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.
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.