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300 savage small base or regular dies?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Cord, May 28, 2009.

  1. Cord

    Cord The Dalles, Oregon New Member

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    I just bought a 1951 savage 99 in .300 savage. As I look for dies, I find that both a standard die set and a small base set are available for the caliber. The small base set is recommended for the lever action 99, however I wonder how many of you are reloading for your .300 savage model 99 with standard dies with no problems.

    Thanks, Cord
     
  2. 284guy

    284guy Woodburn Member

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    Generally small base dies are for semi auto rifles. They actually size the case a little smaller than normal to help eliminate any feeding problems.
     
  3. gunsmith007

    gunsmith007 salem,oregon Member

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    small base is preferable for pumps, semi autos,and what i would recommend for your savage so you will get good lock up
     
  4. Grizzly_A

    Grizzly_A Portland Metro Area Member

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    congrats on the 99. Nice gun. :)

    +1 on the use of small base dies for lever/pump/semi.