Re: Savage 99 Feeding problem
I had a Savage 99F in 243 that had a feeding problem in that some rounds would come up high to the chamber mouth. Not good for a hunting rifle.
I corrected this by closing the arc of the lever a tiny bit. Remove the lever from the rifle and place it in a padded vice with the finger part of the lever clamped. The end of the lever that operates in the slot on the bolt should be above the vice jaws. Take a small ball peen hammer and tap the tip of the lever so as to close the arc. Go very easy. Don't muscle it. Tap and then try it in the rifle. This will also fix the lever that hangs down some.
This is a factory fix.