So you want to get into a long action precision rifle that shoots hard-hitting .300 WinMag or .338 Lapua rounds? That’s usually an expensive proposition. Rifles that accurately send magnum caliber pills out to 1000 yards or more will cost you. Plenty.
But when Savage introduced their 110 BA Stealth rifle a couple of years back, they made long action long range power accessible to a lot of precision shooters.
The 110 BA Stealth MSRPs for a relatively affordable $1650 and retails at about $1200. With glass, that lets you get into the magnum caliber long range game at about the $2000 mark.
Check out the .338 Lapua model . . .
One of the best aspects of this and most Savage rifles is their excellent adjustable AccuTrigger. Many picky long range shooters who usually scrap stock triggers for an aftermarket model are impressed by Savage’s stock AccuTrigger’s performance.
With all of the 110 BA Stealth’s features and performance, it’s clearly a best buy in a magnum caliber rifle.
Here are the .338 Lapua version’s specs:
Got mine years ago from Sportsmans Warehouse for under $1,000. Put a Vortex PST 6×24 I think, and it is getting shaken apart by the Lapua. I use a Gemtech titanium Arrow .338 suppressor and can shoot the gun in my t-shirt. We only have 330 yards at my local range but I can shoot 3″ clays most of the time. That’s only about 1 MOA and I’m sure the gun can do better than that. Maybe I’ll put it in a sled someday.
So, the manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $1649 but it retails for $1200?
That’s common practice for most any retail industry. MSRP is the “suggested”, which means absolutely nothing, and allows a retailer to tell you you’re getting a great deal.
Example: A manufacturer of a widget sells it to a retailer for $40, but provides an MSRP of $100. Note that this is the “Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price”, not the retail store’s suggested price. The store marks it up to $60 and advertises it to you as 40% off (because technically, if you follow this logic, it’s true). The funny thing is…it that widget even worth $100, or is it only worth $60 because nobody would pay more than that anyway?
That’s part of what I handle for my own employer. It’s all smoke and mirrors.
There is nothing “Stealth” about .338 Lapua… Kaboom.
Well, *my* backyard squirrel problem just found a solution….
It appears Savage doesn’t make a left-hand version. If they did, I would take a good look at this rifle. Unfortunately, they don’t.
Well, maybe this isn’t what you are looking for, but it appears to be a left handed version.
Being left eye dominant, I have always fired long guns left handed. I used, for a longish time, the post 1964 Model 70 Winchester Standard Target Rifle in 30-06 caliber for 1000 yard shooting. Never used anything larger or smaller than the 06 on the old 5V 1000 yard target, or the 10 point decimal Target that followed it. For reason or reasons I never understood, using the .308, 600 yards was my limit. I also used the Model 70 for National Match Course competition, never had the least problem shooting the rapid fire stages, first with a Garand, later on with bolt actions, above refernced. Speaking personally, given that long range shooting is slow fire, I could never see any real problem shooting a right hand rifle left handed, that being my personal evaluation. Of course, go each their own.
As a left hander, I prefer shooting right handed bolt actions, as long as the front of the rifle is on a rest or bipod. I never have to release my firing grip.
First, MSRP. I have a friend who worked for S&W. Covered the S.E. United States. He told me MSRP is just a number manufacturers pull out of their ass to insure a profit for the retailer. No real science to it. Next, Savage rifles. Their 110 has always been more accurate than it should be for the money. But, the trigger sucked! I was at the SHOT Show one year. Orlando if memory serves. I was walking past the Savage booth with no interest when a rep stopped me and asked if I would like to try their new Accu-Trigger. I didn’t, but to be polite I paused. I dry fired an inert rifle. I looked at the rep. He was smiling. I don’t know which was larger. My mouth hanging open or my eyes. I still don’t own a Savage, but they deserve a look.
A while a go I bought a Ruger Scout Rifle in .223. I thought the trigger was very crisp for a factory trigger. A friend of mine who builds custom match rifles and is very fussy on triggers said the Ruger’s trigger was a very good trigger and extremely good for a stock out-of-the-box rifle. He said to get better he has to go after market.
Had a Savage 110 338 about 7 years ago (not the stealth) was a great gun and the brake on it let me shoot 338 with no shoulder padding, sold it cause the ammo is too expensive.
Suggestion: I have a 224 Valkyrie built on an AR 15 platform that cost less than 1000 to build (sans scope) that shoots accurately to a 1000 yards and to the limit of my abilities. Am building a 6.5 creedmor with the same requirements. I would recommend those to anyone wanting to shoot that far. 338 is for rich people.
The 6.5 Creedmore lets you attain .338 Lapua accuracy on a .308 budget.
Plus the 6.5 CM can shoot over hills and around curves
There are better chassis rifles out there for not much more $$$, and @11lbs, this thing is a beast…
If you are in Cal, buy them quickly, better yet just move out of that stupid state.
Is this model better than the SAVAGE ARMS 110 BA STEALTH 338 LAPUA 24″ 338 LAPUA? I want to buy the SAVAGE ARMS 110 BA STEALTH 338 LAPUA 24″ 338 LAPUA because it is cosmetically similar to the H&K PSG-1. Notice the round handgrip pommel and stock. The H&K PSG-1 is famed for it’s accuracy and shows up in video games ( i do not play video games) but is very expensive, hard to find, and hard to import from Germany.
Why does this read like sponsored content?