[SHOT Show 2020] Proof Research Collabs for NEW Savage 110 Ultralite
Adam Scepaniak 01.22.20
Savage Arms has been really attacking their 110 series of bolt-action rifles the past few years by making new, innovative offerings for target shooters, hunters, and recreational shooters alike. That train-of-thought continues as they have collaborated with Proof Research to introduce yet another NEW offering that is feathery-light with the 110 Ultralite rifle.
The new Savage Arms 110 Ultralite rifle is being offered in 8 different cartridges for shooters to pick from, but the crowning feature of this firearm is undoubtedly the Exclusive Proof Research Carbon Fiber Wrap Ultralite Barrel. The barrel is anywhere from 22″ – 24″ depending on the cartridge you are wanting to launch down-range. The options you have available to you along with their associated MSRPs can be read below as presented by Savage Arms:
- 6.5 Creedmoor | 22″ Proof Research Barrel | MSRP $1,499
- 6.5 PRC | 24″ Proof Research Barrel | MSRP $1,499
- .270 Win | 22″ Proof Research Barrel | MSRP $1,499
- .280 Ackley Imp | 22″ Proof Research Barrel | MSRP $1,499
- 28 Nosler | 24″ Proof Research Barrel | MSRP $1,499
- .308 Win | 22″ Proof Research Barrel | MSRP $1,499
- .30-06 Sprg | 22″ Proof Research Barrel | MSRP $1,499
- .300 WSM | 22″ Proof Research Barrel | MSRP $1,499
All of the 110 Ultralite rifles featuring the Exclusive Proof Research Carbon Fiber Wrap Ultralite Barrel are threaded with a 5/8″ x 24 TPI. Some of the other elements of this rifle that reduce its weight are the Spiral Fluted Bolt Body, which simultaneously adds a lot of curb appeal, and the Melonite QPQ Skeletonized Receiver. So while the receiver and action are very eye-catching there is deliberate thought put into the attractiveness of this rifle.
The Savage Arms 110 Ultralite also has a Grey Synthetic Accufit Stock that can have its Length-of-Pull (LOP) adjusted from 12.75″ – 13.75″ for the stature of varying shooters. You also get Savage’s world-renown AccuTrigger as well as a simple yet convenient detachable box magazine.
The rifle we had the opportunity to shoot at SHOT Show was a 110 Ultralite chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor, and it was an incredibly accurate rifle to say the least. With steel gongs set up at 200, 300, and 400 yards for us to lob rounds at, this rifle had no problem connecting on all of them. The biggest question though is left up to you, our readers… is this something that you believe you would be willing to spend $1,500 on? Would the Proof Research barrel and weight savings make you want to jump on board? Let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.