After handling hundreds of savage 99s at gunshows and gunshops I finally broke down and bought one. It is a later model with tang safety in 308. It is one of the cleanest ones I've ever seen, looks almost new in the box. I have a leupold base on its way and a leupold 2-7 VxII that will fit just fine on it. I can't wait to get it out and shoot it. They are really a neat old rifle.