Searching for 300 savage ammo

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by kwb, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. kwb

    kwb New Member

    Mar 21, 2010
    Any ideas on locating 300 savage ammo? I have checked several stores and a few websites, with no luck.

  2. army mp

    army mp Member

    Jan 30, 2009
    western Pa,
    Ken sorry to say but the 300 Savage is quickly becoming an obsolete round, If you plan on keeping the rifle. Just my opinion, But I would strongly suggest reloading. You can still find 300 Savage Ammo at gun shows and some, obsolete ammo suppliers. But unlike the shortage of other rounds. I don’t believe your round will come back in any volum, But like everything on the computer, this is speculation on my part.

  3. res45

    res45 Member

    Sep 21, 2007
    Check your PM kbw,as army mp stated the 300 Sav. ammo is hard to find being it a seasonal run ammo and the current state of affairs it's even harder to find.

    Reloading is your best option,brass is still readily available and even if it's not you can make your own by simply running a standard 308 case into a 300 Sav. die which reforms the shoulder and trimming the neck down to proper length. The 300 Savage was the parent case the 308 was designed from so it easy to convert it back.
  4. Hunting Man

    Hunting Man New Member

    Mar 13, 2010
    NW ohio
    I still shoot a Savage 99 in 300 sav. I pick up ammo at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's not to mention at gun shows. I haven't had any problem getting enough for hunting purposes.
  5. 199er

    199er New Member

    May 5, 2010
    Columbia SC
  6. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    spot on ,

    i have maybe 600 reloads from .308 sitting here, ( i've only got so much room , its a hassle ;) )

    great buff round, long range big 'roo round, big pig etc

    slightly flatter trajectory than a .308 ( takes a "hot load" better too )

    but .308 brass is EVERYWHERE! and cheap as are the primers

    just get lots of good projectiles and you'll be sweet as..

    Last edited: Jul 22, 2010
  7. LDBennett

    LDBennett Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2003
    Hesperia, CA
    The 308 became more of a standard than the 300 Savage because the neck is so short on the 300 Savage. Someone took the 300 Savage, made the neck longer, pushed and pulled on some the case dimensions and called it 308. The military picked it up in the 1950's and 300 Savage became an antique.

    I have a Savage 99 in 300 Savage bought new in the 1950's by the father of a co-worker. While developing reloads for the gun and shooting over a chronograph looking to duplicate factory ammo, I was surprised at the groups I was getting when I was not really shooting for groups. These guns can be very accurate with the right ammo! Almost every time I take it to the range I get offers to buy it. I got it for a song but it is such a nice accurate rifle I'll not sell it.

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