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Q: I have recently received a Savage 250-3000 lever action rifle with rotary magazine(top loaded). It is in EXCELLENT condition. i am just curious of the value of it and if I should display it or actually use it to harvest a white tail this year.

Question by Deer Assassin. Uploaded on June 08, 2010

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from 007 wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

Last I heard, they were worth somewhere in the area of $1000. I have a vintage 99 in .300 Savage that lives a comfortably retired life in the back of the safe, never risking exposure to the tall timber again.

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from Treestand wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

Need more Info?~~~your Savage 99?-in 85to95% in Gun Digest Magazine~~~List for $750. It hard times out there. gun are at an all time low~~use the Gun! Good Luck.

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from Jere Smith wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

Further use as long as it;s not abused will may very little difference in value. USE IT.

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from Jere Smith wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

Make* sorry

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from Panfry101 wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

I have a belgian made gold trigger 20 gauge browning. It is one of the most classicc beautiful shotguns of our time. I still use that A5, and I furthermore agree with moishe that a good gun should be used and not abused.

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from countitandone wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

You say you "recently received" this lever action. Was it free? An inheritance? If so, take it to the range, use it this fall. If you paid good money for it, and don't like it, use it's worth as a bargaining chip for something you really like.

Personally speaking, a guy can never have too many fly rods or well made pieces of weponry.

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from libertyfirst wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

You have a wonderful little rifle and I believe that you would make a terrible mistake not to get comfortable with and use this fine rifle. I have never believed in obtaining firearms to look at and fondle while you watch television. Like any fine tool use them respectfully and enjoy them for a life time.

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from steve182 wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

i'll give you $500 for it

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from DakotaMan wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

Why not do both... enjoy looking at it all year and take it down for the hunt. A mighty fine rifle that set the deer hunting world on its nose way back when. It smacks deer far harder than you would ever think.

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from MLH wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

You lucky dog! Great gun. I'm one to use even a very fine gun for what it was meant for. However, if it is a special presentation-type grade - basically an art piece - I'd just sell the darn thing to someone who could appreciate it hiding in their gun safe.

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from MLH wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

Oh! But if it is inherited then it would get passed down to the next generation.

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from Edward J. Palumbo wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

You've got a gem of a rifle! Very desirable, very marketable, and it'll only appreciate in value if it's decently cared for. Enjoy it thoroughly!

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from jwallen wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

Take good care of it and you could hunt a lifetime with it. When I am gone I hope someone will hunt with my old guns and not just leave them in the gun cabinet.

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from 007 wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

Clarification, mine was dad's, now deceased, I've got plenty of rifles, I don't want to risk anything happening to it. My cousin down the road also has his dad's, (my uncle's), and he retired his too.

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from Beekeeper wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

I'd hunt with it. I've been searching for one of those for a while. The 99 was not as popular as other rifles down my way. When you find an old one it is typically a .300 Savage.

Take care of the rifle but do hunt with it and enjoy it!

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from Deer Assassin wrote 2 years 14 weeks ago

Thank you everyone for your answers and comments. I did use it this year but only on fair weather days and only when stand hunting. Didn't want to risk damaging it either by weather conditions or scratches. And guess what.......I harvested a beautiful, massive doe with it at about 110 yards. She ran off about 40 yards and dropped. Great little rifle and accurate as any of my big bore, long range rifles, and just as effective. I'll continue to use this fine weapon and hopefully harvest more deer, one day passing it onto my son

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from Deer Assassin wrote 2 years 14 weeks ago

And sorry it took me so long to read and respond to all of these very useful posts.......I'm generally not good at checking message boards but am working on getting better. lol Happy hunting and fishing to you all

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from Treestand wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

Need more Info?~~~your Savage 99?-in 85to95% in Gun Digest Magazine~~~List for $750. It hard times out there. gun are at an all time low~~use the Gun! Good Luck.

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from Edward J. Palumbo wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

You've got a gem of a rifle! Very desirable, very marketable, and it'll only appreciate in value if it's decently cared for. Enjoy it thoroughly!

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from jwallen wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

Take good care of it and you could hunt a lifetime with it. When I am gone I hope someone will hunt with my old guns and not just leave them in the gun cabinet.

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from 007 wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

Last I heard, they were worth somewhere in the area of $1000. I have a vintage 99 in .300 Savage that lives a comfortably retired life in the back of the safe, never risking exposure to the tall timber again.

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from Jere Smith wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

Further use as long as it;s not abused will may very little difference in value. USE IT.

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from Jere Smith wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

Make* sorry

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from Panfry101 wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

I have a belgian made gold trigger 20 gauge browning. It is one of the most classicc beautiful shotguns of our time. I still use that A5, and I furthermore agree with moishe that a good gun should be used and not abused.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from countitandone wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

You say you "recently received" this lever action. Was it free? An inheritance? If so, take it to the range, use it this fall. If you paid good money for it, and don't like it, use it's worth as a bargaining chip for something you really like.

Personally speaking, a guy can never have too many fly rods or well made pieces of weponry.

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from libertyfirst wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

You have a wonderful little rifle and I believe that you would make a terrible mistake not to get comfortable with and use this fine rifle. I have never believed in obtaining firearms to look at and fondle while you watch television. Like any fine tool use them respectfully and enjoy them for a life time.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from steve182 wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

i'll give you $500 for it

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from DakotaMan wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

Why not do both... enjoy looking at it all year and take it down for the hunt. A mighty fine rifle that set the deer hunting world on its nose way back when. It smacks deer far harder than you would ever think.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from MLH wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

You lucky dog! Great gun. I'm one to use even a very fine gun for what it was meant for. However, if it is a special presentation-type grade - basically an art piece - I'd just sell the darn thing to someone who could appreciate it hiding in their gun safe.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from MLH wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

Oh! But if it is inherited then it would get passed down to the next generation.

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from 007 wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

Clarification, mine was dad's, now deceased, I've got plenty of rifles, I don't want to risk anything happening to it. My cousin down the road also has his dad's, (my uncle's), and he retired his too.

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from Beekeeper wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

I'd hunt with it. I've been searching for one of those for a while. The 99 was not as popular as other rifles down my way. When you find an old one it is typically a .300 Savage.

Take care of the rifle but do hunt with it and enjoy it!

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from Deer Assassin wrote 2 years 14 weeks ago

Thank you everyone for your answers and comments. I did use it this year but only on fair weather days and only when stand hunting. Didn't want to risk damaging it either by weather conditions or scratches. And guess what.......I harvested a beautiful, massive doe with it at about 110 yards. She ran off about 40 yards and dropped. Great little rifle and accurate as any of my big bore, long range rifles, and just as effective. I'll continue to use this fine weapon and hopefully harvest more deer, one day passing it onto my son

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from Deer Assassin wrote 2 years 14 weeks ago

And sorry it took me so long to read and respond to all of these very useful posts.......I'm generally not good at checking message boards but am working on getting better. lol Happy hunting and fishing to you all

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