Savage 110 vs. 111


April 12, 2013, 08:16 PM
I'm looking for a 30-06 rifle and I've settled on Savage. My buddy recommended the 110 but I have the 111 at my work. I just want to know what's the difference between the two.

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April 12, 2013, 09:51 PM
One will have a wood stock and the other a synthetic stock. I don't remember which is which. And sometimes Savage will throw a curve and put a wood stock on a model which normally comes with a synthetic stock and visa verse.

April 12, 2013, 10:01 PM
The 110 and 111 come in synthetic stocks usually. The 110 is parked and the 111 is blued.

Onward Allusion
April 12, 2013, 10:10 PM
Both guns have the same barrel & receiver.

110 has the synthetic stock. 111 has the wood stock & accutrigger. 110 may or may not have the accutrigger, depends on age. 110 also has the blind magazine, whereas most 111's have a removable mag. There's also a bunch of options on both that are denoted by their model letter designation. Do a quick Google for specifics.

I personally prefer the synthetic stock 'cause I'm sometimes clumsy and hate getting permanent marks on my guns. Oh, both are accurate and dang good value for the money.

April 13, 2013, 12:49 AM
110 wood and blue, 111 synthetic and parkerized and the 116 is synthetic and stainless

April 13, 2013, 12:59 AM
Or buy a Stevens 200 which is the pre-Accutrigger Savage 110 :-)
Excellent value esp if you wanted to upgrade with aftermarket trigger.

April 13, 2013, 01:15 AM
111 is Savage's specialty series, such as the 111 Long ranged hunter, Lady hunter or Hog hunter, but in the case of the 111 package series there is little to no difference between it and their 110 synthetic except for the scope. Kinna confusing I know.
12 Series are their heavy barrel varmint or match rifles
14/114 Series are their traditional hardwood rifles and some of these come with a slightly heavier barrel (or used to anyway)
16/116 Series are their stainless Weather Warrior rifles.
Many of their new 10 series rifles are LE models, with exceptionally good accuracy even by Savage standards, they are heavier barreld then their 10 sereis hunting rifles.
BTW Savage short actions are two digit numbers (aka 10, 12, 14...etc) while long actions are three digit numbers (110, 114, 116...etc)
Savage really needs to find a way to simplify their product, I have a hard time keeping up and I have been a fan of their rifles for many years now.

April 13, 2013, 02:36 AM
Thanks for the input guys

April 13, 2013, 07:42 AM
It gets even more confusing on pre accu-trigger models. I had a left hand Model 111L with a wood stock. No matter if it's the 110, 111, Stevens 200, or any other model Savage decides to stamp on the barrel, They are good to go.

Cee Zee
April 15, 2013, 01:48 AM
There are no distinctions that are set in stone between the two. Generally the 111 is an improved version of the 110. I've seen lots of blued 110s with walnut stocks and lots of 11's with walnut stocks. It all boils down to the specific model. Basically the 110 is now the entry level version of the series. The 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 110, 111, 112, 114, and 116 models are all based on the 110. There is very little difference among them except at the very high end and the very low end. The 110 has almost been phased out completely in fact. The Stevens 200 fills the hole the 110 filled for a long time. It's the entry level rifle for the series now. It will not have the AccuTrigger for example. It's just a matter of what feature a particular gun has as to what they call it. And having a higher number doesn't always mean you have a better rifle.

April 15, 2013, 07:40 AM
There are no distinctions that are set in stone between the two^This. I've had both,No noticable difference other than the model #
stamp on the barrel.

April 16, 2013, 01:59 AM
savage's model designations are confusing, that's all there is to it. There was the 10 and the 110, short and long actions. Then the updated 11, ok. maybe. Then what is all this 12, 14, 16 mess? bah! Now I just have to look at the guns in person to see where the bolt release is, what the finish and stocks are, what trigger is in it, what the action screw spacing is, etc.

Cee Zee
April 16, 2013, 05:39 AM
Generally the 110/10's are entry level or lower level basic rifles, the 111/11's are hunting rifles, the 12's are target or varmint rifles, and the 16's are generally better quality hunting rifles. 14's have been pretty much phased out. But none of this is set in stone by any means. A lot of 10's are high level police setups but most 110/10's are cheaper hunting rifles.

Makes a lot of sense right? I'm going with "confusing" too.

April 16, 2013, 06:10 AM
Where I live the 111s are the low end of Savages line in terms of cost and the 110 a few bucks more. It is confusing for sure.

Cee Zee
April 16, 2013, 02:35 PM
Where I live the 111s are the low end of Savages line in terms of cost

Huh? How can that be friend. Savage lists their models and their prices for those models on their web sites. They don't sell different rifles for different prices in different places.

April 16, 2013, 06:23 PM
Not sure but the 110s are always parked that I see and the 111s are blued. Neither are in wood stocks that I've ever seen down here. The "tacti-cool" crowd down here loves and will pay more for a parked gun I guess. When I bought my American I was looking around while waiting on the phone call approval process and the 110 was $30 more with the same setup as the 111. I just don't know but am glad I bought my 111 when they were still sub $300.

April 16, 2013, 07:10 PM
There's a 116 all stainless with wood stock and a Tasco Golden Antler 3-9x "TV view" silver scope lying around here somewhere that was a factory package, if I'm not mistaken.

April 16, 2013, 07:48 PM
Not sure but the 110s are always parked that I see and the 111s are bluedI've owned several Model 110s never had one that was parkerized. Some were matte blued but none parked.

April 16, 2013, 08:42 PM
Abby sorry Jimmy maybe they are matte blued. My bad

Cee Zee
April 17, 2013, 04:27 AM
My 110 is matte blued. I've never seen a parkerized model myself. But they do make 111's with wood stocks. Bud's sells this setup. I nearly bought one in .243 a while back. Still a great price for a great hunter with a beautiful walnut stock IMO.

April 18, 2013, 05:59 PM
But they do make 111's with wood stocks Yep,they sure do. My Model 111 in .300 win.mag.had a wood stock.

April 18, 2013, 06:11 PM
I have a 110 with accutrigger and synthetic stock that I hunt with regularly for whitetail. I guess it is around 10-12 years old but would have to check on that for sure. I think I bought is as a combo from Walmart and changed the scope immediately. Very accurate for my needs. Does NOT have a removable magazine.

Cee Zee
April 19, 2013, 01:36 AM
I do know that pretty much all of the 12's have 3 action screws while pretty much everything else uses 2.

April 19, 2013, 06:39 PM

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