Do you hunt with a .300 Savage or own one and what is your opinions.
My son was left with my fathers .300, I had a scope instaled it shoots inside 3 inches at 100 yards. In my opinion, its a .3030 bred with a .308.
I received a 300 savage rem M 722 after my great grandfather past away.
It will shoot about 2 in. at 100. Then again who knows how old it is, I used it as a truck gun for a while not afraid to get it a little ruffed up, as when I received it was about as ruffed up as it can get. Its just sitting in the safe now and will probaly retire there permanently.
My father in law has 2 of them. Awsome little cartridge. IMO more efficient then a. 308win. He has one in a 760 pump that shoots 150gr gamekings inside of one inch. they will kill anything in north America.
"I'm interested in rifles, but only accurate rifles are interesting". Col. Townsend Whelen
Dad has been using his old Remington 722 for over 40 years, first with a peep sight and the last 30 he's had a scope on it. Either way, that rifle has more deer to its credit than all the rest of our rifles combined.
Excellent cartidge, and out to 200 yards or so no problem at all with factory ammo. Its biggest downfall has to be the fact that the ammo you can buy all has round noses since the cartridge is often used in lever action rifles. If you handload, or know someone who does, think hard about buying some of those Hornady LeveRevolution bullets to load or else load your own better bullets. That will extend your range nicely.
I have a 1936 Mexican mauser action sporter, chambered in 300 Savage. A fine old cartridge that was suitable for my particular action. Rifle shoots a littler better than 1" groups at 100 yards.
Chuck Hawks wrote, "the 300 Savage offers good killing power, adequate trajectory, and relatively mild recoil. At ordinary hunting ranges it is adquate for almost all game for which a .30 (cal) should be used."
It was the 300 Savage cartridge the U.S. military experimented with to come up with the 7.62x51 NATO/308 Win cartridge to replace the 30-06.
The 308 Win parent case is said to be the 300 sav . Although I
have not looked at the case design for the two cartridges in much
depth. Aren't the major differences that the 308 win has a steeper
shoulder angle, longer shoulder, and longer neck. Which would
really make it a whole different case that maybe they used the
300 sav as base design to create the 308 Win? Not sure just