New For 2024: Montana Rifle Company Junction

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posted on May 15, 2024
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Images courtesy of Montana Rifle Company.

The Montana Rifle Company was formed in 1999 to produce high-quality actions that would be the basis of custom bolt-action rifles. The result was a design that combined elements of the Mauser 98 and Winchester Model 70. Eventually, the company would produce complete rifles based on its actions until production ceased in 2020. Now under new ownership, the Montana Rifle Company is introducing the new-for-2024 Junction. 

Right side of the Montana Rifle Company Junction rifle.With the Junction, Montana Rifle Company is offering a firearm with classic styling and modern features.

The Junction uses the MRC 2022 receiver, an update of the original 1999 design. The receiver is machined from a 10-lb. bar of 416R stainless steel and has integrated Picatinny scope bases. The action uses the company’s “Adaptive Controlled Round Feeding,” a system that combines the reliability of a controlled round feeding with the convenience of a push-feed rifle’s ability to load a round directly into the chamber. The company claims this results in the “fastest, most reliable feeding rifles on the market.” The safety is a three position, Model 70-style swinging lever mounted on the bolt shroud, and the trigger is user-adjustable down to 2 lbs. Montana Rifle Company produces its barrels in-house.

Newly manufactured Montana Rifle Company Junction receivers laying on a table. The receivers of Montana Rifle Company firearms are machined from a block of 416R stainless steel.

Side-by-side comparison of cartridges being fed into a rifle chamber using the Adaptive Controlled Round Feeding system.The Adaptive Controlled Round Feeding of the Montana Rifle Company action combines the advantages of being able to place a cartridge directly in the chamber while still maintaining control of the cartridge when feeding from the magazine.

The Junction uses a checkered walnut Monte Carlo stock. While the stock is fitted with QD sling swivel studs, there is also a patented aluminum rail with M-Lok slots built into the forearm. Metal parts are finished in a Midnight Blue Cerakote. The rifle uses a 24" barrel with its muzzle threaded and comes from the factory with a muzzle brake installed. Weighing 7.5 lbs, current chambering options are 6.5 mm Creedmoor, .308 Win. and .300 Win. Mag, with plans to offer eight additional popular cartridges later this year. There are also plans for a left-handed version of the action in the near future. All rifles ship in a hard case and have a 0.5-m.o.a., three-shot group accuracy guarantee.

Bottom view of the Montana Rifle Company Junction rifle.The Junction has a patented aluminum rail with M-Lok slots fitted into the forearm area of its wood stock.

The Montana Rifle Company Junction has an MSRP of $2,495. For more information, visit montanarifleco.com.

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