New For 2023: Franchi Momentum All-Terrain Elite

posted on January 18, 2023
Franchi Momentum All Terrain Elite

At the 2023 SHOT Show, Franchi USA announced an all-new take on its three-lug bolt-action Momentum rifle. Meet the new Momentum All-Terrain Elite, a gun geared toward easy field carry, thanks to its reduced size and added features that make for a scout-type configuration with modern attributes. The new gun even comes with a 1 m.o.a. guarantee, proving the system’s worthiness on target.

Whether you're a hunter, rancher on patrol or sporting enthusiast, the Momentum All-Terrain Elite builds on a proven Franchi design and makes for a versatile setup, thanks to its culmination of innovative features. Though it does not meet Cooper’s full recommendation for what a scout rifle is, the All-Terrain Elite has enough of the qualifications to perform admirably in that role. Franchi includes a long, cantilevered section of optic rail for forward-mounted, or traditional placement, of the rifle’s glass. A backup sighting system is included, too, which is a boon to a fighting gun, should the riflescope go down in use. A 10-round, detachable-box magazine is also included, though the Picatinny rail bridges the receiver, and the AICS magazine type negates top-loading while in use. But for the practiced marksman, reloads can be completed in seconds.

The Momentum Elite comes equipped with an adaptable stock system with integrated accessory attachment points such as flush-mount QD cups and M-Lok slots. Rubberized panels help with grip, a raised cheekrest gives way to better head position for consistent accuracy and sculpting of the stock allows for a firm foundation whether used on a bench, bag, tree or any other hasty support scenario imaginable. Franchi is also capping the stock with its TSA pad for up to 50 percent recoil mitigation. The stock comes wrapped in TrueTimber’s Strata camouflage.

At launch, the Franchi Momentum All-Terrain Elite will be available in two chamberings, .223 Rem. and .308 Win. Both versions will come with an 18” barrel, threaded 5/8x24 TPI for accessories and features a Midnight Bronze Cerakote finish with a color-matched muzzle brake. The gun’s receiver is also finished to match the gun’s Cerakote-topped barrel. Another handy feature the come comes with is an adjustable trigger pack with a range of 2 to 4 lbs. MSRP of the Momentum All-Terrain Elite is $1,449. For more details, visit   


Calisher Terry Carbine 1
Calisher Terry Carbine 1

I Have This Old Gun: Terry Carbine

One of the most interesting, and short-lived, breechloading designs of the mid-19th century is the Terry carbine, produced by the firm of Calisher & Terry. Despite its novel mechanism, the carbine didn't survive the transition to the metallic-cartridge era.

Favorite Firearms: A Birthday Gift From Dad

When I was growing up, my father was one of the bigger Smith & Wesson collectors in Northern California. This led him to have an acquaintance with Roy Jinks of S&W.

Make Mine Metal: The Alloy-Frame KelTec P15

When KelTec introduced its P15 at the 2022 SHOT Show, it had two models on display. One is the polymer-frame handgun that the accompanying review focuses on, and the second is nearly identical, except that its frame is rendered in aluminum alloy.

Product Preview: Cold Steel Engage 3.5"

Cold Steel offers its Engage EDC knife with a larger 3.5"-long blade made from durable, wear-resistant S35VN stainless steel.

Henry Recalls Select Lever-Action Rifles

Henry Repeating Arms recently discovered a safety issue affecting certain lever-action rifles chambered in .45-70 Gov’t that were manufactured between Dec. 14, 2022, and Jan. 11, 2023.

I Have This Old Gun: U.S. Army M1871 Rolling Block

Some officials taken with the strength and efficiency of the Remington Rolling Block succumbed to the arm’s siren call and, using barrels recovered from U.S. Model 1861 and 1863 rifle-muskets, mated them to Remington actions. The results were promising.


Get the best of American Rifleman delivered to your inbox.