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DOPE BAG

Savage Model 111
Long Range Hunter
I

ncorporating two of the features for which the company has
become most-known in modern
times, the AccuStock and AccuTrigger
systems, the Savage Model 111 Long
Range Hunter is equally at home in
big-game hunting and long-range
shooting applications. A mid-weight
bolt-action rifle available in nine
chamberings, from .260 Rem. to
.338 Lapua Mag., the subject of
this review is a Long Range Hunter
chambered in 6.5 mm-284 Norma-a
cartridge chosen for both its utilitarian appeal and long-range accuracy.
The Long Range Hunter wears a
soft-to-the-touch composite AccuStock
to which its barreled action is
attached. Two features truly make it
a dual-use rifle. One is an adjustable
comb on its buttstock that customizes cheek weld so that the shooter's
eye aligns with the scope perfectly for
every shot, regardless of body type,
scope height or shooting position.

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A consistent cheek weld is a key
component of long-range accuracy.
Cheekpiece removed, the buttstock
becomes a downward-sloping, straightline rifle stock, but with a couple of
3/8" holes drilled through it. A look
through those holes reveals that the
stock is not hollow, but rather filled
with polystyrene-another name
for Styrofoam.
Secondly, and at the other end
of the rifle, the Long Range Hunter
comes standard with an adjustable
muzzle brake. The brake is a 2"-long,
3/4"-diameter steel sleeve that features 36 uniform, 1/8"-diameter ports.
It's partially threaded onto the barrel

and pinned in place by the muzzle's
crown. With a simple quarter twist, the
shooter can choose whether to allow
the gases to pass through the brake or
not, effectively turning it on or off.
Turned clockwise, the ports in the
sleeve do not align with the barrel's
ports, and therefore gases from the
fired cartridge are forced out of the
barrel normally. This results in a shot
that has a full recoil value, but one
that isn't as perceivably loud as a rifle
with a muzzle brake. However, if the
shooter finds himself in a scenario
where recoil mitigation is important,
a simple counterclockwise twist aligns
the sleeve's ports with the barrel's

The Model 111 Long Range Hunter's AccuStock makes use of a
monolithic, milled-aluminum chassis (inset) that is epoxied in
place to provide consistent and repeatable bedding.

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