Can there be one long gun that’s versatile enough for every need? Probably not, but if any design has a legitimate claim on that title, it’s arguably Jeff Cooper’s scout rifle. Bolt action reliability, chambering that starts with a ‘3’, relatively small and light weight and extremely versatile. Now Savage’s Model 11 — the one that they debuted at SHOT in January — is hitting the stores (MSRP: $794). In addition to the usual scout rifle attributes, they’ve added an adjustable comb as well as Savage’s popular AccuTrigger . . .
SUFFIELD, Conn. – September 16, 2015 – The new Savage Arms™ 11 Scout Rifle combines all of the qualities for which scout-style firearms are known with Savage’s legendary performance. Part of the brand’s law enforcement series, this rifle is lightweight for fast-handling. It easily allows operators to get on target and place accurate shots in real-world conditions. Shipments of these products are currently being delivered.
Chambered for 308 Win., the 11 Scout features a one-piece rail for mounting optics which includes the ability to forward-mount an optic. It is also equipped with the user-adjustable AccuTrigger™, and the AccuStock bedding system, which engages the action three dimensionally along its entire length for the best possible accuracy. The threaded muzzle brake can be removed and replaced with a suppressor.
A spacer system in the butt pad lets you tweak length of pull to accommodate different shooting styles ranging from standard cross-body positions to squared off, tactical stances. Plus, the adjustable comb makes it easy to tailor cheek height to the shooter’s stature and various sighting options. Also, when you move that cheek piece up and down, the front and back can move independently of one another allowing you to change the angle as well.
Other notable features include a detachable 10-round magazine; reliable, easily engaged tang-mounted safety; and an oversize bolt knob that’s simple to operate, even with gloved hands. Plus, a trio of well-placed swivel studs accepts a variety of sling options, from standard hunting straps to single-point slings and three-point configurations.