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    The Savage Model 99 is one of those rifles that has significant surface area for engraving.
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    Speaking of Savage 99s, anyone ever notice the one in the movie Joe Kidd? Bad guy Robert Duvall used it and it stuck out like rat sign in the sugar bowl. A real custom job with Roy Weatherby all over it and the scope, a modern Leupold. I guess they couldn't find one more appropriate to the time frame. Some really nice engraving on that rifle too.
    I've had a couple older .303 Savages in the past but only have one in .358 these days. I don't shoot it much. Not sure is I'll keep it or send it down the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul B View Post
    Speaking of Savage 99s, anyone ever notice the one in the movie Joe Kidd? Bad guy Robert Duvall used it and it stuck out like rat sign in the sugar bowl. A real custom job with Roy Weatherby all over it and the scope, a modern Leupold. I guess they couldn't find one more appropriate to the time frame. Some really nice engraving on that rifle too.
    I've had a couple older .303 Savages in the past but only have one in .358 these days. I don't shoot it much. Not sure is I'll keep it or send it down the road.
    Paul B.
    Yep, I picked up on Duvall's 99. I like spotting them in films. In the film Death Hunt, Charles Bronson carries a 99 and Lee Marvin has a Krag Jorgensen both period correct.

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    Grenadier, is that your 99?

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    I had one 99 in .358 NIB that I bought off a guy at work that had just won it. Never had it long enough to shoot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drm50 View Post
    I had one 99 in .358 NIB that I bought off a guy at work that had just won it. Never had it long enough to shoot.
    Probably should've held on to that one.

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    Ah yes! I'm happy to hear that Boddington likes the Savage 99!
    I've liked his writing for a long time now, especially when it comes to lever action rifles
    I have a 1950's circa Savage 99 in the 6.5 Creedmoor's parent cartridge, the .300 Savage.
    For it being a lever action, it sure is accurate. Plus, the .300 Savage has enough gusto to hunt up to elk, within 200 yds.
    Boddington, and Layne Simpson also got me hooked on the Marlin 444, and I finally bought mine this last August.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Shooter View Post
    Grenadier, is that your 99?

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    Unfortunately, no.
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    Boddington is one heck of a writer & hunter. The Savage 99 is one heck of a rifle.

    Excellent!

    Looking forward to seeing the article.

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    Interesting story, it may be how "Pocahontas" was able to go to Harvard I hope Boddington can entice Savage to manufacture the 99 again; I've read from several sources that they stopped production because of the high manufacturing cost. I also have a 99EG in .300 Savage with a "period" Redfield peep sight that reminds me of by gone days when hunting was more about the game than the distance of the shot (not that anything is wrong with that!).


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