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Old May 4, 2013, 06:07 AM   #26
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I kind of want to put an aperture Skinner sight on it instead, but would that be a waste for .308 winchester?
Not in the kind of places where I hunt, where a 100 yard shot is a fairly long poke. I have a Williams FoolProof receiver sight mounted on more than a couple of my heavy timber/brush rifles and like them for acquiring a fast sight picture. And any scope will diminish the fine handling properties offered by lever-action rifles and carbines like the Model 99. As you said, "She balances very well". Why compromise those fine handling qualities if you don't need to?
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Old May 4, 2013, 06:54 PM   #27
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I guess I look at it different....I have lever guns with open sights..and levers with scopes....I have a Winchester model 88 in 308 with a Leupold 2.5 x 8 VXIII....I really like that set up....If I had your 99..I would want something like a 1.5 x 6....Leupold or Burris....JMO
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Old May 4, 2013, 09:18 PM   #28
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What are the weaver base model numbers for the 99?
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Old May 4, 2013, 10:14 PM   #29
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2 pc aluminum..front 48019..rear 48011......Grand Slam one piece steel..dovetail..48956
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Old May 5, 2013, 03:05 PM   #30
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Savage 99 bases

I've got Weaver 48019 front and 48014 rear on both of my 99s. Sweet rifle, by the way ! You're gonna want another one.
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Old May 6, 2013, 07:26 AM   #31
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I have two 99's, one is a 250-3000 light weight take down model, the other 99 is a 300 Savage.
Both have iron sights and that's the way I'm going to leave them.
I've been shooting both rifles with iron sights, been doing pretty well with them considering my old eyes.

I previously owned a Savage 99 in 300 Savage caliber, took a lot of deer with that rifle, most were running shots.
I thought I needed a 30-06 and traded off the 99 for one, that was a mistake that won't happen again.

In my opinion the 99's have great balance and a natural swing.

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Old May 8, 2013, 07:29 AM   #32
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re: New Savage 99C

Hey, KnightofCedonia, you'll find a wealth of info and expertise on the Model 99 on the Savage Collectors forum at 24hourcampfire.com. I don't mean to disparage this forum, it's great, but that's the place for info on the 99.
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