Watch: Savage Compact AR-10 Review
Kevin Felts 07.27.17
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.
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.
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?