.300 Savage

The .300 Savage cartridge is a rimless, .30 caliber rifle cartridge developed by Savage Arms in 1920. It was designed to replace the less powerful .303 Savage in their popular Savage Model 99 hammerless lever-action rifle.[4] Despite having a short case and a rather stumpy neck, the cartridge is capable of propelling a 150-grain (9.7 g) bullet at over 2,600 ft/s (790 m/s) with an effective range of over 300 yd (270 m).[5]

.300 Savage
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A side-by-side size comparison between the .308 Winchester (left) and the .300 Savage (right)
TypeRifle cartridge
Place of originUnited States
Production history
DesignerSavage Arms
ManufacturerSavage Arms
Produced1920
Specifications
Parent case.250 Savage [1]
Case typeRimless, bottleneck
Bullet diameter.308 in (7.8 mm)
Neck diameter.339 in (8.6 mm)
Shoulder diameter.446 in (11.3 mm)
Base diameter.471 in (12.0 mm)
Rim diameter.473 in (12.0 mm)
Case length1.871 in (47.5 mm)
Overall length2.60 in (66 mm)
Case capacity52.5 gr H2O (3.40 cm3)
Rifling twist1-10"
Primer typeLarge rifle
Maximum pressure (C.I.P.)52,939 psi (365.00 MPa)
Ballistic performance
Bullet mass/type Velocity Energy
150 gr (10 g) Remington Core-Lokt soft point factory load 2,630 ft/s (800 m/s) 2,303 ft⋅lbf (3,122 J)
150 gr (10 g) Hornady Superperformance SST factory load 2,740 ft/s (840 m/s) 2,500 ft⋅lbf (3,400 J)
180 gr (12 g) Federal Soft Point factory load 2,350 ft/s (720 m/s) 2,207 ft⋅lbf (2,992 J)
150 gr (10 g) FMJ hand load 2,765 ft/s (843 m/s) 2,547 ft⋅lbf (3,453 J)
165 gr (11 g) PSPCL hand load 2,676 ft/s (816 m/s) 2,624 ft⋅lbf (3,558 J)
Test barrel length: 24
Source(s): Midway USA (factory loads)[2]
Accurate Powder (hand loads)[3]

PerformanceEdit

Pressure level for the .300 Savage is set by SAAMI at 46,000 CUP.[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ David Royal (2016). A Collector's Guide to the Savage 99 Rifle and its Predecessors, the Models 1895 and 1899. Charlotte Royal. Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. p. 58. ISBN 978-0-7643-5026-9.
  2. ^ "300 Savage". MidwayUSA. n.d. Archived from the original on April 14, 2013. Retrieved May 10, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ ".300 Savage" (PDF). Accurate Powders. n.d. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 30, 2007. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ The Savage Model 99 by Jon Y Wolfe at Chuck Hawks
  5. ^ Barnes, Glen (May 2004). "Classic combo: Remington's .300 Savage M700 classic". Guns Magazine. Archived from the original on 6 January 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Reloading data at Accurate Powder Archived 2007-09-30 at the Wayback Machine

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