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Old June 10, 2014, 09:21 PM   #26
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"Supposedly later 99s received such treatment."

Well, they received some such treatment because the 99 was introduced in .308 around 1955 or 1956 or so.
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Old June 10, 2014, 11:28 PM   #27
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After Savage chambered the Model 99 in 308, they continued for a while to make them in 300 Savage as well. Those should be ease to convert to 308 if one wanted to. One could simply load the 300 cases to the same pressure and come close, though I don't recommend that. Too great a chance the cartridges might end up in an earlier Model 99.

The extraction groove on a 300 is smaller than on a 308. Whether that has any effect on case capacity, I never experimented to find out.
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Old June 11, 2014, 05:35 AM   #28
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"they continued for a while to make them in 300 Savage as well."

Through, I believe, at least the 1980s, althought sales of the .300 dropped sharply once the .308 was introduced into the lineup.
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