Not many people know that the 300 Savage brass was the starting point for the U.S. military 7.62×51 round, which eventually evolved into the .308 Winchester. It’s an old but very capable cartridge. And the vintage rifles I used for developing my hand-loads are a Remington Model 722 bolt action and a Savage Model 99R lever action.
When it comes to 300 Savage brass for sale, Hornady is unrivaled in quality and performance, and that standard of excellence extends to the brass they create. Each piece of brass is measured for wall concentricity, subjected to a pressure calibration test to guarantee constant case expansion, and given a thorough visual inspection before leaving the factory.
This attention to detail guarantees uniform charges and pressures and correct seating of the 300 Savage brass for sale in the case and chamber. Your cartridges will fire at their optimum velocities and with consistent precision. Freshly minted, unfired 300 Savage brass for sale. This ammunition has not been loaded.
The .300 Savage was introduced in 1920 for Savage’s popular Model 99 lever rifle. At that time bolt-action rifles (especially the .30-06 Springfield 1903) were gaining favor with hunters, and Savage sought to up the Model 99’s performance from its original .303 Savage chambering.
The Model 99 action was much too short to accommodate a .30-06-size cartridge, so while the 300 Savage brass has the same case head dimensions, its overall length is 2.600 inches compared to 3.340 inches for the .30-06. To achieve maximum case capacity, the case has a sharper shoulder, and the neck is extra short. Even so, it contains approximately 25 percent less propellant than the .30-06.
The .300 Savage is very similar to the .308 Winchester. The .308 is the commercial version of the 7.62×51 round developed for the U.S. military in the early 1950s to replace the venerable .30-06.
What you may not know is the .300 Savage was used as the starting point to develop the 7.62×51 military cartridge.
The case body of both the .300 Savage and the .308 Win. is essentially the same length, but the .308’s shoulder angle and body taper are reduced. The .308’s neck is longer, so the case length and overall cartridge length are longer.
The .308 Win. caught on with hunters at the expense of the .300 Savage’s popularity. While preparing for this report, I was reading a review of the then-new .300 Winchester Magnum in the December 1963 issue of Shooting Times. In that issue, Technical Editor George Note referred to the “old”.300 Savage. So, 50 years ago, and just 10 years after the .308 Win. debuted, the .300 Savage had already been relegated to the cartridge cemetery
Winchester makes the highest quality brass available, and each and every piece is made to meet and exceed the most demanding quality control and performance standards in the industry. New, unprimed brass. This is not loaded ammunition.
300 savage brass preparation
- Due to the manufacturing process and/or shipping, case mouths may not be perfectly round. To ensure a round case mouth, cases must be sized (or have the expander ball of the sizing die run through case neck) and deburred/Chamfered prior to loading.Note:
- A light “staining” may be found on the case neck of new brass. This is due to annealing. Annealing is a process, performed by the manufacturer, which involves rapid heating to a specified temperature followed by rapid cooling. This process imparts cases with the proper hardness to securely hold a bullet as well as gives flexibility to expand and contract upon firing and repeated forming. The “staining” is a residue from this process. This stain may be removed by tumbling before loading. Brass should be full-length sized, trimmed and chamfered before loading.
Made In United States of America
300 savage brass Specifications
|Country of Origin||United States of America|
|Shipping Weight||1.150 Pounds|
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