300 Savage ammo 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 1899 hammerless lever-action rifle, which they started to produce again as Model 99, as well as the new Savage Model 1920 bolt-action rifle. Despite having a short case in order to fit the original Model 99 magazine 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)

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The .300 Savage ammo gives similar performance to the .307 Winchester but has the advantage of being able to be loaded with pointed bullets, greatly increasing its range and usefulness. This cartridge may not be as powerful as the .308 Winchester or modern loads for the .30-06 but for those who appreciate mild, low recoiling cartridges, the Savage was and is a wonderful cartridge

300 Savage Brass Performance 

The .300 Savage ammo is a mild yet effective medium game hunting cartridge. Muzzle velocities are not high enough to cause hydrostatic shock however disproportionate to caliber wounding is ensured.

Loaded with a 150 grain bullet, the .300 savage brass is capable of producing clean killing on light to medium weight game out to 300 yards. 300 savage Bullets choice has a noticeable effect on terminal performance and generally speaking, soft jacketed bullets produce the fastest kills on light or lean bodied game.

Case capacity of the Savage 300 is only three grains less than the .308 Winchester however the short magazine of the 300 savage model 99 dictates that long or heavy bullets must be seated deeply thereby cramping powder capacity. The 165-168 grain bullet weight designed for the .308 Winchester offers a compromise between velocity, ballistic co-efficient  and sectional density. Driven at 2400-2500fps, performance is again, in direct relationship to bullet construction.

Loaded with 180 grain bullets driven at 2300-2400fps, the .300 Savage ammo  produces adequate penetration on large bodied medium game but cannot be expected to produce widely diffused wounding in comparison to modern .30 caliber cartridge designs if a stout bullet is used. Historically, ammunition manufacturers must have understood this as there many examples of highly frangible heavy bullet designs which utilized mechanical, rather than disproportionate to caliber (high velocity) wounding.

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Remington ammunition features the 150gr PSP Core-Lokt bullet at the traditional  velocity of 2630fps and the 180gr round nose Core-Lokt at 2350fps. Older 22” barreled sporting rifles with worn throats and or bores, tend to produce velocities of around 140fps slower than advertised for 2490 and 2210fps respectively. On lighter bodied game the 150gr Core-Lokt produces adequate wounding but is not an immensely fast killer, especially at ranges past 50 yards. Nevertheless, this bullet weight does produce faster killing than its heavier 180gr counterpart when used on light bodied game due to greater target resistance, unfortunately the low BC of this projectile (.314) causes a rapid loss in velocity and combined with the Core-Lokt construction, is generally a clean but slow killer out at 200 yards where velocity is down to around 1970fps.

The 180 grain Core-Lokt is a good projectile but understandably, its performance is limited at low velocities and due to its round nose design limiting BC to .248. End to end penetration can be expected on lighter bodied medium game while on large bodied game, penetration to vitals can be expected at all angles bar tail on. The 180gr bullet is able to produce exit wounding on most medium game, creating adequate blood trails for tracking. Like the 150 grain bullet, this load produces fastest killing inside 50 yards, but can be used out to 200 yards, producing clean but normally delayed killing at this range due to the very low velocity of 1600fps.

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When hand loaded with powders such as IMR4064, ADI2208/Varget, the Savage .300 is capable of producing velocities of 2850 to 2900fps with 130 grain bullets,  2650 – 2700fps with 150gr bullets, 2550fps with 165 grain bullets and up to 2400fps with 180gr bullets. Faster powders such as H4895 are less bulky, enabling the hand loader to achieve high velocities with heavy bullets however, faster powders can generate higher pressures for the same given velocities as their slower burning counterparts. Safe experimentation is the key.

Rather than re-hash bullet brands which are covered in depth throughout the .308 Winchester, the ahead paragraphs will explore a selection of projectiles relevant to the .300 Savage ammo, discussed by weight rather than brand.

In recent years, it has become popular for hand loaders to use lighter 125 to 130 grain projectiles in the Savage 300 as a means to increase killing power and effective range.

People also Ask (.300 Savage Ammo):

How far will a 300 Savage Bullets shoot?
Despite having a short case in order to fit the original 300 Savage Model 99 magazine 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).
What is a 300 Savage  bullets comparable to?
.300 Savage ammo. With the 150-grain, you get similar ballistics to the Remington and Winchester rounds above, with a muzzle velocity of 2,630 fps, muzzle energy of 2,304 ft-lbs, and a ballistic coefficient of . 313.
Is a Savage 300 bigger than a 30 06?
The savage .300 and the 30-06 share the same base. 300 savage case length is 1.871 and the 30-06 is 2.494. Big difference.
How powerful is a 300 Savage?
Some handloading manuals still suggest 2,700 fps is practical for a 150-grain bullet, and Hornady’s Superformance 150-grain . 300 Savage load is rated at 2,740 fps. This is really excellent velocity from such a small case. Inevitably, velocity falls off quickly with bullets 180 grains and heavier.
Does 300 Savage ballistics make a 300 blackout?
Calibers .300 Savage ammo has expanded the AXIS II line to include a chambering for 300 Blackout, providing the ballistics that made the cartridge famous in a bolt-action platform built for hunters.


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