I'm currently deciding on a rifle purchase, one my wife and I can both use. The 110 ultralight 6.5 prc is on the short list along with a Tikka Superlite in 6.5 CM, a Savage 110 Storm lightweight in 7-08 and a Tikka Lite Veil Wideland in 6.5 CM. My concerns with the Ultralight are if the carbon fiber barrels can take a ding without chipping or fracturing. I'm really hoping folks here can attest to this and give some insight to the 110 Ultralight as a whole.
I'm blown away by the weight of the Savage 110 ultralight. At 5.85 lbs, that literally amazes me. I'm building a lightweight rifle around a CFW barrel and lightweight stock. Action has been ported on both sides to reduce weight. The bolt body has been fluted and the bolt handle has been skeletonized. My rifle comes in at around 7.5-8.0 lbs before scoping it. Being Savage went in together to design the barrel contour for that rifle, I have to believe it's more of a magnum sporter contour than a sendero contour. At 6.0lbs, either that is the case and or stock is significantly lighter than the typical Savage tupperware stocks. Either way, this new Savage lightweight at it's price point makes it really tough NOT to buy one. The only reason I didn't pull the trigger is because I wanted a .25 caliber cartridge. I'm sure once I finish my build, Savage will offer it in a .257 of some kind.