Several companies competed in U.S. Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) Precision Sniper Rifle (PSR) program over the past several years to field a new long-range weapon meeting strict specifications, including switch-barrel/caliber capabilities, adjustable chassis, and suppressor-ready configurations. Now we finally have a winner: the Remington MSR, or Modular Sniper Rifle.
In the upcoming February 2014 issue of Special Weapons for Military & Police, author Jay Langston goes behind the scenes to test-fire the victorious MSR in .338 Lapua Magnum and .300 Winchester Magnum. The rifle can also be quickly converted in the field to fire .338 Norma Magnum and 7.62mm NATO ammunition. According to Langston, “To mate up with various barrel configurations, the MSR’s bolt has a quick-change bolt head to accommodate the various chamberings.” But that’s only scratching the surface. The MSR has a fully adjustable, skeletonized, right-side-folding buttstock and an interchangeable, modular RACS handguard that allows you to position rails where needed.
SOCOM’s PSR requirements held that the rifle needed to stand up to 96 hours of salt fog—known for destroying weapons not properly coated—and maintain sub-MOA accuracy out to 1,000 yards. How did the MSR perform over the rest of the PSR competition? And how did it fare on the range with Langston? To learn more, check out the February 2014 issue of Special Weapons for Military & Police, available on newsstands and digitally December 24, 2013. To subscribe, go to https://www.tactical-life.com/subscribe/special-weapons-for-military-and-police/.