Savage Arms® announces the new 400 Legend in more than a dozen models

Savage Arms is proud to partner with Winchester® Ammunition to bring deer hunters various rifles chambered in 400 Legend in time for the 2023 hunting seasons. The new caliber blunt, but with mild recoil, means new opportunities for deer hunters across the country. Savage will release the 400 Legend in 110 Apex Hunter XP, 110 Hog Hunter, and Axis II XP, but will also build it into 11 other models in 2023.

Straight-wall cartridges, and especially the 400 Legend’s predecessor, the 350 Legend, were born for states like Ohio and Michigan. The premise is to bring modern projectile and cartridge technologies to areas, states, and hunters originally limited to shotgun slugs or historically limited rifle caliber options. Due to the performance driven popularity of these cartridges, straight wall options have also gained traction outside of traditional shotgun slug areas. The 400 Legend will no doubt carry on this legacy and Savage has responded by adding it to as many rifles in his line.

“Savage is dedicated to stocking the best calibers for hunters and shooters,” said Beth Shimanski, director of marketing for Savage Arms. “The 400 Legend brings ballistic advantages and advancements, and when combined with our extensive line of rifles, the benefits only increase. Deer hunters are in luck this fall as we will have 14 options available in plenty of time for this season.”

The numbers behind the 400 Legend are impressive. This straight wall cartridge delivers 100% more energy than a 12 gauge bullet with 55% less felt recoil. Compared to its rifle counterparts and predecessors, the 400 Legend packs the same amount of power as the 450 Bushmaster, with a 20% recoil reduction. Finally, the 400 Legend offers 25% more energy than the 350 Legend for greater penetration and improved terminal ballistics.

More information on the complete line of Savage rifles chambered in 400 Legend, as well as when they will be available, can be found at Those interested in finding out more about the cartridge, its development and the full story behind it all can visit

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