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Old 01-05-2021, 9:10 PM
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Default New Savage Impulse Straight-Pull Rifle

I was reading online and an article about this popped up...

I love my K31, and since I'm short a few grand of a Blaser R8, Heym SR30, or Merkel Helix, I was intrigued.

Then it was mentioned that it has a bolt handle that can be reversed for us lefties. Now I definitely want one.

I want one with iron sights and walnut in 6.5 swede; in the meantime, I think I want the Hog Hunter, in any one of the offered calibers.

https://www.savagearms.com/content?p...rms&a=ImpulseS


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4p4Aj-pbLY

So who's gonna be the first to buy one for a CG review?

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Old 01-05-2021, 9:24 PM
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Just in time for the coming semi-auto ban. Need one in 5.56 that takes AR mags.

Wonder if you could do the SMLE thing with pulling the trigger with your pinky.
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That’s neat...but at $1400-odd it’s not “neat enough” for me to buy one now just for the sake of having it.

I highly encourage other calgunners to buy em and post their reviews.



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Old 01-05-2021, 10:38 PM
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So who's gonna be the first to buy one for a CG review?

You are! of course!

These could be really really neat rifles if they didn't weigh so much.

If I had to, I'd get the hog hunter, but then again, would the 8.8-pound! 6.5 Creed/Big Game (is that an oxymoron? Just kidding) might make a neat BENCH REST rifle.


I do certainly like that Hog Hunter, though. Just wish it were closer to 7 lbs..



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I said I was done buying firearms but this could change my mind. I'd rather have it in 6.5 but since I have several thousand .308 rounds I might have to consider that chambering.

A left handed straight pull! It's enough to make me sell my scoped K31 with the St. Marie LHA for this rifle.
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Old 01-06-2021, 7:51 AM
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Looks like a very clever and innovative action. Close to 9 lbs, wow. No lumber for stock material, don't like that although composites are the direction firearms are going (not for me though).

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Pretty cool action! Lots of mechanicals happening there.

Like Mr. Bergmen, I prefer a wood stock. .308, or better 6.5 CM for me.
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The aluminum receiver and 18" carbon BBL. how do they get to 9LB?
My 116 in stainless steel and 24" BBl only 7.4LB
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Cool, but not $1399 cool...
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Very interesting, it's another option for us lefties.

The 300 Win Mag has a 22" barrel and the same 8.8 Lbs. listed weight, which would make it a comfortable shooting gun.

The initial price of $1,400 is a little high but in a year they'll probably be going for $1,000 or so.
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Between the price and weight, no thanks.

If they could make one around 6.5 pounds at an under $1,000 price, I'd be all over it.
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cool looking but I'll wait for gen 2 or 3 before considering
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Very interesting, it's another option for us lefties.

The 300 Win Mag has a 22" barrel and the same 8.8 Lbs. listed weight, which would make it a comfortable shooting gun.

The initial price of $1,400 is a little high but in a year they'll probably be going for $1,000 or so.


That’s really heave base weight fit most hunters. However, it really depends were the weight actually is.

I’d love to learn the action weight, everything else can be replaced. $1,400 do an action *if it has everything you want for precision and ergonomics is not out of line.


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The more I look at this the more concerns that I have.

It has two flange halves at the bottom of the aluminum receiver that the four bolts clamp the steel barrel into.
Is headspace set by screwing the barrel into the extension and then the barrel insertion depth in the receiver set with the barrel nut?
Can I crack the receiver clamp extensions by over torqueing the barrel clamp bolts?
Do I trust that the four receiver clamp bolts will prevent any movement of the barrel extension in the receiver?
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Old 01-07-2021, 9:08 PM
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Astute observations -

I started reading around - found this:

https://www.gunsweek.com/sites/defau...mpulse_FAQ.pdf

The FAQ in the link states that barrels can be swapped in the field:

"By removing the takedown/action screws and barrel clamp screws (loosen 3, remove 1), a new barrel and extension can be assembled. The floating bolt head can be removed toollessly and swapped when a new barrel and extension assembly is installed. A torque wrench would be needed to reinstall the takedown screws."

In regards to a 'repeatable zero, they say, "Yes. The 4 lug barrel clamp system provides for a repeatable zero because the barrel extension is timed
via the receiver and barrel locking lug (via the front lug)."

I found it kind of funny that they mention the use of aluminum as a desirable weight reduction but still end up with a 8.plus pound base weight.

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The more I look at this the more concerns that I have.

It has two flange halves at the bottom of the aluminum receiver that the four bolts clamp the steel barrel into.
Is headspace set by screwing the barrel into the extension and then the barrel insertion depth in the receiver set with the barrel nut?
Can I crack the receiver clamp extensions by over torqueing the barrel clamp bolts?
Do I trust that the four receiver clamp bolts will prevent any movement of the barrel extension in the receiver?
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It would be a lot heavier if it wasn't aluminum. I know that's obvious but a lot of people seemed to have missed that point.

It's heavy because there's probably a LOT of steel in the bolt to make straight-pull thing work.
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For those interested, Heym and Anschutz versions of the radial lock up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMw_RLGi_hM
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The initial price of $1,400 is a little high but in a year they'll probably be going for $1,000 or so.
Yes, on close-out.

It's an interesting gun, but my guess is that it will be a commercial failure. It's the answer to the question no one asked.
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I agree it'll be a commercial failure, simply because of the weight and price.

Regarding carrying heavy guns while hunting, it makes a huge difference.

I've been on plenty of 10 to 15 mile days chasing game or forced marches. Sometimes with an 8 pound shotgun running up and down mountains or foothills chasing quail or chukar. Sometimes lugging a 9 pound Garand and heavy pack way back in the service. Sometimes long stalks in the mountains for sheep or elk. Fortunately those were with a 6 to 6.5 pound rifle before optic.

Those were tough enough hunts and hikes without having a 10+ pound rifle. That would truly be painful. Ounces equal pounds and pounds equal pain. There's a reason the military and hunters are always looking for ways to lighten their load. High speed low drag is the goal for both.
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Meh, I want one. I'd be interested in the 300 WSM, though I think a 338 WM would be better.

As for the weight, it'll be 10ish pounds with a scope. Heavier than I prefer but it's not like I don't own lighter options.
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Read the article on the Savage Impulse that intrigued me. Thinking about the three AR's I built as custom straight-pull bolt actions, and how accurate they are, that urge to pickup one, maybe the Predator model in .22-250 Remington, fluttered around my brain, until I read that the barrel twist is 1:12", too slow for the 50 grain Varmint Grenade. The other selections don't fit any of my needs, and my safes are all full. Then, I realized with disappointment that I finally reached the age where the next great things that come along, talk themselves out any appeal; drat, just when I can now afford those shiny new things, I lost interest. Well, better to save up the cash for cataract surgery, so I can actually see through scopes again.
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I know what you're saying John. I was looking for a gun to buy last week and besides no one having anything in stock, there was just nothing that I was interested in.

I've got the full safe with some guns in it that I've never shot. They're not collector's items either, just ordinary guns.
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No left hand offerings yet. When/if Savage offers LH, I'll be interested.
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No left hand offerings yet. When/if Savage offers LH, I'll be interested.
Did you not read the description or watch the videos?

It's a straight pull action. You can swap the bolt handle from righty to lefty in 15 seconds or less.

Or were you looking for a lefty specific ejection?
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It even said that in the OP.
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FYI, I have found the weights on Savage rifles to not match the listed weights. Some lighter, some heavier.

And yeah, light rifles are great. I’d rather carry more water than gun.
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Let's see if we can continue this without LynnJr's sidetracks and trolling...
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