Precision Rifle Out Of The Box: Savage MSR-10 Precision

    The Savage MSR-10 Precision Rifle is now out with dealers. By the looks of it, it’s a serious rifle for those who want to start precision rifle shooting with a semi-automatic, at a tempting price.

    I examined some of the details of the MSR-10, and there are a few hints that Savage are serious about delivering a quality package rather than keeping the cost down to a bare minimum.

    To begin with, just take a look at the pistol grip. It’s a TangoDown Flip Grip, which can rotate from 24 degrees of rake to vertical. If you haven’t tried a more upright pistol grip on your precision rifle you should give it a shot (pun intended). The Magpul PRS stock is well-known furniture, but as you know it’s far from the cheapest option.

    Then check the 18-inch Arca handguard. I just got my first Arca handguard fitted to my AR15, which I intend to use for Precision Rifle Series type of shooting (yeah I know, using .223 Rem is stupid). These are dedicated handguards for this type of shooting and come with a price.

    The left-hand charge is another nice detail (see above), but of course adds to the price.

    The barrel is stainless steel, long heavy style, with 5R button rifling, and the rifle comes in 6 and 6.5 mm Creedmoor and .308 Win.

    The trigger is two-stage, which is nice for this type of shooting. There’s no mentioning of which brand, or other details, so it could be of their own design.


    Complete and ready to compete. The Savage® MSR 10 Precision delivers match-winning accuracy with its stainless steel heavy barrel and 5R button rifling.

    We also made it competition-worthy right out of the box with upgrades like an 18-inch Arca handguard, Magpul PRS® stock and TangoDown™ Battlegrip Flip Grip, which quickly rotates from 24 degrees of rake to vertical.

    Its semi-automatic action is fed by a +2 gas system that can be adjusted for optimal cycling of your specific ammunition.


    • Stainless steel heavy barrel
    • MSR 10 non-reciprocating side charging upper receiver
    • Adjustable gas block with lock nut
    • Two-stage trigger
    • Magpul PRS stock
    • 18-inch Arca handguard
    • TangoDown Battlegrip Flip Grip
    • Ambidextrous safety
    • Red QD front sling mount


    Caliber 6.5 CREEDMOOR

    SKU Number 22974
    MSRP $2,499.00
    Action Direct-Impingement Semi Auto
    Barrel Color Black
    Barrel Finish Matte
    Barrel Length (in)/(mm) 22.5 / 571.50
    Barrel Material Stainless Steel
    Magazine Capacity 20
    Hand Right
    Length of Pull (in)/(mm) 14.25 – 15.75 / 361.95
    Magazine Detachable Box Magazine
    Overall Length (in)/(mm) 44 / 1,117.60
    Rate of Twist (in) 1 in 8 5R
    Receiver Color Black
    Receiver Finish Matte
    Receiver Material Aluminum 7075
    Weight (lb)/(kg)
    11.4 / 5.17
    The suggested retail price is the same regardless of caliber at $2,499.00.
    Savage calls it “Competition-Worthy Right Out of the Box“.
    By the looks of it, I have to agree. What do you say?
    Eric B

    Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics and sound suppressors. Owning the night would be nice too. TCCC Certified medic.