Franchi has introduced a new bolt action rifle to the US market. It is called Momentum. Earlier Franchi released a very similar rifle called Horizon. Momentum has some minor differences like a fluted bolt shaft. Most likely, Momentum is the designation of the Horizon rifles exported to the USA.
Let’s watch the promo video and go through the specs of the Momentum rifle.
Franchi Momentum has a fluted single-piece 3-lug bolt with a 60 degree bolt throw. The rifle is chambered in one of the following calibers: .243 Winchester, 6.5mm Creedmoor, .270 Winchester, .308 Winchester, .30-06 Springfield, .300 Win. Mag.
The polymer stock comes with Franchi TSA recoil pad that is advertised to reduce the felt recoil by 50%. The stock has checkering pattern on the forearm, grip and on the toe area. The latter is incorporated into the stock to provide a better purchase for the support hand when shooting from a bench. The stock also has built-in recessed front and rear sling swivel attachment points.
The Momentum rifle features an adjustable trigger and a hinged floorplate. The floorplate release button is located inside the trigger guard. According to Franchi, the button must be fully depressed to release the floorplate and its design excludes the possibility of accidental or unintentional release of the floorplate.
The Franchi Momentum rifle can be ordered with either plain or threaded muzzle. The latter comes with a knurled thread protector. Barrels of these rifles are cold hammer forged and free floated. The .300 Win Mag and 6.5mm Creedmoor versions come with 24″ barrels and the rest of the caliber options feature 22″ barrels.
Franchi momentum rifle comes in three different configurations. Two of them have identical polymer stocks with the difference that one comes with a 3-9X40mm Burris Fullfield II scope. The third version is a limited edition one which comes with a walnut stock. It is made to celebrate the company’s 150th anniversary.
The MSRP for the first configuration is $609. The scoped versions have suggested retail price of $729 and the anniversary model’s MSRP is $1,069.