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.

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

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