Check out this link - https://nchuntandfish.com/forums/index.php?threads/250-3000-savage-99.40689/1929 Model 99 Savage .250-3000 that belonged to my father. He wasn't into guns much, so the fact that he wanted this one is special and has created an obsession for 99's in me.
I bought my first compound (Bear Whitetail) from Joe when he worked at Hodges...Jimmy and I were both KAs at ECU...And, I worked at Parkers for awhile...Graduated ECU in '77, haven't been back much...When I do I am amazed at how much it has changed, but good memories...My wife gave me an 1100 3 inch magnum for Christmas in !980. This gift was totally unexpected, especially since we had just had our second child a few months earlier. Joe Albea was working with Jimmy Bond at Bond's Sporting Goods in Greenville,N.C. and Joe knew that I did not own a magnum shotgun. Although times were tight that was the best Christmas gift I can remember. That gun came with a 30 inch full choke vent rib barrel which I used until I married it up with a 26 inch steel shot vent rib version. Sure wish I could live long enough to take the same amount of game I have taken with this old gal!