12-08-2011, 03:24 PM
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B&C 140 Class
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Join Date: Dec 2007
Originally Posted by rdrader2002
I have a rifle in .300 Savage, but mine's a Remington semi-auto, Model 81. The Model 81 was modeled after the Model 8, one of the rifles used to take out Bonnie and Clyde. Even with the semi-auto action, the carbine like 81 kicks (to me) like a mule. But I'm not knocking it's accuracy and power using Remington Core-Lokt 150 grain bullets. Like the others have said about their .300 Savage rifles - one shot, one kill.
My father-in-law has a Savage Model 99. It's also in .300 Savage and the only way anyone will get it from him is when they pry his cold, dead fingers from it. He bought it when he was a teenager and killed many deer with it in some of the worst conditions imaginable in the Colorado mountains. You might say that he's grown kind of attached to this one. <grin>
Would love to get my hands on it, but I think I will just have to wait.
I'd rather have the M81! I think they are way cool rifles, with a lot of hand-work and fitting that went into them. I handled a mint M81 last year up in Maine that one of the guides had from his Grandfather (.35 Rem). Had a peep sight on it. What a nice rifle.