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