Savage teased us about the MSR-10 and MSR-15 last month, and now the actual product has been announced and the particulars are out in the public.
The MSR rifles will have what you have come to expect in this price range, but with a distinct Vista Outdoors flavor. The Savage rifles will have quite a bit of BLACKHAWK! products bolted to them, and the Savage website is already listing Weaver, Bushnell and Federal items as accessories.
Both the Savage MSR-15 Recon and the Savage MSR-15 Patrol have forged 7075-T6 aluminum upper and lower receivers that are hard coat anodized, as one would expect. The barrels are 16 1/8 inches long and are made with 4140 steel with a 1:8 twist, 5R rifling, M4 feedramps, Melonite QPQ finish, a midlength gas system and a .223 Wylde chamber. The MSR 15 models both feature a BLACKHAWK! KNOXX AR Pistol Grip and AXIOM Carbine Stock and a rear BLACKHAWK! flip-up sight.
The Savage MSR 15 Patrol has a mil-spec trigger, a new a-frame, front sight, gas block combination and a BLACKHAWK! handguard.
The Savage MSR-15 Recon has a BLACKHAWK! AR Blaze trigger, a freefloat M-LOK handguard, The Recon also boasts a very cool looking lower. It appears more billet-style than the traditional mil-spec look of the Patrol, more like the MSR-10.
The Savage MSR 10 is a .308 AR platform also being offered in 6.5 Creedmoor. The MSR 10 Long Range and MSR 10 Hunter are “compact platform” rifles, with custom-forged upper and lower receivers, a free-float M-LOK handguard, BLACKHAWK! grips and the BLACKHAWK! AR Blaze trigger.
The MSR-10 Long Range features a non-reciprocating side charger on the left hand side of the upper, Magpul PRS stock, and 20 inch and 22 inch barrels, depending on caliber.
The MSR-10 Hunter features a traditional charging handle, BLACKHAWK! AXIOM stock, and 16 1/8 inch and 18 inch barrels, depending on caliber.
You can read all about the Savage MSR-15 and MSR-10 here at Savage