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Offline Curly

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Savage M99 in 250-3000 (What is it worth?)
« on: October 29, 2010, 05:03:28 PM »
I've been storing a Savage Model 99 in 250-3000 for my father-in-law and he is now thinking of selling it.  I'm wondering what the value of the rifle is.  I may just buy it from him instead of selling it for him; in either case, I'd have to figure the going rate for the rifle.

I tried to figure out a value based on a gun value book I have, but the book is about 10 years old and I really couldn't figure the exact model either.  Any ideas?

Serial number is 6535xx if that helps determine value any.

« Last Edit: October 29, 2010, 07:16:54 PM by Curly »
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Re: Savage M99 in 250-3000 (What is it worth?)
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2010, 06:54:45 PM »
Regardless of what anyone else says after this... it's worthless.  Being the nice guy I am, I'll take it off your hands for $200.00 and save you the hassles of trying to sell it...   

Ok, seriously.... Check out Gunbroker and Gunsamerica to see what they are going for.  I'd think around $500.00 rifle only.  More if that's a decent scope
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Re: Savage M99 in 250-3000 (What is it worth?)
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2010, 07:02:20 PM »
i cant help with the value, but i would also like to know since my dad has the same rifle. do you have trouble finding ammo for it over there?
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Re: Savage M99 in 250-3000 (What is it worth?)
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2010, 07:13:12 PM »
I've not tried finding ammo.  He gave me a couple boxes when he gave me the rifle to store for him last summer.  I haven't shot it, but if I do keep it I will reload for it.
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Re: Savage M99 in 250-3000 (What is it worth?)
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2010, 11:46:16 PM »
The reason there are so many Ruger upgrades is because they're necessary.

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Re: Savage M99 in 250-3000 (What is it worth?)
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2010, 05:36:19 AM »
you need to go over to 24hourcampfire the have a section thats just for Savage collecters you will get all your answers there

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Re: Savage M99 in 250-3000 (What is it worth?)
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2010, 07:37:43 AM »
Is there a letter after the 99 ussually there is and that will help with the price. I will look it up in my blue book when i get home i have a recent book. i would say it is probably going to be around 650.00.

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Re: Savage M99 in 250-3000 (What is it worth?)
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2010, 08:27:35 AM »
Is there a letter after the 99 usually there is and that will help with the price. I will look it up in my blue book when i get home i have a recent book. i would say it is probably going to be around 650.00.

That was part of the problem; I couldn't find where it said the model #.  The guys at 24hr say that it is a 99EG and that the 99EG is likely stamped under the scope mount.  That would be great if you could look up what the book says for it. 

I think I'll go shoot it tomorrow if I have time and see how it groups.  Then I might take the scope mounts off and see if it says 99EG.
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Re: Savage M99 in 250-3000 (What is it worth?)
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2010, 12:54:27 PM »
could always just take it to a old-fasioned gunshop and they can evaluate it... a good pawn shop would be able to put a value on it too...
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Re: Savage M99 in 250-3000 (What is it worth?)
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2010, 01:01:01 PM »
The consensus over at 24hr is that it should be worth around $600.  They say the drill/tap for the scope mounts is not factory and that brings that value down from about $900 if it hadn't been D&T'd.  I couldn't make it out to shoot today, and elk season starts next weekend......so I won't be able to shoot it for at least a couple weeks. 
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Re: Savage M99 in 250-3000 (What is it worth?)
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2010, 09:52:55 PM »
The consensus over at 24hr is that it should be worth around $600.  They say the drill/tap for the scope mounts is not factory and that brings that value down from about $900 if it hadn't been D&T'd.  I couldn't make it out to shoot today, and elk season starts next weekend......so I won't be able to shoot it for at least a couple weeks. 

That sounds about right..  I've bought and sold a couple 99's in 250-3000 and you're in the ball park.  They go for around $700-900 depending on condition and models.. i.e.  Takedown or Featherweight..  But if it's got extra holes that would reduce the value a little.  If you decide to sell it I wouldn't ask less than $650.  You'll get it.  The gun appears to be in good overall shape otherwise.  PM me if you want more info or decide you may want to sell it as I may be interested.  Good Luck!

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Re: Savage M99 in 250-3000 (What is it worth?)
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2010, 09:55:20 PM »
could always just take it to a old-fasioned gunshop and they can evaluate it... a good pawn shop would be able to put a value on it too...

Only if you really trust the shop..  Or you'll get lowballed of course..  as for the Pawn Shop...  You'll get a better deal on here from a fellow member than any pawn shop.   :twocents:

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Re: Savage M99 in 250-3000 (What is it worth?)
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2010, 10:03:22 PM »
oh no i was just saying to get a value... not to get $... there are a still a few honnest places out there....
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Re: Savage M99 in 250-3000 (What is it worth?)
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2010, 10:08:36 PM »
oh no i was just saying to get a value... not to get $... there are a still a few honnest places out there....

That's what I was thinking but wasn't sure.   :)

I've had bad luck with gun shops but I'm sure there are some good ones out there. 

 



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