Franchi, part of the Benelli family and maker of a number of shotgun models, is entering the rifle world with its new bolt-action Momentum. The company created the gun to be an extension of the shooter’s body, with the stock specially designed to fit well when fired offhand, from a bench, or prone.

The Momentum features a spiral-fluted takedown bolt for cleaning and maintenance. It has a 60 degree throw, allowing for plenty of scope clearance, and three locking lugs for a rock-solid lockup.

A crisp, adjustable, two-stage trigger comes standard. The two-position safety lets shooters chamber a round but still work the bolt. Its hinged floorplate is opened via a button in the front of the trigger guard.

The chrome-molybdenum barrel is free-floating, cold-hammer-forged, matte-finished, and, depending on the model, comes with a threaded muzzle and knurled thread cap. Three models will be available: a plain barrel, a threaded barrel, and a threaded-barrel version with a Burris Fullfield 3-9×40 scope mounted.

The stock combines raised curves and crisp checkering to offer the most ergonomic feel and positive hold in five frequently used shooting positions. Most uniquely, the raised curves enable the supporting hand to not only grip the stock, but also to exert forward or backward pressure as needed. It’s capped off by a length-of-pull-adjustable TSA recoil pad to absorb 50 percent or so of the recoil, as well as recessed swivel studs.

The Momentum will initially be chambered in six popular calibers: .243, 6.5 Creedmoor, .270, .308, .30-06, and .300 Win. Mag. To top it all off, Franchi is backing the Momentum with a seven-year warranty.

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