New Savage 110 Ultralite Elite rifle: for extreme backcountry hunters

Savage clearly states that its new 110 Ultralite Elite is aimed to “the extreme backcountry hunters that demand performance when every ounce counts”. And with a weight that, depending on caliber, ranges between 2,6 and 2.7 kg, the latest addition to the 110 bolt-action rifle family is a lightweight indeed. 

To save weight, the Savage 110 Ultralite Elite features a PROOF Research carbon fiber wrapped stainless steel barrel and MDT folding carbon fiber stock.

Similarly to the 110 Ultralite model we already presented on, this result has been in part achieved thanks to the exclusive Savage designed, PROOF Research carbon fiber wrapped stainless steel barrel. But the 110 Ultralite Elite also features an HNT26 folding carbon fiber stock from MDT to save even more grams (or ounces, if you prefer). The foam filled, folding carbon buttstock with adjustable LOP and comb height includes four 1/4" spacers.

110 Ultralite Elite, lightweight accuracy

On the the Savage 110 Ultralite Elite receiver is stainless steel, the center section is magnesium, with different Cerakote finishes.

Savage teamed up with PROOF Research “to craft a barrel specific for a purpose driven firearm, designed to combat elevation and elements while maintaining thek performance of a factory blueprinted Savage 110 action”. Barrel is 5/8x24 muzzle threaded, while the exclusive MDT HNT26 Chassis has a carbon fiber forend with integrated ARCA rail and a carbon fiber pistol grip. The Magnesium center section of the rifle has a Gun Metal Grey Cerakote finish. On the other hand, the 8-40 drilled & tapped stainless steel receiver has a Blackout Cerakote finish. Bolt is diamond fluted and coated with Blackout Cerakote; the bolt handle is threaded (5/16x24) with a carbon fiber bolt knob

The 110 Ultralite Elite comes with an Omniport muzzle brake installed.

The 110 Ultralite Elite comes with an Omniport muzzle brake installed and a 680-1,814 g user adjustable AccuTrigger.

The HNT26 MDT folding carbon fiber stock of the Savage  110 Ultralite Elite can be easily folded on the left side.

Calibers available are .300 Win Mag, .300 WSM, .308 Win, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5 PRC and 7mm PRC. Barrel length is 20”/508 mm, except for the .308 Win and 6.5 Creedmoor, variants, which have 18”/457 mm barrels. The 3-round capacity of the low profile, AICS detachable box magazine is the same for all calibers: just like the price, set at a pretty steep $3,299 in the U.S. 

A one piece, 20 MOA Picatinny scope rail is included.

Savage 110 Ultralite Elite video introduction

Savage 110 Ultralite Elite specs and price


.300 Win Mag, .300 WSM, .308 Win, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5 PRC, 7mm PRC.

Barrel Length: 

18”-20” (457-508 mm), depending on caliber

Barrel Material: 
Carbon fiber wrapped stainless steel
Overall Length: 
From 978 to 1,044 mm, depending on caliber
Receiver Material: 
Stainless steel
Stock Material: 
Carbon fiber / magnesium
Stock Type: 
Magazine Capacity
3 rounds
2.63-2.72 kg, depending on caliber
Price (MSRP in the U.S.): 
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