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Old 10-05-2019, 09:50 AM
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Thanks for all the info guys I got a Rossi .357 its a older model with the 16" barrel
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Old 10-05-2019, 10:19 AM
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Thatís a Puma! Probably imported by Interarms in the 70s . I have one , just like yours with the 16 inch barrel. Itís got a nice smooth action and a clean crisp trigger, and shoots pretty good . For plinking I run 38 special LRN thru it. For hunting , which I do any more Iíd run the lever evolution Hornady 357 rounds .

Congratulations, have fun,
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Old 10-05-2019, 08:41 PM
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[QUOTE=CBennett21;11615961]Im thinking of keeping all my shots in the 0-150 range with 50-125 being optimal. right off I didnt plan on scoping it...I am now thinking of a receiver peep of some sort or the skinner sight..ive more or less narrowed it to 30-30 or .357 magnum ....at least for now.[/QUOTE

.357 mag at 150 yds on deer? Might want to rethink that.
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Old 10-05-2019, 11:01 PM
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Nice little rifle . Used to shoot silhouette with 357 TC Contender 14 inch . If you hand load you could be ethical at close to 150 yards . Cast bullet in 1;20 mix 168 grain Keith Lyman #357429 . 15.7 gr H 110 Crono at 1320 out of a 14inch barrel used to smack the rams good . Max point blank range on a 8 inch vital zone with irons about .75 inch above the bore , 149 yards . Near zero 5 yards , 2.72" high at 100 . You do get just a little under 350 Ft Lbs energy at 150 yds . Good luck . Have fun , keep the shots as close as you can ! WJR
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Old 10-06-2019, 12:01 PM
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Nice little rifle . Used to shoot silhouette with 357 TC Contender 14 inch . If you hand load you could be ethical at close to 150 yards . Cast bullet in 1;20 mix 168 grain Keith Lyman #357429 . 15.7 gr H 110 Crono at 1320 out of a 14inch barrel used to smack the rams good . Max point blank range on a 8 inch vital zone with irons about .75 inch above the bore , 149 yards . Near zero 5 yards , 2.72" high at 100 . You do get just a little under 350 Ft Lbs energy at 150 yds . Good luck . Have fun , keep the shots as close as you can ! WJR
May start hand loading in the next year or so...right now just commercial bullets..any idea out of this 16" rossi(no idea on twist rate) what would be accurate grain wise to get to practice/plink with?? 110,125,158 were the go to ones normally...and i know most guns will shoot to different impact spots with different grain rounds...either way i need to get me some becasue I dont have anything but premium .357 CC/HD/SD style rounds and I dont want to use those plinking . I was thinking for Coyotes 110 or 125 grain would be more than enough at inside 125 yards....and with open sights...probably within 100 rounds
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Old 10-06-2019, 01:20 PM
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I believe 1:30 twist but a cleaning rod and tight fitting Patch / Jag would tell . It should stabilize any factory ammo . If you wanted some hunting ammo , Buffalo Bore has some pretty hard hitting stuff . Again Good Luck , WJR
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Old 10-07-2019, 08:40 PM
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I believe 1:30 twist but a cleaning rod and tight fitting Patch / Jag would tell . It should stabilize any factory ammo . If you wanted some hunting ammo , Buffalo Bore has some pretty hard hitting stuff . Again Good Luck , WJR
I think for Coyotes I will just use 110 or 125 grain HP or JSP...unless I find someone that really WANTS the pelts I will just be doing it as predator control....so wasnt too worried about holes
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Old 10-07-2019, 08:57 PM
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My Rossi 92 with the longer octagonal barrel loves 125 gr JHP best. YMMV
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Old 10-07-2019, 09:44 PM
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The .357 is a good round for that lever action rifle.

Enjoy it.
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Old 10-14-2019, 12:37 AM
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How about a Savage 99 in .300 Savage ?
One of the best lever actions of all time.
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Old 10-19-2019, 01:28 AM
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I took a lot of deer with my olde 300 Savage and my dad with his Savage 303 British. Variety, the spice of life.
.303 Savage. not .303 British!

The two rounds are NOT interchangeable, as the case dimensions are different.

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The .303 Savage and the .303 British cartridge are not interchangeable with each other. Neither the bullet diameter nor the cartridge dimensions are compatible. Attempting to use .303 Savage ammunition in a firearm chambered for .303 British may be unpleasant, but since the bullet diameter of the Savage is 0.308 and the British 0.311, there shouldn't be too much of a problem. The converse is not true. Attempting to chamber a .303 British cartridge in a .303 Savage weapon is guaranteed to have serious consequences. Such attempts will severely damage the firearm and possibly injure the user.
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Old 10-19-2019, 02:03 AM
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How about a Savage 99 in .300 Savage ?
One of the best lever actions of all time.
Just bought one a month back - 1948 production.
Now I need the no-drill scope mounts (Lightfoot is selling them on the 24hourcampfire forum).

A friend has a takedown model (1919 production) - it was re-barreled from 250-3000 to 30-30 before he got it.
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Old 10-19-2019, 11:02 AM
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How about a Savage 99 in .300 Savage ?
One of the best lever actions of all time.
Just bought one a month back - 1948 production. <img src="https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />
Now I need the no-drill scope mounts (Lightfoot is selling them on the 24hourcampfire forum).

A friend has a takedown model (1919 production) - it was re-barreled from 250-3000 to 30-30 before he got it.



Hummmm ? Probably shot out the barrel.
But ?
I'd of kept it a .250.. with a faster twist.
The old 99s had a 1-14 twist.. I think some even had a 1-12..
The newer Savage rifles are 1-10 twist can shoot the 120s
EXCELLENT cartridge.. the great Savage .250/3000
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Old 10-24-2019, 01:15 AM
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Pleasantly surprised to see so much love here for the venerable Savage 99; the best lever action rifle ever made! It would be difficult, but not impossible, to find a good one for $400 but other than that it really checks all of the boxes and the variety of available chamberings is as much as anyone could desire. Mine is in .300 Savage and can take down nearly any type of game on this continent.

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I agree with you..
I still have my uncle's old 51'savage 99 in .250/3000
Beautiful rifles.
Extremely realiable and well made.
Pure class and quality.
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Old 11-05-2019, 06:49 PM
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OP, that Rossi looks like a slick little rifle. As others have already mentioned, I wouldn't encourage stretching shots with that .357 though on your bigger bodied deer, and be prepared to do some tracking as well.

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