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Savage Shooters Dominate Long-Range Competitions

Westfield, Massachusetts –  Shooters armed with Savage rifles are a force to be reckoned with in local, regional and national competitions across the continent. Thanks to Savage Arms’ longstanding commitment to world-class accuracy and reliability, competitors who choose Savage products routinely claim top scores and trophies.

For example, Savage shooters took three of the top five places in the 1,000-yard F/TR Division at the Northern Rockies Long Range and F-Class Regional Tournament at Deep Creek Rifle Range in Missoula, Montana, Sept. 8-10.

Overall match winner Justin Covey earned Gold honors in the Expert class with a 1030 - 48 X score. Monte Milanuk took fourth overall and first in the Master classification with 1027 - 34 X score, while Ryan McLane finished fifth overall and first Expert with 1026 - 35 X score. 

“Savage was extremely well represented at this event,” said Milanuk. “Conditions ranged from hazy, due to smoke in the area, to intermittent cloud cover. Shooters who could rely on their equipment to help overcome these challenges leap-frogged to the top of the standings.”

Milanuk is quick to explain Savage’s appeal to shooters at all stages of their careers. “Savage offers an excellent entry point into the world of long-range accuracy,” he said. “You can get started with a stock rifle and some good ammo. But the Savage platform also allows setting tweaks, component upgrades and caliber flexibility, which help the gun evolve to fit a shooter’s needs throughout their long-range shooting journey."

Savage Arms’ Target Series rifles—including the 112 Magnum Target, 12 Benchrest, 12 F Class, 12 F/TR, 12 Long Range precision and 12 Palma—offer a number of industry-leading, performance-enhancing features. One is the AccuTrigger, which allows the shooter to tailor trigger pull for a crisp, light break that perfectly matches their personal preferences. Other Savage benefits include button-rifled, hand-straightened barrels with compulsively consistent bore diameters, zero-tolerance headspace control, floating bolt heads and factory-blueprinted actions.

“The Savage shooters at this regional event are just a few examples of the many competitors who turn to our rifles and components for extreme accuracy in both out-of-the-box and customized shooting platforms,” said Beth Shimanski, Savage Senior Marketing Manager. “Their results speak for themselves and help explain why Savage is the go-to rifle for so many serious competitive shooters.”

Savage Arms congratulates Covey, Milanuk, McLane and all the shooters who rely on the company’s pursuit of unparalleled accuracy to propel their performances to the highest level possible.

Savage Arms is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. To learn more about Savage Arms, visit

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