MSR is a new modern modular sniper rifle with a freely swinging barrel capable of adapting to various combat missions.
Replaceable stainless steel barrels and box magazines allow the rifle to use .338 Lapua Magnum, .338 Norma, 300 Winchester Magnum and proven .308 Winchester cartridges with equal efficiency.
“We are proud to provide our military with high-tech products,” said George Collitides, chief executive officer of Freedom Group & Remington Arms, in a press release. “This is a recognition of Remington's quality and centuries of experience. This contract represents not only a new era of high precision sniper rifles, but also demonstrates that the American company is capable of producing and supplying the best weapon in its class for our troops defending freedom around the world. "
"Our military and special forces are the first line of defense of the country," added John Day, general manager and president of Remington. “They deserve the highest quality and the latest technology. Every element of the MSR was designed with that in mind. ”
MSR was specifically created to compete in the US Special Operations Command for a sniper rifle and is reportedly capable of providing accuracy in 0.7 MOA at a distance of 1000 yards (914 meters) using .338 Lapua Magnum cartridges.
Remington offers MSR rifle in several versions. Special Forces will receive a rifle with sets for conversion to various calibers with quick-release mufflers and muzzle compensators. The rifle will be equipped with a forearm with integrated fastening straps and an adjustable butt foldable in the side. In the basic version, an unloaded rifle weighs 5,89 kg and 7,71 kg in curb with various accessories.
Comply with the terms of the contract Remington will be in cooperation with two other enterprises of the Freedom Group. Barnes Bullets will produce ammunition, and AAC will produce silencers and muzzle compensators.