Savage Model 10 GRS Tactical Bolt Gun: Hands On—SHOT Show 2017

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For more information, visit http://www.savagearms.com.

To purchase a Savage Model 10 on GunsAmerica.com, click this link: https://www.gunsamerica.com/Search.aspx?T=Savage%20Model%2010.

Savage is no stranger to bolt action rifles, so it takes a lot from them to impress me more than I already am. Consistently, I feel it is one of the most underrated brands; Savage has always delivered accuracy and solid factory triggers.

OVERVIEW

The GRS-10 in .308 Win. or 6.5 Creedmoor seems from first glance to hold up to that reputation. SHOT Show range day is no place to really test accuracy, but the trigger was fantastic. Even by Accu-trigger standards, this one stands out. I am not sure if we had a design change recently, or if this one just rolled off the line that good, but it was shockingly crisp. I was expecting to shoot a bolt gun, and my first shot still surprised me a little. Just the trigger group in this gun would be reason enough to buy it.

The Savage Model 10 GRS gives shooters a highly capable tactical bolt-action carbine with a highly advanced stock.

The rifle is based off the Model 10 and features the GRS stock to give you advanced capabilities. The rifle is priced at $1,499. The result is a lot of gun that delivers when it counts.

OPINION

What makes this the GRS-10 and not Model 10? Glad you asked. GRS is a small Norwegian company that makes stocks, and that is the dress this Savage is wearing. The GRS is fully adjustable with the press of a button, for cheek weld and length. The stock is a little bit thicker than what we see in a traditional hunting rifle, but I really liked the feel of it for tactical or long range competition. It looks a little unorthodox from a traditional monte carlo style stock, and features a sort of pistol grip. But it is also not as space age looking as the currently popular chassis systems. There is a lot to like in this package, and I am looking forward to running some more rounds out of the GRS-10. It comes standard with a threaded barrel, and is detachable box magazine fed.

PRICING & AVAILABILITY

At an MSRP of $1,499, it is certainly not a cheap gun, but you are getting a lot for your money in this purchase. Keep an eye out on the Savage site as well as GunsAmerica.com for more info in the future.

For more information, visit http://www.savagearms.com.

To purchase a Savage Model 10 on GunsAmerica.com, click this link: https://www.gunsamerica.com/Search.aspx?T=Savage%20Model%2010.

{ 9 comments… add one }
  • Mark Hood April 17, 2017, 12:36 am

    I would like to see it in a 7mm Mag. I miss mine old Savage 7mm Mag cause it got stolen.

  • Mark N. January 18, 2017, 9:24 pm

    Their (rather ugly) chassis gun has an MSRP of $1200 and can be found for under $1000. I wonder what this will sell for on the market. Oh, and it’d be nice to know how much it weighs!

  • Denny January 17, 2017, 1:03 pm

    Can you buy the G R S stock for existing Mo. 10’s ?

  • BOhio January 17, 2017, 7:45 am

    Speaking of “highly”: Fellow readers, do NOT copy the scope installation shown in the picture above. It is ridiculously high above the barrel. Lower — without touching — is better. Maybe the provider of the rig shown likes to stash a PBJ sandwich between the scope’s front end (objective) and the barrel, for convenience while glassing downrange…

    Figure 1/8″ is about perfect clearance between the objective and the barrel. Plan your rings/base accordingly. You’ll be more comfortable, you’ll shoot better, and you won’t potentially have the adjustable cheekpiece fall out at the top of its adjustment range.

    • Allen Alexander January 17, 2017, 11:02 am

      Setting your scope low is great, unless you are like 30% of the population and are left eye dominate. Then you need to set your scope up enough for a parallax free view. Then you can have your peanut & jelly sandwich and eat it too!

      • BOhio January 25, 2017, 7:14 am

        If you are left-eye dominant, and a right-handed shooter, then you would presumably keep your left eye closed whilst aiming with your right eye. If you’re left-eye dominant and left-handed, then you would shoot a left-handed rifle, correct?

        In either case, shooting with the scope raised so far above the barrel — unless it’s a bolt handle clearance issue (which I doubt, because I have Savage rifle and don’t have such issues) — is not ideal, and my previous comment stands.

        Parallax error should be corrected in the scope (if possible), via the 3rd knob if so equipped (often erroneously called “side focus”) or the adjustable objective if so equipped.

        The only instance in my experience where competitive shooters actually raise the scope up to ensure better performance is metallic silhouette — which is fired in the standing position and they are limited to stock design (e.g. no adjustable cheekpiece) and is a very specialized sort of game at the highest level (no pun intended).

    • Will Drider January 17, 2017, 12:21 pm

      Ah….. Bolt handle clearance and the fwd scope mounting requiring an additional “base mount”. The shown mounts/scope configuration highlights the stocks adjustability which is the main feature of this model.

    • Lex January 17, 2017, 3:00 pm

      Looks to be raised that high to allow for bolt handle travel.

  • Bayou Boys January 17, 2017, 6:22 am

    Nice looking stock would like to see it in a 300wm amd 338wm overall Savage has really improved there rifles from years ago.
    Keep up the great work.

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