I have decided for the deer and elk hunts coming up in 2012 to bring my dads M99 300 Savage out of retirement and see just what it can do. My mom bought it for him right after WWII and picked the M99 because my dad was blind in his right eye and having a lever action worked better for him than a right handed bolt rifle. Now this rifle hasn't been shot in over 55 years and all I have done with it is take it out of the safe once a year and clean it and then I'll put it back into the safe. I'm planning on sticking with factory rounds for a couple of reasons and the main one is that with it being a lever action the tolerances are a little bit tighter on the cases and the second one is that I don't have any empty cases to use. It has a Lyman peep sight on it and I don't plan on putting a scope on it but use it the same way that my dad did the last time he took it out back in the late 50's.
This sounds like I am going to have a fun project.