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SAVAGE IMPULSE BIG GAME
MANUFACTURER: SAVAGE ARMS (DEPT. AR), 100 SPRINGDALE ROAD, WESTFIELD, MA 01085; (800) 370-0708; SAVAGEARMS.COM
44.5 " TO 45.5 "
1.75 " TO 1.50 "
13 " TO 14 "
STOCK: SYNTHETIC ACCUFIT W/ ACCUSTOCK
CHASSIS INSERT; KUIU VERDE FINISH
ACTION TYPE: STRAIGHT-PULL BOLT-ACTION,
CENTER-FIRE, REPEATING RIFLE
CHAMBERING: .300 WIN. MAG.
RECEIVER: ALUMINUM; HAZEL GREEN
CERAKOTE FINISH
A modular trigger assembly (opposite) is
pinned to the receiver and features a twoposition,
tang-style safety. Also, note the
bolt release (arrow). The fl uted barrel is
threaded 5/8x24 TPI at the muzzle, and a
knurled protector is included (below).
BARREL: CARBON STEEL; HAZEL GREEN
CERAKOTE FINISH, THREADED 5/8X24 TPI,
SIX-GROOVE, 1:10 " RH TWIST
MAGAZINE: THREE-ROUND
DETACHABLE BOX
SHOOTING RESULTS (100 YARDS)
.300 WIN. MAG.
CARTRIDGE
FEDERAL PREMIUM
180-GR. NA
HORNADY SST
180-GR. INTEROCK
WINCHESTER
150-GR. ELITE XP3
VEL. @ 8'
(F.P.S.)
2,917 AVG.
25 SD
2,972 AVG.
11 SD
3,240 AVG.
23 SD
AVERAGE EXTREME SPREAD
ENERGY
(FT.-LBS.)
3,401
3,530
3,496
GROUP SIZE (INCHES)
SMALLEST LARGEST
0.80
1.00
1.20
0.92
1.44
1.20
AVERAGE
0.90
1.30
1.02
1.07
NOTES: MEASURED AVERAGE VELOCITY FOR 10 SHOTS OVER AN OEHLER 35P CHRONOGRAPH
AT 8 FT. ACCURACY RESULTS FOR FIVE CONSECUTIVE, FIVE-SHOT GROUPS AT 100 YARDS.
TEMPERATURE: 71o F. HUMIDITY: 60%. ABBREVIATIONS: NA (NOSLER ACCUBOND),
SD (STANDARD DEVIATION).
1.25 " TO 0.75 "
24 "
TRIGGER: ACCUTRIGGER, SINGLE-STAGE,
ADJUSTABLE; 4-LB., 3-OZ. PULL
SIGHTS: NONE; INTEGRAL 20-M.O.A.
PICATINNY RAIL
WEIGHT: 8 LBS., 8 OZS.
ACCESSORIES: OWNER'S MANUAL, HARD CASE,
ACCUFIT SPACERS, RISERS AND SCREWS,
MUZZLE THREAD PROTECTOR, LOCK
MSRP: $1,449
A STRONG ACTION
I'll list the Impulse's familiar features swiftly so I
can spend more time on the real story here, its action.
Savage utilized existing rifl e components from its vaunted
Model 110 as the building blocks of the Impulse, and
because the fi rm didn't have to start from scratch, production
was streamlined and costs were mitigated.
The Impulse contains most every notable piece of
modern rifl e technology Savage offers. And if you've ever
wondered why Savages are so accurate, the following
features (plus its barrels and barrel-nut systems) are the
honest answer. The Impulse has a drop-in trigger housing
with the safe and adjustable AccuTrigger. It differs from the
110's, however, in that it can be adjusted from 2 lbs., 8 ozs.,
to 6 lbs. without removing the action from the stock. The
AccuStock is basically an aluminum chassis embedded in
a molded synthetic stock. The AccuStock was incorporated
into higher-end Savage rifl es before bare chassis rifl es
became cool. Rather than using two screws to hold the
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action into the stock and a simple slot to contain the recoil
lug, the AccuStock provides three-dimensional, full-length
support for the action and features a wedge of metal that
clamps the recoil lug in place like a vise. It's ingenious and
incredibly effective for consistent accuracy in any weather,
shot after pounding shot.
The Impulse's new AccuFit stock signifi es that its
buttstock is adjustable for length of pull via buttpad
spacers and that its comb height is adjustable via
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