This will bring about some chuckles no doubt.
But as many here know, Savage was the first in this country to legitimize being a lefty in a right handed world.
They introduced the first true lefty bolt action, as i recall in the late 50s.
In the early 60s i decided id had enough of the pump action rifles and bought one.
It was what they referred to as the model 110 Premier grade.
It was only available in a few cartridges, including 30/06 which is what i bought. What separated it from from others in the 110 line was the stock.
It had a beautifull walnut stock with rosewood grip cap and forend along with skip line checkering.
From across a room many would mistake it for a Wetherby.
I ultimately traded it to a guy whoes add i saw in the old Shotgun News, way back in the day.
He had a 700 Rem BDL in 7 mag, and it kicked too much for him.
And if you can believe it, he wanted something with much less recoil, like a 30/06. lol
That’s cool about savage and lefties, learned something new.
I will always respect that company. Some gun snobs hold them in contempt but honestly they’ve been leaders in industry AND in bringing high performance to blue collar working folks for decades and I love them for that.
After savage came out with the accutrigger, love it or hate it, everyone and their dog had a rip off version of it.
To think the 99 had a rotary magazine and a remaining rounds indicator back in the day…
The accustock is not the same as a custom bedded rig but it’s miles better than most cheap synthetic rigs.
The floating bolt head and barrel nut headspacing is legit. No question savage was the first to product consistent 1-1.5 moa shooters a guy on minimum wage could take home. And there are guns much more costly that won’t outshoot them.
The 250-300 SAVAGE was the first 3000+ fps cartridge in America. The pursuit of speed hasn’t stopped since.
We live in a world where they don’t want you to work on your own car, your own home, your own anything and certainly many guns are really the domain of gunsmiths only…and savage was the first to give a fella an affordable mass produced rifle where adjusting the trigger pull to his liking was encouraged and made easy, and a rifle that any idiot could do a barrel swap on in his garage with a vice and the appropriate wrench.
A savage package gun was all my mom and dad could afford when they decided to buy me my first centerfire rifle when I was a teenager. I still have that “cheap” and ugly 270 and it’s killed a lot of deer.
God bless savage arms!!!