The Dangerous Game Rifle "The Alaskan" from Montana Rifle Company

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  1. Mik

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    I read online it was closer to 9 pounds, I'd like to confirm before I order. 9 pounds is too heavy for me, I like my 375 H&H to be around 8.5 pounds scoped.
     
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    I had an MRC in 375 H&H. It was the stainless, synthetic stock version. It weighed around 8lbs 8oz. It had a rather heavy contour barrel that made it a bit heavy on the front. I'm guessing a larger caliber with the same barrel contour would balance nicely.
     

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    Hello,

    A very nice rifle!!! But I also see the barrel contour a bit heavy for a .375 H&H. I would like a barrel contour more like the new Winchester Alaskan .375 H&H. The balance and handling would be a lot better, in my opinion. That balance, to me, should be like the one in the British Mausers in .375 H&H, a "between the hands" balance!
    I don't know why, usually, many .375 H&H factory rifles are made with such heavy barrels. Perhaps is because the factories must standardize a barrel profile for all the big bores...
     
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    It would stand to reason that it makes their .375 H&H offerings more well mannered for the starter magnum that it is. A beginning big bore shooter mounting a scope stop his rifle because he has to have all the gadgets he sees on TV does not wish to be rolled over and black-eyed. The .375 apparently sells well and turns over at my Larger LGS. I see some merit in having one barrel profile as well.
     
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    Thank you for your answer, Sir.
    I see the practical and logistics as the main reasons the factories do offer the same barrel profile for all their big bore rifles, starting from the .375 H&H. The black eyed issue is easy to avoid. Some brands, Winchester a perfect sample, do offer two barrel weight option for the .375 H&H. Good!
    Best regards and thank you again!
     

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    I handled one of these in 375 H&H today. It seems to be a very nice rifle. I don't particularly care for the looks of the rear sight, though certainly functional. This seemed to be a great off the shelf stainless rifle, at a reasonable price.

    Had this rifle been in 416 Remington, I would have been most tempted to purchase it on the spot. I have a sufficient personal quota of stainless 375's at this time.
     
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    I couldn’t agree more! I own several MRC rifles but dream of the day they offer a barrel band front sight, v notch rear and barrel band sling point. I will wait patiently for someone to pick up on it.
     
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    There is supposed to be some announcement from MRC tomorrow about a SAFARI rifle.
     
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    Ron do you guys have a rep in the UK??? I have a hankering for a 505 Gibbs!!!!
     
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    I'm pretty sure there would be interest in Mauser-style rifles, or actions, in stainless steel on our side of the Atlantic.
     
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    ideal rifle.
    Sling holder over the barrel (why not ...?) and it would be perfect.
    Costa quanta ?
     

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    What was the announcement??
     
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    No idea.
    I checke their website.
    There was a full page ad in the SCI mag Nov/Dec edition right near the front.
    Something about a "Safari Elite Series".

    I suppose it would be a better question for Ron Petty the CEO of MRC.
     

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    Barrel band and hooded front sight...maybe rear peep sight...
     

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    Anybody receive an announcement? There is a lot of patience with these folks. Hope they deliver.
     
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    416 Remington magnum is definitely the way to go!
     

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    I can’t afford the hunt but what’s the rifle retail for?
    I have this idea that I want a small functional collection of rifles , Bunny rifle, spotlighting rifle, varmint rifle, long range rifle, Elephant gun etc. You get it. What I’m currently missing is a mountain rifle and a bear rifle.
    I don’t have big game close by but I’m happy tinkering with my rifles and hunting with them when I can.
     

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    The Montana Rifle Company website says that "The Alaskan" MSRP in USA is USD1949. No idea how to get one in Oz.
     

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    https://montanarifleco.com/rifles/dgr-ss/
    The MSRP on the website shows starts at $1,949 US. PH length actions $2,988.
     

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    The one 375 H&H was priced at $ 1799, if I recall correctly. It was definitely 1700 something.
    I feel more economical than what I have done prior. Buying a 375 H&H in a M70 Classic, modifying with McMillan stock, bedding in, etc.
    And the added cost of re-barrel to 416 Remington definitely drives the price up.
     

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