so far no luck.

Anyone have another idea for scope mount that would be about the right vintage?

My rifle was made in 53.

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Leupold makes a one piece unit that I would recommend. I have one on a 1954 99R, so it should fit yours if the rifle is factory D and T'ed.
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I decided on good old two piece Weaver bases for the M99 I got a few months ago. I might add that I also like the Leupold 1-420 that I decided to top the .308 with as a good match for my hunting.
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I think that's what I did for mine too - 2-piece weaver bases. Not "period" like cspierings might be looking for, but I'm too far gone for that. 24hourcampfire dot com have some traditional type members. They might have some insight on your quest.
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If you want to go very period correct, you could get the Williams Quick Convertable side mount. Many savage 99s were drilled and tapped over the years for this mount. Let's you use both irons and scope.

I found one on ebay for my 1906ish Savage 1899 in 303 savage. Was something like 35 bucks plus shipping. Williams still stocks the scope rings. Also, I see that they are available on midway.

My experience with it is that it is an excellent mount and rings. I have never had any zero issues and I have made up some kicking loads. I do not use the "quick disconnect" feature, so I cannot verify if it will return to zero after removing and remounting the rings. I bought mine solely for load development.

Here is a pic of a savage 99 mount. If you already have holes drilled and tapped, look for 4 in a row as shown in the pic. I only discovered this mount because I was trying to figure out what my rifle had been drilled and tapped for. I didn't want to make new holes.



you can get rings that stay to the side so you can use the iron sights as well, or rings that are over the bore for scope only use with the benefit of it being centered, or you can get high over bore rings that allow both irons and over the bore centering.

Here is a pic of a rifle with the mount. This isn't my rifle, but it gives you a bit of an idea. If you are interested in finding this type of mount, I can take closer pictures of my actual rifle when I get home tonight. Just let me know.

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Dimner, that 2nd picture sure looks like a one piece standard base with windage adjustable rear and dovetail front.
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Dimner, that 2nd picture sure looks like a one piece standard base with windage adjustable rear and dovetail front.
...hmmm... you are totally right. I had a brain fart. For the life of me a cannot find a search term that brings up the savage 99 with the williams mount.

I'll post some pics tonight of my 99. Mine has the overbore rings. I can't remember if I got the high rings or not.
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All good points

I have Weaver two-piece bases on one Savage Model 99 and a Redfield one-piece base on another Savage Model 99. Both rifles wear 4X scopes and that works well where I hunt. All the best...
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These two scopes are early 1970 models. Top is a wide view Redfield; bottom is a Leupold. The mounts are the old Weaver "Tip-Off" mounts. Inexpensive and they are good.


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Try the Weaver flip over. I have them on some rifles since the early 60s. return to zero perfectly. An old Pacmayer would be cool. ebay!
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Old 02-13-2017, 04:50 PM
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This was my dads 99 in 308. When I inherited it , I scoured shops and the internet for a while and found the one piece Redfield bade and Redfield rings both new in the box. They go nicely with the Weaver K3-W wide vew scope that is also like new!

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I ended up ordering a leupold one piece mount. Thanks for the pictures folks it helped me see what it might look like.
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I recommend Weaver, Buehler, Redfield or Leupold...Weavers give you the best commercially available for use with iron sights, the others block out the irons...I use the Old Redfields and the "Little bo peep" sight of yesterday on all my 99s..it flips up and gives a great sight picture..This peep is installed on the rear base of Redfield or Leupolds and will work on Buehler and other bases..Another option is custom made bases made very low for talley qd rings..make them low to allow you a sight pictures of your irons..set of bases should run about $100 or less. they really look nice.
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