The Savage Arms Minimalist line of rifles redefines the capabilities and aesthetics of modern bolt-action rimfires with a brand new, functional, appealing laminated stock design and all the accuracy-oriented features that Savage is well known for
The Savage Arms Minimalist line of bolt-action rimfire rifles was first announced to the international public at the 2020 edition of the SHOT Show, in Las Vegas, and finally made commercially available in early June.
Taking on to some of Savage's own, most successful rimfire rifles designs, the Minimalist line redefines them into six new models, retain the accuracy-oriented features that made the Savage Arms brand so famous albeit with a few changes meant to appeal to the newest generations of shooters.
The Savage Arms Minimalist series of rifles are based on the Company's own, highly successful Mark II, 93 and 93R17 lines – some of the world's best known and most sought-after rimfire rifles ever – and take a distinctly different turn on the classic by combining a uniquely designed stock for lightweight and strength with several additional features for excellent usability in the field.
The redesigned lines of the stock – which, however, comes equipped with front and rear sling swivels for comfortable carry on the field or at the range – are meant to make the Minimalist rifles handier and easier to operate and bring on target, making them perfect for sport shooting, training and leisure plinking, as well as for small game hunting and as youth rifles.
The Savage Arms Minimalist rifles are available with a distinctive brown or green stock, and in three variants, based on the Mark II, 93 and 93R17 designs, respectively chambered in .22 Long Rifle, .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire, and .17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire. All variants feed through ten-rounds detachable magazines.
All the Savage Arms Minimalist line rifles sport a carbon steel action and 18" / 45,72 cm matte black, sporter contour carbon steel barrel with a 1⁄2-28 threaded muzzle protected by a removable cap.
All of the Savage Arms Minimalist series rifles also come equipped from factory with a 2.5/6lbs (1,13 / 2,72 kg) adjustable AccuTrigger, and a pre-installed Weaver base for optics on the barreled action in lieu of iron sights, allowing the shooter to install the kind of optical sight that will better suit his or her needs and preferences.
With an overall weight of only 5.68 lbs (2,57 kg), the Savage Arms Minimalist rifles are extremely light, ideal for older youth or adult shooters, while making the most of cost-effective rimfire rounds.
All the Savage Arms Minimalist rifles are already available in the United States at a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $359; no information has been provided so far concerning export availability and pricing.