Anyone used Sierra .257 90 gr gameking HP?
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Handmade Calls by Braz
"Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But I repeat myself."--Mark Twain
Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:26 PM
Over at leverguns.com someone posted a link to Savages Facebook page and they were trying to see how many folks would be interested in buying a new 99 if they were to start producing them.
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:45 PM
You mean like this Savage model 99 in 300 Savage with an old Weaver K-4 mounted on it. I love this rifle.
Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:52 PM
Great story! No worries about the 87gr speer really, I took my last deer at about 500 yards with one. Longer than I should have been shooting, but I was younger and dumber then.The twist worry is that I wouldn't mind doing some of the heavier bullets (over 100gr) in it, but those won't stabilize with the slow twist. Makes it a sub-100gr gun.
VERY nice rifle, Braz.... Those things ARE gorgeous.I've told this story before but will tell it again....Approx 22 or 23 years ago, we had just finished deer hunting in X-12 & was loading a 4 point buck my friend killed into the truck. As we were packing, a young man in his early 20's came up to me (probably 'cause I was the oldest in our group back then too / lol) & showed me his deer rifle & asked my opinion on it.The rifle appeared like Braz's above, only more used & older looking. A model 99 Savage in 250 cal. Anyway, this young man was VERY concerned about his rifle being "enough" deer gun, & by the expression on his face, I had somewhat of an idea as to why (he was so concerned).The rifle had been his grandfathers who had died fairly recently & that rifle meant EVERYTHING to him. I quickly assured him that his very fine rifle will be all he'll ever need to slay a deer with. You could see the relief & then big smile on his face. I went on to tell him that if he wanted to do anything, he could replace that steel tube that almost resembled a scope with a Leupold. I think I left for home more proud of my meeting and discussion with that young man than I did of our very nice 4 point buck in the back of our truck. docskinner, back in the early '70's I slayed a buck at a guess-ta-mated 125 yards with an 85 gr Nosler bullet. The deer dropped where he stood. I suspect a similar weight bullet in your Savage will work just fine. No faster twist needed IMO. You'll do fine
Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:28 PM
You get one great big "Atta Boy" for that one. And I can just about imagine after taking a few deer with it, he still talks about the gentleman that steered him right, and how grateful he was to have spoken to him that day. Dang! I guess we gotta change how we think about you now
I think I left for home more proud of my meeting and discussion with that young man than I did of our very nice 4 point buck in the back of our truck.
OK, now that I've spit out my drink all over the screen................
I went on to tell him that if he wanted to do anything, he could replace that steel tube that almost resembled a scope with a Leupold.
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