Savage Arms continues to build out its Impulse series of American-made, factory-production straight-pull rifles with a new model pitched to driven hunts.

The logically named Impulse Driven Hunter is shorter and lighter than other models in its family, using an aluminum receiver mated to 18- or 20-inch carbon steel sporter barrels depending on caliber choice, and cruising in the 7-pound range when it comes to weight. Besides the fast straight-pull bolt action, they have all the standard Savage Impulse features, such as a user-adjustable (1.5-to-4 pound) AccuTrigger, adjustable AccuFit stock, integrated top Picatinny mounting rail with 20 MOA forward tilt, a threaded muzzle for quick use with suppressors and devices, and a swappable bolt handle to accommodate left-handed users.


New Impulse Driven Hunter rifle
All models of the Savage Impulse Driven Hunter run a gray synthetic stock with three-dimensional aluminum bedding, along with the company's AccuFit take on adjustable length-of-pull and comb height. (Photo: Savage Arms)
New Impulse Driven Hunter rifle
The Savage Impulse Driven Hunter will be offered in four calibers: .30-06 (18-inch, 1:10 twist barrel), .300 Win Mag (20-inch, 1:10), .308 Win (18-inch, 1:10), and 6.5 Creedmoor (20-inch, 1:8). (Photo: Savage Arms)
New Impulse Driven Hunter rifle
Other features include sling swivel studs, a two-position tang safety, and a detachable box magazine. (Photo: Savage Arms)


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"Specifically designed to meet the thrilling demands of fast-paced hunts that require the utmost accuracy, the Impulse Driven Hunter promotes the exciting and challenging tradition of driven hunting,” said Beth Shimanski, Savage's Director of Marketing. "With a shorter, lighter barrel, reduced overall weight, and all of the leading Savage Impulse features, the Driven Hunter gives Savage fans yet another straight-pull option to choose from to meet their specific hunting and shooting needs."

The price across the series is $1,399, suggested, regardless of caliber choice.

WhoTeeWho recently hit the range with one of these new rifles chambered in 6.5 CM, and had good results out to 1,000 yards, as seen in the below video. 



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