Savage comes correct to the AR world
All of the guns feature what Savage is calling “5R” right-hand twist rifling which uses slightly slanted lands that are more polygonal– which they contend are easier to clean and less prone to fouling. The barrels across the line are 4140 steel and will be protected by a Melonite QPQ (quench, polish, quench) nitrocarburizing process for non-reflective corrosion resistance. Savage is promising to have zero-tolerance headspace controls.
In addition, Savage has tweaked the mid-length gas systems used on the series (they are all direct gas impingement) to help cut out the overgassing sometimes seen when, for instance, 16-inch commercial barrels are using systems for 14-inch carbines. All have a flattop Picatinny rail for optics. Receivers are all 7075-T6.