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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.
It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.