As many hunters have realized, the stock can make or break the rifle. The new Savage AccuFit stock system, available on nine versions of the company’s Model 110 rifle, makes it easy for hunters to find a gun that’s built just right for their various frames. Savage cut away the solid comb and rear portion of the typical buttstock, allowing combs of different heights and length-of-pull (LOP) spacers to be placed in their respective areas.
Why go this route? While several manufacturers (Savage included) offer stocks with threaded adjustment systems that operate via dials or knobs, there are some advantages to the AccuFit’s interchangeable parts.
“Once the rifle is set, you shouldn’t have to make changes for different shooting positions and conditions,” said Savage senior marketing manager Beth Shimanski. “But it is easy to make seasonal adjustments as needed, such as shortening the stock to accommodate bulkier clothing during cold-weather hunts.”
Shimanski also pointed out that hunters require minimal stock modifications once they’re in the field, and noted Savage specifically addressed other hunter-specific concerns most adjustable guns throw to the wayside, such as adjustment knobs or dials catching on brush. Because the AccuFit components lock in place, it’s a solid, stable system. It’s a no-compromise way to offer an accurate rifle designed to fit practically anyone, including women and youth hunters.
The AccuFit stock comes with five combs in .125-inch increments, providing a total adjustment range of .5 inch (the lowest riser sits flush with the stock). Four LOP spacers are included, increasing in .25-inch increments for 1 inch of total adjustment. The recoil pad can also be used alone with no spacers required. While Savage doesn’t recommend stacking spacers, it’s only because the included screws aren’t long enough to secure multiple spacers to the stock. However, by simply buying two of the proper length Phillips No. 10 screws, you can stack the spacers, allowing for LOP adjustments up to 15 inches.
The real kicker is how easily the rifle can be refitted for a different shooter. Just back out the two screws located in the recoil pad with a Phillips screwdriver, ideally one with a 6-inch No. 2 solid shank; remove the recoil pad as well as the currently installed spacer(s); and slip the comb insert from the top of the stock. Reassemble the stock by installing the comb piece with the correct height, spacer(s) and recoil pad in that order. Lastly, secure the system with the screws that correspond to the LOP spacer length. The screws should be only hand-tight.
Savage provides instructions for fitting the stock to your body: “Select the comb riser that creates bone-to-stock contact aligning your line of sight parallel to the barrel. If the scope sightline features crescents, use a taller comb height. … [LOP] is measured from the inner elbow to the middle of the trigger finger.” Choose the spacer that provides the recommended elbow-to-finger length, including the recoil pad.
The AccuFit stock is built on the Savage AccuStock system–a full-length aluminum bedding block molded into the stock that secures the action. However, it’s important to note the AccuFit and the AccuStock are two separate systems; a rifle may have the AccuStock system but not the AccuFit adjustment capability. Also realize the AccuFit stock is not available as a standalone or aftermarket component; it is a feature of the Model 110 line.
Hunters can now have a custom-fit rifle in a host of chamberings and configurations without the custom-gun price tag. Having shot several Model 110 rifles with the AccuFit system, both at game and at targets, I can tell you firsthand the AccuFit stock aids in consistent accuracy. Hitting a prairie dog at 802 yards on the South Dakota plains with gusting winds is no easy feat, though the AccuFit system helped make it possible since the rifle fit me perfectly. Thanks to a supreme fit, the system also helps control recoil, as I’ve noticed with the Model 110 Bear Hunter chambered in .375 Ruger. That same supreme fit now comes standard for any hunter right out of the box.
• Type: adjustable synthetic stock system for Model 110 centerfire rifles
• Components: 5 comb pieces, 4 LOP spacers
• Available On: Model 110 Hunter, Bear Hunter, Long Range Hunter, Varmint Hunter, Predator, Storm, Wolverine, Tactical, Scout
• MSRP: $749-$1,099, depending on model; savagearms.com