I think they are a fine cartridge. We tend to over gun ourselves in my opinion. I have found the savage 99 to be very accurate and very well balanced. I do not own one anymore but several of my friends hunt with them every year without any problems and they seem to really like the round. That being said you have to remember that every gun has its limitations so if it meet your needs then keep it. If your desire is to shoot 400 yards with pinpoint accuracy and little hold over then you best look for a 7mm mag or like cartridge to meet that need. But like others this is just my opinion. Best RegardsDoes any one still hunt with a 300 sav.? My grandfather said when he was a young man that was the gun to have. I now have it and have harvested a few deer with it and don't know what cal. I would change too? any comments?