Savage Arms widens its MSR field, launching a new variant on the MSR-10 Hunter lineup chambered in .338 Federal.
The MSR-10 Hunter touts a compact design coupled with an upgraded Savage 16.1-inch fluted barrel with 5R rifling and Melonite QPQ finish. The MSR Hunter series features Blackhawk furniture in the way of a Blackhawk trigger with nickel boron treatment, KNOXX AR Pistol Grip and AXIOM Carbine Stock. Topping off the AR-10’s design is a free-float M-LOK handguard.
The Hunter series already offers 6.5 Creedmoor and .308 Win but looks to expand calibers to reach .338 Federal fans. Built on the .308 case, the .338 Federal showcases versatility paired with high performance for big game hunting. The cartridge boasts higher muzzle velocity than its .308 sibling while offering a heavier bullet.
“The short-action cartridge provides magnum energy for devastating performance on game, without magnum recoil,” Savage said in a statement.
The MSR-10 chambered in .338 Federal will hit the consumer market in January 2018, according to Savage. MSRP will be $1,479.