Is This The DoD’s New Sniper Rifle Being Made Available For Civilians?

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In case you haven’t heard, the Department of Defense (DoD) commissioned a new model of sniper rifle for our military to use. Whether it was just keeping up with the times and new technology or whether they had money in the defense budget to burn (or all of the above), the DoD got their new rifle from Hornady.

Of course, like any other military advancement, there are some in the civilian ranks who would like to get their hands on one of these new model sniper rifles to get a feel for the cutting edge in distance shooting.

If that’s you, then Savage Arms may have what you’re looking for. The staff at the NRA’s Shooting Illustrated gives us the details:


Hornady’s new 300 PRC was created out of need from the when the Department of Defense began looking for a long-range sniper round that produced consistent results with lighter recoil and reduced muzzle flash. Now, Savage Arms has chambered several rifles in the outstanding new caliber that allow hunters and long-range shooters to make the most of the new round.

“The 300 PRC has opened up new possibilities for extreme long-range shooting,” Jessica Treglia, Sr. Brand Manager at Savage Arms, said. “There’s no better platform for the round than a Savage. With their AccuTriggers and AccuStocks, Savage rifles offer the rugged stability needed for reliable accuracy at any distance.”

300 PRC is capable of exceptional accuracy, but it is much more than just a paper-puncher on the range. The true potential of the 300 PRC comes from the pairing of heavy .30 caliber bullets with non-belted cases and temperature-stable powders. The 300 PRC achieves repeatable accuracy thanks to a high ballistic coefficient of the bullets it uses, along with the 30-degree shoulder of the case to provide stable chamber alignment. The non-belted cases stack efficiently inside the magazine and feed reliably into the action. When these attributes are combined with Savage’s thread-in headspacing, floating bolt head and button rifled barrels, the 300 PRC round can achieve truly astounding accuracy, especially with Savage’s AccuStock and the precision AccuTrigger.

At the time of this writing, Savage Arms is offering four different models of their 110 rifles in 300 PRC, and you have a few options if this weapon interests you.

So, if you’re into distance shooting and you like cutting edge technology, you may wish to consider one of the Savage Arms 110 rifles.



    • I am with Buzz. I will stick with the .50 BMG! I do not want anything to do with Savage firearms. I had one once, and I sent it back to Savage to replace a safety, which had broken, and then I lost the pieces. They had it for a couple of weeks, without notifying me of progress. I phoned, and got a woman, who sounded like she was in dire need of a dose of Midol! I told her who I was, and was wondering if the gun had been repaired. she stated that it was. I asked why it was not shipped back to me, and she said, and I swear to God, “Well you didn’t tell us when you wanted it!” WTF?!! I said I wanted it back when it was repaired. She then said well you didn’t leave the bolt in, and we had to put one in to test fire it. It was a safety. You needed to test fire it?! Also the safety that they replaced on the rifle, was pure grit! Moving the safety was like trying to push a concrete cinder block across a concrete drive way! I told her I wanted it shipped back then. I also told her I would never buy another Savage product again. I won’t! The trigger mechanism is something that Rube Goldberg would engineer. It is over complicated, and the bolt release mounted on the right side of the bolt, snaps down when the trigger is pulled. Nice to hoof all over a mountain, only to see a nice trophy Elk, and take a once in a life time shot, only ti hear a dull snap, because the bolt release had a twig underneath it. A simple Mauser type bolt release would have been great, but nope, they have to mess up something simple. As soon as I got the rifle I went down to next gun show, and traded in on a Kimber Concealed Carry in .45 ! I had originally wanted to use the rifle for a long range rifle, and had it cryogenic treated. How did it shoot? I don’t know, I never shot it, I got rid of as soon as I could! Money down the drain. I have talked to other people including some gun shop owners who will not carry Savage products, because of all the complaints that about their products. No not a savage rifle company fan.

  1. I want one. I typically like to shoot long range. 800 to 1200 yds I had a 300 Patriot. Loved it. Let a friend have it with a Burriss Eliminator 3. Awesome rifle.

  2. I really would love to have one just to see how accurate it is at 1500 yards… I’m old school.. one shot.. one kill…

  3. A few years age I contacted Effie At SAVAGE. After I talked to the North American rep for LAPUA, and told him what I was building, a 338 LAPUA long range rifle. He suggested I get ahold of SAVAGE. I ordered three 32″ heavy barrels. After building the rifle around a MDT TACH-21 chassis and fitting the rifle with a NIGHT FORCE 12-42 scope. The next step was reloading. With a combination of powders we got 3470 ftps.
    That is up from 2700 ftps using a 285gr bullet. The next step was to see what it would do. I contacted a friend, who was a former MARINE sniper. We started at 1600yds, no problem. After a little dialing in, it was out to 2000yds. After a few more set ups we finally set the last target at 2850yds. Five shots, five hits. I think we could have gone a little more but, we decided to pack it in. All the shots were recorded on TARGET CAM.

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