"The African" Rifle from Montana Rifle Company

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  1. Bignut

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    I dismissed them for a bit also, but decided to call them. Glad I did, even though a bit more heft would be nice.
     

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    I totally agree. I was quoted 8.5 lbs on a 458 Lott...would rather 9.5lbs...
     

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    @Bignut , MRC confirmed on the phone with you that the .404 is 8 lbs and not 6lb 15 oz?
     

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    Yes, I don't recall the gentlemans name. My biggest concern was weight and swivel placement, he stated the weight was 8 pounds and swivel can be barrel mounted. Incidentally length of pull can be customized to a certain degree
     

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    I own the V2 in .458 Lott. It weighs in at 7 lb 10 oz (3.5 kilos) and I think is manageable for recoil. I don’t know the pound force of the felt recoil but I would put it close with my 870 shooting a 3” slugs while standing. Off a bench of course it is more but still possible depending on your own ability. I know it’s not an African but maybe help out a little bit.
     

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    I'm glad to hear the weight of the 404 is 8 lbs instead of 6.9 lbs like the brochure says. 6.9 lbs is awfully light for that caliber. Anxious to get mine so I can verify weight and recoil.
     
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    My 458 Lott weigh 8.2lb .
     

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    Wow! That’s a bit light! Ok for you?
     

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    Can't help but wonder why there is such a difference between the "real world weight" of the rifles and the numbers advertised on their web site.
     

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    Look forward to hearing from you what the actual weight is once you receive your .404
     

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    I think it is because they more or less list the "base weight" for the specific action. Obviously barrel contour, length, LOP on the stock, etc will all impact the total weight.
     

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    Actually, that makes sense. Never thought of it that way.
     

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