Savage Announces Backcountry Xtreme Series Rifles

    (Savage Arms)

    Savage Arms have introduced a new series to their venerable 110 range of hunting rifles. The Backcountry Xtreme series includes six rifles with improved ergonomics and protective finishes. Two new rifles have been added to the series the Ultralite Camo and Timberline.

    110 TIMBERLINE (Savage Arms)

    The rifles feature Factory blueprinted action lightweight stainless steel receivers with a Melonite Finish, AccuFit™ stocks with adjustable comb height and length of pull. They also have carbon fiber wrapped stainless steel cut barrels with threaded 5/8-24 muzzles, a user-adjustable 1.5 to 4lb trigger and feed from a detachable box magazine. The 110 Ultralite, chambered in .308, weighs in at 5.8 lbs. The rifles are available in .308, 6.5 Creedmoor, 28 Nosler, 6.5 PRC and .30-06.

    110 ULTRALITE CAMO (Savage Arms)

    Here’s a new promo video for the Backcountry Xtreme series:

    Here’s Savage’s announcement of the series in full:

    WESTFIELD, Massachusetts –– Savage Arms is pleased to announce the creation of a dynamic new series of performance-driven rifles designed for the most rugged and demanding hunts: The Backcountry Xtreme Series. These rifles are purpose-built and define the top tier of the 110 hunting line. Though each is unique, they all embody the most functional refinements Savage builds into its bolt action designs. These 110s can do it all.

    “The Model 110 has been evolving for more than six decades,” said Jessica Treglia, Sr. Brand Manager at Savage Arms. “That’s longer than any other bolt-action rifle in production. The new Backcountry Xtreme Series is building on this legacy. These rifles mark the apex of the 110’s incredible journey. These rifles are more capable than any 110’s we’ve ever built. They feature protective finishes, innovative product features, and the best of our patented technologies. These rifles have premium features added and can do it all. The Backcountry Xtreme Series shows what it means to be Savage.”

    The extras that define the Backcountry Xtreme Series are all built on the tested foundations that make the 110 so successful. AccuTrigger™ allows users to set pull weights as low as 1.5 pounds. AccuStock™ provides the receiver with the solid bedding needed for repeat accuracy, and AccuFit™ allows for a tailored fit—without the need of a gunsmith.

    With the official designation of the Backcountry Xtreme Series, Savage is launching two new Model 110s:

    The 110 Ultralite Camo:

    Savage teamed up with PROOF Research® to craft a 110 that comes in under 6 pounds. The carbon fiber wrapped stainless steel barrel and melonite skeletonized receiver help minimize weight. This new Ultralite features a KUIU® Verde 2.0 camo for the ultimate concealment.

    The 110 Timberline:

    The 110 Timberline is built to maximize accuracy with a fluted barrel, overmold surfaces, target crown, and omni-port muzzlebrake. The Model 110 action is secured three-dimensionally along its entire length within the AccuStock internal chassis and AccuFit system lets hunters customize length-of-pull and comb height of the Realtree® Excape synthetic stock. The OD Green Cerakote® on the barrel, receiver and other critical parts protects against corrosion. It will be available in both left-handed and right-handed configurations.

    The full line of Backcountry Xtreme rifles can be found here, and include these models:

    110 Bear Hunter: A true heavy hitter designed for dependability.

    110 Ridge Warrior: Take on targets one day, and trophies the next.

    110 Timberline: Built to be concealed and to withstand the elements.

    110 High Country: Maximize accuracy on long range shots.

    110 Ultralite: A featherweight designed for tall peaks and treacherous terrain.

    110 Ultralite Camo: Built for endurance and concealment at the highest altitudes.

    110 RIDGE WARRIOR (Savage Arms)

    110 ULTRALITE CAMO (Savage Arms)

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