Savage Arms initially launched its 110 Elite Precision in some terrific long-range calibers. But what about those who wish to push their limits a little further? What about that class of shooter who has the access and need to reach out and touch a target at one full mile or maybe even beyond? For these shooters, the 300 PRC is the answer.
Savage did the cartridge justice by chambering its hit new rifle in .300 PRC for 2020. The rolling foothills of the Teton Mountains made for the perfect proving grounds at the 2020 Athlon Outdoors Rendezvous. I had the privilege of putting rounds on steel through one of these at the event.
Savage 110 Elite Precision Details
The 110 Elite Precision is Savage’s finest and most accurate rifle of its entire lineup. It starts with a factory blueprinted action that encompasses a hand-fitting process to ensure that each part is matched to a dead nuts specification for an absolutely perfect lockup. Add a titanium nitride treated bolt and an extra heavy bead-blasted stainless steel barrel and you have the beginnings of a tight-shooting little package. However, once you lay it into an MDT ACC Aluminum Chassis you have something truly unique.
The union between the famed rifle maker and the iconic aluminum chassis stock maker make for a great pair, particularly if you want to utilize the ARCA rail system; it surpasses all other mounting systems for bipods and accessories. Like most of its other offerings, the Elite also comes standard with Savage’s flagship user-adjustable AccuTrigger. It features a 1.5- to 4-pound pull weight range. Lastly is MSRP for the .300 PRC model, which comes in at $2,149.
Savage 110 Elite Precision Testing
On the range, we filled the 10-round detachable magazines with Hornady’s 212-grain Precision Hunter Ammunition. Then we confirmed our 100-yard zero on an 8×8-inch steel target. As the massive projectile struck the plate, we got worried it might knock it off of its T-Post support. With that in mind, we dialed up and fired at the next logical distance: 1,000 yards.
I used the Shooter app on my Android to get a fire solution of just 24 MOA. Then I sent one to watch it impact just 2 MOA off of the right edge, likely from spindrift. I held two MOA left and slammed two rounds on our 12×12-inch target in rapid succession, as if the wind wasn’t even blowing.
Looking back to my calculator, I doped the gun for our one-mile target and finished the magazine at this distance. With mirage wreaking havoc on our spotting ability, it was tough to confirm a hit. However, we’re pretty certain that we got at least one on there. One thing’s for sure: the round has the velocity and stability to make it there.
After coming off of the rifle, I realized that the 300 PRC didn’t have a muzzle device on it. This came as a bit of a surprise because the recoil certainly didn’t feel like that of a magnum caliber. The sheer weight and balance of the gun made it effortless to shoot, which is important for a gun that has such a great application as a target rifle. It’s also equally suited for long-range hunting, which is seeing an uptick as the equipment gets more and more capable each day.
The 300 PRC should be thought of as an accurized 300 Win. Mag. Its utility is tough to ignore, particularly when chambered in a rifle as accurate and shootable as the Savage Elite Precision. For more information, please visit SavageArms.com.