Over the past few years, several companies have competed in U.S. Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) Precision Sniper Rifle (PSR) program to field a new long-range weapon meeting strict specifications, including a switch-barrel/caliber capability, among others. Well, we finally have a winner: Remington’s MSR, or Modular Sniper Rifle.
In the upcoming November 2013 issue of Tactical Weapons, author Jay Langston goes behind the scenes to test-fire the victorious MSR in .338 Lapua Magnum and .300 Winchester Magnum. The rifle can also be converted to fire .338 Norma Magnum and 7.62mm NATO. According to Langston, “To mate up with various barrel configurations, the MSR’s bolt has a quick-change bolt head to accommodate the various chamberings.” But that’s only scratching the surface. The MSR has a fully adjustable, skeletonized, right-side-folding buttstock and an interchangeable, well-ventilated handguard that allows you to position rails where needed.
SOCOM’s PSR requirements held the rifle had to stand up to 96 hours of salt fog—known for destroying weapons not properly coated—and maintain sub-MOA accuracy out to 1,000 yards. So how did it fare on the range with Langston? How did the MSR perform over the rest of the PSR competition? To learn more, check out the November 2013 issue of Tactical Weapons, available on newsstands and digitally September 24, 2013. To subscribe, go to /tactical-weapons/.