Savage MSR-15 Recon 223/5.56mm Semi-Automatic Rifle

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Product Description

Savage’s new MSR 15 Recon comes standard with upgrades serious shooters demand, including a BLACKHAWK!® AR Blaze™ trigger, free-float handguard and upgraded Savage barrel with a 223 Wylde target chamber. Its 5R rifling and a Melonite QPQ finish ensure the most consistent, accurate performance in any conditions, while the Recon’s custom-forged lower receiver and BLACKHAWK! adjustable buttstock and pistol grip impart a look that stands out from the crowd.

Firearm Features

  • Custom forged lower receiver for unique look
  • Melonite QPQ 16 1/8-inch barrel with 5R rifling
  • 223 Wylde target chamber for use with 223 Rem. or 5.56x45mm
  • BLACKHAWK! AR Blaze trigger
  • Mid-length gas system
  • Free-float M-LOK® handguard
  • BLACKHAWK! KNOXX® AR Pistol Grip and AXIOM™ Carbine Stock
  • BLACKHAWK! flip-up sights

Firearm Specifications

  • Part Number: 22901
  • Model: MSR-15 Recon
  • UPC: 0-11356-22901-4
  • Caliber: 223 Rem./5.56x45mm
  • Action Type: Direct-impingement semi-auto
  • Capacity: 30 Rounds
  • Finish: Matte black hardcoat anodized receiver and Melonite QPQ barrel
  • Barrel Length: 16.125"
  • Overall Length: 33.5" – 36.75"
  • Rifling: 1:8" 5R Right-hand
  • Sights: BLACKHAWK! flip-up
  • Stock: BLACKHAWK!
  • Weight: 7 lbs.

Customer Comments & Questions

Customer Reviews

(5 out of 5) Awesome
by from Erie, MI on

Wow, the amount of gun you can get for 800 bucks is stunning.  I love everything about this rifle excluding the junk sights. Especially the 5 r rifling and .223 Wylde target chamber. The handguard is amazing. The trigger a little heavy, 6.5 lbs but very smooth and consistent. Custom forged lower receiver gives character. Easy sub MOA groups. Savage outdid themselves with their MSR line!

(4 out of 5) Pretty cool
by from Golden Valley, AZ on

I did purchase this weapon thru sportsmans and I've got to say this is awesome. 100 yard groups all touching and 300 yard groups I can cover with a nickel. Weapon operates flawlessly, lots of custom items you would find on a higher priced AR. I'm giving it 4 stars only because the sights that came with it are no bueno. I have the Nikon p223 adj. turret scope in 4x12 and am hitting good at 400 yds so far. This is my new coyote gun. Way to step it up Savage so people can afford a good gun at a great price.

(5 out of 5) I do not think you could purchase a better factory built rifle at this price point!
by from Waxhaw, North Carolina on

I did not buy my MSR Recon from Sportsman's, however, this rifle deserves a review! Fit and finish; excellent! Features for the money, have to be the best dollar for dollar you can spend on a factory rifle. 5R rifled Savage Barrel, Blackhawk AR Blaze trigger, 4.7 lb no take up, no drag, no grit, no over travel, hard, crisp audible strike, super short quick reset best factory installed AR trigger I have ever used. M-LOK rail is very nice. Billet lower. Blackhawk furniture is actually very nice excluding the sights; they are less than desirable.

Nicely phosphate finished HP/MPI full auto BCG, staked very well. QPQ finish throughout the rifle is excellent. I topped it off with Seekins Precision serial matched scope rings, Sig Sauer Tango 6 3-18×44 scope. Cheap ammo, American Eaglel, PMC, PPU, Fiocci, Rio all yielded under 1 MOA @ 100. So far, the best load I have run is Hornady 55 grain 223 FMJ/BT, yielding an average of .5/.6 MOA with my best groups being cloverleaf, able to be covered by a dime! To say I am pleased with this rifle for the price is an understatement! I have built rifles for twice this cost that are not as accurate.

(5 out of 5) Awesome factory rifle
by from Tavares, Florida on

I did not buy my Savage MSR 15 from Sportsmans Outdoor Superstore, but there are not many reviews on this rifle, so I wanted to leave mine. First off, fit and finish of the rifle is excellent. the Blackhawk furniture was nice; I prefer Magpul but it's fine. The Blackhawk Blaze trigger also very very nice. Mil-Spec BCG properly staked gas key. Mil-Spec buffer tube carbine buffer. M-lok rail system. I attached a spare Vortex Crossfire II 4-12 to the rifle and tested several types and weights of ammo. Using Nosler Custom match 69gr I was consistently shooting under 1 inch at 100 yards. The 77gr Nosler also shot under 1 inch once group was 0.46 inches. To get that level of accuracy out of a factory built rifle at this price point is amazing. Savage did an awesome job on the MSR series and I'm looking at getting an MSR 10 next.

(5 out of 5) Bang for the Buck
by from Vienna, Georgia on

This is my first AR, but I have shot everything from a Noveske to a Daniel Defense. When Savage released this model, I decided to give it a try. I have been impressed so far, especially at this price point. The function has been flawless. Using Federal Premium .223, the rifle shot a 1.25 five shot group from a table top with bipod. Considering I was using a Burris AR556 with a 3 MOA dot, I was thrilled with that level of accuracy. The Burris has been excellent but you are not really going for the smallest groups at 100 yards with it. I have no doubt that a scope with a more precise reticle would put me below 1. Considering the rifle had not been cleaned after shooting over 60 rounds of lower quality ammo when this group was shot, I am even more impressed with the accuracy. The mounts are solid, the MLOK rail is comfortable and slim, and the trigger is good. Once I get a little more familiar with the rifle, I suspect the groups will tighten up more. Compared to a Ruger 556 and DPMS trigger, this one was much smoother and had no grittiness. For the price, I believe it is super competitive. I like the Springfield Armory Saint as well, but the forward picatinny rail and collapsible front sight on the Savage made it easier to use right out of the box with optics.