Thursday, November 03, 2011

The Lady Hunter

Savage introduced a new rifle today based on their successful bolt action line. The Lady Hunter. As always, you can click on the picture for a better view.

The Savage Facebook page says that it will be offered in long action and short action, initially in eight chamberings. MSRP is listed at $819, and it features a shorter length of pull, higher comb, shorter reach from pistol grip to trigger, slimmer fore-end and lighter front-end weight.

Some might not like that roll-over comb, but if you've ever shot one, you know how much it helps with recoil. That forward slope pulls the rifle away from your face in recoil and helps with perceived muzzle rise. It doesn't bust you in the chops like some rifles.

I also note that Savage has done away with the god-awful, butt-ugly cocking indicator/bolt release on the right side of the receiver. Newer models I've seen have a button near the trigger guard to release the bolt. Much more elegant.

I bet that rifle is a shooter. It might be just the ticket for small statured people. They don't have all the specifics yet on their website, but I can wait.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

That DOES look like a winner!