Savage has their entry into the world of ARs on tap for next month

Savage Arms dropped a short teaser video late last Thursday with footage of what looks to be the historic company’s new entry into the crowded AR-15 field.

Entering the market on the heels of Springfield Armory’s Saint series, Savage joins the ranks of traditional rifle makers such as Mossberg, Ruger and Remington in producing a modern sporting rifle, continuing to entrench the AR as “America’s Rifle.”

Instead of the standard AR-style charging handle, the gun shows a side-mounted folding charging handle, which could point to radically different internals, possibly even a delayed blowback action of some sort as seen on Savage’s popular and very well-liked  A17 line.

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Now don’t get me wrong, there are lots of non reciprocating side charging AR uppers out there, with uppers made by Eisenach Arms, Gibbz, BCA, X-products and Stoner– but this is Savage, one of the OG makers who stocks big box stores across the country. And this is an all-up gun, not just an upper.

The Savage MSR is set to premier in January 2017, meaning it will likely be shown off at the upcoming SHOT Show in Las Vegas. I will keep you informed.

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