Montana actions/barrels

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by Guest, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Anybody have any experience with Montana actions or barrels? Found this site after I found Montana. Just built a .264 Win Mag, but haven't punched any paper yet. I appreciate any feedback.. Thanks!
     
  2. chris matthews

    chris matthews Well-Known Member

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    The Montans actions are absolute turds. I built a couple of rifle on them to see if they were any good- a 300 WSM and a 308. Neither action functions properly and they shoot so-so. Cheap Winchester copies. I would buy a Winchester if that's the style of action you want.
     

  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thanks for sharing your experiences with me. After a lot of work, I have the action working the way I want it, but I don't think it is anywhere near worth the price they charge for them. Thinking about trying a CZ on the next one. Thanks!
     
  4. Savage99

    Savage99 Active Member

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    I got a Montana M1999 SS SA mag last spring on the $350 prototype program. After sending the first one back due to maching damage I got one that has all the surfaces as cast. This means that surfaces like the cocking cam on the bolt has a cast surface.

    I requires great force to operate the action. I have it all greased up and have done 1.5 hours of stoning on it.

    This design has many of the best features of the M 70 and the Mauser. My problem is that I am satisfied with tweaking a factory rifle that would cost me under a grand. This action is going to take at least another three hundred dollars of work to get it to function like any other gun you have.

    What I am saying is that if I were not so cheap I might end up with a little better action than one could buy.

    I am not sure what to do with it. I am going to talk to my gunsmith again about it. I am tired of working on it.