Savage Arms rolls out the new chambering for its MSR 10 Hunter platform, adding the 338 Federal into the lineup of available cartridges.
The Savage MSR 10 Hunter already comes in 6.5 Creedmoor and .308 Win, but 338 Federal is the latest to join the series. The MSR 10 takes the AR-10 platform and expands on it with a full suite of features. Savage says the rifle series sports an upgraded 16.1-inch Savage barrel with 5R rifling, a two-stage trigger with nickel boron treatment, freefloat M-LOK forend and custom-forged lower receiver. The design is topped off with a tough Melonite QPQ finish and Blackhawk adjustable Axiom Carbine Stock and Knoxx AR Pistol Grip.
The 338 Federal, introduced in 2006, is built on a necked-down .308 case in order to house a .338 diameter bullet. The 338 Federal gives hunters a versatile big game cartridge with a faster muzzle velocity than .308 Win., all with a heavier bullet. The result is a short-action cartridge that expends magnum energy, though Savage says the platform does so without massive recoil.
Savage Arms says the 338 Federal MSR 10 Hunter is now shipping, featuring a MSRP of $1,479.
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