Savage Adds Dual-Port Receiver To Precision Rifle Lineup

Bill Dermody | January 22, 2009

Savage Adds Dual-Port Receiver to Precision Rifle

SUFFIELD, CT – Savage Arms announces a new left-load, right-eject dual-port receiver to expand its lineup of long-range precision rifles. Custom rifle makers catering to varmint and target shooters have traditionally offered such single-shot actions because they allow the shooter to get off several shots quite quickly before conditions change. Savage is the first large manufacturer to offer this high-end custom feature in a production rifle.

“We have become somewhat of a large company over the last several years,” Savage CEO Ron Coburn said. “But we are determined to stay close to our customers and continue to act like a small company.”

The new single-shot, dual-port receiver will be available on the Model 12 Long Range Precision Varminter, which was also the first production rifle to offer a right-bolt, left-port format. The LRPV dual-port will be available in 223 Rem., 204 Ruger, 22-250 and 6 Norma BR.

The new receiver is also a feature of an all-new model for Savage, the Model 12 Benchrest. The 12 Benchrest is designed for 1,000-yard benchrest competition and features the new dual-port receiver, a 29” extra-heavy barrel, target AccuTrigger and a laminate stock with a wide, flat benchrest foreend. It will be available in 6.5 x 284 Norma, 6 Norma BR and 308 Win.

With the new Palma and Benchrest rifles, Savage now has models for four distinct disciplines of ultra-long-range competition, where the only option for a factory rifle is a Savage. Other models include the F-Class and the F T/R In the last two years Team Savage has proved that these factory savage rifles can and do win against custom rifles costing many times more.

The dual port also will be available in a stand-alone receiver for those who want to build their own custom rifles on this action.

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