Springfield Armory SAINT Victor Hunts Up a NEW Round in 350 Legend

   12.02.20

Springfield Armory SAINT Victor Hunts Up a NEW Round in 350 Legend

If you are in the market for a modern sporting rifle, but you would like to be able to use it for hunting it can present a problem. It is a problem only because 5.56mm NATO/223 Rem can often be too small of a cartridge for medium- and big-game hunting. Yes, there are 308 Win rifles in the AR-10 platform, but those can be a bit heavy for some people. So, where’s the happy middle ground? Maybe you could try something in 350 Legend. Maybe that could be a Springfield Armory rifle as well.

Springfield Armory has taken their staple SAINT Victor rifle and chambered it in the new, popular, and straight-wall cartridge of 350 Legend. The 350 Legend cartridge is still pretty new having been debuted on January 21st, 2019 at that year’s SHOT Show. Even still, it has found a home for many hunters being a straight-wall cartridge that is widely accepted for hunting. The full specifications of the New SAINT Victor chambered in 350 Legend can be read below as presented by Springfield Armory:

  • CALIBER: 350 Legend
  • COLOR: Black
  • BARREL: 16″ CMV, Melonite®, 1:8
  • SIGHTS: Low Profile Spring-Loaded Adjustable Flip-Up
  • UPPER RECEIVER: Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum, Type III Hardcoat Anodized, Forward Assist, M4 Feed Ramps
  • LOWER RECEIVER: Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum, Type III Hardcoat Anodized, Accu-Tite™ Tension System
  • BOLT CARRIER GROUP: Enhanced M16 w/ Nickel Boron Coated 9310 Steel Bolt, HPT/MPI, Melonite®
  • GAS SYSTEM: Direct Impingement Mid-Length, Low-Profile Pinned Gas Block
  • HANDGUARD: Aluminum Free Float w/ SA Locking Tabs, M-Lok
  • STOCK: BCMGUNFIGHTER™ Mod 0

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  • TRIGGER: Nickel Boron Coated Flat GI
  • MUZZLE DEVICE: SA Muzzle Brake
  • RECEIVER EXTENSION: Mil-Spec
  • RECEIVER END PLATE: QD
  • BUFFER ASSEMBLY: Carbine “H” Heavy Tungsten Buffer
  • CHARGING HANDLE: Style
  • SAFETY SWITCH: Single Side
  • TRIGGER GUARD: BCMGUNFIGHTER™
  • GRIP: BCMGUNFIGHTER™ Mod 3
  • MAGAZINES: (1) 5-Round
  • WEIGHT: 6 lbs 12 oz
  • LENGTH: 32.25″ – 35.5″

The current MSRP for the Springfield Armory SAINT Victor chambered in 350 Legend is $1,073. Many hunting seasons are wrapping up throughout the US so it is a bit late for sportsmen/sportswomen to jump in on this rifle and utilize it this year for big-game hunting. That does not mean it would not make a great Christmas gift though. The Press Release below outlining the SAINT Victor 350 Legend offers up some motivation for hunters to give it a try:

The SAINT® Victor rifle is now available in 350 Legend for hunting in states where straight-walled cartridges are required. The 350 Legend is the fastest production straight-walled cartridge in the world with an effective range of up to 250 yards and is perfectly suited for use in the SAINT Victor. Outfitted with a free-float handguard for increased accuracy and a 5-round magazine the new SAINT Victor in 350 Legend is purpose built for whitetail hunters.

So, in a market where AR-15s chambered in 350 Legend are few and far between Springfield Armory has produced a quality offering to tempt us all with. I have shot quite a few bolt-action rifles already chambered in 350 Legend and saw good results, but I am curious how a modern sporting rifle might perform. What do you think? Would you dive in on something like this? As always, let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

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