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Savage 110 High Country Ready For The Backwoods

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Affordable and lightweight, Savage Arms' 110 High Country opens the mountain rifle to all hunters.

How The 110 High Country Is Set Up For The Most Rugged Hunts:

Ounces are pounds. Nowhere is this more evident than trekking on a backcountry hunt. Just getting to the game with your gear winds you, let alone packing out an elk quarter or an entire mule deer. Thus was born the mountain rifle.

The lightweight bolt-actions have become popular in recent decades as hunters have pushed deeper into the woods and mountains. Yet, for many, the generally high-tech irons are cost-prohibitive — as merciful to your shoulders as the might be. Though, they could become more common with Savage Arms taking a crack at producing the featherweight rifles.

Now shipping, the gunmaker’s 110 High Country has about everything you’d want in mountain rifle – especially price. With an MSRP of $1,129, the gun should hit the shelves well under a grand, making it a fraction of the price of similarly configured bolt-actions. And, all in all, hunters get a pretty good value out of the deal.

In addition to the tried and true 110 action and fully adjustable AccuStock, the rifle has some features generally found on custom rigs. The most notable are the weight-saving spiral fluted barrel and bolt. Nice touch. Though, it’s what you can’t see — heft — that should turn out to be the selling point. Ranging between 8.1 and 8.5 pounds depending on caliber, the 110 High Country should prove a manageable burden on the way up to treeline or beyond.

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Other features of the rifle worth mention are its adjustable AccuTrigger, overmolded surfaces on the stock, threaded muzzle and PVD coating on its stainless steel action and barrel. In all, Savage is offering the 110 High Country in 11 chamberings, including a number of magnum options.

From Savage:

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts –– Savage is excited to unveil the 110 High Country, a rifle that gives Western hunters the precision and power to take the biggest bulls and the longest shots. Shipments of these firearms have been delivered to dealers.

The 110 High Country is built to maximize accuracy with a spiral-fluted barrel and bolt, as well as the Model 110 action secured three-dimensionally along its entire length within the AccuStock internal chassis. The AccuFit system lets hunters customize length-of-pull and comb height of the TrueTimber Strata synthetic stock. Plus, the user-adjustable AccuTrigger offers a crisp, clean pull critical for making precise shots at extreme distances. The low-friction, coyote brown PVD coating on the barrel, receiver and other critical parts is harder than competing finishes and protects against corrosion and heat. At just 2-4 microns thick, the coating does not interfere with the rifle’s tight tolerances.

•AccuFit system lets hunters adjust comb height and length-of-pull
•User-adjustable AccuTrigger
•AccuStock rail system
•TrueTimber Strata synthetic stock with overmold surfaces
•Model 110 stainless steel barreled action with coyote brown PVD coating
•Spiral-fluted barrel and bolt
•Threaded muzzle; magnum calibers feature muzzle brake with taperlock interface
•Detachable box magazine
•PVD-coated bolt handle, receiver, barrel, trigger guard and magwell
•Drilled and tapped receiver
•Three-position safety

110 High Country Specs

Action: Bolt
Barrel Color: Brown
Barrel Finish: PVD Coating
Barrel Length (in): 22 (.308 Win, .243 Win, .270 Win, .280 AI, .30-06 Spfld, 6.5 CM, 7mm-08 Rem); 24 (.300 Win Mag, 7mm Rem Mag, 6.5 PRC)
Barrel Material: Stainless Steel
Calibers: .308 Win, .243 Win, .270 Win, .280 AI, .30-06 Spfld, .300 Win Mag, .300 WSM, 6.5 CM, 6.5 PRC, 7mm Rem Mag, 7mm-08 Rem
Magazine Capacity: 4 (.308 Win, .243 Win, .270 Win, .280 AI, .30-06 Spfld, 6.5 CM, 7mm-08 Rem); 3 (.300 Win Mag, 7mm Rem Mag); 2 (.300 WSM, 6.5 PRC)
Length of Pull (in): 12.75 – 13.75 (.308 Win, .243 Win, .270 Win, .280 AI, .30-06 Spfld, .300 Win Mag, 6.5 CM, 7mm Rem Mag, 7mm-08 Rem); 13.75 (.300 WSM, 6.5 PRC)
Magazine: Detachable Box Magazine
Overall Length (in): 42.375 (.308 Win, .243 Win, .270 Win, .280 AI, .30-06 Spfld, 6.5 CM, 7mm-08); 44.25 (.300 WSM); 45.25 (.300 Win Mag, 6.5 PRC, 7mm Rem Mag)
Rate of Twist (in): 1:8 (6.5 CM, 6.5 PRC); 1:9 (.280 AI); 1:9.25 (.243 Win); 1:9.5 (7mm Rem Mag, 7mm-08 Rem); 1:10 (.308 Win, .270 Win, .30-06 Spfld, .300 Win Mag, .300 WSM)
Receiver Color: Brown
Receiver Finish: PVD Coating
Receiver Material: Stainless Steel
Type: Centerfire
Stock Color: Camouflage
Stock Finish: Matte
Stock Material: Synthetic
Stock Type: L Sporter
Weight (lb): 8.1 (.308 Win, .243 Win, 6.5 CM, 7mm-08 Rem) 8.15 (.270 Win, .280 AI, .30-06 Spfld) 8.5 (.300 Win Mag, .300 WSM, 6.5 PRC, 7mm Rem Mag)
MSRP: $1,129

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