New AR-15: Savage Expands MSR 15 Line With Two New Guns

New AR-15: Savage Expands MSR 15 Line With Two New Guns

Savage bolsters both ends of its MSR 15 line with long-range and pistol additions.

What’s new in Savage ARs:

  • The MSR 15 Long Range is chambered for the new .224 Valkyrie.
  • It boasts a 22-inch barrel topped with a two-port adjustable muzzle brake.
  • It also has a custom-length gas system and adjustable gas block.
  • The rifle’s MSRP is $1,849.
  • The MSR 15 Blackout Pistol is Savage’s first AR pistol.
  • It is chambered for .300 Blackout and comes outfitted with a KAK Shockwave stabilizer.
  • The gun has a 10.5-inch barrel and measures around 29 inches in overall length.
  • The pistol’s MSRP is $1,099.

Steady as a slab foundation, Savage Arms has earned its living in the modern era of firearms off one particular style of rifle — the bolt-action. The company has been so consistent, in fact, that since the demise of its legendary lever-action, the Model 99, at the turn of the century it has produced little else. It seemed, to some extent, the seas would boil and the sun turn the color of sackcloth before old Savage ever expanded its horizons from its Model 10 and 110 rifles.


Luckily, it didn’t require end days for the company to turn it studied eye and manufacturing prowess to AR-style firearms. The company went big into the highly popular platform in 2017 and hasn't looked back since. Along the way, it’s even ridden the crest of innovation, embracing one of the hottest new cartridges on the market. And, if recent additions to its catalog are any indication, the gunmaker shows no signs of slowing up in its newfound love for the black rifle.

Savage expanded its MSR line at the NRA 2018 Meetings and Exhibits in Dallas with the two new AR firearms — the MSR 15 Long Range and MSR 15 300 Blackout Pistol. In all, the company now has nine AR models with configurations to fit nearly every shooting application from chasing down hogs to long-range bullseyes.

MSR 15 Long Range

The MSR 15 Long Range is among the most pioneering AR-style rifles Savage has put out, given it is among the first chambered for the smoking .224 Valkyrie (actually Savage's second). It's the long-range-optimized companion to the company's initial offering for the cartridge, the MSR 15 Valkyrie.

While MSR 15 Long Range is similar to the earlier iteration, it boasts a 22-inch stainless steel barrel to milk the most out of the round. Furthermore, the rifle is topped with a two-port adjustable muzzle brake, allowing shooters to tune the recoil impulse to stabilize the muzzle. Finally, the rifle features a custom-length gas system paired with a low-profile adjustable gas block, aiding it in cycling any load is run through it. Presently the rifle’s MSRP is $1,849.

MSR 15 Blackout Pistol

The MSR 15 Blackout Pistol is the first AR pistol Savage has produced and comes outfitted with one of the more cutting-edge stabilizers on the market. The KAK Shockwave Brace, manufactured by Shockwave Technologies, is among the most Spartan stabilizer available and looks to make the pistol, chambered 300 BLK, as maneuverable as ever.

The MSR 15 pistol has a 10.5-inch barrel, measures in at around 29 inches in overall length and tips the scales a tick over 6 pounds. Other notables on the gun include Hogue pistol grip, free-floating M-LOK handguard, Savage helic flash hider and Magpul MBUS front and rear flip-up sights. Presently, the pistol’s MSRP is $1,099.

For more information on Savage Arms’ MSR 15 line extension, please visit:

MSR 15 Long Range Specs
Magazine: Detachable box
Stock Material: Synthetic
Barrel Material: Stainless Steel
Barrel Finish: Matte
Barrel Color: Natural
Features: Non-reciprocating side charging handle, low-profile adjustable gas block, Hogue pistol grip, cutom-forged upper and lower receivers, custom-length gas system, two-stage trigger, free-float handuard with MLock, two-port muzzle brake with taper-lock interfa

MSR 15 Blackout Pistol Specs
Magazine: Detachable box
Stock Material: Synthetic
Barrel Material: Carbon Steel
Barrel Finish: Matte
Barrel Color: Black
Sights: Magpul MBUS flip-up front and rear sights
Features: Aluminum receiver, Fixed pistol-length gas system, Custom-forged lower receiver, KAK Shockwave brace, Savage helical flash hider, Hogue pistol grip, Free-float handgaurd with M-LOK, 5/8×24 threaded barrel, Savage 10.5


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