Savage Re-Imagines Precision Shooting
Shooters who relish the special challenges of hitting targets at long ranges require rifles that can deliver consistent accuracy under...
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Shooters who relish the special challenges of hitting targets at long ranges require rifles that can deliver consistent accuracy under the most demanding of conditions. When Savage looked at a rifle for this elite group, it realized the perfect place to start was the company’s time-tested Model 110 action. It then reimagined every aspect of the rifle’s design in order to create a pair of tack drivers upon which long-range shooters could depend, day in and day out.
110 Elite Precision
To get the solid base that helps assure outstanding (and repeatable) accuracy, Savage gave the 110 Elite Precision an Adjustable Core Competition (ACC) chassis sourced from Modular Driven Technologies (MDT). The ACC is designed around an integrated, modular weight system that allows you to customize the balance and mass of your rifle to maximize performance and minimize recoil. The skeletonized stock has a steel butt-pad plate, for added weight, and a dedicated space to add even more weight to the stock, if needed.
To this Savage has added a full-length ARCA rail. The lightweight low-profile rail mounts to the bottom of the forend. The design allows you to add accessories easily and quickly. For example, between stages at a match you may find it necessary to re-position the bipod. Using M-LOK mounting points, ARCA lets you do this quickly, lessening the chance of incurring a time penalty.
Other features of the Elite 110 Precision include a fully adjustable stock, stainless-steel flash-nitride target receiver, titanium nitride bolt body, and Savage’s acclaimed AccuTrigger, which allows the user to easily adjust trigger pull (without having to go to a gunsmith) from 1.5 to 4 pounds. The trigger not only offers a light, clean pull with no creep, but prevents the firearm from discharging if jarred or dropped.
You’ll also find an MDT Vertical Grip and an MDT AICS magazine. The Vertical Grip allows fore and aft adjustment to accommodate any hand size, and the metal magazines are manufactured from high-strength steel and are nitride-finished and coated with Cerakote Elite for the ultimate in durability and performance.
Finally, each 110 Elite Precision comes with a self-timing muzzle brake. A self-timing muzzle brake ensures that the gas ports are level and pointed directly to the side for the most efficient operation. Doing so is just another example of the pains Savage takes to create a shooting platform that performs to the standard elite shooters demand. By sweating even the smallest details, Savage has created a rifle built stem to stern to provide years of precision shooting.
The 110 Elite Precision is available in six calibers (.223 Rem.,.308 Win.,6.5 Creedmoor, 6mm Creedmoor, .300 Win. Mag., and .338 Lapua). Barrel length is 26 inches (30 inches in .300 Win. Mag and .338 Lapua). Prices range from $1,999 to $2,149.
The 110 Precision takes Savage’s legendary 110 action and makes it even more dynamic by using a custom stock designed by the accuracy experts at Modular Driven Technologies (MDT). The exclusive aluminum skeletonized LSS XL chassis boasts a FDE Cerakote coating, and the stock is fully adjustable for comb height as well as length-of-pull, allowing the shooter to create a custom fit. Other features include a matte black carbon-steel heavy barrel (threaded 5/8-24), an ACIS magazine, and a 20 MOA one-piece EGW rail. In addition, the BA muzzle brake is designed to reduce recoil and minimize muzzle movement, both of which help shooters make fast follow-up shots. The 110 Precision also takes advantage of Savage’s famed AccuTrigger, which is user adjustable from 1.5 to 4 pounds.
To help both rifles achieve the ultimate in accuracy, Savage blueprints the actions at the factory. Blueprinting involves squaring the locking lug recesses, receiver base, bolt face, locking lugs, recoil lug, and barrel lock nut. This creates perfect alignment between the action and the bore. Doing so involves all of Savage’s normal high production tolerances with an added step–custom grinding of each of these critical parts to even tighter tolerances, just as a gunsmith would do for a custom rifle. The result is a match-grade matched set of components perfectly square to the line of the bore, and that extra attention to detail results in a big step up in accuracy.
The 110 Precision is available in four calibers (.308 Win., 6.5 Creedmoor,.300 Win. Mag, and .338 Lapua). Barrel length is 24 inches (20 inches for the .308 Win.). $1,499. (savagearms.com)