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Italian gun maker Franchi—best known for its shotguns—has officially entered the bolt-action rifle market with the introduction of the Momentum.

The Franchi Momentum is chambered in six hunting calibers: .243 Win., 6.5 Creedmoor, .270 Win. .308 Win., .30-06 Springfield and .300 Win. Mag. It’s available in multiple configurations, including standalone threaded and non-threaded models, and a rifle that comes topped with a Burris Fullfield II 3-9×40 riflescope along with the Burris two-piece scope base and zee rings. If you opt for the rifle-only version, the Momentum accepts the same two-piece scope bases as the Remington Model 700.

One of the key features to note, according to Franchi, is the polymer stock which features raised curves and checkering at strategic points, resulting in an “ergonomic feel and positive hold in the five most commonly used shooting positions.” The stock also has recessed sling-attachment points. At the butt is Franchi’s TSA recoil pad which absorbs 50 percent of the rifle’s recoil, along with integrated contours to allow for comfort when shooting from a benchrest.

The Franchi Momentum also sports a cold hammer forged, chrome molybdenum free floated barrel with a matte finish. The 5/8×24 threaded barrel configuration is protected by a knurled cover that can easily be removed when attaching accessories or suppressors. The barrel measures 22 inches in length in .243 Win., .270 Win., .308 Win. and .30-06 Springfield. When chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor and .300 Win. Mag., the barrel is 24 inches long.

Also included in the Franchi Momentum is a two-position safety; single-stage trigger adjustable from two to four pounds; hinged floorplate with the release located in the trigger guard and a one-piece bolt that is fluted and features three locking logs. The bolt has a short 60-degree throw for faster cycling and is easily disassembled when cleaning, the company says.

Offering a 4+1 capacity, the Franchi Momentum is available at a suggested retail price of $609 in the standard threaded or non-threaded versions, and $729 for the model with the Burris riflescope. There’s also a 150th anniversary limited edition model which features a AA-Grade Satin Walnut stock chambered in .30-06 Springfield. MSRP on that one is $1,069. Specs below.

For more, visit franchiusa.com.

Franchi Momentum Bolt-Action Rifle Specs

Rifle Only/Threaded Barrel Standard Features – Stock/Finish: Black synthetic/black. Trigger: Adjustable (2-4 lbs.). Barrel: Free-floating/threaded (5/8×24 threads). Capacity: 4+1 (.300 Win. Mag 3+1). Length of Pull: 14 inches. Warranty: 7 years. MSRP: $609

  • .243 Winchester – Barrel Length: 22 inches. Overall Length: 42.3 lbs. Overall Weight: 6.6 lbs. Rate of Twist: 1:10 RH
  • 6.5 Creedmoor – Barrel Length: 24 inches. Overall Length: 44.3 inches. Overall Weight: 6.7 lbs. Rate of Twist: 1:8 RH
  • .270 Winchester – Barrel Length: 22 inches. Overall Length: 42.3 inches. Overall Weight: 6.6 lbs. Rate of Twist: 1:10 RH
  • .308 Winchester – Barrel Length: 22 inches. Overall Length: 42.3 inches. Overall Weight: 6.6 lbs. Rate of Twist: 1:11 RH
  • .30-06 Springfield – Barrel Length: 22 inches. Overall Length: 42.3 inches. Overall Weight: 6.6 lbs. Rate of Twist: 1:11 RH
  • .300 Win. Mag. – Barrel Length: 24 inches. Overall Length: 44.3 inches. Overall Weight: 6.7 lbs. Rate of Twist: 1:11 RH

Rifle Only/No Threaded Barrel Standard Features – Stock/Finish: Black synthetic/black. Trigger: Adjustable (2-4 lbs.). Barrel: Free-floating. Capacity: 4+1. Length of Pull: 14 inches. Warranty: 7 years. MSRP: $609

  • .243 Winchester – Barrel Length: 22 inches. Overall Length: 42.3 lbs. Overall Weight: 6.6 lbs. Rate of Twist: 1:10 RH
  • .270 Winchester – Barrel Length: 22 inches. Overall Length: 42.3 inches. Overall Weight: 6.6 lbs. Rate of Twist: 1:10 RH
  • .308 Winchester – Barrel Length: 22 inches. Overall Length: 42.3 inches. Overall Weight: 6.6 lbs. Rate of Twist: 1:11 RH

Rifle/Burris Fullfield II Combo Standard Features – Optics: Burris Fullfield II 3-9×40. Base/Rings: Burris 2-piece base/Burris Zee Rings. Stock/Finish: Black synthetic/black. Trigger: Adjustable (2-4 lbs.). Barrel: Free-floating/threaded (5/8×24 threads). Capacity: 4+1 (.300 Win. Mag 3+1). Length of Pull: 14 inches. Warranty: 7 years (rifle). MSRP: $729

  • .243 Winchester – Barrel Length: 22 inches. Overall Length: 42.3 lbs. Overall Weight: 7.7 lbs. Rate of Twist: 1:10 RH
  • 6.5 Creedmoor – Barrel Length: 24 inches. Overall Length: 44.3 inches. Overall Weight: 7.8 lbs. Rate of Twist: 1:8 RH
  • .270 Winchester – Barrel Length: 22 inches. Overall Length: 42.3 inches. Overall Weight: 7.7 lbs. Rate of Twist: 1:10 RH
  • .308 Winchester – Barrel Length: 22 inches. Overall Length: 42.3 inches. Overall Weight: 7.7 lbs. Rate of Twist: 1:11 RH
  • .30-06 Springfield – Barrel Length: 22 inches. Overall Length: 42.3 inches. Overall Weight: 7.7 lbs. Rate of Twist: 1:11 RH
  • .300 Win. Mag. – Barrel Length: 24 inches. Overall Length: 44.3 inches. Overall Weight: 7.8 lbs. Rate of Twist: 1:11 RH

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