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The Savage Model 110 and its progeny have been overwhelmingly successful in the marketplace and while their inherent accuracy has never been underrated, the Savage combination of AccuTrigger and AccuStock have made it more consistent and even better.

The Savage 110 was introduced in 1958 and offered American hunters and shooters a rifle that was more affordable than the well-established Winchester Model 70, and a cheap alternative that could compete on equal terms with the Remington 721-722 series (the improved Model 700 was still four years in the future). The first 110s sold for less than $100 and became known for being strong, safe, reliable bolt-action guns that were being marketed at an attractive price. Before many years had passed shooters also woke up to the fact that the humble 110 was a real “sleeper” – an economy model capable of outstanding accuracy. 

Savage increased their share of the market sharply when they began offering lefthanded guns to all those cackyhanders who’d been struggling with right-hand bolts for years, and then by selling actions only or barreled actions. Up until then no American manufacturer had ever wanted to do this. Needless to say Savage sales took a big leap. 

One of the most accurate rifles  I’ve  ever owned was a Savage single-shot Model 112-V which had a bull barrel and comfortable, high-combed, semi-target stock. Chambered for the sizzling .220 Swift, it consistently grouped five shots into 0.338 at 100 yards. The Savage trigger, however, was a major problem, since if you adjusted it under 1.6kgs the safety wouldn’t work. This didn’t matter with a single-shot used for varminting, but must have annoyed a lot of guys who owned magazine-fed varminters and sporters.


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