358 Savage Lever Action

by Clint
(Alberta)

I`m experimenting with this rifle and the dies were hard to find.

As of now I have found 170 grain gives a good distance with a nice result.
Will let you all now how my findings go.



Thanks Clint. The .358 caliber rifle is one I don't know much about. After doing a quick Google search I can see that it looks like it should have no problem knocking down a big bull moose.

Based upon the .308 case necked up to .358 caliber
Savage introduced this caliber in it's very popular Model 99 lineup. It's a short action, heavy hitting cartridge. Ideal for thick brush and thick skinned animals.

I grew up shooting a model 99 in .308 caliber, I loved that old rifle. If I ever come across another I'll be buying it for sure!

I look forward to your updates on the .358 Savage.

Is it safe to assume yours is a Savage Model 99?

Check out this article by Craig Boddington in Guns and Ammo... http://archives.gunsandammo.com/content/the-great-358

Mark

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.358 Winchester
by: Sean

I purchased a Remington XP-100 in a .35 cal. Remington. For those of you who don't know, the XP-100 is a bolt action pistol that Remington use to make. Upon the purchase the barrel and the nylon stock were thrown away. A new kevlar stock was bought and the purchase of a new 15 1/2 barrel chambered in the ".358 WINCHESTER" was made. A leupold scope was mounded. A Bipod attached, a sandbag under the butt, shooting off a bench. Sighted in 3 inches high at 100 yards, dead on at 200 yards and 14 inches low at 300 yards. I have shot many deer out to 300 yards. I am NOT EXAGGERATING at all. 95% of the deer dropped in their tracks. This pistol is not something you are going to go plinking with, as it will cause pain to the hand. I believe the .358 will drop moose in their tracks, without no doubt.

Savage 99 lever actions
by: Curt R

I suspect the .358 ammo will be a much rarer ammo than .308

As such, harder to find as well as more expensive.

I just checked with Cabela's and a local sporting goods store and they had no .358 so I didn't even ask about pricing.......no point. If it's not something they carry all the time, it's way more expensive than something they do.......like many and various .308's

Value of a 358 Savage
by: Anonymous

I have recently come across a savage 358 lever action model 99 series and it is in decent shape wondering what is value?

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