Perhaps commonly referred to simply as .250 savage, the
.250-3000 Savage was created in 1915 by Charles Newton. The “Savage” is added
on simply because Savage Arms is its original manufacturer. However, savage is
a great descriptive word to use when you consider the original load was able to
it 3000 feet per second with an 87-grain bullet.
For the era in which it was made, the .250-3000 Savage was
the fastest shooting cartridge. Originally, Newton wanted to shoot a 100-grain
bullet, feeling that the 2800 feet per second achieved with it was perfect. It
was the Savage Arms company that decided to go with the 87-grain. If the truth
were told, this was a point of division between the creator and manufacture;
Newton didn’t like the fact that Savage Arms trade penetrating ability for
speed. To him, the change in bullet size was nothing short of a publicity
The rifle that was the first to be chambered in this caliber
was the Savage Model 99 lever-action. Though it doesn’t have the power of other
similar rounds, such as the .25-06, many like to shoot the .250-3000 savage
because of the low noise and recoil. Though very fer guns are made that chamber
this round today, many small game hunters, meaning rabbit, squirrel, and other
varmints, still like shooting this caliber.
Each bag contains 25 once fired brass shell casings. Headstamps are mixed. This is unprocessed brass sourced from commercial shooting ranges. The casings have been washed and polished, but not resized and may still contain the spent primer.
It is recommended that all brass be inspected prior to being reloaded and fired.