American Rifleman - November 2009 - (Page 42)

Technical loading bench Modern Hunting Loads For The .300 Savage T 42 n 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 continued on p. 44 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 ovember 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. Photos by author 2009 www.americanrifleman.org http://WWW.AMERICANRIFLEMAN.ORG

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of American Rifleman - November 2009

American Rifleman - November 2009

Contents
From The Editor
Armed Citizen
Standing Guard
President’s Column
Fighting The Good Fight
Readers Write
News, Notes and Ephemera
Questions & Answers
Loading Bench
A Perfectly Delightful Cartridge: 7x57 mm Mauser
A Step Apart: The Browning Maxus
Triggernometry 101
A “Clean” Barrel
Hunting With Modern Semi-Automatic Rifles: The AR Afield
Remington’s Model 10: “The Other Trench Gun”
Exploded View: ArmaLite M-15 A2 Carbine
Dope Bag: Data & Comment
Political Report
NRA-ILA Report
Regional Report/Member Info & Benefits
Programs & Services
I Have This Old Gun

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