Savage Arms 110: A Top-Selling Bolt-Action Rifle

posted on August 15, 2020

The Savage Arms Model 110 was designed in 1958, finally received its patent in 1963, and has been in continuous production since. The Model 10 is based on the 110, and there’s no sign of sales slowing in this rifle family, regardless of age.

Last year, the bolt actions took fourth place in the annual sales volume list compiled by We’re somewhat shocked the website indicates one of the most popular versions was chambered in .338 Lapua Mag. with a 26" barrel, but it comes as no surprise that enthusiasts continue to recognize the versatility of the timeless design and diversity of configurations now offered.

The number of versions is staggering. There are more than 30 Model 110s available today, and the lineup includes left-hand versions.

The Model 110 Hog Hunter (seen above) has the most modest MSRP of them all at $599, but it doesn’t shortchange enthusiasts on features. Chambered in .223 Rem., it has a detachable box magazine capacity of four rounds, 20-inch barrel, adjustable iron sights, the famed AccuTrigger, oversized bolt handle and more.

The 110 Ultralite is tops in the company’s listing of general use 110s, coming in at $1,499. Chambered in .308 Win., it also has a four-round magazine capacity, a 22-inch Proof Research carbon-fiber wrapped stainless steel barrel, AccuFit stock, factory blueprinted action, drilled and tapped receiver, AccuTrigger and everything needed for those treks at altitude.

In Savage’s Long-Range series of rifles there at 16 different Model 10s or 110s and it’s here the aforementioned hot seller is likely located. The Model 110 FCP HS Precision 338 Lapua has the right chambering and comes with a 26" heavy contour barrel. It features an HS Precision fiberglass stock, Accutrigger and a long list of extras for $1,759.

The variety of options and diversity keeps the 10/110 line a popular choice for knowledgeable enthusiasts. There’s also a Model 10 Trophy Hunter XP with classic-looking wood stock and a nearly identical looking 110 in the hunting line. Add all the models that have been produced in the five decades since the rifle was designed, and there’s good reason one of Savage’s best made the list last year.


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