Have you ever been wrong and happy about it???

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    WyomingSwede
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    (1/12/03 9:29:43 pm)
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    My wife owns a Savage 99 lever in .300 Savage. She swears by that rifle and has owned it forever. I just kind of pooh-poohed both the rifle and the cartridge.
    Well...one day I took it to the range on a preseason sight in mission and....by gosh she was right. ( Kind of scary when your better half is right.) I put that rifle through its paces and it impressed me. Yes I know that the .300 Savage is a modified pre-.308 308. But it is an good round though underemphasized. I worked up a 180 gr load for it that shoots so well it is scary.
    To make a long story short..I now have two of my own in .300 Savage. It is probably the best lever action ever designed and undoubtedly the strongest. It has no peers as a saddle gun if you are a horse hunter. (those bolt actions will wear a scar on your leg in a hurry unless you stow them butt forward.) It will outperform a 30-30 and give an 06 a run for the money.
    The savage will never replace the swede mauser in my affections...but if you can pick one up at the right price I recommend you do it...you will be pleasantly surprised. This is one situation where I was happy to be wrong.

    swede
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    kdub01
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    (1/12/03 9:56:32 pm)
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    You're right, Swede -

    The .300 Savage is a very good cartridge. The Savage Mod 99 is one of the fastest and best rifles ever made. My brother has a 1929 mfg'd .250-3000 that I covet greatly!
    "Keep Off The Ridgeline"


    cointoss 2
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    (1/13/03 9:51:39 am)
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    Right on Swede! I passed by a lot of good deals on them through the years and now when I think it would be nice to own one, the prices on them have gone sky-hi! Now, ringing in my mind is the old saying, "he who hesitates gets screwed."
    cointoss2


    Packet
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    (1/13/03 4:34:46 pm)
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    Once I thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken.


    Bob In St Louis
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    (1/13/03 4:42:14 pm)
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    According to my wife, I am always wrong.

    When the kids are in trouble, they are my kids.

    When the kids are getting awards, they are her kids.

    When the dog poops the carpet, it's my dog. The rest of the time it's her dog.

    I think you are seeing where I am going with this!


    IShootBack
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    (1/13/03 7:48:31 pm)
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    I'm in with Bob here.

    The 300 Savage is a great deer round. A friend has one and refuses to change.
    Guns cause crime, like spoons made Rosie fat
     
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