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Sunday, October 11, 2009


Savage 110FP & 10FP lE1 & LE2 Tactical
Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO (.223)
7.62x51mm NATO (.308)
7.62x63mm (.30-06)
.300 Win Mag
Plus others
Barrel: 26" Heavy (LE2) 20" Heavy (LE1)
Weight: 9 lbs
Length: 46" overall (LE2) 40" Overall (LE1)
Price: About $500
Features: Matte finish, Double swivel studs, Pillar bedded, Sharpshooter trigger, Oversize Bolt Handle

Don't let the price of this rifle fool you. Savage is able to keep the price down by by using a fairly cheap stock, and the trigger isn't that good, but these rifles are known for their accuracy. I have seen some of them come right out of the box shooting 1/2 MOA. The trigger is adjustable down to about 3 lbs. Its funny how much great accuracy will make up for. Fully expect these rifles to shoot well below 1 MOA.

The 10FP was introduced a while back and it is a "short" action version of the 110FP (the 110, of course, being a long action). Keep in mind that a savage short action is more like a medium action. While it is shorter then their long action, it is still quite a bit longer then a remington or winchester short action. It is a marked improvement, and the 10FP's shoot the same as the 110FP, and both are offered in a left hand model, which seems to be popular.

There are after-market triggers and stocks available for the savage, so you could "pay as you go" if building a rifle. Not a bad idea for the "fiscally responsible" shooters or agencies.

The new LE1 and LE2 rifles offer Savage's new "Sharpshooter" trigger which is a marked improvement over the standard FP trigger and should be considered. I still don't like their stocks though. They also upped the barrel length on the LE2 to 26" while the LE1 is their new "urban" tactical rifle with a 20" barrel. They also have over sized bolt handles, which are not large like the Steyr or Tac-Ops rifles, but its still better then the standard bolt size. Savage continues to evolve their rifles, and that is a good thing.
Savage 10FP LE2

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