Montana Rifle Company: $1,000 And Up, 100% American-Made

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.


12 Responses to Montana Rifle Company: $1,000 And Up, 10012 American-Made

  1. avatarAharon says:

    They’re selling a Princess Pink rifle for $3,000. Think I’m gonna go puke a bit. BRB.

    • avatarmountocean says:

      I think that’s a black stock reflecting red light from the table. But my initial reaction was also to recoil.

      • avatarALH says:

        Nah, go to their website. They have a model with a pink stock called the “Princess Pink”. It isn’t in the photos on this post.

        • avatarmountocean says:

          I stand corrected.
          Shrink it and pink it, the highest social cost of free market capitalism.

        • avatarAharon says:

          $3,000 probably about the hourly price for the most expensive call girl in Las Vegas.

  2. avatarMark says:

    Rifle calibers over a certain size work better when fired from a vehicle mount.

  3. Shouldn’t there be a TTAG review of a Montana big bore? You did a nice review of the Gunwerks long range hunting system. This is more traditional and it would be nice to get your take on it. Just saying . . . :)

  4. avatarDyspeptic Gunsmith says:

    Most of those classic big-bore rifle cartridges are never fired from the bench against your shoulder. If you’re shooting from the bench, you use a sled to hold the gun.

    When hunting, they’re shot from a standing off-hand position only.

  5. avatarForrest says:

    Cool, I dig the mauser action. It’s too bad the only bluing they offer is matte. The rifles with the nice walnut stocks could benefit from a nice, high luster blue.

  6. avatarChris Dumm says:

    Joe Grine and I benchrested a .375 H&H a few years ago. It gave us very large cloverleafs at 50 yards (big bullets make big clovers) but it gave me a bloody nose.

  7. What’s wrong with a pink gun? It shoots just as well as a black one.

    Ann Barnhardt poses with her pink AR-15. And if you don’t know who she is, you ought to be following her blog. You’re missing something.

  8. avatarSam says:

    These things are junk. Go read REAL peoples reviews

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