View Full Version : Savage 10 rifle chassis advice

April 18, 2012, 11:25 AM
Hi Everyone,
I currently have this Savage 10 BA.
It is a heavy beast and I would like to lighten my load.:mad: The current chassis weighs in at 7 lbs, and I found an XLR chassis that weighs 4 lbs. To me the expense seems worth it IF it works. Does anyone have any experience with these? All advice is appreciated


April 18, 2012, 01:17 PM
I'm pretty new at this. Only been shooting for a little over fifty years. What's a "chassis" on a rifle?

April 18, 2012, 01:21 PM
chasse Date: circa 1864 : the supporting frame of a structure (as an automobile or television); also : the frame and working parts (as of an automobile or electronic device) exclusive of the body or housing

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April 18, 2012, 01:24 PM
On the other hand, I recently bought a Model 10 that someone had bubba'd into a chassis and called Savage about it. They sent me a stock for a 10 FN and a magazine box. I think I only paid about $100.00 for the whole shebang, including shipping.

I gave away the chassis stock. It didn't fit the rifle anyway and now I have a nice 10 FN

April 18, 2012, 02:35 PM
Hi NoSecondBest,
It seems that young people have decided to refer to a modular bolt rifle stock that includes a pistol grip and magazine as a chassis. Some can be further customized by adding a folding stock option. To guys like me, that cut their teeth on an M-16, a pistol grip is the only way to fly. I would put a pistol grip on my Beeman .22 pellet rifle if I could.

Here is a picture of a rifle like mine with an XLR chassis

I prefer black to red or green.

I was checking out your blog and saw this youtube piece on Trayvon/Zimmerman. Boy that is pretty powerful.

April 18, 2012, 02:57 PM
JP makes a chassis as well, don't know the weight...


If you choose to sell your Savage chassis, shoot me a PM. Might be interested.

April 18, 2012, 03:09 PM
I did look at the JP chassis and it's very nice, however it is priced at $1,100 although they give 2 mags. Since I'm not going off to war one mag is plenty for paper punching and pig hunting. Another thing I don't like about the JP and my Savage chassis is the palm shelf. To me it seems to add weight without any benefit. Resting my palm on the shelf creates accuracy problems for me so I took it off. I'm left with an extra long pistol grip that has caused problems when trying to go prone on uneven ground.

April 21, 2012, 12:02 AM
I don't think one can blame the younger generation for bringing the term "chassis" into the firearm arena. While they are quite responsible for bringing their "shotty" to the range, they aren't the ones looking for a better "chassis" for their rifle.

The tactically inclined folks and more so the businesses that manufacturer those parts are much more responsible, IMO.

Check out this company....a popular supplier to those long range shooters looking to put their barreled receiver into something other than the 700 stock that Remington shipped it with from the factory.




The list of companies goes on and on and on......well, you get the point.