Re: Montana rifleman action
Well since it doesnt look like you are gonna get much help I thought I would add some more.
I was very skepical at first about Montana, however there was a handfull of options besides the barreled action that we wanted and were gonna be more $$$ so to keep it in price range we decided to go with Montana. We were actually buidling a custom 6.5 at the time as well so opted for the montana.
I will say this, the Montana barreled action has shot better or as good as any rifle I have ever seen. I would put it up against anything anyone has ever built on here. Not saying its better, but lets face it an accurate gun can only be so accurate, after that human interaction takes place. I know Kirby and a handful of others make IMO from what I have seen on here the finest long range hunting rifles going right now. THis gun stays small out to 1000 and puts 5 shots at 100 in just a little ragged hole.
The gun consists of a :
30 inch Montana #8 montana barrel (1-10)
Montana Action (.338 lapua)
Nightforce BR 12-42x56MM
Ken farrel 20 MOA base
Ken Farrel rings
Mcmillian A-5 stock
factory trigger at 3lbs
Vias muzzle break.
I have had zero problems and havent had to touch the action to accurize or anything. Montana makes a fine long range rifle, while I am sure there is better on the market. This particular rifle already has a kill at almost 800 yards on a mature bull elk which is more than most can say on here I would imagine.
Loads right now are 94 gr H1000, 250 SMK, 3000-3025 fps
we are making the switch to 300 SMK so we will see how that goes
pictures have been posted before but they are avalible on Montana web site in the "trophy room" - custom rifles part.
hop your rifle turns out like mine has [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]