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IWA – New British Army Cadet Rifle from Savage Arms

Chambered in .22 LR, this bolt action target rifle from Savage Arms will replace the L98A2 which is a rim fire variant of the SA80 for Army cadets.  The bolt has been removed on the rifle in the photo.  It  will take the name of No. 9.



17 Responses to “IWA – New British Army Cadet Rifle from Savage Arms”

  1. Jim says:

    Erm…The L98A2 Cadet GP Rifle, to give it is full Sunday name, is a variation in the SA80 system that is 5.56mm like the L85A2 but unlike it it doesn’t have the automatic option.

    This is replacing the No8 .22 cadet rifle which is what the army cadets use as a stage between air rifles and the L98A2…

    • Jim says:

      BTW, by Army Cadets I’m referring to members of a military sponsored youth organisation, the Army Cadet Force although members of the CCF, Combined Cadet Force will also be getting the No.9.

      ACF age range is 12-18years of age.

      It’s a bit cheeky of Savage Arms to call it the new training rifle of the U.K., should be British, Army when it’s for cadet forces

      • Jonathan Ferguson says:

        I was going to say! The L98A2 is certainly not rimfire. Funny that they would call this Rifle, No.9:we don’t use that nomenclature any more, & there is already a Rifle, No.9 (two in fact).

        • Jim says:

          You know the cadet world, because it makes no sense it makes sense, I’m sure I read a back brief that said something alongside the line of as it will no doubt be referred to as the No.9 that’s what we’ll call it….

        • Michael says:

          Number 9, number 9, number 9…

  2. Jk says:

    Any idea if this will be for sale to the general public at some point?

  3. bulldog76 says:

    yo savage american market like …now !

  4. Paul J says:

    (Olympic style?) air rifles to this doesn’t had much to the training, just some sound and a little recoil. They should have had a heavy trigger and look-alike l85 sights.

    • Jim says:

      I wouldn’t call them Olympic style air rifles, BSA Scorpion, what this rifle will do is allow them to apply the “marksmanship principles” and practice the basics of shooting.

      The .22″ gives more opportunities to fire an ‘actual’ weapon.

      What L85A2 sight would you have as a lookalike? SUSAT, Iron, ACOG or LDS?

      They progress onto the Iron Sight When they move onto the Cadt GP

  5. Cimg says:

    Not related but SAVAGE bring back the the chief, the new PC logo stinks!

  6. About damn time, so sick of cadets asking for No8s to shoot when we’ve got none serviceable and can’t magic up parts from the 50s or whenever they made the cursed things. Can’t knock the quality of the things though I must admit, the No4 parts on there have a quality you rarely see these days.

    Seeing them in the racks with the stripper clip guide still present just makes me sad for what they should have been.