Review: Savage MSR 10 Long Range 6.5 Creedmoor Rifle

Savage MSR 10 Long Range 6.5 Creedmoor Rifle

When it comes to the AR platform, Savage stands out against its competition and the Savage MSR 10 Long Range 6.5 Creedmoor Rifle is no exception. Not only is the Savage Arms MSR-10 Long Range a great choice as a long-distance tactical rifle because of its accuracy but it also has other performance enhancements like not being over-gassed – leading to over-recoil. Savage has seemingly done it all without breaking your piggy bank.

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The Savage MSR 10 Long Range Rifle packs all the features and upgrades you expect from a Savage® precision rifle into a single platform and you have the MSR 10 Long Range. It is built on a compact frame with a non-reciprocating side-charging handle. Its two-stage target trigger and Magpul PRS adjustable buttstock optimize the inherent accuracy of the upgraded Savage barrel , which features 5R rifling and a Melonite QPQ finish. (Savage)


  • Action Type: Direct-impingement semi-auto
  • Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
  • Capacity: 10
  • Finish: Matte black hardcoat anodized receiver and Melonite QPQ barrel
  • Barrel Length: 22&rdquo
  • RIFLING: 1:8″ 5R Right-hand
  • Length: 43 5/8&rdquo
  • Weight: 10 pounds
  • Barrel: Fluted heavy barrel with Melonite QPQ finish
  • Handguard: Free-float M-LOK®
  • Stock: Magpul® PRS Gen3 buttstock
  • Trigger: BLACKHAWK! Two-stage target trigger with Nickel Boron treatment

Brian McCombie from Shooting Illustrated tested the Savage Arms MSR-10 Long Range, using three brands of ammunition: 140-grain OTM Federal Premium American Eagle, Federal’s Gold Medal Berger with a 130-grain bullet and Hornady’s 120-grain GMX Full Boar and these were his findings:

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According to Brian, the “accuracy was great across the board.  Firing at 100 yards from a rest, [he] achieved five-shot groups between 0.7-1.0 inches with each brand of ammunition. Some of [his] three and four-shot groups were outstanding including: a .352- and .439-inch three-shot group with the American Eagle; .520-inches with the Federal Gold Medal for three shots; and, a four-shot cluster with the Hornady Full Boar at just .522-inches. (Shooting)

With these kind of groups, [he] would expect a proficient marksman to peg MOA or better out to 500 yards or more using the Savage Arms MSR-10 Long Range. Certainly, this rifle is a compelling option for competitions like the 3-gun Heavy Metal Division and the recently launched PRS Gas Gun Series.” (Shooting)

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Shooting Illustrated: Review: Savage Arms MSR-10 Long Range by Brian McCombie – Friday, December 1, 2017

Photo Credit: Guns and Ammo; Savage MSR10 Long Range 6.5 Creedmoor Review (All Photos)

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