“Book Review: Collector’s Guide To The Savage 99 Rifle”

Ian McCollum of Forgotten Weapons has a fine review of David Royal’s A Collector’s Guide to the Savage 99 Rifle. I know some people think that Winchester or even Marlin lever actions are the be all and end all of lever guns but my heart belongs to the Savage of which I have two. Both of mine are in .300 Savage.

Royal’s book was published in 2016 and is available on Amazon in the $40-43 range. There are 52 reviews of the book there and 92% of them are 5 star! I plan to get a copy and suggest other Savage 99 lovers may want to as well.

2 thoughts on ““Book Review: Collector’s Guide To The Savage 99 Rifle””

  1. My dad, a Maine Guide, purchased his Savage Model 99A in 250-3000 in 1921, and hunted with it exclusively to the end of his life. My mother, an expert shot herself, recounts often hearing the 'spiteful crack' of the high-velocity 25 caliber, and then only once per hunt. My elder brother has the rifle, and it still puts 5 shots into 2" or less with a Lyman Tang receiver sight. I had a reissue 1971 Savage 99A with a 2.5X steel-tube weaver scope that would hold 1" groups all day; I gave it to my hunting nephew because it belongs in the woods.

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