Next year (2009) Savage will be selling a new “modular sniper system” called the Model 10 BAS (I have not worked out what the acronym stands for).
The rifle is build on the Model 110 action and features the AccuTrigger and AccuStock. It accepts standard AR-15 butt-stocks and pistol grips. Two top rails and side rails allow for accessories. At a first glance this rifle resembles an auto-loader (and puts it out of reach for our Australian friends).
It also features a 24″ free floating barrel, Savages’ new proprietary muzzle break and a 10 round detachable magazine. I am not sure what calibers they are offering but looking at the above photos I would say it is a short action so they are probably offering .308 Win and/or .223.
The difference between the BAS and BAS/T models are the butt-stocks as seen above.
The rifle was developed for the law enforcement market. In the press release they did not explicitly state that the rifle will be available to civilians.Related