“Multiple industry sources tell us that Special Operations Command will announce shortly the award of the $79.7 million precision sniper rifle (PSR) system contract to Remington Defense and its MSR chassis-based rifle system,” militarytimes.com reports. After four years and a bunch o’ bucks, Remington’s PSR beat out Sako’s TRG M10 Multi-Caliber Configurable Sniper Weapon for a ten-year contract for 5,150 rifles. Each PSR will come complete with an AAC Titan QD suppressor a modified version of Schmidt & Bender’s 5-25×56 PMII rifle scope. Oh and the contract includes 4,696,800 rounds of Barnes ammunition. Precisely. Make the jump for more deets from the Times . . .
The PSR will bring multi-caliber, long-range capability in a chassis-based system to the special operations sniper community. Using a quick-change bolt-head system and interchangeable barrels, the system fires 7.62 NATO (.308 Winchester), .300 WinMag and .338 Lapua cartridges.
The winning gun is an updated version of the original MSR design that incorporates the following changes over the original version that add up to .7 MOA average accuracy at 1,000 meters with both Barnes and ATK 300gr .338 Lapua Magnum ammunition:
- Reinforced AAC muzzle brake for the included Titan QD suppressor
- Chromoly steel .338 barrel with 1:9.5 twist, 5R rifling and Melanite coating
- One piece handguard with 20 MOA top rail
- Barrel nut accessible without removing the handguard
- X-treme trigger from Tom Meyers
- Light weight, removable buttstock with throw lever adjustments instead of ratcheting adjustments