.300 Savage

Overview


The .300 Savage cartridge is a rimless, .30 caliber rifle cartridge developed by Savage Arms in 1920. It was designed to replace the less powerful .303 Savage in their popular Savage Model 99 hammerless lever-action rifle. Despite having a short case and a rather stumpy neck, the cartridge is capable of propelling a 150-grain (9.7 g) bullet at over 2,600 ft/s (790 m/s) with an effective range of over 300 yd (270 m).

 

Stats


Ammunition Type Damage Bullet Velocity (m/s) Barrier Penetration Armor Piercing
M2 Ball 35 760 2 7
Lapua Mega 200gr 45 730 2 15
Lapua Naturalis 170gr 50 810 5 6
Norma Big Bear 240gr 60 680 7 5
M14A1 API 6 700 6 480
T99 Explosive Round 5 +1 Explosive Damage 400 3 1
T100 HEIAP 5 +1 Explosive Damage 520 3 245
Accelerator 32 1000 3 3
Note: Barrier penetration represents the rounds ability to go through walls and barriers. Armor piercing represents the rounds ability to penetrate body armor plates.