Definitions for ".303 Savage"
Savage cartridge is a rimless, .30 caliber rifle cartridge developed by the Savage Arms Company in 1894 which was designed as a short action cartridge for their popular Savage Model 99 hammerless lever action rifle. The smooth back made the Model 99 quite popular despite it's somewhat under powered cartridge comparative to both the model '1894 lever-action rifles' also newly released in 1894 by the well established Marlin and Winchester arms companys, which unlike the Model 99 remain in production today.