*Update – January 8, 2015*:
SHOT Business Magazine had a blurb that mentioned the new .17WSM rifle from Savage just after discussing the Heavy Barrel Stainless Version:
“The B.MAG Gray Laminate Thumbhole Stock ($566) offers all of the above features with the addition of a gray laminate thumbhole stock with a ventilated forearm that features two sling-swivel studs to allow both a sling and a bipod to be installed at the same time”
It has not been officially announced by Savage, but a search of online firearm wholesalers has revealed that Savage is finally releasing a new Savage B.MAG with a factory laminate thumbhole stock, directly from the factory.
It is listed on the Lipsey’s site as the following:
B.MAG 17WSM SS/LAM THBHL HVBBL
96972 | LAMINATE THUMBHOLE STK
17 WSMUPC: 011356969729 MFG MDL #: 96972
This shows the B.MAG in 17WSM with a Heavy Stainless Steel Barrel and a Laminate Thumbhole Stock, with an MSRP of $566.00.
If it looks anything like the rifles that have after-market Boyds stocks, then these rifles are sure to be beauties!