Savage Fox A Grade Series shotguns shipping to dealers

The Fox A Grade Series shotgun shipped to dealers this month. (Photo: Savage Arms)

The Fox A Grade Series shotgun was first announced in April and is one of more than 150 new products launched by Savage Arms’s holding company, Vista Outdoor, this summer. (Photo: Savage Arms)

Savage Arms’s new shotgun series shipped to dealers this month, the company said in a press release last week.

The Fox A Grade series — first announced in April — continues Savage’s  “heritage of craftsmanship with shotguns that handle gracefully, point naturally and hit hard.”

For just under $5,000, customers can choose from 26-inch or 28-inch barrels, chambered in either 12 or 20 gauge.

“The Fox A Grade Series features the same components and style that have made all Fox shotguns the envy of collectors,” the company said in a press release Thursday. “Each of the four box-lock side-by-sides in the series features a beautifully checkered American black walnut stock, splinter fore-end and a bone and charcoal case color-finished receiver.”

The launch comes amidst dismal earnings for Savage’s holding company Vista Outdoor, which reported a 10 percent decline in sales last quarter, according to financial filings.

Interim CEO Michael Callahan told investors August 10 the company launched 150 new products this summer, three times more than 2016.

“We offer some of the industry’s most sought-after brands, which we’re able to leverage across our strong customer relationships,” he said. “We have well-established global manufacturing, sourcing, and distribution platforms, and we’re aggressively adapting our business to continue delivering products to our intensely loyal customer base.”

Vista owns more than three dozen companies in firearms, ammunition and shooting accessory companies, including Savage Arms, Stevens, Federal Premium, Speer and American Eagle.