Savage 110 BA

Description

The Savage 110 BA Law Enforcement is a bolt-action long-range tactical rifle chambered in .330 Win. Mag. and .338 Lapua Mag.

The 110 is part of Savage’s Law Enforcement series and is equipped with the patented AccuStock and AccuTrigger (Accu abbreviated for accuracy).

The AccuStock uses a fiberglass lining within the stock, which wedges the action in the stock (on top of screwing it in) rendering it immobile ensuring the rifle will shoot straight. The barrel is free-floated, so the stock doesn’t interfere with its action. The actual trigger of the 110 requires a very short pull, which is great for a precision rifle, but since it is a tactical rifle light triggers pose a safety hazard because of accidental discharges. So Savage implemented the AccuTrigger, which is basically a trigger on a trigger. The AccuTrigger prevents accidental discharges by using an internal lever that must be lifted before the firing pin can punch forward. Also, shooters don’t have to switch the safety off after sighting in.

Savage recommends the 110 BA for law enforcement, but it could be used for long-range hunting or competitive shooting.

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Specifications

.300 Win. Mag.
Caliber:.300 Win. Mag.
Capacity:6
Sights:None
Features:AccuStock, AccuTrigger; and detachable box magazine
Action:Bolt
Stock:Aluminum
Material/Finish:Carbon steel/matte black
Scope:Scope rail; mount 20 MOA elevation
Website:http://www.savagearm…
Weight:15.75 pounds
Barrel Length:29.5"
Overall Length:50.5"
.338 Lapua Mag.
Caliber:.338 Lapua Mag.
Capacity:5
Sights:None
Features:AccuStock, AccuTrigger; and detachable box magazine
Action:Bolt
Stock:Aluminum
Material/Finish:Carbon steel/matte black
Scope:Scope rail; mount 20 MOA elevation
Website:http://www.savagearm…
Weight:15.75 pounds
Barrel Length:29.5"
Overall Length:50.5"
MSRP$2321.00

Editor Review

For most of its recent history Savage has been known for making inexpensive hunting rifles that hold up pretty well to real world use.  Over the past few years a funny thing has happened;  those ‘cheap’ rifles got better and better until they started out-shooting a lot of other production rifles with double or triple the price tags.  If you had asked me 5 years ago whether Savage would ever offer a law enforcement-geared model that any law enforcement agency would actually consider purchasing, I’d have said you were crazy.  And yet the folks at Savage have arrived at precisely that point.

The 110 BA has at its heart the same basic bolt action as their affordable 110 hunting rifles.  It incorporates the user-adjustable Accu-Trigger that has helped to cement their improved reputation.  Beyond that, this weapon looks and performs very differently from other 110s. 

This is one bolt action rifle that wears an AR-style adjustable stock with a pistol grip.  Three Picatinny rails accommodate whatever accessories you might care to hang off of it.  A detachable box magazine holds either 5+1 or 6+1 rounds, depending on the chambering.   Units chambered for either the .338 Lapua or the .300 Winchester (the only cartridges for which this rifle is offered) are, without exception, found by shooters to be extremely accurate.

A muzzle brake tops off a barrel which is fluted for practical rather than aesthetic reasons.  I am quite certain that appearances had nothing to do with the fluting decision because this is one ugly rifle by most people’s standards.  But then a weapon for law enforcement need not be handsome – only reliable, accurate and intimidating.

Savage’s price tag for the 110 BA Law Enforcement is well over what most 110s will run you.  That is all right given both the accuracy and Savage’s recently burnished reputation.  Compared with similar sniper-oriented offerings from Savage’s competitors it is priced quite reasonably.  Whether or not it will find a home in law enforcement agencies is unclear, but the combination of features, accuracy and the price point will surely endear it to long-range recreational shooters in any event.

Can this rig match the long-range sniping accomplishments of the Remington Model 700 as tuned for the USMC since Vietnam?  That remains to be seen.  Certainly it should do the job well for most urban law enforcement sniping duties with shots within 300 yards.  If the 110 BA can find a home in its intended market then Savage will have established its self in a whole new league of firearms history.