The Savage Model 10 Precision Carbine in .308 is perfectly sized for most law enforcement sniping duties. Its shorter barrel makes it easy to maneuver in cramped quarters, and the legendary Savage AccuTrigger provides you with a clean, crisp pull every time. Shown here with a Vortex Viper PST 4-16x50mm scope.
After 30 years in law enforcement, I’ve come to the point where I really don’t like dragging a lot of gear through brush and fields during our tactical operations in the largely rural jurisdictional area where I work. Dragging a long-barreled, excessively heavy precision rifle just doesn’t trip my trigger anymore. My personal sniper rifle, for example, is a 20-inch barreled AR in 6.8 SPC.
Needless to say, I prefer light and handy carbines with reasonable recoil that are capable of precision shots from a cold barrel. So, when I spotted the Savage Model 10 Precision Carbine in .308, I was immediately intrigued.
Available in both .308 and .223 chamberings, the Model 10 Precision Carbine not only is compact (it is a carbine after all), but it is also ready “out-of-the-box” for deployment. Besides the short 20-inch heavy barrel and light 7-pound weight, there is also the factory applied Army digital camouflage stock, two sling swivel mounting points on the forend (one for a sling, one for a bipod or other type of accessory), an enlarged bolt handle, detachable 4-shot box magazine and the absolutely outstanding Savage AccuTrigger. It also has one other characteristic that will make individual officers and agencies alike happy—a very reasonable price of $880.