Modern Hunting Loads For The .300 Savage
BY BRYCE M. TOWSLEY, Field Editor
the .300 Savage because they recognized its ballistic superiority over the .30-30 Win. The .300 Savage was introduced in 1920 for the Savage Model 99 lever-action rifle. Even by today’s standards, the cartridge design could be called cutting-edge. The .300 Savage has little body taper, a sharp, 30 degree shoulder and a short neck to allow the maximum
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here is no argument that the most popular deerhunting cartridge in history is the .30-30 Win. But during its heyday in the first half of the last century, the thinking hunters, the “gun guys” who understood ballistics, were using something else. A lot of hunters in the know were shooting their deer with
It’s easy to upgrade the performance of the 89-year-old .300 Savage with new bullets. The author paired a Remington Model 722 with a Leupold scope for working up contemporary loads with modern bullets.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of American Rifleman - November 2009