Savage Arms just announced six high-end versions of their Model 110 that make up the new Backcountry Xtreme Series. Each of the new 110s was designed for specific hunting roles with features to match at approachable price points.
Starting with the proven 110 bolt action, these rifles all have tweaks to make them appeal to different kinds of hunters. Savage is launching the Backcountry Xtreme series with the Bear Hunter, the High Country, the Timberline, the Ridge Warrior, and the Ultralite and Ultralite Camo.
“The Model 110 has been evolving for more than six decades,” said Savage Brand Manager Jessica Treglia, Sr. “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,” she said. “These rifles have premium features added and can do it all. The Backcountry Xtreme Series shows what it means to be Savage.”
All of the Backcountry rifles have Savage AccuStocks and AccuTriggers, which are popular for good reasons. The adjustable AccuStock has a rigid chassis that locks the action in on three axes and can be modified to fit individual users easily. The AccuTrigger is user-adjustable as well as drop-safe.
The Backcountry rifles are mostly chambered for .308 Winchester, with two exceptions. The Bear Hunter, designed for large and dangerous game is chambered for .300 Winchester Magnum. The Timberline, intended for long-range hunting and target shooting, is chambered for 6.5mm Creedmoor.
Other 110 Bear Hunter features include a 23-inch fluted stainless steel barrel with an adjustable muzzle brake and a Mossy Oak Break-Up Country finish. It’s not a featherweight rifle at 8.4 pounds dry, but that’s about as light as anyone would want a magnum rifle to weigh. It has a 2-round magazine for a total of three shots of .300 Win. Mag.
The 110 High Country is a good all-around hunting rifle, a .308 with a 4+1 capacity and a 22-inch stainless steel barrel with a brown PVD finish, along with the bolt, action and trigger guard. The stock has an alpine camo finish and weighs 8.1 pounds unloaded. The 6.5 Creedmoor 110 Timberline is similar to the High Country but with a green finish and woodland camo.
The 110 Ridge Warrior is a practical-tactical bolt-action rifle in .308 that feeds from a 10-round box magazine. It has a Gunsmoke Grey finish on the steel components and an NRA Overwatch Mossy Oak camo stock. It also has a third sling swivel for a bipod and a 20-MOA rail by EGW. The 24-inch heavy fluted barrel brings the dry weight to just under 9 pounds.
For the 110 Ultralites Savage teamed up with Proof Research to prove 22-inch carbon fiber tensioned barrels. Combined with special skeletonized receivers, these rifles weigh in at just 5.8 pounds. The basic model has a grey synthetic stock while the camo model has a KUIU Verde 2.0 finish, and both have a Melonite nitride finish on the steel components.
Prices start at $949 for the Ridge Warrior and go up to $1,129 for the High Country and Timberline. The Ultralite and Ultralite Camo, with their Proof Research barrels, list for $1,499 and $1,549, respectively. As is typical for Savage, real-world and online pricing should be less.
These are just a start for the Backcountry Xtreme Series. Savage has plans to offer these rifles in a wide range of options with different cartridges in more models and other configurations. For more information visit Savage Arms.