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Question by 14maddoxc. Uploaded on September 04, 2009
You might find a Savage 99 in .243 for $400-600 in good condition. Like new will be way more if you can find one since thae last .243's were made in about 1995-ish or so.
Savage never made a lever action rifle chmabered for any long action cartridges like the .270 or 30-06. A prototype was built, but never produced for sale. The "hottest" rounds chambered for were the .243 Win, .284 Winchester, and the .308 Win and the .358 Winchester.
99s in .243 are getting harder to find. Prices were going up. These were chambered in the "newer" models. Before buying a 99 I suggest researching their background a bit. Lots of variations were made over the years (brass and steel rotary and box mags, safety locations, cocking indicators, model designations, etc.). Some are more valuable than others. Great and historic gun.
I have Weatherby .270 WSM. The rifle it's self costs $399 (without scope, mounts, or ammo). My rifle is amazing! Its such a joy to shoot, and seems to be durable. I don't know much about .243's.
Sorry, I forgot the specifics on my Weatherby Vanguard:
Chamber: .270 WSM
Sounds like he would be better off with the Weatherby to me!
You're always better off with a real Weatherby....LOL
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Savage 99's are getting very hard to find and the ones that I do find are worn out or abused severely. Mostly the clip guns made during the time when Savage earned name for bad stuff at and even worse price.
I see these guns now days for $400-$500 dollars. I recently saw a nice, clean 99 made in '50's in .300 Savage sell for nearly $1000! I wish I ahd grown to appreciate them before folks went nuts over them...
As WMH said Savage never made a 99 for long action calibers. If you are interesed in a good quality lever gun for both short and long action rounds that will sell for about what a beat up Savage 99 will check out the Browning BLR.
I owned one in .308 for years and used it to put a truck load of venison and feral pork in the freezer. Then one day a crack head decided he deserved it more than I did...
Agreed with Beekeeper and + 1 for you sir!!!
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