One of Savage Arms' new products for 2018, the Model 110 Predator bolt-action rifle offers custom-grade features and accuracy while going easy on your wallet!
Established in 1894, the Savage Arms brand is one of America's best known in the field of hunting and sport shooting firearms. Despite recent digressions in the field of AR-style modern sporting rifles, the activity of the Company is still mostly focused on sport shooting and hunting rifles and shotguns.
In the past couple of decades, the Company invested heavily and constantly on innovation and new technical solutions. The best example is the externally-adjustable, bladed, two-stage Accutrigger, the first of its kind to be issued from factory on a bolt-action hunting rifle.
First showcased in January 2018 at the NSSF SHOT Show in Las Vegas, the Savage Arms model 110 Predator rifle will get all bases covered, from varmint to deer hunting, from mountain to long-range hunting trips, offering what the Company calls custom-grade performance at an affordable price (less than $900.00 in the United States and over 1.200€ in Europe).
Generally speaking, all Savage Arms rifles are packed with innovative features, and the new Savage 110 Predator bolt-action hunting rifle is no exception.
The Savage 110 Predator is built around a blued steel machined receiver hosting a two-locking lugs bolt with an oversized cocking handle allowing for easier operation when wearing gloves.
A two-positions safety is located just behind the bold shroud, while the bolt release button is located in front of the trigger guard – an unusual but easily reachable position for such a control, reminiscent of the safety catch position on the M1 Garand rifle.
The Savage Arms Model 110 Predator rifle comes with a 22-inch or 24-inch carbon steel button-rifled heavy profile fluted barrel, with a threaded muzzle for silencers (where legal) or other muzzle attachments.
Seven popular calibers are available, allowing the Model 110 Predator to cover all the most popular hunting specialties from varmint to big game: .204 Ruger; .22-250 Remington; .223 Remington (5.56x45mm); .243 Winchester; .260 Remington; .308 Winchester (7.62x51mm); and 6.5 Creedmoor.
The Model 110 Predator rifle comes without any kind of factory-issued sight: two Weaver rail portions integrated on top of the receiver provide a sturdy and easy mounting base for scope rings.
At the heart of the Savage 110 Predator rifle is the user-adjustable, two-stage Savage Accutrigger system originally designed by Savage in 2012, and now adopted by several other manufacturers.
The AccuTrigger system allows to set the trigger weight and includes a finger safety - a vertical lever visible on the trigger itself - which prevents the acidental discharge of a shot.
Once the finger is puling on the trigger, the pressure on the safety lever disconnects an internal mechanical system blocking the sear, so allowing the action to release the striker in the bolt.
But another important feature is the new synthetic Accustock, featuring a metal inner chassis that works like a cradle and replaces standard bedding systems, supporting the action tridimensionally all through its lenght instead than just on one or two points and providing increased stability and solidity without exacerbating harmonics.
The stock of the Model 110 Predator rifle features a full-surface Realtree MAX-1 camo finish and slip-proof, ergonomic soft grip inserts on the pistol grip and forend.
Another feature of the Accustock system is the Accufit adjustable buttstock, allowing the user to adjust lenght of pull and comb height via a series of issued spacers.
Given its price-to-quality ratio and levels of performance – sub-MOA accuracy is possible with selected ammunition, and approximately 3 to 4 MOA are guaranteed even with the cheapest training ammunition – the Savage Arms 110 Predator bolt-action hunting rifle is definitely one of the most interesting alternatives on the market for this specific category.
Adequate to suit the needs and demands of the newest generation of hunters and shooters as well as those of the oldest and seasoned outdoorsmen and women, the Model 110 Predator and its innovative features package shows once again how Savage Arms sets the standards of innovation for others to follow.