Savage Arms 110 BA in .338 Lapua bridges the gap between the 7.62mm NATO and .50 BMG with an innovative and state-of-the-art bolt action rifle that delivers the goods in terms of both accuracy and terminal ballistics.
Savage has a long history of manufacturing affordable bolt-action rifles that are reliable and accurate. Most often considered a company that manufactures hunting rifles, Savage also offers tactical-style rifles specifically suited to the law enforcement and military community. It’s true that Savage rifles cost a bit less than some of the competition, but Savage has never taken a back seat to any company when it comes to reliability, innovation and accuracy when it comes to their rifles.
The latest tactical offering from Savage is the Model 110 BA, considered the flagship of their Law Enforcement Series. It is available in two chamberings; .300 Win Mag and .338 Lapua Mag.
The 110 BA comes standard with Savage’s amazing AccuTrigger, which broke at exactly 2 pounds every time with no take-up. The center, actuation lever provides just enough resistance as you take up the slack in it to let you know when the trigger will break.
The Savage .338 Lapua is a big rifle. It weighs over 15 pounds and is just shy of 51 inches long. You would have to be on some strong prescription medication to not look at this rifle and have wickedly tactical thoughts. It looks more like something from some commando movie than what you would expect from Savage. The appearance of the rifle was not devised to get your attention; it is the culmination of a variety of features perfectly suited to tactical application and deployment.
For starters, the 110 BA’s stock is an all-aluminum AccuStock. The forearm is nothing more than an aluminum, U-shaped channel that bolts to the AccuStock where the action is solidly secured both laterally and horizontally. There is so much space around the barrel there is no way the forearm will ever come into contact with it. At the muzzle end of the forearm there are three sling swivel studs; one on each side and one on the bottom.