Savage’s Compact AR-10: The MSR10 Hunter Review (4K UHD)

In this episode of TFBTV, James reviews the Savage MSR-10 Hunter. (Full disclosure in the interest of transparency for our viewers: Some time after James reviewed this rifle, Savage agreed to sponsor the channel starting August 1. It did not affect the review). The Savage MSR 10 Hunter is a compact AR10 available in .308 Win. and 6.5 Creedmoor. The barrel features 5R rifling, a BLACKHAWK! trigger with Nickel Boron treatment, and a Melonite QPQ finish. Other upgrades include an adjustable gas block and a free-float M-Lok fore-end.

308 Win. (1:10-inch 5R) and 6.5 Creedmoor (1:8-inch 5R)
16 1/8-inch fluted barrel with Melonite QPQ finish; 18-inch barrel for 6.5 Creedmoor
7.8 pounds, 308 Win.; 8.0 pounds, 6.5 Creedmoor
Free-float M-LOK handguard
BLACKHAWK! KNOXX AR Pistol Grip and AXIOM™ Carbine Stock
BLACKHAWK! trigger with Nickel Boron treatment
FINISH: Matte black hardcoat anodized receiver and Melonite QPQ barrel
RIFLING: 1:10″ 5R Right-hand
WEIGHT: 7.8 pounds
MSRP: $1,481

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  • Raginzerker

    I really want this rifle, is the 6.5 version a 16in barrel too?

  • Vhyrus

    “This sexy beast right here is the Savage MSR-10…”

    Wait… I thought your name was James?

    • Raginzerker

      The MSR-10 has lines James wishes he has 😉

    • Gary Kirk

      With a comment like that.. I thought yours was iksnilol

      • Dougscamo

        He has effected us all….yikes!

        • iksnilol

          No… I was just to succumb to the sickness… that those pecs are!

          *gasp, wheeze*

          Carry on, comrades, try to resist (wanting to touch that hair)… it’ll be the end of thee.

  • Black Dots

    I love new videos from James. They tend to be informative, well produced, and the comments section usually devolves into a case study for collective repressed homosexuality.

  • Do you have an earthquake license? I’m pretty sure you need some kind of special tectonic permit to operate a .308 with a compensator on the end.

    • Raginzerker

      Yeah really, the blast and sound off compansators aren’t really worth it most of the time

    • uisconfruzed

      It’s called a can 🙂

  • Raginzerker

    I wish semi auto’s where legal to hunt with in PA, this with a red dot or low power scope, would be great for the brush

    • Alex @Sea

      Yeah, I’d be great for thinning out a herd of pigs. Ya got any in PA?

      • Raginzerker

        I hear there’s herds moving into southern PA but unfortunately not by me

        • Alex @Sea

          Oh well, I see 7.62 prices dropping so blastin steel would be fun. Have a great weekend.

          • Raginzerker

            I honestly want them to come to me (nepa) lol

  • mazkact

    BLACKHAWK! trigger with Nickel Boron treatment, 7+ .lbs because mil-spec triggers are not heavy enough.

  • uisconfruzed

    Groups 1.1″-2″ is NOT “really good” for a 16″ .308.
    Savage still did such a good job with this rifle, I’d much rather buy than build.
    I want to see the groups with an AR Gold or Geissele NM trigger.

  • Temp Fourthirty

    I really like the looks of the Savage MSR 10. It has better furniture than the DPMS G2s. Lots of nice features: custom trigger, barrel and adustable gas block… it only needs a bayonet lug.