Massachusetts-based gun maker Savage Arms — previously known for its bolt-action rifles and shotguns — started off the new year with a bang by announcing its first-ever line of AR rifles. The Savage MSR collection includes two models built on the AR-10 platform, the MSR 10 Hunter and MSR 10 Long Range, as well as two rifles built on the AR-15 platform, the MSR 15 Patrol and MSR 15 Recon. Check out the video above to see Athlon Outdoors contributor Mike Detty discuss the MSR 15 Recon in detail.
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Designed for the serious shooter, the MSR 15 Recon sports a 16.125-inch barrel with a 223 Wylde target chamber for use with 223 Rem. or 5.56x45mm. It also features a free-float M-LOK handguard; BLACKHAWK! trigger treated with Nickel Boron; BLACKHAWK! KNOXX AR grip and AXIOM carbine stock; and a custom-forged lower receiver. Best part of all? The MSRP is listed at $999, but, as Detty points out, do a google search and you’ll find the real-world price to be substantially less, no doubt a ripple effect of the recent presidential election. Like we said, more detail can be gleaned from the video above. See below for specs.
- Action Type: Direct-impingement semi-auto
- Caliber: 223 Rem. / 5.56x45mm
- Capacity: 30
- Finish: Matte black hardcoat anodized receiver and Melonite QPQ barrel
- Barrel Length: 16.125”
- Rifling: 1:8” 5R Right-hand
- Sights: BLACKHAWK! flip-up
- Stock: BLACKHAWK!
- Length: 33.5” – 36.75”
- Weight: 7 pounds
- MSRP: $999
For more information, visit savagearms.com.
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