Savage Arms is proud to partner with Winchester Ammunition to produce rifles chambered in 400 Legend in time for 2023 hunting seasons. The new hard-hitting, yet mildly recoiling, caliber means new opportunities for deer hunters across the country. Savage will launch the 400 Legend in the 110 Apex Hunter XP, 110 Hog Hunter and Axis II XP—but will also chamber it in another 11 more models in 2023.
Straight-walled cartridges—especially the 400 Legend’s predecessor, the 350 Legend—were born for states like Ohio and Michigan. The premise was to bring modern projectiles and cartridge technologies to areas, states and hunters originally limited to shotgun slug or historically limited rifle caliber options. The popularity of these cartridges that has been driven by performance—straight-wall options have gained traction outside of traditional shotgun slug areas as well. The 400 Legend hopes to continue this legacy.
"Savage is dedicated to chambering the best calibers for hunters and shooters," said Beth Shimanski, director of marketing at Savage Arms. "The 400 Legend brings ballistic advances and advantages--and when combined with our extensive rifle lineup--the benefits only increase. Deer hunters are in for a treat this fall as we'll have 14 options available in plenty of time for this season."
This straight-walled cartridge offers 100-percent more energy than a 12-gauge slug with 55-percent less felt recoil. When compared to its rifle counterparts and predecessors, the 400 Legend brings the same amount of energy as the 450 Bushmaster, with a reduction in felt recoil of 20-percent. Finally, the 400 Legend offers 25-percent more energy than the 350 Legend for more penetration and improved terminal ballistics.
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