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. 

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.

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


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