Re: Older Savage 110
Savage has been making the old 110 set up for a LONG time. At one time, they were all long actions, actually EXTRA long actions if you compare them to a 70, or a 700 or a 98. In fact, once upon a time, if you didnt want to spend the extra money for off set rings, you had to actually be careful what scopes you tried to mount on 'em because the scope length of MANY scopes werent long enough to mound on a 110! I have owned quite a few over the years and even owned one, in the OLD VEEERY LONG 110, factory chambered in ............... 222 Remington!! The magazine was blocked for a full HALF of its length to hold the .222 shells! Ive also owned em in 270, and a BUNCH of em in '06. EVERY ONE shot exceptionally well, even one I bought that had been traded in after being used by an Amish man for deer hunting for MANY years - it was terribly dirty, and had been used VERY hard for VERY long. They arent necessarily GRACEFUL, and the "beech hardwood" stocks on most of the early ones were very clubby, kinda like holding onto a 2x4- the lines of the current stocks, and especially the plastic stocks are MUCH better, and are a very comfortable replacement to put on those fat, older ones. Enjoy it when you get it; it should serve ya well and shoot DAMNED well!