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"Arches" from Savage, or the New Generation of Modern Sports Rifles

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Weapon and firms. Every person, or rather, a man, is a little killer in his heart. This is in his genes, because it was a man who for many hundreds of thousands of years killed a wide variety of animals and fed them his life partner and her offspring. He fed well - multiplied well. He fed poorly ... and there was someone who could do it better and deprived the loser of the opportunity to transmit his genes.


"Arches" from Savage, or the New Generation of Modern Sports Rifles

“I can shoot!” Shot from the 1989 film of the year “Deja Vu”.


Today, the issue of killing animals for food is not on the agenda. But there are still some “killer genes” inside men that remain, even if their percentage is still not amenable to accounting. That is why some males still go hunting (not to mention the fact that there are those who voluntarily go to the “Foreign Legion” and “Blackwater”!), While others ... just shoot at the target! It’s a rather stupid thing, in my opinion, if you are not going to make money on it, even more than that - it’s just an extra transfer of money and time, but as they say, they don’t argue about tastes. On the other hand, if it is possible to shoot, then why not shoot?

If you have the desire and the ability to shoot, it means you have the opportunity to choose weapons for this. And the no more people, the more of their larger samples they want to choose. Emphasize, so to speak, your individuality with everything you can: the quality of the weapon, and its appearance, and your result, which is often directly connected with all this. And it is not surprising that in the West (by the way, today, too), a large number of companies specialize in producing both hunting and purely sports (although who said that sports weapons do not kill ?!) weapons for targeted shooting.


AR10 of the Armalit company. A feature of the rifle was the direct removal of gases into the receiver, the shutter handle located above the handle for carrying, and a metal, later plastic forend. Cartridges 7.62 × 51mm NATO



The same rifle disassembled


Some companies produce weapons for the army and the police, and some in these conditions - for fans who are firing for shooting and ... the same police who want something special. One of these companies turned out to be the American company Savage Arms, which we told you about in two previous materials of this cycle. Her weapon was never able to break into the arsenals of the US Army, but on the American market of hunting and sporting weapons, it is presented with dignity. Each year, this company produces more and more new models of both slide-action rifles and semi-automatic rifles based on such well-known designs of Eugene Stoner as the AR-10 and AR-15.

At one time, these rifles weren’t scolded by us, except that only lazy. Well, actually, like the bourgeois lifestyle itself. But time passed, “the passions subsided”, the experience of their use was gained and it turned out that it was AR-10 and AR-15, made of modern materials, with a modern coating, with modern care products that give excellent results when firing and, you can say , and - this is unlikely to be an exaggeration; they are almost the ideal weapon for sports shooting.


In a free country, a free citizen can have many weapons. And what? I want - that means I have the right! About that and in the constitution we have written!


This company itself writes today: “There are excellent news for serious shooters who want more from their modern sporting rifles. The new line of new generation semiautomatic devices, produced by the legendary American gunsmith, raises the popular AR platform to a new height, offering higher performance, an expanded choice of calibers and a modern design, as well as a full set of various updates to standard functions. The four-rifle family, known as the MSR 10 and MSR 15 (abbreviated as “Modern Sporting Rifles” - translates as “Modern Sporting Rifles”, but the company translates it as “Modern Savage Rifle”), includes a pair of powerful MSR 10 rifles, which turn the dreams of shooters into an easy game and provide tactical dominance at all long range shots. Two models of the MSR 15 line provide precision and firepower that mass-produced M4 clones cannot achieve with standard specifications. Savage Arms decided to enter the modern market of sports rifles not on a whim, and not overnight. The company has been manufacturing firearms for over a century. Arrows around the world recognize the name of this brand as a synonym for craftsmanship, providing impeccable accuracy and unmatched performance even in extreme shooting conditions. Savage is best known for its extensive collection of specially designed slide-action rifles that offer shooters of all ages and skills as unmistakable options for hunting, shooting competitions, and just shooting for fun. But few consumers know that Savage for many years also created high-quality trunks for other manufacturers, honing this process to the level of art.


MSR-10 The Hunter



MSR-15 Patrol


About 10 of millions of modern sporting rifles are already in the hands of American gun owners, so why not give their owners the opportunity to purchase something new and better for themselves. After communicating with thousands of shooters online and in person at training grounds across the continent, the company already knew exactly where and what it should strive for. Therefore, "Savage" settled on an expanded selection of calibers and an increase in user functions. Experienced engineers of the company in the development of new rifles actively collaborated with manufacturers of ammunition, which allowed us to optimize each new development for their specific cartridge. Today the company is launching an attack on the AR brand rifle market and is convinced that its latest developments are excellent examples in the family of all other “arches”. Meet the new generation of modern sporting rifles: MSR 10 Hunter (“Hunter”) and Long Range (“Long Range”) (AR-10 platform) and MSR 15 Recon (“Scout”) and Patrol (“Patrol”) (AR platform -15). Together they raise the bar in modern sports weapons even higher, and for sure serious shooters everywhere will amaze their goals from them. ”


MSR10 (Long Range)



MSR15 (Valkyrie)


But with what does the AR10 / AR15 system bribe both manufacturers and shooters? Well, with the manufacturers, everything is clear. There is a license that you can freely buy. Recently, for example, the Russian company ORSIS announced the release of AR15 and will now supply the market with semi-automatic rifles ORSIS-AR15J. Moreover, before they were assembled from components coming from the United States. Now she will produce them from the details of her own production.

But so are many other firms. They buy all the technical documentation, all the data on steel grades, tolerances, in a word - “a rifle on paper from and to”. And they begin to produce another clone. But ... this is where the fun begins. The license does not prohibit changing the material, the shape of the handle, the barrel casing (the receiver, as it is now called in English instructions). An absolute requirement is the interchangeability of parts, but only for the same cartridge and caliber. You can, however, change the caliber, which will require the processing of many parts, but this is not prohibited by license. So having licenses for the basic caliber 7,62-mm (AR10) and 5,56-mm (AR15), you can easily issue them under the cartridges of the caliber 7, 8,6-mm, 9 and 11,45-mm. The main thing is that this cartridge of your choice be produced, be known in the market and have certification.

And then again, modern achievements come into play. We install a freely hung barrel on our rifle, which is a fashion trend today, put an adjustable butt on 5-7 positions, a Picatinny rail for the entire length of the receiver and a receiver (“from front to front”, then a couple of “picnets” on the sides and one on the lower side and ... here we have a “new”, excellent tactical rifle for ... hunting large animals, but we can also make different barrels for different cartridges and thereby expand the “product line.” Coverage ... again, maybe different: matte black, "dark "blah", "sand", "alpini" - that is, in principle, of any color and for every taste. But, most importantly, it’s a convenient design. The rifle is simple. There are few details in it - in fact there are only two - a bolt, shutter frame and return spring.It is easy to clean, in a word for shooters-athletes and hunters this is the “that.”

But a lot in creating a new market model of weapons depends on the cartridge ...


Cartridge .338 Lapua Magnum (8,6 × 70 mm)


There was, for example, the .338 Lapua Magnum cartridge (8,6 × 70 mm) - specially designed for sniper shooting at long distances and this immediately gave a chance to appear and the rifle just for this cartridge. They created it to conduct accurate fire at a “growth target” at a distance of up to 1800 m, that is, it requires a rifle capable of firing further than the one that uses .300 Winchester Magnum cartridges (7,62 × 67 mm), but lighter than firing cartridges .50 BMG (12,7 × 99 mm). The optimal range of the .338 Lapua Magnum cartridge is 1500 m. That is, this cartridge occupies a niche between sniper cartridges such as .300 Win.Mag. and .408 Cheyenne Tactical (10,3 × 77 mm). Well, of course, he needs his own rifle made just for him.


.338 Federal cartridge between .308 Winchester cartridges (left) and .358 Winchester cartridges (right)


In 2006, the .338 Federal cartridge (8,6-mm caliber) was created, which soon earned the reputation of a universal cartridge, which, of course, was convenient for many shooters, since they received the destructive power of the “magnum” bullet, but without the recoil of “magnum” and ... who doesn’t like it? And, of course, the Savage MSR 10 Hunter rifle soon appeared under it. Weapons, both with a longitudinally sliding rotary bolt and self-loading for this cartridge, are today produced by a number of well-known weapons companies, for example, Tikka, Sako, Ruger Firearms, Savage Arms, Wilson Combat, Arma Lite, DPMS Panther Arms. Moreover, merely listing them indicates a huge demand for weapons in the United States. There are so many companies, and there is enough for everyone ... "place in the sun"!


Wilson Combat .338 Federal tactical carbine with black coating. It can only be distinguished from a Savage Arms carbine by brand only


But there is also the .250 Savage of the caliber of 6-mm and .300 Savage (7.8-mm), so rifles can be created by this principle truly ... a huge number and really today it is exactly what happens. In the Savage brochure, we see 12 (twelve!) Samples of various rifles based on the "good old" arch. By the way, the Sevage company does just that, using a variety of different cartridges for a variety of rifles. The ammunition used today is: .224 Valkyrie 5,7 mm, 6 mm Creedmoor, 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 Winchester, 338 Federal and .223 REM - 5.56 mm!


AR10 barrel gas pipe and barrel linings


So today the company Sevij works with the legacy of Eugene Stoner and, of course, not only she, but now also our Russian manufacturer ORSIS.


Now it’s customary to shoot from such rifles like this ...


These are today the principles that guide modern manufacturers of “arches”. Well, specifically, we will get acquainted with the samples of Savage products under the MSR brand next time.

To be continued ...
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  1. Jerk
    Jerk 27 October 2019 06: 26
    +8
    Only all this is not a SPORTS weapon even close, but a weapon for ENTERTAINMENT shooting. The difference is between reenactors with muzzle-loading cannons and professional snipers ... It’s sports, keep me four laughing
    1. WILL
      WILL 27 October 2019 11: 57
      +3
      I agree with you! For the training of future Snipers, you need to revive the system of children's shooting ranges based on DOSAF (ROSTO) - to teach accurate shooting from small-caliber weapons !!! At the expense of the State - as it was in Soviet times! Arrow training is too expensive a pleasure, not every parent, even seeing the potential of the Child ... can afford it!
      1. Michael HORNET
        Michael HORNET 28 October 2019 08: 57
        +1
        Joke, education was paid like medicine, so training is only at your own expense. However, those who want - they have the opportunity. Who does not want - comes up with excuses why he should not
        Everything is available
        1. Ingvar 72
          Ingvar 72 28 October 2019 11: 43
          +1
          Quote: Michael HORNET
          Who does not want - comes up with excuses why he should not.
          Everything is available
          Availability is conditional, and very much so. Shooting practice nowadays is not a very cheap pleasure, and is available to units. Under the Union, shooting classes were accessible to everyone, and your words are relevant only for that time.
          1. Jager
            Jager 10 January 2020 23: 23
            +1
            And what is cheap now? Equestrian sport, tennis, figure skating, hockey - you will remain without pants ...
    2. Michael HORNET
      Michael HORNET 28 October 2019 08: 55
      0
      It is sports. Just not all sports are included in the Olympic
    3. Costas-63
      Costas-63 30 December 2019 02: 11
      0
      Sports is a tensile concept. There are many types of tactical competitive sports shooting, which use similar tactical self-loading.
  2. Ali Kokand
    Ali Kokand 27 October 2019 08: 50
    10
    Rifle - how much is hiding under this word. Someone said that it gives birth to power, and someone that you can’t be afraid of a man with a gun. But those in power do not like the very concept of an armed man. I don’t like much in the USA, sometimes annoying. But, but .. The fact that they are allowed to the population in relation to weapons impresses me. And the constitutional amendment, and the ability to create and create weapons, too. With my self-defense, too, in my opinion, everything is in order. Maybe I don’t know much, and I’m naive and wrong. The YouTube is full of videos as you can go to the store and buy weapons from them, with registration by itself. We don’t have this, hunters are allowed a lot of hemorrhoids. There are no tiers at all.
    1. d.olegov44
      d.olegov44 27 October 2019 12: 08
      +2
      If the Russians massively arm themselves, they can vilely evade the honoring of the noble master, when he, master, will commit some petty misconduct (well, he will crush a drunk boy there or steal money so that he doesn’t interfere with the apartment, like Zakharchenko’s or something else ) But the power of the Medvedput gentleman is the guarantor of the stability of prosperity and even the very existence of Russia. So it’s not our mind’s business to own pukals - this is the lot of overseas sodomites, and we will, in the old way ...
      1. mmaxx
        mmaxx 27 October 2019 17: 19
        +3
        Well, that's how it is, in fact, the current laws on weapons and their use are purely Soviet. When everyone was inspired and inspired. And no vile exam.
    2. your1970
      your1970 25 December 2019 12: 25
      +1
      Quote: Ali Kokand
      But those in power do not like the very concept of an armed man.

      In this particular situation, the state is "FOR"!
      That is why you can get from us ANY rifle(after 5 years of smooth bore)
      The choice is large enough, restrictions are only the amount of money ... even Lobaevskaya ....
      So specifically about rifles - no need to whine that the state "infringes upon and is afraid"

      Z.Y. Shooter on Lubyanka - owner of 7 licensed weapons
  3. Undecim
    Undecim 27 October 2019 09: 40
    +4
    Vyacheslav Olegovich, let me clarify.
    barrel cover (receiver, as it is now called in English-language instructions)
    A receiver is a receiver, a part that combines all other elements of a weapon into a single whole.

    Receiver rifle AR-15.
    1. figwam
      figwam 27 October 2019 10: 04
      +2
      Quote: Undecim
      A receiver is a receiver, a part that combines all other elements of a weapon into a single whole.

      Have you thought these articles are written by a weapons specialist?
      1. dokusib
        dokusib 27 October 2019 11: 43
        +2
        Yes, there are enough pearls in the text: "There are few details in it - in fact, only two - the bolt, the bolt carrier and the return spring." after that the author's name is immediately clear. This is the great creator of computerized disks.
        1. kalibr
          27 October 2019 11: 52
          +2
          Let's fix two by three ... By the way, the diskette was not computerized, do not confuse. And then, too, get a pearl.
          1. dokusib
            dokusib 28 October 2019 05: 52
            0
            I will repeat the quote again, more fully: "The rifle is simple. It has few details - in fact, only two - the bolt, bolt carrier and recoil spring." Where have the barrel, trigger, recoil buffer, magazine gone? This slingshot is simple in it, there are only two parts - the slingshot itself and a rubber band. The Uzi shutter and Wall is simple, it is one solid piece. But Arka is no simpler than Kalash, Skar or Heckler G3.
            1. Michael HORNET
              Michael HORNET 28 October 2019 08: 54
              0
              If you look closely at the slingshot, there are at least 8 (eight) parts))) - a “bed”, two rubber drives, a leather jacket, 4 windings - for each fastener point of the rubber part.

              And Savage got right to the point, immediately making the base not tied to 223, which allowed us to make multi-caliber
              1. dokusib
                dokusib 30 October 2019 12: 13
                0
                As a child, we didn’t do slingshots so hard. We had two details: the slingshot itself and an elastic band carved from a medical plait, five centimeters wide of gray such. It is necessary to cut it off longer and tie it to several knots, and where the pebble is wider there. Production Optimization!
    2. kalibr
      27 October 2019 10: 31
      +3
      Surprising, Victor Nikolaevich! Once again I looked into the instructions for "Patrol", and there were photos and arrows ... it was a pleasure to read ... and ... I wrote "wrong" for some reason. Moreover, I poked my head into the material that is being written now - everything is like yours ... Not otherwise, a temporary clouding of mind. I remember reading "Iroquois" in my childhood, but ... I saw "Iroquois" and then proved it with a book in my hands. It happens, then. It's good that you noticed.
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  5. kalibr
    27 October 2019 10: 32
    +3
    Quote: Undecim
    Receiver rifle AR-15.

    Moreover, the assembly!
  6. Catfish
    Catfish 27 October 2019 10: 51
    +5
    Half an hour of shooting from the Arch (.308 Win), then half a day of cleaning, it’s still a pleasure. But the accuracy of the battle is good.
    Thanks to Vyacheslav for the next article. hi
    1. Sibiriya
      Sibiriya 27 October 2019 18: 11
      +3
      Our sworn "partners" have a much higher quality of ammunition. We tested our shooter on their ammunition, the performance is much better.
      Half an hour of shooting from the Arch (.308 Win), then half a day of cleaning, it’s still a pleasure. But the accuracy of the battle is good.

      And so yes, regular care or kirdyk trunk. yes
    2. Michael HORNET
      Michael HORNET 28 October 2019 08: 58
      +1
      Do not invent, cleaning the Arch takes no more time than cleaning the SVD or AK
      1. Catfish
        Catfish 28 October 2019 11: 26
        +1
        I’m not making anything up, but you follow your speech, you’re not talking to the kids.
  7. Disorder
    Disorder 27 October 2019 15: 35
    +2
    At one time, these rifles weren’t scolded by us, except that only lazy. Well, actually, like the bourgeois lifestyle itself. But time passed, “the passions subsided”, the experience of their use was gained and it turned out that it was AR-10 and AR-15, made of modern materials, with a modern coating, with modern care products that give excellent results when firing and, you can say , and - this is unlikely to be an exaggeration; they are almost the ideal weapon for sports shooting.

    They scolded mainly M-16. Few knew about the AR-15, let alone the AR-10. Criticism was carried out, and even now, it is conducted in the key: "This is a weapon for a shooting gallery, not for a battlefield." There are different requirements for weapons for combat or sports shooting. Oftentimes, methods of increasing accuracy in a combat situation have a negative effect.

    Every person, or rather, a man, is a little killer in his heart. It is in his genes ...

    And the desire to kick the ball is also inherent in the genes?
  8. Undecim
    Undecim 27 October 2019 18: 34
    +1
    The new generation of modern sports rifles
    In general, it is difficult for any person involved in shooting sports to understand what relation the weapon presented in the article has to sports.
    From a general human point of view, such a weapon is a classic example of the exploitation of human ambitions and instincts to steal and take money. It is for this purpose that all sorts of "shooters" of the type presented in the article are created.
    And sports weapons are weapons for small arms.
  9. serge siberian
    serge siberian 27 October 2019 18: 56
    0
    With such a quality, as we have, the firing accuracy is still lower than desired. But for some reason I remember my military service, only the first month was firing at C grade. Later, understanding and experience came. And the targets didn’t stand for more than 2-3 seconds. training and dexterity are needed now it has become fashionable, as is the country's leadership. hi all. And PR another's production
    1. Undecim
      Undecim 27 October 2019 21: 56
      -1
      And where does the PR?
  10. kalibr
    27 October 2019 20: 55
    +1
    Quote: Undecim
    A classic example of the exploitation of human ambitions and instincts for the withdrawal and weaning of money.

    It is useless to fight instincts. They should be satisfied.
    1. your1970
      your1970 25 December 2019 12: 31
      0
      Quote: kalibr
      Quote: Undecim
      A classic example of the exploitation of human ambitions and instincts for the withdrawal and weaning of money.

      It is useless to fight instincts. They should be satisfied.

      Satisfying the instinct of reproduction for example sometimes entails a term and not frail.
      So it is necessary to fight ....
  11. Costas-63
    Costas-63 30 December 2019 02: 17
    0
    Quote: Undecim
    .
    A receiver is a receiver, a part that combines all other elements of a weapon into a single whole.
    ..

    You (as well as the author of the article) are somewhat inaccurate: the family of "arches" does not have a "receiver"; locking is carried out inside the barrel. Therefore, according to domestic terminology (according to GOST), here is a "bolt box"!