According to Savage Arms, the 110 Series is the oldest continuously manufactured bolt-action rifle in North America – and one of the most prolific too, with dozens of variants available. Now Savage Arms announces a further “dynamic new series of performance-driven rifles designed for the most rugged and demanding hunts”: the Backcountry Xtreme Series. The series includes six rifles, with two new models – namely the 110 Ultralite Camo and the 110 Timberline. These rifles are purpose-built and define the top tier of the 110 hunting line with improved features and ergonomics, as explained by the manufacturer itself. The Backcountry Xtreme rifles embody all the functional refinements, including AccuTrigger (pull weight can be set as low as 1.5 pounds), AccuStock that provides the receiver with the solid bedding needed for repeat accuracy, and AccuFit for a tailored fit without the need of a gunsmith.
“The Model 110 has been evolving for more than six decades,” said Jessica Treglia, Sr. Brand Manager at Savage Arms. “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. These rifles have premium features added and can do it all. The Backcountry Xtreme Series shows what it means to be Savage.”
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Savage 110 Ultralite Camo and 110 Timberline Backcountry Xtreme Series
As mentioned above, with the official designation of the Backcountry Xtreme Series, Savage is launching two new Model 110s: the 110 Ultralite Camo and the 110 Timberline:
For the 110 Ultralite Camo, Savage teamed up with PROOF Research to craft a 110 that comes in under 6 lb/2.7 kg. A carbon fiber wrapped stainless steel barrel and melonite finished skeletonized receiver minimize weight. The new rifle also features a KUIU Verde 2.0 camo for concealment.
The 110 Timberline, on the other hand, is built to maximize accuracy and features a fluted barrel, overmold surfaces, target crown, and omni-port muzzlebrake. The Model 110 action is secured three-dimensionally along its entire length within the AccuStock internal chassis and AccuFit system lets hunters customize length-of-pull and comb height of the Realtree Excape synthetic stock. Barrel, receiver and other critical parts are protected against corrosion by a OD Green Cerakote coating. The rifle will be available in both left-handed and right-handed configurations. Both rifles come with a factory blueprinted action, a threaded (5/8-24”), barrel, and a detachable box magazine.
Calibers available are .308 Win., .28 Nosler, .30-06 Springfield, 6.5 Creedmoor and 6.5 PRC for the Ultralite Camo model; the 110 Timberline is chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor, .243 Win., .270 Win., .30-06 Springfield, .300 Win. Mag., .300 WSM, .308 Win, 7mm Rem. Mag. And 7mm-08 Rem. Prices are $1549 for the 110 Ultralite Camo and $1129 for the 110 Timberline, regardless of caliber.
The other rifles in the Backcountry Xtreme Series are the 110 Bear Hunter, 110 Ridge Warrior, 110 High Country and 110 Ultralite.