Savage Adds 6 Norma BR, Gets “Shoot House” Bids


Suffield, CT – April 11, 2008 – Savage has announced a new chambering for its precision rifles. For 2008, the following 12 Series Varmint rifles are available in 6 Norma BR: Model 12 Long Range Precision Varminter single shot and repeater models, and the Model 12F Class benchrest model.

The Model 12 Long Range Precision Varminters are chambered in 223 Rem, 22-250 Rem, 204 Ruger, and the new round, the 6 Norma BR. The measure 46.25″ in overall length with 26″ barrels, which are 1″ in diameter.

The guns weigh 12 lbs and have black synthetic H-S Precision Varmint Stocks with molded alloy bedding system. The receivers are drilled and tapped for scope mounts.

Rifling rate of twist for the 223 Rem is (1 in 9″ or 1 in 7″; for the 204 Ruger 1 in 12″; for the 22-250 Rem 1 in 12″ or 1 in 9″, and for the new round, the 6 Norma BR, 1 in 12″.

Suggested retail, $1,167.

Also, Savage Range Systems, Inc., manufacturers of indoor and outdoor shooting ranges, bullet traps, steel targets and shoot houses, has been awarded contracts to build Porta Target shoot houses for the U.S. Navy and D.O.E.

The emphasis on training for real-life scenarios has increased dramatically in recent years, and live-fire shoot houses are one of the best ways to conduct that training.

Porta Target shoot houses have been constructed for federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, and all branches of the armed services. Savage Range Systems purchased Porta Target in April 2007.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here