Back in October I put a Savage Model 10 FCM Scout rifle on layaway. I got a pretty good deal on it out of the store.Savage quit cataloging it last year, and I was afraid that if I let this one slip by, I might not have another chance, so I put it on layaway and got it out after the New Year. I talked about it here.
In fairness, this rifle shows great promise, although I have not yet pulled the trigger on a live round. It has Savage's wonderful AccuTrigger, and it also has Savage's AccuStock, a stock with an aluminum spine that from all accounts, beds the action completely. The four round magazine is certainly usable for general tasks, but like many of you, I'd prefer a larger magazine. I had searched around the web for a larger box, without a lot of success. I should not have been so pessimistic.
Comes SHOT show 2015 and Savage has introduced an upgrade to their line, with a re-introduction of the Scout rifle. They're calling this one the 11 Scout, and it looks like a nice rifle. Spacers in the stock, a flash-hider, an adjustable check saddle, and lo-and-behold, a 10 round magazine. Of course, it has the Accutrigger and the AccuStock.
The cheek piece is a Karsten, and next month I'll probably order one of those as well. Hopefully in another month or so, we'll take this rifle out to the range and see if it will shoot. I have high hopes and wonderful expectations. More later.