Savage Model 110 Gets AccuFit

Savage Model 110 Gets AccuFit
Savage Arms 110 Storm

Savage Accufit
Savage Arms 110 Storm

Customize for fit and accuracy with Savage's new Accufit stock system.

By Paul Rackley

There are many factors that affect a rifle's accuracy, from ammunition to rifling and form to fit.


Fit is extremely important. A rifle that properly fits the shooter is more comfortable to shoot, thus making it easier to maintain proper form.


Of course, shooters can use a gunsmith to customize a rifle for a perfect fit; however, this can be fairly expensive, and basically means that the rifle can be best used by a single person, or someone who is exactly the same size, at least in regard to length of pull and comb height.

This is especially a problem if a rifle is cut down to fit a younger shooter; it becomes too small as shooter grows into an adult.

To eliminate this problem of proper fit for shooters, Savage has re-introduced the Model 110 with a revolutionary new stock system called the AccuFit.

Available in numerous variations and calibers — including left-hand models — the Model 110 with AccuFit comes with four buttstock inserts and five comb risers for customizing the fit of the rifle to pretty much anyone's needs, regardless of size.


Each comb insert increases height by 1/8 inch for a range up to 5/8 inches, while the buttstock inserts increase in 1/4-inch increments to change the length of pull by one full inch, with different screws for each that are changed via a Philips head screwdriver.

This allows shooters to experiment with length and height until finding the correct fit, which provides the proper line of sight parallel the barrel. This makes shouldering the rifle faster and easier, and puts the scope in instant position with proper eye relief for a shot.

And since trigger pull and barrel bedding also affects accuracy, the Model 110 comes standard with the AccuTrigger, for safely adjusting trigger pull weight, and the AccuStock, which provides a secure connection along the entire action of the rifle for the upmost consistency in accuracy. The Model 110 also features a floating bolt head, zero-tolerance headspacing and a hand-straightened, button-rifled barrel.


Savage Accufit
Savage's revolutionary new stock system called the AccuFit uses buttstock inserts ad comb risers for customizing.

For testing, I obtained a Model 110 Storm with AccuFit in .30 '06 Sprg. The Storm is the all-weather version of the Model 110 and comes with a gray composite stock and a stainless-steel barrel and action.

The ergonomics of the Model 110 Storm are good; the forend is wide enough to provide a secure rest on most objects, such as the wood rail of a deer stand, but small enough for a good grip when shooting offhand. Both the forend and the pistol grip contains black soft-grip rubber for enhanced purchase, and the bolt is smooth and easy for reloading quickly for follow-up shots.

Paired with a Bushnell Engage 3-12x42 scope, the Savage Storm showed excellent accuracy, especially after I figured out the proper buttstock insert and comb riser for my proper fit — the second comb riser and the third buttstock insert fit correctly, providing instant sight picture in the scope when shouldered.

While I was only able to perform accuracy testing with two loads — Federal Power-Shok Copper 150 grain and Hornady Precision Hunter 178 grain — over a couple of hours, rather than the three to four loads over a few days that I prefer, the accuracy was still impressive.

Both loads provided three-shot m.o.a. accuracy off of a rest, with the Federal load barely edging past Hornady by just a tenth of an inch in a three-shot average. Both loads; however, put 10 rounds inside 3 inches at 100 yards in a hunting situation, even when performing follow-up drills.

In all situations, the Savage Model 110 with AccuFit performed smoothly, with zero malfunction of any kind. The AccuTrigger was smooth with a clean break at just over 3 pounds, and the recoil pad made shooting comfortable, even during longer strings.

One feature I truly liked on the Savage Storm with AccuFit  — besides the ease of which the rifle is adjusted for length of pull and comb height with a Philips head screwdriver  —  is the metal four-round magazine. It fit flush and performed flawlessly, regardless of ammunition type or reloading speed.

Overall, the Model 110 Storm with AccuFit performed admirably in all regards, from accuracy to ease of changing out both the stock inserts and comb risers, which provided the proper fit for quickly taking a shot, especially getting back on target for follow-up shots.

As such, the Model 110 is definitely a rifle to consider, especially for shooters who can't seem to find a rifle that fits perfectly. And since there are nine models, available with numerous features in varying calibers, all the way up to the Wolverine in .450 Bushmaster, the Model 110 with AccuFit just might be the best overall hunting rifle Savage has produced.

Specs

  • Manufacturer: Savage
  • Model: 110 Storm with AccuFit
  • Action: Bolt
  • Caliber: .30'06 Sprg. (17 calibers available)
  • Finish: Matte Stainless Steel
  • Stock: Gray Synthetic AccuStock
  • Sights: None; drilled and tapped for scope
  • Rifling: 1:10"
  • Barrel Lenth: 22" (.30'06 Sprg.)
  • Overall Length: 42"
  • Weight: 7.15 pounds
  • Magazine: 4+1
  • MSRP: $849

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

MLF Pro Tips: How to Fish a New Lake

MLF Pro Tips: How to Fish a New Lake

Major League Fishing pros Alton Jones, Jeff Sprague, Anthony Gagliardi and James Watson share their thoughts on how to approach fishing a new lake for bass.

New Abu Garcia Baitcasting Reels

New Abu Garcia Baitcasting Reels

In the booth of one of fishing's all-time great reel makers, Outdoor Sportsman Group writer Lynn Burkhead and Andrew Wheeler of Pure Fishing discuss one of the brand new baitcasting reels from Abu Garcia being released at ICAST 2019.

Mustad Skatter Shad Bladed Jig

Mustad Skatter Shad Bladed Jig

As Mustad continues to expand into an all-around tackle company, Reid McKinstry shows off some innovative features that make the Mustad Skatter Shad bladed jig a winner in big bass waters.

Minn Kota's Brad Henry shows OSG's Lynn Burkhead that there's much to like in the new Minn Kota Riptide Terrova saltwater trolling motor that comes with I-Pilot and an 87-inch shaft.

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles

Here are the 10 most common reel performance problems and how to fix them. Reels

10 Most Common Reel Performance Problems

Anietra Hamper

Here are the 10 most common reel performance problems and how to fix them.

The colder waters of early spring are prime times to use bait rigs for stripers. Striper & Hybrid

3 Deadly Bait Rigs For Stripers

J.B. Kasper

The colder waters of early spring are prime times to use bait rigs for stripers.

We found 10 secret (and proven) catfish baits that have the staying power to attract catfish time after time. Catfish

10 Secret Catfish Baits You Didn't Know About

Anietra Hamper

We found 10 secret (and proven) catfish baits that have the staying power to attract catfish...

When it comes to fishing baits, you won't find a more unusual variety than the strange brews of smelly ingredients often used to catch catfish. Catfish

How To Make Your Own Catfish Dough Bait

Keith Sutton - August 04, 2015

When it comes to fishing baits, you won't find a more unusual variety than the strange brews...

See More Trending Articles

More Guns

From MidwayUSA, the upper attaches to any standard AR-15 lower receiver. Guns

AR-Stoner Optics-Ready Upper Receiver Assembly

Game & Fish Digital Staff

From MidwayUSA, the upper attaches to any standard AR-15 lower receiver.

SHOT Show highlights include new Renegauge semi-auto shotgun. SHOT Show

Sneak Peek: Savage Arms Introduces 2020 Lineup

Game & Fish Digital Staff - January 16, 2020

SHOT Show highlights include new Renegauge semi-auto shotgun.

Annual gun show in Las Vegas kicks off with a blast. SHOT Show

Range Day Serves as Prelude to 2020 SHOT Show

Lynn Burkhead - January 20, 2020

Annual gun show in Las Vegas kicks off with a blast.

New for 2020 is a pump BB gun designed to be perfect first gun. SHOT Show

New Winchester Air Rifle Patterned After Classic Shotgun

Game & Fish Digital Staff - January 16, 2020

New for 2020 is a pump BB gun designed to be perfect first gun.

See More Guns

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get Digital Access.

All Game & Fish subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now