Savage Arms has announced that it is now in the AR, or MSR, business, introducing four models simultaneously, some with a full suite of custom upgrades packaged as standard features. The four-gun family, dubbed the MSR 10 and MSR 15 for “Modern Savage Rifle,” includes a pair of MSR 10s and two MSR 15 models. Check them out here:
The MSR 10 Long Range is chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor or 308 Win., and is built on a compact frame with a non-reciprocating side-charging handle. Its BLACKHAWK! AR Blaze two-stage target trigger and Magpul PRS adjustable buttstock optimize the inherent accuracy of the upgraded Savage barrel, which features 5R rifling and a Melonite QPQ finish.
The Savage MSR 10 Hunter is a compact sporting platform that still packs a punch with either a 308 Win. or 6.5 Creedmoor chambering. The rifle squeezes even more performance from its upgraded Savage barrel with a 5R rifling, a BLACKHAWK! AR Blaze trigger, and a tough Melonite QPQ finish. Other upgrades including a free-float fore-end, custom-forged lower receiver and BLACKHAWK! adjustable buttstock and pistol grip.
AR-15 platforms, the most popular style of modern sporting rifles, are found in the Savage MSR 15 Patrol and MSR 15 Recon.
The MSR 15 Recon comes standard with serious upgrades, including a BLACKHAWK! AR Blaze trigger, free-float handguard and upgraded Savage barrel with a 223 Wylde target chamber. Its 5R rifling and a Melonite QPQ finish ensure consistent, accurate performance in any conditions, while the Recon’s custom-forged lower receiver and BLACKHAWK! adjustable buttstock and pistol grip stand out from the crowd.
The new Savage MSR 15 Patrol is a step up from many of the rack-grade M4 clones. It features an upgraded barrel featuring a 223 Wylde target chamber, 5R rifling and a Melonite QPQ finish. A BLACKHAWK! handguard, pistol grip and adjustable buttstock further separate the Patrol from all other MSRs. You can read the rifle's first test and evaluation by Field Editor B. Gil Horman here.
For more on these rifles, visit SavageArms.com.