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Question by phconk. Uploaded on December 04, 2009
Nothing wrong with that gun, use it and good hunting.
That's one of the great all time deer rifles. Take care of it, 99 values are climbing.
The Savage Model 99 in .308, .300 Savage or .250-3000 would be difficult, at best, to improve upon as a deer rifle. Your grandfather is providing you with a gift which, if well taken care of, will provide YOUR children with a fine deer rifle. Good luck with it.
Even if it's only a loaner, I would take it gladly. You are sure to learn something from the experience. If it's an outright gift, you are very very lucky and should be thankful you have such a generous grandfather.
Consider yourself lucky to have a grandpa willing to give you one of the all time great rifles in one of the all time great calibers.
The model 99 is a fine deer rifle, plus the .308 is more than able to do the job
Good heavens, don't even think about getting another gun! That is a fine caliber and an absolutely great gun. It's light, durable, safe, and quick to fire. It's also easy on the eyes. Treasure it because it is a treasure.
Care to sell it?
Thats a great gun. Use it when you can. Does it have a scope? If its an older scope spend a few bucks and upgrade to a newer one. The optics are a far cry from yesteryear and at a fraction of the price!
his gun will do just fine. you don't need a new gun. just as long as the old one will fire it is a keeper.
DARN BOY' YOU STUPID OR WHAT! LOL!
USE THE MODEL 99!!!!!!!!!!!
IT'S NO PUNK SON!!!
Be a great Elk rifle too!
I'd trade one of my bolt 30-06's for one in good shape if I had a chance!
O'Man, I wish I had a hand me down Model 99
Should you? Oh boy...
This is THE deer rifle. Can't be beat. Handling. Smooth action. Mechanical excellence. Style and looks. Class. Accuracy. History.
Mine is in .300 Savage, would love .308.
You get the chance to hunt with the ol' boy's rifle !
That's a memory in the making, if you get one too ! ...
Is this one of the older models with checkered walnut stock, or one of the newer cheap ones with a crappy stained cottonwood stock? If it has the cottonwood stock/forend, I'd replace the wood (the action and barrel are still excellent whether newer or older models). That cottonwood junk doesn't hold up worth a darn. The "finish" comes off and if it gets wet it swells up like a pig in the grainery. Frankly, I see nothing wrong with going to black plastic if you intend to hunt with it. In fact, even if it does have nice wood on it, I'd probably do that anyway. Set the good wood aside and save it for the next generation.
I'll take that as a "No"
great gun great caliber. It will take anything North America has to offer ( accept brown bear). Take care of that rifle man.
good lord, kiss your grandpa's feet and ask him to put that gun in his will for you.
I sure do wish my GrandDad had a 99 for me to use, especially since it is in one of my favorite deer cartridges, the 308.
Are you kidding??? The smoothest, most beautiful, and very likely the strongest lever action ever made, and you have doubts??? You've been blessed, son!
Sorry I know that I am over a year late and that you have probably already made your decition but I feel the need to also put in my two cents. The model 99 one of the best hunting rifles ever. It combines the acuracy of a bolt acttion with nearly the spead of a semi-auto in an elagant, balenced, and reliable package. I too own a 99 passed down from my grandfather (but mine is in 300savage, the parent round of your 308) and the only way some one else is gettin it is if they are my kin or they pull it from my cold dead hands. Do not get rid of that gun. Take care of it and one day you will be giving it to your grandson.
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