Savage Arms IMPULSE Wins Guns & Ammo Rifle of the Year
Savage Arms IMPULSE Wins Guns & Ammo Rifle of the Year
- WESTFIELD, Massachusetts  – 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.

“To win Rifle of the Year is humbling,” said Beth Shimanski, Director of Marketing at Savage Arms. “The competition for the 2021 award was fierce. In this crowded field, though, IMPULSE stands alone. The speed of IMPULSE’s straight-pull action has changed the way Americans think about hunting rifles. This design combines everything Savage has learned about accuracy and reliability with innovation that provides marksmen and women with new capabilities. The Guns & Ammo Rifle of the Year award is a welcome recognition of Savage’s leadership in this industry.” 

The Savage IMPULSE pushed Savage rifles to a new level in 2021 and proved their dedication to technology and safety,” Guns & Ammo editors noted. “Creating a unique, reliable rifle is never easy, but the IMPULSE combines the innovative features of other Savage rifles along with Hexlock bolt technology that provided a fast, safe, and accurate shot. This rifle was designed to attract hunters of all types through versatile features and load compatibilities. Each model delivers on their promise of speed and range.

"During Guns & Ammo’s evaluation, we determined that Savage Arms succeeded in producing a rifle that yields exceptional precision and accuracy,” they added. “Dressed in OD Green and variations of camouflage, IMPULSE is an American-made gun that stands out amongst the competition.”

The Rifle of the Year award is a testament to IMPULSE’s success, range, and versatility and is a milestone for the company. Savage’s RENEGAUGE Guns & Ammo’s Shotgun of the Year in 2020, and IMPULSE’s award marks the first time a company has won Guns & Ammo annual awards in consecutive years in different categories.

Savage’s IMPULSE rifles are currently in stock at dealers across the country.

IMPULSE is currently available in three configurations:
IMPULSE Big Game: With versatility and power, IMPULSE big game is a tool for one- shot drops and fast follow-ups.

IMPULSE Predator: With speed and do-it-all potential, IMPULSE Predator is an advantage for anyone hunting atop the food chain.

IMPULSE Hog Hunter: With long-range reach and availability, IMPULSE Hog Hunter offers efficient pest control in a variety of chamberings.

For more information on the Savage IMPULSE, visit

Media contact: Tim Brandt, Murray Road Agency

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