Either is a great deer cartridge, but I would have to go with the .270 because both rifles and ammo very plentiful. Probably killed over 50 elk with it. The 250 Savage chambered in the great Savage 99 is one of the best deer guns ever made. I have 5 days to hunt and if I see bears out of bow range I plan to take the 300 Savage on the last 2 days of the hunt. Reloaders can better the factory ballistics, in some cases substantially. Seller: Gun Sport Ltd. Area Code: 432 . Also, the .250 is a "take down" rifle. The Savage 99 allowed the use of pointed bullets which was an instant improvement in any caliber. Very good condition, classic Savage lever rifle chambered in the .300 Savage cartridge, a good choice for hunting deer. A great bullet at 300 Savage velocities. Works a treat in '06's too. Took the scope off and put a full buck horn on the rear and if I can see it I can hit it. It has been and is used by both men and women, for close shots and distance shots, in open terrain and denser country. Here are six of our favorite classic deer rifles. Last doe I shot was with a 130 gr, TSX and performance was excellent. Bullet Weight. But the .250 Savage's true niche is as a deer round, so we focused on bullets weighing 100 grains and up. Pressure level for the .300 Savage is set by SAAMI at 46,000 CUP. The 250 Savage chambered in the great Savage 99 is one of the best deer guns ever made. The best .308 bullet for whitetail deer is in the 150gr to 165gr range. I'm partial to the 150 Sierra spitzer and 4064. The bullets expanded, did their work inside the deer and exited. I doesn't sound as if you need to get rid of either. Some at ranges a lot farther than the max you are talking about. One of my pet favorite rifles is my Savage 99 in 300 savage. I use this rifle for bear, elk, and mule deer. A lot of debate on the matter, but I think a round nose would have to have a greater impact effect and expansion than a spitzer tip bullet at shorter distances. FAQs; Categories. I have used a Model 99 Savage in .300 Savage caliber for several years for deer and it is a "sweet" cartridge. Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3. Though the.30-30 may be lighter and have a slightly shorter barrel for hunting in … SOLD Manufacturer: 1949 Caliber Info:.300 Savage Metal Condition: Very Good, Some Finish Wear, Small Nicks & … 300 Savage is pure poison to deer. load for his girl friend that had trouble handling the recoil of 150s out of her Savage bolt rifle. I guess that means it's no darned good for anything except maybe squirrels. I note that the .300 Savage is very similar in case capacity and shape to the .308 Marlin Express. At 200 yards the velocity is 2,095 fps and the energy is 1,462 ft. lbs. Note: A full length article about the .300 Savage can be found on the Rifle Cartridge Page. With the demise of the Savage Model 99 rifle the .300 has become an orphan. Either is a great deer cartridge, but I would have to go with the .270 because both rifles and ammo very plentiful. Remington put the 300 sav in their classic rifle line up. It is designed for short actions, has a sharp 30 degree shoulder angle and a short neck to maximize powder capacity. In my 1937 99 EG with 24" barrel that load chronographs 2,450 fps. bullets. This is a great eastern deer cartrige and when shooting a 150 gr bullet goes out at 2650 fps with very mild recoil. While the Savage Model 99 lost the popularity race against the Winchester Model 94 and the Marlin 336, the Savage Model 99 was probably the best of the three. That gun sadly fell victim to a home burglary and was never recovered by me. The rifle is a 24" barrel (IIRC) and a 1'10" twist. For Deer size game, here are our favorites: Nosler Ballistic Tip – Offers excellent accuracy and rapid expansion and energy transfer. Home; My Account. Have taken 2 with the 170 gr fp Sierra with same load. Home; My Account. Bullet choice has a noticeable effect on terminal performance and generally speaking, … I have seen one big whitetail shot with that 170 and it was a bang flop on a quartering shot. bullets. Copyright © 2000-2020 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The 6th edition of the Hornady Handbook of Cartridge Reloading shows that their 150 grain bullets can be driven to a MV of 2300 fps by 36.5 grains of IMR 4064 powder, or to a MV of 2800 fps by a maximum charge of 44.0 grains of IMR 4064. Pressure level for the .300 Savage is set by SAAMI at 46,000 CUP. These are the .30-30 Winchester, .300 Savage, .32 Winchester Special and .308 Marlin Express. That's a bit hotter than Ken Waters' load, which I can't remember at the moment. The .300 Savage load we used on those deer was a Remington 150-grain Pointed Soft Point Core-Lokt with 43.8 grains of Varget powder for a muzzle velocity of 2,740 fps. My grandfather had a Savage Model 1899 in .300 Savage with straight stock and no checkering. SST bullet specifically for the 300 Savage. The Savage Arms 220 is known to accurately shoot 200 – 300 yards while leaving a hole twice the size of a.30 Cal cartridge. You should be good to go as long as you practice and are proficient with the peep. "You cannot invade mainland America. I have hand loaded using 130 gr TSX bullets, chrono-ing 2600 to almost 2800 fps, and really like these. If a.30-06 is up to the task, a.300 Savage surely is albeit at a shorter range than a '06 since it starts out slower. While I wholeheartedly recommend it for deer, and I'd use it for elk, I do hesitate to recommend it for moose. Later, in the 1950's, the .300 Savage became the basis for experiments by the US Army that resulted in the development of the (T-65) .308 Winchester cartridge. All of these kill deer DRT most of the time and I have never had one go over about 50 yards. My Grandpa used a 300 Savage most his life for everything. At 200 yards the velocity is 1,940 fps and the energy is 1,495 ft. lbs. Joined Feb 15, 2014 Messages 76 Location Colorado. I think they open up better at those short northern MN deer woods shots. This gives enough weight for ample penetration but keeps the velocity high enough to keep trajectories flat and impact energy high. Basically a shortened version of the.30-06 with a sharper shoulder angle, its 150-grain bullet at a muzzle velocity of 2,700 fps duplicated the performance of the.30-06 as it was loaded in those days. Examples include IMR 3031, IMR 4064, H4895, and VIHT N-140. Load a few and try 'em out. Back in 1920 when it premiered in the soon-to-be-famous Savage Model 99 lever action, the idea was to roughly duplicate the ballistics of the .30-06 … I want a bullet suitable for hunting ranges out to 600 yards and some further target practice. When zeroed to hit three inches high at 100 yards, all four shoot a 150-180 grain bullet fast enough so that it won't fall more than three inches until it is out past 200 yards. I don't know which gun to use. Looking for more ammo options for the venerable 300 Savage, Hendershot’s “Extreme” Custom Ammo fits the bill. While I would not recommend it as a primary cartridge choice, it will accomplish the job if your bullet placement is good. Ammo Freedom. Deer surveyed so far have not posted positive results. The .300 Savage load we used on those deer was a Remington 150-grain Pointed Soft Point Core-Lokt with 43.8 grains of Varget powder for a muzzle velocity of 2,740 fps. A cup and core 150 and nearly any mid burn rate powder (I've used 3031, H and IMR 4895, IMR 4064, IMR 4320, IMR 4166, Varget, RL15, N140, W748 and maybe others) will make a nice deer load for the 300 Savage. $1,295.00 . Apr 5, 2018 #3 Pontius Member. Savage 57349 10/110 Apex Storm XP Bolt 300 Winchester Short Mag $ 614.00 (1) Savage Arms 110 ULTRALITE 300WSM CARBON $ 1,208.00 (0) Savage 22088 110 FCP 300 PRC 5+1 26" Matte Black Fixed HS Preci $ 1,091.00 (0) Savage 57495 110 Long Range Hunter 300 PRC 5+1 26" Matte Gray F $ 918.00 (0) Savage 57561 110 Elite Precision 300 PRC 30" 5+1 Matte Black Re $ 1,737.00 (0) Savage 57593 110 … Also, while I agree with Mike that the 150 grain loadings are just made for the .300 savage, I also have some rounds loaded in 180 grain for larger animals such as bear. Bulk Ammunition on sale, including 300 Savage Rifle Rounds. The .300 Savage is a mild yet effective medium game hunting cartridge. I only weigh 105 pounds, and I am black and blue after a box of 180 gr. Handgun Ammo Rifle Ammo 17 Hornet Ammo 17 Rem Fireball Ammo 17 Remington Ammo 204 Ruger Ammo 218 Winchester Bee Ammo 22 Hornet … Basically a shortened version of the .30-06 with a sharper shoulder angle, its 150-grain bullet at a muzzle velocity of 2,700 fps duplicated the performance of the .30-06 as it was loaded in those days. I worked up a deer-hunting load for my Savage Model 99 in .300 Savage caliber that consistently put 3 shots into ¾ of an inch (or less) at 100 yards from a solid bench rest. We probably here all have. Muzzle velocities are not high enough to cause hydrostatic shock however disproportionate to caliber wounding is ensured. The best .308 bullet for whitetail deer is in the 150gr to 165gr range. I only weigh 105 pounds, and I am black and blue after a box of 180 gr. Log In Register.
The most prominent wildcats are the .257 Roberts Improved and the .25 WSM. While .223 caliber ARs are perfectly fine for deer hunting – under the right circumstances – they’re sporting rifles, and are often ill-suited for deep woods use. It was designed to out perform the .30-30 Winchester and approximate the .30-06 ballistics of the time (150 grain bullet at 2700 fps) in a cartridge short enough to operate in the Savage Model 99 lever action rifle. I'm seeking a good one now for deer hunting with pistol grip and checkering. It is very accurate in my EG, but I haven’t had the opportunity to shoot a deer with it though. My friends say the .250 is not enough gun for deer. Later, in the 1950's, the .300 Savage became the … Hello, I need some advise on a good all around load for the 300 savage. It was designed to replace the less powerful .303 Savage in their popular Savage Model 99 hammerless lever-action rifle. Partitions work. Oddly, in spite of the grain size difference, they appear to have identical densities. It is their #30303. Some at ranges a lot farther than the max you are talking about. Federal, Remington and Winchester still make .300 Savage ammunition. It seems a little hard and produce longer trails. Took a nice whitetail buck last fall, and a Newfoundland bull moose in September, with my 1899 300 Savage. The .300 Savage really pounds the heck out of me. A 200 yard trajectory of plus or minus 3" will take over 90% of the deer killed in North America, east or west. The two powders have a similar appearance, but the SPF has slightly larger grain size. If a deer makes it into their bed with little or no blood trail you may never find it. Handgun Ammo Rifle Ammo 17 Hornet Ammo 17 Rem Fireball Ammo 17 Remington Ammo 204 Ruger Ammo 218 Winchester Bee Ammo 22 Hornet … Good all around load for my buddy 's 1950 vintage 99 RS is my Savage 99 in Savage. 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