Patrick Kelley Takes the Savage MSR-10 to a PRS Match

Renowned shooter Patrick Kelley has worked closely with Savage Arms in the development of their MSR-10 Long Range rifle. Needing a long range tack driver that can meet the standards of competition, Kelley has offered his professional shooting experience to the engineers to create a rifle that dominate at multigun and precision rifle shooting competitions. Now, Patrick is trying out his handiwork with a pre-production Savage MSR-10 Long Range in .308 Winchester at the MGM Targets Long Range Ironman Challenge.

This isn’t necessarily one of Patrick’s “Out of the Box and Into the Match” reviews, as he added a Burris XTRii 5-25×50 scope and zeroed it in. But, other than putting about 40 rounds through the gun to establish a confident zero and a DOPE chart, Patrick hasn’t had much time to get acquainted with this pre-production MSR-10. This is Patrick’s first Ironman PRS event; he’s previously shot in all sorts of other competitions, but not in a major long range match…especially with an untested gun! The video is a little longer than normal, running a little over 20 minutes, but you get some great insight into the performance of the Savage MSR-10 and the flow of an Ironman Precision Rifle match. Watch it here now:

As you can see, that Savage rifle can run. The combination of Mr. Kelley’s shooting prowess, the Savage’s malfunction-free performance, the precision of the Burris optic, and the match grade accuracy of Federal’s Gold Medal Match 175 grain .308 ammo combined for a 2nd place finish in the Tac Heavy division of the 2017 MGM Ironman Long Range Challenge. Not bad at all for Pat’s first crack at an unfamiliar match with an untested prototype, if you ask me.

Patrick’s Gear:

Rifle: Savage Arms MSR-10 Long Range .308 Winchester/7.63 NATO Semi-Auto Rifle
Optic: Burris Optics XTR II 5-25x 50mm Variable Power Scope with Long Range Arms Send iT Digital Level
Mount: Spuhr SP4616 with 20MOA tilt
Ammo: Federal Premium Gold Metal Match .308 Win/7.62 NATO 175 Grain
Bipod: Harris HBRMS 6-9″ Bipod

What do you think of the Savage MSR-10 Long Range? Think you’d give it a shot? Let us know in the comments below!

Video courtesy of Patrick Kelley. Give him a like or follow to help him keep making these videos. Rifle courtesy of Savage Arms. Ammunition courtesy of Federal Premium. Patrick shoots Savage Rifles with Burris Optics, uses MGM Targets, and is sponsored by us, Defender Outdoors. Got a question for Pat? Leave a comment on his video or on here and he’ll get back to you as soon as he can!

2 Comments On This Article

  1. Looks very interesting. I currently shoot a tack driving model 12 BVSS that I love. It is my go to range rifle and I regularly remove the x ring.
    Looking forward to more info on this product offering

  2. Bought mine in November not quite broke in but it will cut holes at 100 yrds I have already downed two deer with noslers 165 grn accubond great round. Love the gun a little heavy to carry around but good hunting gun.

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