My wifes Savage 99f

Discussion in 'Vintage Topic Archive (Sept - 2009)' started by MSCHU24, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. MSCHU24

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    My wife finally brought her first hunting rifle home from her parents house last night. Her grandfather gave it to her when she was 12 and it has been at her parents house ever since. It is a Savage model 99f in .243. It is a pretty cool light weight rifle. I just started doing research on it today so I don't know much about it, but what I have found sounds pretty cool. Does anyone else know much about these?

    Here are some pics of the 99f and also my first hunting rifle (Rem 600 in .308)
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  2. Beautiful Specimens of Firearm Pornography... er... Photography. :D :p

    Sweet looking dark stain on that furniture. Sweet guns.
     

  3. Dude, your wife got a cooler 1st hunting rifle than you did. I once owned one of those Remington 600s in .308 though. It was a neat little rifle.

    I hope you've got great plans for you kids' first guns!

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  4. Ari

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    That Savage is cool! I had an uncle that always hunted with a 300. I hear some of them are getting to be worth a few bucks. But I could net tell you what ones.
     
  5. MSCHU24

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    I know she did :lol: Hopefully I can get wife out to the range tomorrow and shoot it a little.

    At least mine has the possibility of accidentally going off to keep you on your toes. :shock: There is a recall on the trigger and safety. Mine doesn't do it...yet (hopefully never). Supposedly the gun can fire when you turn the safety off.
     
  6. MSCHU24

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    Finally got out to shoot the Savage this weekend. What a nice shooting rifle. It took a little while to get it sort of sighted in. My wife shot about 6 inches lower than me but a little scattered around the bullseye at 100yds. I shot high and left but grouped three shots within an inch and a half.

    I also got my wife to shoot my 10/22...I think she is in love. I can get better groupings if we shoot slow and calm, but if we shoot quickly...watch out.

    It was a fun hour or so and I bet I can get my wife out with me more now.
     
  7. That is a sweet looking gun! I love the .243. In my opinion it is one of the finest deer calibers out there, killed over a dozen deer with mine and only tracked one thanks to sloppy shooting on my part.

    It sounds like the wife might be flinching when shooting the .243. What I've done to help my son, and myself, is take the .22's out and shoot as much as possible. I also load the gun for my son and hand it to him but purposely leave the round out so when he squeezes the trigger nothing happens and I can see if he flinches. If I leave several out in a row he stops flinching because he doesn't think it is loaded. When I do put a live on in it he shoots without movement and is very accurate. We do this routine fairly often and have found it reduces our flinching even on the bigger calibers.