Montana rifle company VS Nosler M48 patriot

Elkwonder

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Ok Guys and Gals, here is the deal......I have been wanting a 280AI for a long while. This will be my main do it all rifle for 500 yards and in. Well, I now have the opportunity of getting that caliber in my choice of two rifles....the Nosler M48patriot or the Montana Extreme x2 rifle. I unfortunately won't be able to play with them, and the rifle will be shipped to me from a dealer friend of mine. Unfortunately all I get from him is he likes them both and couldn't pick one over the other...lol
SO which one would you guys pick and why? Thanks for your help!!
 

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The Montana. I've had good luck with them, and prefer a Model 70 style safety, and extractor.

I'd make sure the twist in either was adequate for the bullet I planned on shooting.
 

Lefty7mmstw

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My brother has a pair of M48's and both shoot very well. One is a 280ai; the other is a 6.5x284.
I've handled the Montana too and they seem fine but I have not shot one.

Seems like a bit of a Ford/Chevy or Rem./ Winchester debate to me.... They will both work well but what really whets your whistle.
 

Ridgerunner665

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Something not to be overlooked.... Nosler only offers the 280 Ackley with a magnum contour barrel (.650" at the muzzle)...I like that, others may not.

Pics of the muzzle diameter in my thread above... With a Winchester M70 Featherweight in 270 Win for comparison.
 

Elkwonder

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I went to fargo and played with a Nosler 48 yesterday. I really like the barrel contour as well. The only thing I didn't care for was the stock felt kind of blocky to me. It had some sharp lines on the bottom around the grip area that I didn't find too comfortable. Everything else I LOVED!
 

Ridgerunner665

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Yep...those aluminum bedding block stocks are too chunky for me too...my Nosler doesn't have that stock.
 

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I have both. 30 Nosler M48 and MRC X3 28 Nosler. Both of them shoot under .75 at 100 yards. I doubt you could go wrong here, I like the stock on the X3 best.
 

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I have the M48 Liberty in 26 Nosler. It shoots way better than I can. Typically holding sub 1” groups at 200 yards with factory Nosler ammunition. It’s a darn fine piece of craftsmanship.
 

Joefrazell

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I've heard of Montana having poor customer service. I don't know much about it though. Maybe others could chime in?
 

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