Watch: Savage Compact AR-10 Review

   07.27.17

Watch: Savage Compact AR-10 Review

Savage decided to dip its toe into the AR market and released a couple of different models.  In this video, the guys over at The Firearm Blog got their hands on a Savage MSR 10 chambered in 308 Winchester and took it out to the range.

The MSR 10 is available in:

  • 308 Winchester
  • 6.5 Creedmoor
  • 338 Federal

Specifications / 308 Winchester Model

From the Savage MSR10 web page.

  • ACTION TYPE: Direct-impingement semi-auto
  • CALIBER: 308 Win.
  • CAPACITY: 20
  • FINISH: Matte black hardcoat anodized receiver and Melonite QPQ barrel
  • BARREL LENGTH: 16.125″
  • RIFLING: 1:10″ 5R Right-hand
  • STOCK: BLACKHAWK!
  • LENGTH: 39”
  • WEIGHT: 7.8 pounds

As of July 27, 2017, retail price is around $1,399.

Now for the video.

The rifle was shot at a range of 100 yards using two different types of ammunition.

  • Fusion MSR 150 grain.
  • Federal premium 168 grain Sierra Matchking boat tail hollow point.

Fusion MSR

Best group – 1.9 inches.

Worst group – 2.5 inches.

Federal Sierra Boat Tail Hollow Point

Best group – 1.1 inches

Four rounds were in a group of .63 inches.

Final Thoughts

I wish Remington Core-Lokt had been fired from the rifle. Federal Fusion is used by hunters, but not like Remington Core-Lokt is. For the most part, Core-Ookt is the go to round for people hunting Whitetail deer.

On a personal note, I am trying to figure out what group Savage is trying to market the MSR10 to? Retail price is around $1,400 and it looks like the rifle needs match grade ammunition to achieve acceptable results.

I like that the stock can be changed out by only undoing 4 screws, Blackhawk furniture and the handguard is M-LOK. All of those are very nice additions to an over the counter rifle.

What are your thoughts on the MSR10?

 

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