Savage Arms Upgrades the Model 10/110 Once More to Become the Stealth Evolution Line-Up

Stealth Evolution

Many of us remember the Savage Arms Model 110 BA rifle. A beast of a rifle, but absurdly heavy if you need to be mobile with it. Back in October 2016, Savage Arms took a lot of consumer input to heart and updated the 10/110 series with a Stealth Precision line-up. They once again made modifications to those rifles, and we now have before us the 10/110 Stealth Evolution series of rifles. A pretty appropriate name considering these rifles are continually evolving.

These once again updated rifles are offered in 6 calibers. All of which can be purchased in left-hand configurations as well (lefties rejoice!). Your caliber selection is a bit of a who’s who of long-range favorites:

  • .223 Remington
  • 6mm Creedmoor
  • 6.5 Creedmoor
  • .308 Winchester
  • .300 Winchester Magnum
  • .338 Lapua Magnum

The previous version, the Stealth Precision rifles, used FAB Defense stocks while the newest Stealth Evolution now has a Magpul PRS Gen3 adjustable stock. While the FAB Defense provided all the functionality a user may need the Magpul adds in brand name recognition and more curb appeal.

Extra added touches like a bronze cerakote finish on the monolithic aluminum chassis and 5R rifling cap off a pretty good spec sheet.

Stealth Evolution

Stealth Evolution

Even with varying barrel lengths from 20″ – 26″ the gun remains within a pretty close ballpark for weight (10.8 – 11.1 Lbs). It is also interesting to note that the AccuTrigger on this rifle can be adjusted down to 1.5 pounds. For hunters or non-target shooters who are not accustomed to light triggers, that begins to flirt with a fine line of breathing on the trigger to set it off.

The 10/110 Stealth Evolution models run a bit higher on price than the former make-up of this series. Depending on your caliber, you are looking at an MSRP of $1,799 – $2,149 a rifle.

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.


  • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

    Bolt guns with AR stocks seem to be a little awkward. Either you put the receiver extension in line with the bore (and set too far back) and then removing the bolt is usually a pita, or you put the extension below the bolt and you need an obnoxious cheek riser height to get a good weld and the stock no longer sits properly on your shoulder.

    Call me old fashioned, but I have always preferred a traditional stock. A good one usually weighs less too.

    • PK

      It all boils down to end user options. Make something AR grip/stock compatible, and there are a lot of choices, go proprietary and plenty of people will complain and ask “why didn’t you go with AR furniture?”

      • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

        I guess enough people like them that they sell. Just not my cup of tea, but Savage does make plenty of traditional stock rifles for people like me.

        • PK

          By and large, my preference is for traditional stock shape and a pistol grip, just based on looks. As long as it’s fitted well for me, it’s never really an issue, either.

          Realistically, an adjustable stock made of polymer makes a lot more sense, especially if there’s a chance of more than one person using the rifle. Add that to the wide variety of aftermarket AR furniture, and it makes sense to market to the majority.

    • GaryOlson

      I thought it looked like a clumsy widget also

  • James Wilson

    This might get me into the 6mm Creedmoor. Hmm…

    • Jared Vynn

      Why not go for the Ruger Precision and save a couple hundred dollars you could put towards ammo?

      • Person

        Jared, just send your resume to Ruger already.

        • Jared Vynn

          Ruger unfortunately doesn’t have any local offices/factories, but SCCY will soon.

      • James Wilson

        I also enjoy Rugers but I hate the RPR stock. This works out of the box for me.

      • Dave Shriva

        we could tell your a ruger fan that jumped on the bandwagon and is now defending his purchase haha

  • PK

    I assumed the 6.5mm and .338 are the $2,149 MSRP models, while the rest are the lower cost. It’s nice to see that the 6.5mm, at least, isn’t too bad!

    • Marcus D.

      Only the .338 Lapua is $2149, all other calibers are the lower cost.

  • Veteran for Trump

    Nice. But can’t afford it.

  • jonp

    Is 5R rifling worth the extra cost?

    • uisconfruzed

      Why would 5 grooves cost more than 6?

      • Keiichi

        Better .

  • Tox

    Almost perfect, just add a folding stock please!

  • Tox

    Almost perfect, just add a folding stock!

  • ShootCommEverywhere

    For comparison, the “in the wilds” price for the 110BA Stealth (original) in .300 Win Mag is about $1300. I was about to be pretty upset about the new features I missed out on because I just bought an original Stealth .300 Win Mag, but assuming the Evolution .300 comes to market at $1700 ($300 under the quoted MSRP in the article) it doesn’t cover the spread of buying the original Stealth and fixing the only thing seriously wrong with it, the garbage FAB stock (and maybe throwing a nicer AR grip on there). Replace the FAB with an XLR Industries buttstock (Much nicer than the PRS) for <$300 and there's $100 left towards the next barrel after the first gets shot out (negating some of the 5R advantage). The chassis does seem nicer in some ways with more real estate, but it seems like it's no longer MLOK compatible.
    I am able to consistently make sub MOA with neck sized handloaded ammo (5rd groups), but haven't gotten under .5MOA yet (Just damned close). Still early on in load development.

  • codfilet

    Good looking rifle!

  • Alahahahah

    I have a magpull hunter stock on my 700, I wish Savage had gone that route

    • Dave Shriva

      haha polymer stocks no thanks man

      • Alahahahah

        It has an internal AL chassis

  • SlowJoeCrow

    Since they made multiple left-handed options I’m all for it since this is less work than buying and assembling my own chassis system rifle, although a Savage Axis in an MDT chassis only runs about $1k

  • Marcus D.

    Hmm, the old model dropped to around $1K as a sale price, even under.

  • Julio

    It looks like they are using a (MDT-made?) chassis with bolt cut-outs on each side and a blanking plate installed on whichever side the bolt isn’t. I’d love to see MDT do this across the board as this would make all their stocks and colours equally available to everyone from the get-go. Disclosure: my trigger finger is on my left hand.

    • Twilight sparkle

      I’m left handed but my guns and guitars are right handed

  • Dave Shriva

    wow good thing they got rid of that ugly worthless FAB Defense stock hahaha I couldnt wait to get that trash off mine!

  • Thomas S

    Nice looking rifle.

    Problem is when you get into this price range it starts to become a better option to just build one. Finding an action for a few hundred bucks isn’t hard, a good barrel will run you another 300 or so. A stock, even a chassis can be had in the $400 – 1k range depending on how fancy you want to get. Hell you could probably search around for the parts and save enough for a nice finish and some gunsmithing to blueprint the action.

    You spend about the same but get an even better rifle.

  • DropGun25

    Ugh, every time I see this rifle I cant believe how ugly it is. Then they release a new model and its even worse.