NRA Gun of the Week: Franchi Momentum Rifle

posted on August 25, 2018

The Italian firm Franchi has had a rich history building firearms—dating back to the time of the American Civil War—but it wasn’t until 2018 that Franchi offered a bolt-action rifle tailored to the budget-minded, U.S. bolt-gun market. The rifle is built around a round receiver that is drilled and tapped for optics and a cold-hammer-forged, chome moly steel barrel that is smartly threaded for accessories. A full-diameter bolt utilizes three lugs for lockup, resulting in a 60-degree bolt throw. The standout feature is the rifle’s polymer stock. To find out more, check out our NRA Gun of the Week video hosted by Joe Kurtenbach.

Franchi Momentum
Importer: Benelli/Franchi USA
Manufacturer: Franchi (Italy)
Chambering: .30-’06 Sprg.
Action Type: bolt-action, center-fire repeating rifle
Receiver: matte-black steel
Barrel: cold-hammer-forged, 22” chrome moly steel; threaded 5/8x24 TPI
Trigger: single-stage, adjustable; 3-lb., 12-oz. pull
Magazine: four-round internal box, hinged floorplate
Stock: black molded polymer
Sights: none; drilled and tapped receiver
Weight: 6 lbs., 10 ozs.
MSRP: $609




Additional Reading:
A First for Franchi: Momentum Rifle
Franchi Catalyst Shotguns for Women
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