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#6540631 - 11/12/16 05:05 PM Savage 250. Should I?
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Registered: 10/19/12
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Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Well I've been occasionally looking for a 99 in .250-3000 for well over a decade. Found one yesterday; take-down, brass counter, the whole nine yards. And now factory ammo is extremely limited in production. I don't reload and I'm a shooter, not a "collector", of rifles.

Would you buy it (assuming it's a reasonable price)? Anybody else have one and how's it been finding ammo?

Thanks for the help.
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#6540641 - 11/12/16 05:13 PM Re: Savage 250. Should I? [Re: Creekrunner]
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Loc: Mesquite
Yes, IF the price is what you consider OK. Buy a few boxes of ammo, SAVE the brass, and get a quality loader reload them for you. I'm always looking for a 300 Savage just because! Don't need it, but just want one.
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#6540642 - 11/12/16 05:16 PM Re: Savage 250. Should I? [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 5386
Loc: bastrop county
99 take downs are noted for poor accuracy, the pre 1950 are 1-14 twist(designed for 87gr), forget about factory 100gr bullets its a no go, I will only buy take downs for collection, only like new gets me interested.
ps, contact me if you want to discuss, been collection the 1899's for 40yrs


Edited by colt45 (11/12/16 05:18 PM)
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#6540648 - 11/12/16 05:19 PM Re: Savage 250. Should I? [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 09/24/11
Posts: 706
Loc: Snyder, tx
If I had been looking for a certain gun for ten years, I'd buy it in a heartbeat. You've been looking for it for a decade, buy it or you'll regret it for the next decade.

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#6540671 - 11/12/16 05:55 PM Re: Savage 250. Should I? [Re: bo323]
pertnear Offline
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Registered: 12/31/14
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Loc: Kingsland, TX
Originally Posted By: bo323
If I had been looking for a certain gun for ten years, I'd buy it in a heartbeat. You've been looking for it for a decade, buy it or you'll regret it for the next decade.

What bo323 said!!! You have to buy or it'll keep bothering you as the one that got away. I know, I have a couple of guns over the years that I passed on & it is still bugging me!!!
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#6540675 - 11/12/16 05:59 PM Re: Savage 250. Should I? [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 11/08/09
Posts: 1788
Loc: North Side of the Metromess
Buy it. Shoot it. Sell it if don't work out.


Edited by chalet (11/12/16 06:11 PM)
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#6540684 - 11/12/16 06:13 PM Re: Savage 250. Should I? [Re: Creekrunner]
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Loc: Lake Jackson, TX
That is a dandy lil cartridge. Pull the trigger, pun intended
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#6540699 - 11/12/16 06:33 PM Re: Savage 250. Should I? [Re: Creekrunner]
MClark Offline
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Registered: 10/09/15
Posts: 118
Loc: Arizona
Accuracy on take downs is hit and miss. If they were taken apart many times the barrel can get loose.
I have a 300 Savage made in 1941 and I don't think the barrel was ever off, we had to use a barrel vice to remove it.
Shoots good, was carrying it today.
The 250 is good, buy a bunch of ammunition in case they stop making it.

Mark

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#6540719 - 11/12/16 06:43 PM Re: Savage 250. Should I? [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 2346
Loc: Azle, TX
Hornady is releasing 250 brass! I know you said your not a reloader but get chad to load it for you and your gtg. I regret selling my 99 in 250-3000 in college. Id give my left nut to have that gun back

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#6540759 - 11/12/16 07:16 PM Re: Savage 250. Should I? [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 08/27/12
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Loc: Watauga, TX
Ammo is pretty much 100% mail order now. My lives in the safe.
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#6540765 - 11/12/16 07:21 PM Re: Savage 250. Should I? [Re: Creekrunner]
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Loc: Frisco, Texas
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#6541428 - 11/13/16 12:59 PM Re: Savage 250. Should I? [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 1078
Loc: Cuero
There is never any time like now to start reloading. The 250 Savage is an awesome cartridge in any action.



This young fellow (13) visited my ranch this past May, hunted with 250 Savage that his dad and granddad built for him. The young fellow painted the rifle and loaded the ammunition so the loading is not that hard of a task.

He texted his dad and said there was a really large hog at the feeder and he wasn't sure if he should attempt to shoot it. His dad texted back to shoot it in the ear, he did, and it went straight down. The shot was a 100 yards.

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#6541550 - 11/13/16 02:28 PM Re: Savage 250. Should I? [Re: bo323]
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Registered: 08/19/06
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Loc: bastrop county
Originally Posted By: bo323
If I had been looking for a certain gun for ten years, I'd buy it in a heartbeat. You've been looking for it for a decade, buy it or you'll regret it for the next decade.
that's like "the girls all get prettier @ closing time"
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#6541573 - 11/13/16 02:52 PM Re: Savage 250. Should I? [Re: colt45]
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Registered: 09/24/11
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Loc: Snyder, tx
Originally Posted By: colt45
Originally Posted By: bo323
If I had been looking for a certain gun for ten years, I'd buy it in a heartbeat. You've been looking for it for a decade, buy it or you'll regret it for the next decade.
that's like "the girls all get prettier @ closing time"


Still true

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#6541649 - 11/13/16 03:44 PM Re: Savage 250. Should I? [Re: Creekrunner]
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