Montana’s Flathead valley has become a beehive of custom gunsmiths and small manufacturers. The Montana Rifle Company builds custom rifles on its own Mauser based actions, in calibers from .243 to .505 Gibbs.
This gargantuan .505 Gibbs rifle is actually $2300, but most Montana Rifle Company rifles are priced between $1,000 and $1,300. Founder Keith Sipe (pictured) claims that the recoil isn’t too bad, but you’ll have to take his word for that. As lovely as it is, I’m certainly not testing that thing.
For the tactically minded, their .338 Lapua MTR (‘Montana Tactical Rifle’) is a much-spendier $3200.