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VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior MemberPosts: 7,563 Senior Member
I loaded some 300 Savage tonight. Dies came in. I wasnt going to load for it, but I would like to shoot it. 300Savage is apparently a fabrication of the ammo fairies because there just aint none. That which is out of stock was still listed at more than a 2 die set of RCBS dies. So for the price of 2 boxen of unobtainium cartridges, Midway sent me 100 150gr Hornaday SP and a die set. I loaded with 42.5gr imr 4064 over a cc1 34. Should clock around 2700fps.... anyway... I digress

The sling on the 99 (1950 by serno) is a military style 1907 type except an inch wide. The leather in it was not good and I had spliced a piece using a thong and leather punch left over from saddle days. I though about it and I knew that there was a leather sling in the cabinet that was on the bubbaed 1903 that became the 1941. It looked like a cheapo and had adjustments that didnt adjust so I tossed it on the shelf at the time. I decided to pull it out and see it it would be ok on the 99. It is stiff as heck, and has a tarnished screw holding part of it together. I found a stamp that was pretty faded, it is a old Brownells Latigo. I found a PDF on line and set it up correctly and while stiff it does work. Needs a little leather love and I think it should be a good match for the 99.
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  • pjames777pjames777 Senior Member Posts: 1,421 Senior Member
    Nice addition.

  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 13,195 Senior Member
    Looks correct with the gun from here.
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,481 Senior Member
    Looks good
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  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,289 Senior Member
    That looks right at home!  Isn’t it fun “finding” stuff you forgot you had? 😁
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  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 7,563 Senior Member
    I figured it was a cheap junk sling on the bubba 03. Of course it was set up wrong so ol bubba was at least consistent in messing up things of value. It is going to suck up some neatsfoot oil tonight, see if I can get a little flex in it.
    Either way, its a lot better than what was on there. I think this is going hunting this year if the reloads are at all what I expect them to be.
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,481 Senior Member
    The 03 that the wife inherited had the same sling on it.  Glad I didn't toss it like I almost did at the hotel.
    Its up in the loft, think that it deserves some TLC
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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,140 Senior Member
    Got a military 3 point sling on my M1A but haven't really used it yet.  A good soak in neatsfoot oil will make yours supple and dark-colored.
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  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 7,563 Senior Member
    This sling came to me through a bubba buy. Its old and dry, but not cracked. I was going to soak it in neatsfoot, however I was out. Hope to pick up some today.

    This isnt a 1907 sling, it is a old Brownells Latigo that was laying in a cabinet I pulled off the donor rifle for the m1941 build. It was set up wrong, and I didnt know what it was until I started messing with the 1907 style sling that was on the 99 and wanted to replace it due to fear it would not last. I dug this out since I dont have many 1 inch slings, found the Brownells stamp then figured out how to set it up correctly.
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,289 Senior Member
    BTW Olive oil works great too.  Got that nifty info from my saddle maker and from the late Big Ed from San Pedro Saddlery in Tombstone, AZ.
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 7,563 Senior Member
    Olive was another choice. I think I located Neatsfoot though.
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,289 Senior Member
    Great!  Should bounce back nicely.
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,140 Senior Member
    I'm a bit confused after re-reading.  I believe my military sling is 1" wide with frogs or hooks or whatever you call them for adjusting.  Is my 1" assessment wrong?  Without the frogs, is that sling adjustable like a military sling?  When we got our Minis, I ordered 30 surplus web slings that were 1".  Unfortunately, the sling swivels on the Mini 14s was 3/4".  Found this out when the slings got there.  Fortunately, was able to return them.  The web sling is a very good one and easier to adjust than the leather sling, but not as precise.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 7,563 Senior Member
    If your mil swivels are standard, and your sling fits like it should, it is 1.25. Web slings are 1.25.  Commercial leather slings are sometimes made 1 in wide as are most standard commercial swivels.

    This is a Latigo, the pdf describes it, it slides to adjust tight or out to a position where it can be used as a carry strap that you can use as a hasty sling.



    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,140 Senior Member
    Thanks.  My memory failed me.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 7,563 Senior Member
    No problem. The web slings are fine, but they are hard to get to the same place every time, and they stretch or shrink with weather. I was just happy I had this and it was usable so I didnt have to buy another. 
    After oil it works better and looks better.

    Got to test my hand loads and while I didnt get pics, I was able to use an electronic target at 200 yards. Started way right, came down a min and left 7, last 2 were a 10 and a x next to each other, so maybe 3 inches at most prone with a hasty sling. Considering that the farthest deer I have ever shot was with a flintlock under my max roundball range, that'll do.
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,289 Senior Member
    Looks great and absolutely belongs on that classic!
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • ojrojr Senior Member Posts: 1,151 Senior Member
    Looks real good.
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