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Old September 29, 2012, 03:47 AM   #1
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Montana Rifle Company products any good?

Really liking the ASR as a lefty- anyone know anything about these guys?
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Old September 29, 2012, 08:57 AM   #2
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Heard they make pretty good stuff that really shoot tight groups.
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Old September 29, 2012, 10:06 AM   #3
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bought one

I've got a custom .308 Win built around a LH Montana 1999 stainless action. I've got a light weight Benchmark SS barrel and a John Frost light weight custom synthetic stock on it. John put it all together to my specs.

The stock is exceptional and fits perfect. The barrel is excellent and doesn't copper foul. I shoot 150 grain Barnes TTSX BT bullets with RL15 in it.

I did have some feeding issues with it initially which might have been attributable to the blind magazine. We didn't use the factory bottom metal. John worked on several things including the magazine spring and I haven't had any problems with that since.

The rifle weighs a little over 6lbs without scope. A Leupold 3.5-10 VX-3 is on it and it has a Timney trigger. The rifle shoots sub one inch groups at 100 yards. With the addition of this I've practically retired my LH 700 in -06. I hunt Oregon wilderness areas and my 7 acres.

I do go to the .338 for elk but wouldn't hesitate to use this rifle for elk if I wanted to.
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Old September 29, 2012, 05:23 PM   #4
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glad it worked for you! Man they got blasted in a thread on 24 hr campfire, apparently tons of QC issues- this coming from a decent amount of posters.
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Old September 30, 2012, 10:16 AM   #5
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I read a lot of bad feedback on the internet also before I bought one. Really all I bought from them is the action. My local gunsmith that put it together, John Frost stood behind the totality of the finished product.
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Old October 2, 2012, 06:58 PM   #6
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I've shot one of their guns. It was real nice.
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