A lot of people have been drooling over the new .338 Lapua Savage rifle because it packs a lot of features into a rifle with an MSRP of just $2,267.
American Rifleman has published a review of the 110 BA which can be read on their website …
Although the Model 110 BA is found in the Savage Arms law enforcement lineup, and was designed with military requirements in mind, not to mention it has the ability to withstand operational use by military and law enforcement communities, long-range shooting enthusiasts will surely find this rifle appealing. What’s more, the 110 BA’s $2,267 price puts it within the reach of many shooters. All this, along with Savage’s renowned accuracy and commitment to quality, gives you a remarkable rifle at an equally impressive price.
The American Rifleman review is very comprehensive so I will not bother covering the same ground, but I will make a few comments about the rifle which I have had the pleasure of shooting on two separate occasions.
Recoil is not too bad. The muzzle brake is efficient. The blast, on the other hand, is significant. Firing it at the enclosed private single lane at the NRA HQ Range was quite an experience
! Again, thanks to Ed Friedman, Tyler Kreis and Daniel McCullough for taking me shooting at NRA HQ.
The rifle is more accurate than I am at half a mile. To be quite honest, being more accurate than me is not hard!
When I blogged about the original Savage Model 10 BAS, which this rifle is based on, many people criticized Savage’s decision to use an AR-15 stock and pistol grip. Personally I found the ergonomics of a free standing pistol grip to work just as well on a bolt action as it does on a tactical style automatic rifle.
I have only two criticism. Firstly, to be frank, it is ugly. Savage have gone with function over form. Secondly, few, if any, civilians are going to get any use from the side rails. They just add to the weight and cost of the rifle.
|Caliber||.338 Lapua Magnum, .300 Win Mag|
|Capacity||.338 LM: 5+1 rounds, .300 Win Mag: 6+1|
|Barrel||26″ heavy fluted|
|Rail||Scope rail mount 20 MOA elevation, side rails|
|Twist||1:9 (.338), 1:10 (.300)|
|Other Features||AccuTrigger, AccuStock|