Savage Arms Introduces a Rifle for Young Hunters


For a youngster, hunting with a parent’s rifle is a little like wearing their camo clothes. It certainly gives a lad or lass a great feeling, yet lacks in the fit and performance department.

The folks at Savage Arms have taken a giant step to fix this problem with the introduction of a rifle specifically fitted to smaller frames and a shorter length of pull. I’ve had the opportunity to test Savage rifles over the years and have found them to be great performers, especially the two-stage trigger, which adds safety and accuracy to this new package. Chambered in light-recoil big-game cartridges, this rifle is the ideal “first” gun.

Copy of Bar O Deer 06 078 - CopySavage Arms is excited to announce the new model 11 Trophy Hunter XP Youth scoped-rifle package with Muddy Girl Camouflage. This accurate, affordable rifle features a factory-mounted and bore-sighted Nikon BDC 3-9x40mm scope with a specialized reticle that can be tailored to specific loads using included software. The system lets hunters hold dead-on at long range while maintaining an effective sight picture at shorter distances. The rifle is offered in four calibers to give young shooters options to pursue everything from varmints to big game.

To enhance comfort and fit, Savage minimized overall weight and redesigned the stock of the standard 11 Trophy Hunter around the dimensions of Deer 06 102smaller-framed shooters. The rifle package is built to provide a lifetime of reliable performance thanks to its legendary Savage 110 action, floating bolt head, and thread-in, zero-tolerance headspace system. The rifle also features a button-rifled barrel, detachable box magazine and user-adjustable AccuTrigger.  The right-handed rifle weighs 7 pounds and holds four rounds. It has barrel length of 20 inches with an overall length of 39.5 inches. Rate-of-twist ranges from 1-in-9 inches to 1-in-10 inches, depending on caliber.

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Joe Byers
Joe Byers has more than 1,000 magazine articles in print and is currently a field editor with Whitetail Journal, Predator Xtreme, Whitetails Unlimited, Crossbow Revolution, and African Hunting Journal magazines. He’s spent the last three decades depicting the thrill of the chase and photographing the majesty of all things wild. Byers is a member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association and numerous other professional and conservation organizations.