Savage Arms Rifles in 338 Federal

Savage 338 Federal

Savage Arms is now offering six rifles chambered for the 338 Federal. They are:

  • 11 Long Range Hunter – $1,104
  • 11 Hog Hunter – $560
  • 16 FCSS – $885
  • 16 Bear Hunter – $1,035
  • 11 Trophy Hunter XP – $612
  • 16 Trophy Hunter XP – $740

According to Savage, these rifle models are the most popular big game guns in the current catalog. The rifles are currently listed on the Savage Arms website and should be available for order through your local dealer.

Savage 338 Federal

Introduced in 2006, the 338 Federal is a short-action cartridge that is essentially a necked-up .308 that offers a heavier (that .308) bullet at a similar or higher velocity. For example, Federal offers a 200 grain soft point in its Power-Shok line that is rated at 2,700 fps. By way of comparison, the .308 Power-Shok load with the 180 grain soft point only makes for 2,570 fps.



Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • Jerry Blank

    I will put a Savage Bear Hunter in .338 Federal in my safe the month these hit the shelves. I’ve already contacted my dru… gun dealer and placed an order.

  • King B

    Richard, do you know the magazine capacity, rifle weights, and barrel lengths for the above Savage rifles?

    • Wetcoaster

      I suspect the capacity and barrel lengths should be the same as the equivalent models in .308

      • David Sharpe

        Actually, if I remember correctly from looking around their website, I believe the magnum calibres are 1 less than standard calibres.

        • Wetcoaster

          .338 federal isn’t a magnum calibre though, it’s based on the .308 case

          • David Sharpe

            Ah, nevermind then, I assumed it was larger.

      • Gary

        You’ll be glad you went with “suspect” instead of “assume.”

        Savage 11 Hog Hunter, SKU 22455, 7.25 lbs, 40.5″ overall length, 20″ barrel, ammo capacity 2, MSRP $578

        Savage 11 Trophy Hunter XP, SKU 22451, 8.25 lbs, 44.5″ overall length, 22″ barrel, ammo capacity 2, MSRP $629

        Savage 11 Long Range Hunter, SKU 22450, 8.4 lbs, 45.75″ overall length, 26″ barrel, ammo capacity 2, MSRP $1136

        Savage 16 Trophy Hunter XP, SKU 22452, 7.5 lbs, 41.5″ overall length, 22″ barrel, ammo capacity 2, MSRP $762

        Savage 16 FCSS Weather Warrior Stainless Steel, SKU 22453, 7 lbs, 41.75″ overall length, 22″ barrel, ammo capacity 2, MSRP $911

        Savage 16 Bear Hunter, SKU 22454, 7.75 lbs, 44.25″ overall length, 23″ barrel, ammo capacity 2, MSRP $1066

        • Near Beer

          I’m really hoping the two round capacity is a typo.

          • Roy

            No joke! Seeing how they fit 4 308 cases into the 308 model… why would they lower that to 2?

  • ManBear

    She perdy 🙂