I just inherited my Great Grandfather's Savage 1899 in .303 Savage circa 1907. It has a 26" Octagonal barrel. While i also got 5 full boxes of 190 grain Imperial ammo, i hope to find some dies for it and load for it. That heavy 26'" barrel sure balances nicely and i think it would be fun to shoot. Anyways i was wondering if any of you folks up there in the Alaskan frontier had any experience with this cartridge??