Re: Montana Rifleman barreled action help??
I would be careful of the Montana Rifleman actions. I have built 7 of them now, 1 lh mag ss, 5 rh cs, 1 rh mag cs. I have had nothing but problems with them. I really try not to say anything bad about others in the business, but I will list a few of the problems I have seen. I have not had even 1 of the 7 actions with axis of the barrel shank / bolt body in the center of the action, the worst one was .052" out of center. The actions are suposed to accept Winchester scope bases, I have not had one that would accept a 1 pc base. The rear deck height for the rear scope base is off in elevation as much as .080"and they were all different some were to high in the rear some were low. The bottom metal is not even close to fitting a stock inleted for a M70 and the action leaves a space of about .060 in the rear of the action between it and the alluminum action cradle on a HS Pprecision for a M70. This is very disappointing because I had high hopes for the action It has great design ideas but poor execution in my opinion. Check it out and talk to who ever you are going to have build the rifle about some of these issues. I will not build another one.