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post #21 of 30 (permalink) Old 04-17-2012, 01:06 PM
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300 Savage compared to 308 Win

The 300 Savage was developed after WW1. At that time the 30-06 was lightly loaded with the 150gr 30 cal bullet traveling at 2700fps. It was found that a shorter cartridge could achive similar balistics and still fit into the Savage 99 lever rifle. After WW2 the 30-06 was shortened creating the current 308 Win. When I check the ballistics on the Remington website the 300 Savage loaded with a 150gr is 2620, the Win 308 is listed at the same velocity but loaded with a 180gr bullet. Firing a 150gr load the 308 Win is listed 200fps faster. You should expect the 308 Win to have more recoil than the 300 Savage as it is loaded from the factory faster. A reloader can easily reduce the velocity of the 308 Win down to 300 Savage speeds.

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" You should expect the 308 Win to have more recoil than the 300 Savage as it is loaded from the factory faster. A reloader can easily reduce the velocity of the 308 Win down to 300 Savage speeds."
well the charts I have seen yes the .308 has more recoil but notnoticeable
charts show 150gr ea 300 Savage 14.6 ftlbs .308 win 14.8 ftlbs
don't think they will be able to tell the difference

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sure makes me happy to see the 300 sav still is talked about!
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sure makes me happy to see the 300 sav still is talked about!
Even more fun to shoot one!!!

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one of life's simple pleasures the 300 sav is, shoots accurate, extreme modest recoil and is chambered in the Sav 99 as well as the Remington classic rifle.
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HM It is my fathers fav. out of all his guns. I rarely shot it
the other day was the first for a very long time it is a fun gun to shoot
I think his is a Savage 99F

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I sometimes wonder why they created the 308 Win

It is interesting after WW2 when they were looking for something to replace the 30-06 that they didn't just adopt the 300 Savage. One of the problems with the M14 was that it was too much recoil full auto and the 300 Savage shooting 200 FPS less would have helped.

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Am visiting my out-laws (er. . . . in-laws) this weekend and will try to get a pic (or two) of dad's Savage 99. He's loved that rifle ever since buying it about 5 years before I was even thought of.

Mine's a Remington 81, although I can't say that the 81 has anywhere near a "modest" recoil. Spent a dozen rounds one day zeroing a new scope (before buying a good recoil pad) and my shoulder the next morning was mostly black, blue, yellow, and a few other colors in between.

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30-06 or 308

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I have a chance to get a great deal on the new Ruger American rifle for my daughters people keep telling me the .308 is the way to go, but I would prefer the 30-06 only because my buddy is reloading them & I believe he can make a load light enough for them to handle question is
will it still be letheal @ 100 yards
what do you think should I just get the .308 or the 30-06

I have hunted with a 30-06 for years. I have several other rifles,but use the 30-06 95% OF THE TIME..
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Talking 30-06 or 308

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" You should expect the 308 Win to have more recoil than the 300 Savage as it is loaded from the factory faster. A reloader can easily reduce the velocity of the 308 Win down to 300 Savage speeds."
well the charts I have seen yes the .308 has more recoil but notnoticeable
charts show 150gr ea 300 Savage 14.6 ftlbs .308 win 14.8 ftlbs
don't think they will be able to tell the difference

i Have several rifles, but always pull out the old 30-06.It's an old S/W 1500 and I've had it for 20 or more years.Love the gun,
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