Opinion on Barrel Made by Montana Rifle

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by hardhead045, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. hardhead045

    hardhead045 Member

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    I would like any info about Montana Rifle Barrels. What is your opinion on the quality? Thinking about trying one for varmit shooting. Any info is greatly appreciated. Thanks, Todd DuBose
     
  2. shortgrass

    shortgrass Well-Known Member

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    I have personal experience with these and I don't think you would be dis-pleased with the quality. I'm kind of fond of that Model 1999 action they make, too. Their delivery time on barrels is fantastic, they mean what they say about the 30 days or less (although they did get tied up a little during the AR boom, but not much). Nice folks to deal with, too.
     

  3. fariswm

    fariswm Well-Known Member

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    I built a 7mm wildcat on a Montana Rifle barrel and it has been amazing. Shooting 160 gr Noslers @3325 fps..Over 1000 rounds...Still groups .5 MOA.

    I don't think you can ask better than that.

    Delivery for me was 2 weeks, and like he said they are great people to work with.

    Good luck with the build.
     
  4. hardhead045

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    What I should of asked in my first post, Are Montana Barrels Button Rifled or Cut or ? I see on their web page that they are hand lapped, But it does'nt state how they are rifled. Thanks, Todd DuBose
     
  5. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    You can contact them at:

    The Montana Rifleman
    3172 Mt. Hwy 35
    Kalispell, MT 59901
    Phone: (406)755-4867
    Fax: (406)755-9449
    Email: shane@montanarifleman.com
     
  6. shortgrass

    shortgrass Well-Known Member

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    That's what I'd do. I may ask for feedback (about a company or product) on a forum, but, the answers to specific questions are best asked directly to that company. You don't get what someone heard that way, you get facts and direct answers.
     
  7. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Todd,

    Shane was not available so I talked to John this afternoon. They use button rifling and then hand lap their barrels.

    Below is a quick description of the process.

    The Making of a Rifled Barrel, FirearmsID.com

    Good luck!

    Ed
     
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