Everyone’s enchantment with all things Creedmoor continues and Savage Arms is ensuring they are in the party. Their premium MSR 10 Long Range rifle will now be chambered in 6mm Creedmoor for another option to those who love shooting far distances and still love their AR platform.
A short overview for those who may not know, but the 6mm Creedmoor is a descendant of the 6.5 Creedmoor’s case. It is simply necked down to a .243 diameter projectile to give us a 6mm Creedmoor. This affords reloaders and shooters of all types to launch very heavy and long bullets which typically produces more accuracy.
The Savage Arms MSR 10 Long Range hales from their overall line of Modern Savage Rifles (MSR) and is a fun play on words of the more industry-acknowledged Modern Sporting Rifle term. While a normal MSR is thought to be practical and affordable the MSR 10 Long Range is tactical and high-end. All of the premium features can be read below as presented by Savage Arms:
- Compact AR-10 design, 10-round Magazine
- Non-reciprocating side charging handle
- Fluted heavy barrel with Melonite QPQ finish, 22.5-inches
- 6mm Creedmoor; 9.5 pounds; 1:7.5-inch right-hand twist rate
- Custom forged upper/lower for unique look and compact size
- Free-float M-LOK rail
- Magpul PRS Gen3 buttstock
- BLACKHAWK! KNOXX AR Pistol Grip
- Two-stage target trigger with nickel boron treatment; 2.5 to 4-pounds
This rifle is said to now be shipping to distributors and retailers around the country. The current retail is a pricey $2,284 and it will be up to the end consumer as to whether or not that is a good value. The important thing is what do you think? If I ever break the $1,000 mark in my firearm spending, typically a lot of deliberation occurs to justify the purchase. So let us know your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.