I just bought a 1899 in 303 Savage last month. It has been reblued but I wanted the caliber, since it is already been messed with I feel free to try some things with it I would not do with an original. If 303 is what you want why not just buy the savage 1899 and rebarrel. Was a 303 barrel on ebay last week.
Which model did you pick up? I am a dog for the 303 Sav's. Always looking for more, need my SRC and have an H on the way. Figure if I can get a low priced 336, I can come out on top of the deal, and if anyone ever needs a 303 Reamer, shoot me a PM, I have one. Les
Violater. get an RCBS #30-180-FN bullet mold. It casts out at 190 gr. in wheel weights, use 28.0 gr. of W-748 in the 30-30 and you have, for all practical purposes a .303 Savage in performance. 8)
I've had two M-99s in .303 Savage, but others wanted them more than I did, especially when they made me offers no sane man could or would refuse. :roll:
I like the performance of the .303 but am not willing to pay the high price they ask for ammo around here, especially at the gun shows. :x
Hey! the 30-30 is perhaps the worlds best and most popular deer round. It may not be balisticaly superior, but you dont need a shoulder cannon to kill a deer cleanly. I'm sure you have your round preferences like we all do, but your making Winchester and the 30-30 look bad. I know Im just as ticked as the rest of you about winchester, but they are still one of the best gun companies in history.
Heck guys, its his gun. Who cares why. :wink:
Not something I would do but I bet I'v done things he wouldn't.
Someone said the 303 Savage predated the 30/30? I thought the 30/30 was the first non military smokeless number available to the public.
Am I wrong?