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Savage Arms: 10 Things You Should Know About the Company, Their Guns, and Their Philosophy

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Savage Arms made their mark as a gun company long ago. How much do you know about them?

Whether you’re into target shooting, like interchangeable gun parts, seek out new hunting gear, or are interested in the latest in bolt-action rifle tech, a Savage rifle is likely to fit the bill.

The name may not be as household as Winchester, Remington, or Smith & Wesson, but the American-made guns from Savage Arms stand up to the long line of trusted and reliable firearms manufacturers.

If you follow along with industry news, you’ve probably heard a lot out of Savage recently. They’re making a big push to raise their level of recognition and increase customer satisfaction with a huge, meaningful set of products and services.

Here are a few things that help set them apart.

1. They started modestly

Savage Arms
Savage Arms

Savage Repeating Arm Co. was officially started in Utica, New York in 1894, just a few years after the first patents were approved from Arthur Savage. Just before the turn of the century, in 1899, the well-known Model 1899 lever action rifle (known today as the Model 99) was released. It would be the spark the company needed to put itself on the map.

2. Two big acquisitions helped

Savage purchased Stevens Arms Co. in 1920, and the A.H. Fox Gun Co. in 1930, setting the stage for a wider selection of firearm offerings. They eventually moved operations in the post-WWII years to Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts (where the Stevens factory was located), and later to Westfield, Massachusetts (where they still are today) in 1960. The company has remained in the United States for their entire existence.

3. They had some interesting contracts

The government paid Savage to build 30- and 50-caliber Browning machine guns, and the company was contracted to make 1.2 million British Lee Enfield rifles, finishing in record time.

Oh, and while they were working on creating awesome guns, they were also dipping their toes in a number of seemingly odd markets. They made lawn mowers, clothes washing bins, and even those old vibrating belt machines.

4. Their AccuTrigger rivals the best

It’s a first-of-its-kind trigger that includes a unique AccuRelease, that is adjustable but safe, two things factory triggers have struggled to combine. What it translates to is a light, crisp pull, out of the box, without a required trip to the gunsmith to adjust it.

5. Speaking of triggers, the AccuFit system is great, too

Savage guns that utilize the AccuFit system allow for owners to configure the stock of their rifle with a set of interchangeable inserts, each a slightly different height or length. It helps perfectly match a shooter and his or her technique with the sort of stock configuration that’s best. It also really helps youngsters grow into a gun without fear of having to buy new or make big, costly adjustments..

6. They make popular youth models

The Rascal, debuted in 2012 and chambered in .22LR, serves as a fantastic (and safe) introductory rifle for kids and small statured adults. The range of rimfire rifles Savage makes should line up with just about any preference.

To widen the options, their selection of single shot rifles is nice too.

7. They make one of the coolest-looking over-unders

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The Stevens 555 Enhanced is lined up to earn accolades for its looks and its performance. An engraved receiver and comfort you’d expect in a gun you’ve shot all your life make it a great option for classic shotgun lovers.

8. Their MSRs are already making waves

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Four MSRs ready to go…who are you taking to the range with you?

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Introduced in 2017 with an expanding lineup, the modern sporting rifles from Savage Arms are cutting edge. They brand teamed up with Federal Premium Ammunition and their Valkyrie round, a .224 caliber bullet created for long range precision out to 1,000 yards.

9. They go above and beyond

Tutorials, warranties, and real-world applications make Savage not just a good gun company, but a good company in general. They’ve applied themselves to delivering what we, as sportsmen and women, really need. Then they educate us with expert advice on how to use those things to their highest abilities.

10. They’ve eliminated the gimmicks

No joke, Savage Arms likes to say they make “modern firearms stripped of pretense and gimmickry leaving only muscular, no-nonsense engines of performance.” They’re doing it, and creating purpose-built firearms that come out of the box ready for whatever you can put them through.

If anyone’s gun safes have some space to fill, they could do a lot worse than a Savage rifle. All things combined, the brand is approaching 300 total firearms that they currently offer. That’s more than enough for you and any shooter you know to find something fit for them. And as we mentioned, they’ve got things in place to help that fit even more.

NEXT: SAVAGE ISN’T MESSING AROUND WITH THEIR NEW GUNS

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Savage Arms made their mark as a gun company long ago. How much do you know about them?

Whether you’re into target shooting, like interchangeable gun parts, seek out new hunting gear, or are interested in the latest in bolt-action rifle tech, a Savage rifle is likely to fit the bill.

The name may not be as household as Winchester, Remington, or Smith & Wesson, but the American-made guns from Savage Arms stand up to the long line of trusted and reliable firearms manufacturers.

If you follow along with industry news, you’ve probably heard a lot out of Savage recently. They’re making a big push to raise their level of recognition and increase customer satisfaction with a huge, meaningful set of products and services.

Here are a few things that help set them apart.

1. They started modestly

Savage Arms
Savage Arms

Savage Repeating Arm Co. was officially started in Utica, New York in 1894, just a few years after the first patents were approved from Arthur Savage. Just before the turn of the century, in 1899, the well-known Model 1899 lever action rifle (known today as the Model 99) was released. It would be the spark the company needed to put itself on the map.

2. Two big acquisitions helped

Savage purchased Stevens Arms Co. in 1920, and the A.H. Fox Gun Co. in 1930, setting the stage for a wider selection of firearm offerings. They eventually moved operations in the post-WWII years to Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts (where the Stevens factory was located), and later to Westfield, Massachusetts (where they still are today) in 1960. The company has remained in the United States for their entire existence.

3. They had some interesting contracts

The government paid Savage to build 30- and 50-caliber Browning machine guns, and the company was contracted to make 1.2 million British Lee Enfield rifles, finishing in record time.

Oh, and while they were working on creating awesome guns, they were also dipping their toes in a number of seemingly odd markets. They made lawn mowers, clothes washing bins, and even those old vibrating belt machines.

4. Their AccuTrigger rivals the best

It’s a first-of-its-kind trigger that includes a unique AccuRelease, that is adjustable but safe, two things factory triggers have struggled to combine. What it translates to is a light, crisp pull, out of the box, without a required trip to the gunsmith to adjust it.

5. Speaking of triggers, the AccuFit system is great, too

Savage guns that utilize the AccuFit system allow for owners to configure the stock of their rifle with a set of interchangeable inserts, each a slightly different height or length. It helps perfectly match a shooter and his or her technique with the sort of stock configuration that’s best. It also really helps youngsters grow into a gun without fear of having to buy new or make big, costly adjustments..

6. They make popular youth models

The Rascal, debuted in 2012 and chambered in .22LR, serves as a fantastic (and safe) introductory rifle for kids and small statured adults. The range of rimfire rifles Savage makes should line up with just about any preference.

To widen the options, their selection of single shot rifles is nice too.

7. They make one of the coolest-looking over-unders

oembed rumble video here

The Stevens 555 Enhanced is lined up to earn accolades for its looks and its performance. An engraved receiver and comfort you’d expect in a gun you’ve shot all your life make it a great option for classic shotgun lovers.

8. Their MSRs are already making waves

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Four MSRs ready to go…who are you taking to the range with you?

Posted by Savage Arms on Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Introduced in 2017 with an expanding lineup, the modern sporting rifles from Savage Arms are cutting edge. They brand teamed up with Federal Premium Ammunition and their Valkyrie round, a .224 caliber bullet created for long range precision out to 1,000 yards.

9. They go above and beyond

Tutorials, warranties, and real-world applications make Savage not just a good gun company, but a good company in general. They’ve applied themselves to delivering what we, as sportsmen and women, really need. Then they educate us with expert advice on how to use those things to their highest abilities.

10. They’ve eliminated the gimmicks

No joke, Savage Arms likes to say they make “modern firearms stripped of pretense and gimmickry leaving only muscular, no-nonsense engines of performance.” They’re doing it, and creating purpose-built firearms that come out of the box ready for whatever you can put them through.

If anyone’s gun safes have some space to fill, they could do a lot worse than a Savage rifle. All things combined, the brand is approaching 300 total firearms that they currently offer. That’s more than enough for you and any shooter you know to find something fit for them. And as we mentioned, they’ve got things in place to help that fit even more.

NEXT: SAVAGE ISN’T MESSING AROUND WITH THEIR NEW GUNS

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ASA Pro/Am and IBO Results Show Strong Finish for Team Mathews

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The recent ASA Pro/Am and IBO results show that Team Mathews continues to dominate on the tournament trail. Here’s a look at the results…. Read more…

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The recent ASA Pro/Am and IBO results show that Team Mathews continues to dominate on the tournament trail. Here’s a look at the results…. Read more…

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Nosler Introduces 115-Grain 6mm Reduced Drag Factor Bullet

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Nosler Introduces 115gr 6mm Reduced Drag Factor Bullet

Serious competition shooters will be pleased to hear about the new 6mm Reduced Drag Factor Bullet in 115-grain that Nosler just unveiled.

Just like the name states, the Nosler Reduced Drag Factor (RDF) Bullet is designed for match shooters who want high ballistic coefficient bullets with the flattest trajectory and the least wind drift possible at long range.

Well, shooters who use 6mm cartridges just got some great news when Nosler, Inc announced that a 115-grain 6mm Reduced Drag Factor Bullet is the newest addition to their RDF line.

Designed specifically for use in rifles with a barrel twist rate of 1:7.5″ or faster, the new 115-grain Reduced Drag Factor bullet has a ridiculously high BC of .634 (G1). This is a significant improvement over the only previous 6mm RDF option, which was a 105-grain and had a G1 BC of .571.

Like all the other Nosler RDF bullets, the new 6mm bullet incorporates several key design factors that result in a sleek form factor with one of the highest BCs available anywhere for a bullet of that size.

First, the bullet has a long, drag reducing boattail. It also has a compound ogive along with what Nosler advertises as the smallest and most consistent meplats of any hollow point match bullet line, which they claim eliminates the need to trim tips.

Add it all up and you’ve got a very sleek, accurate, and easy to load hollow point boat tail (HPBT) bullet that’s perfect for rifle tournaments, like Precision Rifle Series (PRS) matches.

With the introduction of this bullet, the entire RDF bullet line now includes 70-, 77-, and 85-grain bullets in .22 caliber, 105- and 115-grain bullets in 6mm (.243 caliber), 130- and 140-grain bullets in 6.5 mm (.264 caliber), 185 grain bullets in 7mm (.284 caliber), 168-, 175-, and 210-grain bullets in .30 caliber, and 300-grain bullets in .338 caliber.

Note that Nosler’s RDF bullets are designed for long range efficiency during competition rifle matches, not for big game hunting. If you want a good long range hunting bullet, then consider the Nosler AccuBond Long Range Series instead.

But if you want match grade accuracy, flat trajectories, and great resistance to wind drift when using your 6mm Creedmoor to bang steel or punch paper, then check out the Nosler 6mm 115 grain RDF bullet.

Like what you see here? You can read more great articles by John McAdams on The Big Game Hunting Blog. Follow him on FacebookYouTube, & Instagram.

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Nosler Introduces 115gr 6mm Reduced Drag Factor Bullet

Serious competition shooters will be pleased to hear about the new 6mm Reduced Drag Factor Bullet in 115-grain that Nosler just unveiled.

Just like the name states, the Nosler Reduced Drag Factor (RDF) Bullet is designed for match shooters who want high ballistic coefficient bullets with the flattest trajectory and the least wind drift possible at long range.

Well, shooters who use 6mm cartridges just got some great news when Nosler, Inc announced that a 115-grain 6mm Reduced Drag Factor Bullet is the newest addition to their RDF line.

Designed specifically for use in rifles with a barrel twist rate of 1:7.5″ or faster, the new 115-grain Reduced Drag Factor bullet has a ridiculously high BC of .634 (G1). This is a significant improvement over the only previous 6mm RDF option, which was a 105-grain and had a G1 BC of .571.

Like all the other Nosler RDF bullets, the new 6mm bullet incorporates several key design factors that result in a sleek form factor with one of the highest BCs available anywhere for a bullet of that size.

First, the bullet has a long, drag reducing boattail. It also has a compound ogive along with what Nosler advertises as the smallest and most consistent meplats of any hollow point match bullet line, which they claim eliminates the need to trim tips.

Add it all up and you’ve got a very sleek, accurate, and easy to load hollow point boat tail (HPBT) bullet that’s perfect for rifle tournaments, like Precision Rifle Series (PRS) matches.

With the introduction of this bullet, the entire RDF bullet line now includes 70-, 77-, and 85-grain bullets in .22 caliber, 105- and 115-grain bullets in 6mm (.243 caliber), 130- and 140-grain bullets in 6.5 mm (.264 caliber), 185 grain bullets in 7mm (.284 caliber), 168-, 175-, and 210-grain bullets in .30 caliber, and 300-grain bullets in .338 caliber.

Note that Nosler’s RDF bullets are designed for long range efficiency during competition rifle matches, not for big game hunting. If you want a good long range hunting bullet, then consider the Nosler AccuBond Long Range Series instead.

But if you want match grade accuracy, flat trajectories, and great resistance to wind drift when using your 6mm Creedmoor to bang steel or punch paper, then check out the Nosler 6mm 115 grain RDF bullet.

Like what you see here? You can read more great articles by John McAdams on The Big Game Hunting Blog. Follow him on FacebookYouTube, & Instagram.

NEXT: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NOSLER E-TIP AMMUNITION

WATCH: THE BEST NEW PISTOLS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

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Keanu Reeves Shows Shooting Prowess Training for John Wick Movie

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Who knew Keanu Reeves could shoot like this?

At this point, Keanu Reeves has already staked his claim as an American badass. After two heart-pounding action franchises in “John Wick” and “The Matrix” alone, he’s earned a spot on the Mount Rushmore of action movies.

However, who knew he could actually shoot? He’s not only capable with a firearm; he could shoot competitively!

You won’t believe your eyes when you see him wield a wide variety of firearms, which includes an AR-15, a shotgun and handguns.

Watch the video below:

If you haven’t already seen “John Wick 3: Parabellum,” chances are you probably want to after watching this, right? The franchise has gained somewhat of a cult-like following after its first two acts, which appear to correlate with how Reeves spends his free time.

Shooting competitively on a course like this is no easy task, as quick shooting scenarios challenge your instincts behind the sights of a rifle, and requires elite discipline from your trigger finger.

It’s clear after watching this tactical training video from Taran Tactical that Reeves has put in a ton of work to prepare for these movies, molding himself into an unbelievable shooter.

Another cool element to the new movie and Reeves’ shooting abilities is the clear lack of a stunt double. In a lot of action movies, Hollywood actors use stunt doubles to do some of the technical work, such as shooting.

It’s exciting to know you’ll actually be watching Reeves in action.

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john wick training

Who knew Keanu Reeves could shoot like this?

At this point, Keanu Reeves has already staked his claim as an American badass. After two heart-pounding action franchises in “John Wick” and “The Matrix” alone, he’s earned a spot on the Mount Rushmore of action movies.

However, who knew he could actually shoot? He’s not only capable with a firearm; he could shoot competitively!

You won’t believe your eyes when you see him wield a wide variety of firearms, which includes an AR-15, a shotgun and handguns.

Watch the video below:

If you haven’t already seen “John Wick 3: Parabellum,” chances are you probably want to after watching this, right? The franchise has gained somewhat of a cult-like following after its first two acts, which appear to correlate with how Reeves spends his free time.

Shooting competitively on a course like this is no easy task, as quick shooting scenarios challenge your instincts behind the sights of a rifle, and requires elite discipline from your trigger finger.

It’s clear after watching this tactical training video from Taran Tactical that Reeves has put in a ton of work to prepare for these movies, molding himself into an unbelievable shooter.

Another cool element to the new movie and Reeves’ shooting abilities is the clear lack of a stunt double. In a lot of action movies, Hollywood actors use stunt doubles to do some of the technical work, such as shooting.

It’s exciting to know you’ll actually be watching Reeves in action.

NEXT: SAVAGE ROLLS OUT GUNS WITH NRA’S OFFICIAL CAMOUFLAGE MOSSY OAK OVERWATCH

WATCH

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