Savage Arms uses Norwegian Stock for Model 10 GRS | SHOT 2017

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Savage Arms has been buzzing with news surrounding their new MSR rifles. One firearm that was almost tucked away in the corner at SHOT Show was a new Model 10. It was sitting on a gun rack unassumingly next to some rimfire guns. Nobody seemed to notice it or be handling it so we checked it out.

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Savage Arms Model 10 GRS .308 Win

A quick glance at the barrel confirmed our inclination that it was a Model 10 .308 Win since most of the centerfire rifles there were that caliber. After speaking with a rep from Savage Arms we got the details on this intriguing new rifle:

  • Savage AccuTrigger
  • Heavy Barrel w/ Fluting
  • 5/8″ x 24 T.P.I. w/ Thread Cap
  • Two Caliber Offerings: 6.5 Creedmoor (1:8″ Twist) & .308 Win (1:10″ Twist)
  • Accepts AI & AICS Magazines

Now… to the piece that caught our eye from the outset. What stock is on this gun?!

The Savage Arms rep told us it was a “GRS Stock” and they are coming from Norway. With no other information to go off of we sat down and did a little research for ourselves.

GRS Riflestocks is, in fact, a company out of Norway that makes specialty stocks. Most of their stocks can be mated to Tikka, Howa, Remington, Weatherby, or Savage rifles. The model stock that is specifically on this Savage is a “GRS Berserk.” Besides the curb appeal of the tactical look, the GRS Berserk has a few valuable, key features.

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“GRS Berserk” riflestock for the Model 10 GRS

  • Rubber Pistol Grip & Forend
  • Texturing Surrounding Rubber Inserts
  • Cheek & Butt of Stock are Push-Button Adjustable
  • Forend Sling Stud for Bi-Pod Attachment
  • Sling Swivels Mounted on Left-Hand side of Rifle to more Comfortably Carry
  • Pillar Bedding Blocks have 65% Glass Fiber

With a host of features such as that, the GRS Berserk definitely has more benefits than meet the eye. We sadly did not get to stretch the legs of this rifle and see how it could shoot. There were just too many people enjoying Savage rifles filling up the shooting line at the time. The Model 10 GRS in both .308 Win and 6.5 Creedmoor will MSRP at $1,499.





The outdoors, fitness and anything related to firearms are my passions. I am a S&W Armorer, Glock Armorer, reloader and am coping with an addiction to classic S&W and Colt revolvers (by buying more revolvers). I’ve been a guest writer for Sierra Bullets and love long walks to the gun range.


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  • Goody

    *GRS

    You will find that they are perhaps the most comfortable rifle stocks available. Excellent for position shooting, and gains more points than it loses for offhand shooting, compared to vanilla hunting stocks.

    • Adam Scepaniak

      You are correct, it is GRS Riflestocks. My mistake in the acronym.

    • DrewN

      Pretty clearly conventional RH and LH though? I personally like a LH (or ambi) grip combined with a RH bolt for position shooting myself.

      • Goody

        These are specialised for ergonomics, picking your favourite hand is one of the sacrifices that come with that.

        • iksnilol

          Meh, they could’a made an open saddle design that you can actually wrap your hand around to some extent.

      • Julio

        GRS do their laminate stocks in L/H, but not the Berserk -investing in the moulds for the R/H version pretty much cleaned out their piggy bank, apparently-, but with a lot of big names using their laminate stocks, and now the Berserk too, hopefully that will change. BTW they also do a high-end chassis stock called the Bolthorn, with which the Berserk should no more be confused than chalk with cheese.

    • Tassiebush

      How heavy are they? I’m sort of curious for my tikka but I’m not sure if it’d be too heavy for general hunting.

      • Goody

        The laminate models are slightly heavier than a standard shape wood stock. The ergonomic trade off is huge.

        I suppose the plastic model (pictured above) would be similarly comparable to standard shape composite stocks – as these are composite fiber reinforced plastics. I can’t get past the warmth, rigidity and stability of laminate, though.

  • Harry’s Holsters

    Now I can’t decide between this or the Begara! Or going with a Ruger Predator and then getting a custom gun built!

    • ExMachina1

      Part of what makes the Begara more attractive to me is all the features AND it’s lower MSRP

    • Rusty S.

      Go cycle the action on a model 10, or better yet, try cycling some snap caps through it if you can. Then try it with the Bergara. That should really help you come to a good conclusion.

      • Harry’s Holsters

        I have a feeling the Begara will be better but there are none locally to check out.

    • Dougscamo

      The second sounds like a reasonable course of action….

  • iksnilol

    More than half the MSRP is the stock. They’re good stocks. Wish they’d make an ambi grip tho. I like shooting lefty with a right handed bolt action on occasion.

    • Dougscamo

      When I saw this I thought….”Iksnilol will be proud”….and putting in an application for part-time work at their plant…. 🙂

      • iksnilol

        What, are you mad!? I can buy like 5-7 Mausers for the price of one of those stocks.

        But yeah, I did want to be a gunsmith… tho it is a fierce market and there’s few gunsmiths in the country. :/

        • Dougscamo

          If you can buy 5-7 Mausers in reasonably good shape for the price of this stock….you are fortunate indeed….
          With few gunsmiths, I guess that most Mausers stay in their original configurations?….

          • iksnilol

            No, most get sporterized to some extent; drilled and tapped for scope, stock cut down (or entirely replaced), barrels can also be turned down for light weight.

            Well, they’re milsurp Mausers. Belonged to the Jerries when they took over Norway, then Norway took them after WW2 but rechambered them to 30-06 (due to US support and the US obviously using 30-06). They’re our equivalent of garbage rods.

            There are few gunsmiths, but they each cover an area. Think how gangs cover turfs. Same applies to some extent to Norwegian gunsmiths.

    • That criticism comes up quite a bit with GRS. They are starting to see it’s an issue that hurts their US sales.

      • iksnilol

        Hurts Norwegian sales as well.

        Again, easy to make it ergonomical whilst ambidextrous. Making it LH or RH only is contrary to ergonomics.

        • Preaching to the choir. I have personally discussed this very issue with them over the years.

  • Bill

    Total weight of that rig in .308? It “looks” heavy. So it has sling swivels on the side, leaving the bottom one for a bipod?

  • yvette99

    The Weatherby Vanguard Adaptive Composite uses this stock.

  • SerArthurDayne

    I need about tree fiddy. Imma pay you back next time I see you.

  • GRS is a very common stock brand in Europe. Blaser has been selling a version as a OEM factory configuration for a few years now. They specialize in wood stocks but have been dipping their toe into the synthetic market with the Beserk line.

  • Michael Guerin

    The GRS Berserk has been available as an aftermarket item in NZ and Austalia for about 6 months. The laminate stock has been standard on the Voere tactical/varmint rifle for at least 18 months? They seem to be quite popular for long range shooting but are obviously too heavy for stalking and even for helicopter transport to alpine areas (because, amongst glacially formed valleys, ‘you have to go down in order to go up’ as the saying goes).

    Yes, they are very nice stocks, provided that you do not have to carry the rifle more than a kilometer or two, over easy ground, during a day.

    • Muggo

      GRS makes lighter more hunting focused stocks too, but I have no idea if they’re available in NZ/Aus yet.

  • Warpig

    The Begara rifles cycle very nice. A local shop to me is a dealer. Better than the Ruger and Savage actions. But way more to choice than just the actions. This stock is a great jump forward to have it out of the box.