Savage's new sniper rifle: Model 10 BAS

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

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).

BAS/T (adjustable target-style butt-stock)

BAS (M4 style butt-stock)

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.

Steve Johnson
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  • Randy Sanders Randy Sanders on Dec 02, 2012

    I bought this weapon in the Model 10BA/LE-S (Law Enforcement Version) not long back and added a Bushnell Elite Tactical 2.5 16x42 Scope up top and a Blackhawk bipod underneath. I love the weapon,but it is rather heavy,so I decided to attach a sling to the chassis. Turns out there are only 3 sling studs on the weapon. One is underneath on the forestock where the bipod is attached now,and one on each side of the forestock,so sling from left or right. There was,however,no attachment stud on the buttstock so now I have a sling I cannot use and a rifle too heavy to carry for any length of time. Can anyone suggest to me a way to sling this weapon??? I'm so old school that these new synth stocks and magpul devices are foreign to me.

  • Eric De Preter Eric De Preter on May 09, 2013

    BAS stands for Be A Sniper :) I think I'm going to purchase one here in Belgium, I have now access to the military range for practising long distance shooting . Best regards to all shooters. Eric