Franchi USA's Momentum lineup of rifles has proven to be extraordinarily versatile, providing hunters and shooters with a well-made, affordable bolt-action design that's made in Italy. In 2023, the company departed from its more traditional hunting- and target-style rifles and unveiled the Momentum All-Terrain Elite, which builds in a number of features from scout-style rifles and broadens the appeal of these already-versatile guns. Watch our "American Rifleman Presents" video above to see the features of this unique new option.
Franchi's decision to offer a general-purpose-style rifle is a welcome addition to the market for fans of the classic "scout rifle" as first proposed by Col. Jeff Cooper of Gunsite Academy fame. Cooper envisioned a rifle that could be used not only as a hunting arm but that could also be pressed into defensive service in a pinch. Generally speaking, scout-style rifles are outfitted with a detachable box magazine, iron sights and a forward-mounted sight rail that enables users to mount an optic with a long eye relief, thereby ensuring situational awareness of a user's immediate surroundings while also providing access to the action for fast reloads.
Thanks to the features built into the Momentum All-Terrain Elite rifle, American Rifleman selected the gun as one of its Editor's Choice selections coming out of SHOT Show 2023. For more information on the Momentum All-Terrain Elite, visit franchiusa.com.