New Savage Model 25 Chambered in 5.7x28 and Many, Many More

Kicking off this summer with a refresh of a wide swath of firearms, Savage is casting a damn big net to drag in new and returning business.

Among the many getting new features and new chamberings, the Model 110 FCP HS Precision is getting outfitted in .338 Lapua Magnum, with a 26-inch heavy fluted barrel, muzzle brake and AccuTrigger. The Model 110 FCP weighs a hair less than eleven pounds and should retail for $1,500.

There are two more 110s coming along side it, the Long Range Hunter, which is also in .338, but gets a lightweight fiberglass stock (total nine pounds) with an adjustable cheek riser, but keeps the barrel, brake, trigger, and fluting, and a retail pricetag of $1,200.

The other is the Predator Hunter Max 1, a much smaller package without a threaded, braked barrel, measuring in at 24 inches with a medium contour fluted barrel, camo finish, and 6.5-284 Norma chambering, priced at $900.  All three feed from 5-round detachable magazines.

The following guns are getting muzzle-accessory/suppressor-ready variants with threaded barrels: the Model 10 FP SR, the Model 64 TR SR, Mark II FV SR, the Mark II TRR SR, and the Model 93R17 TRR SR.  You won’t have to expect to pay more for these, either.

Their Model 12s are getting the Long Range Precision treatment, with fluted heavy barrels, detachable box magazines, and HS Precision fiberglass stocks. They’re also rigged with AccuTriggers, which are adjustable to a featherly 6 ounces. They’re chambered in .243 Winchester, 6.5 Creedmoor, and .260 Remington.

Law enforcement’s not getting left out with their updated Model 10 FCP SR.  A .308/7.62 NATO gun with 10-round, single-column, center-feed detachable box magazines, it’s available with black or tan digital camo synthetic AccuStocks and AccuTriggers, for a reasonable $1,200.

But the curious and most attractive summer announcement comes in the form of a high-end plinker/flat-shooting, body-armor piercing precision rifle.  Savage updated their Model 25 Walking Varminter in 5.7x28mm.  This four-shot, seven-pound bolt-action rifle is most often found in .223/5.56 NATO, but is also around in a few other calibers, is getting a particularly odd duck of a chambering.

5.7x28mm isn’t proprietary, but it might as well be, since there’s really only two other guns (not talking about their variants, here) that shoot it, the FN Five-Seven and the FN P90.  But it is a good round and despite its complete lack of market share, its fans are dedicated and will guarantee ammo for it forever.

And who knows, maybe this is just another step in making 5.7x28mm mainstream.  With an MSRP of $550 and a street price of $450, it’s affordable enough that we sure can hope.

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