Meet the MSR, Savage’s new side-charging AR variant

Definitely worth a second look!

Calibers USA

By: Chris Eger

Savage Arms dropped a short teaser video late 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.”

With the tagline “Better Comes Standard,” the video from Savage is only about 15 seconds long so if you blink you can miss most of the good stuff.

From the looks of things, the rifle will have a very well textured pistol grip but that is not the biggest news.

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…

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