Well, not Savage any more. Numerous leaks of sales information online (the models are shown on several jobber and distributor sites already) makes it clear that new “Savage MSRs” are coming, including an AR-15 called the “MSR-15” and an AR-10 called, you guessed it, the MSR-10. Street price will run from around $700 to nearly $2,000.
All are direct-impingement operating system and there is a lot of use of Blackhawk! parts, which helps the Massachusetts company meet its price points. But surprises include non-reciprocating side charging handles on the AR-10s and a 6.5 Creedmoor chambering.
Specific models include the entry-level MSR-15 Patrol, the mid-length gas-system MSR-15 Recon, and MSR-10s in Hunter (carbine barrel) and Long Range (20″ rifle) trim.
|Brand||MFG Part Nº||UPC||Model family||Model||Caliber||Barrel Length||Magazine||List Price||Street Price (est)|
|Savage||22900||0-11356-22900-7||MSR 15||Patrol||.223 Wylde||16.125||30RD||$852.00||$700.00|
|Savage||22901||0-11356-22901-4||MSR 15||Recon||.223 Wylde||16.125||30RD||$999.00||$800.00|
|Savage||22902||0-11356-22902-1||MSR 10||Hunter||.308 Win||16.125||20RD||$1,459.00||$1,300.00|
|Savage||22903||0-11356-22903-8||MSR 10||Hunter||6.5 Creedmoor||17||20RD||$1,459.00||$1,300.00|
|Savage||22904||0-11356-22904-5||MSR 10||Long Range||.308 Win||20||20RD||$1,999.00||$1,850.00|
|Savage||22905||0-11356-22905-||MSR 10||Long Range||6.5 Creedmoor||20||20RD||$1,999.00||$1,850.00|
All these models feature Blackhawk! parts, with the Patrol including “Flip-Up rear sight, M-LOK handguard, Pistol grip, 6-Position buttstock, & Blaze trigger” from the accessory maker. at the other extreme, the Long Range (for which we do not have a photo) uses the Magpul Precision Rifle Stock (PRS) Gen 3, and an M-LOK but does retain the Blackhawk! Blaze 2-stage trigger. All the AR-10, er, MSR-10, variants, come without sights.
Barrels are finished with QPQ Melonite. At least initially, you can get any color you want, so long as it is black. Expect to see this new Savage tribe introduced at next month’s SHOT Show. A lot of SHOT new products are leaking or being teased now that Christmas is over. (The Firearm Blog is a good place to watch for them).