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Recently, Guns & Ammo has begun to award their annual accolades for the new guns and gear of 2021. Over the past year, there have been quite a few excellent products to hit the firearms market. Now, Guns & Ammo is giving their opinion on who reigns supreme for 2021. The rifle that reigns supreme according to Guns & Ammo in 2021 is the Savage Arms IMPULSE bolt-action rifle.

The Savage IMPULSE is a bolt-action rifle that uses a straight-pull action. The bolt-action is ambidextrous and can be placed in multiple positions. The rifle from Savage comes in three different configurations: Hog Hunter, Big Game, and Predator models do meet varying hunters needs.

Each version of the IMPULSE rifles has their own personality and feature set that is beneficial to its prescribed usage. All, come in various calibers allowing hunters to choose what caliber works best for them and their needs. Some of the calibers available between the models are .308 WIN, .243 WIN, 6.5 Creedmoor, and .300 WIN MAG to name a few. All, the Savage IMPULSE rifles retail at $1,379 MSRP.

Below, is a short statement from Savage Arms on winning Guns & Ammo Rifle of the Year.

Press Statement

Savage Arms is proud to announce that IMPULSE has been selected as the Rifle of the Year by Guns & Ammo Magazine. The American-made straight-pull rifle was chosen for the award by editors, contributors, and staff of the magazine.


Hog Hunter

• Barrel length: 18″, 20″, 24″
• Overall length: 35.9″, 41.5″, 44.25″
• Available calibers: .308 Win, 6.5 Creedmoor, 30-06 Spfld, .300 Win Mag
• Weight: 8.43 lbs, 8.5 lbs, 8.7 lbs, 9.1 lbs
• MSRP: $1,379.00

Big Game

• Barrel length: 22″, 24″
• Overall length: 43.5″, 45.5″
• Available calibers: 6.5 Creedmoor, .243 Win, .308 Win, .300 WSM, 30-06 Spfld, .300 Win Mag
• Weight: 8.7 lbs, 8.75 lbs, 9lbs
• MSRP: $1,379.00


• Barrel length: 20″
• Overall length: 41.5″, 41.25″
• Available calibers: 22-250 Rem, .243 Win, .308 Win, 6.5 Creedmoor
• Weight: 8.7 lbs, 8.75 lbs, 9lbs
• MSRP: $1,379.00

This isn’t the first win for a Savage Arms product. Last year, the company won Shotgun of the Year from Guns & Ammo with the RENEGAUGE shotgun.

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