Kalispell, Mont. (Ammoland.com) – Montana Rifle Company has partnered with Leupold & Stevens, Inc., to build the Cascade Extreme Rifle package, a limited edition hunting rifle designed for optimum performance in the most challenging of conditions.
The Cascade Extreme Rifle is based on the Montana Rifle Company’s Model 1999 stainless steel action, the same as in the X2 rifle, which was named a “Best of the Best” by Field & Stream magazine. Chambered in the versatile .300 Winchester Magnum, the Cascade Extreme is bedded in the company’s cutting-edge Montana X2 Carbon Fiber Reinforced Stock.
“The Cascade Extreme Rifle is designed to take on any environment and any hunt,” said Jeff Sipe, vice president of sales & marketing for Montana Rifle Company. “This limited edition rifle package features the most cutting-edge rifle technology and is built to perform when it counts most, on the hunt.”
The entire rifle is cerakoted in a Tungsten Grey undercoat, with a matte Cascade Green epoxy finish over the top. A newly designed Montana Flats Brake vents gas away from the shooter while delivering maximum recoil reduction. A 24-inch No. 2 contour barrel is completely hand-lapped and features a 1-10 twist.
Built around a completely trued action, the Cascade Extreme features an old style M70 trigger tuned to a crisp three pounds. The three-position wing safety also serves as a firing pin block safety, offering an additional safeguard when working through rough country. The Cascade Extreme Rifle offers controlled round feed with a large Mauser claw extractor and Mauser C-ring breech system. A dove-tailed lug and raceway system ensure smooth, reliable operation in hot, cold, dirty or wet conditions.
The Cascade Extreme Rifle is bedded in the new Montana X2 Carbon Fiber Kevlar reinforced stock. Featuring the finest advancements in Pre-Preg carbon fiber technology for complete reliability, the X2 stock has been enhanced with Kevlar resins for extreme strength. Aluminum pillar blocks offer a true and durable bed for the action, delivering outstanding accuracy. Enlarged aluminum blocks add strength to the sling swivel studs.
The X2 stock is filled with a fiberglass strand reinforced foam, to increase strength will mitigating recoil and saving weight. A Pachmyar recoil pad is attached to a 12-inch wood core, for rock-solid durability. Finished with a matte Cascade Green and Black Fleck epoxy finish, the Cascade Extreme Rifle is ready for any weather condition.
Limited to just 50 rifles, the Cascade Extreme package will feature a Leupold Custom Shop VX-6 3-18x44mm in Covert Green, with the FireDot WindPlex reticle and CDS-ZL locking adjustment. The VX-6 will also be limited to 50 units and will be individually numbered to match the rifle (i.e. 1 of 50), and each scope is serialized to match the rifle.
“MRC is honored and humbled to be working with Leupold on this project. When Marcus Leupold said ‘I can make a better scope’ he exhibited determination and ingenuity, creating the finest American-made riflescopes,” Sipe said. “It is those same characteristics that MRC founder Brian Sipe put into creating the Model 1999 Montana Action. Both men felt they could build a better product and that’s exactly what they did. Combining these two companies for the Cascade Extreme Rifle project is a win for hunters worldwide.”
For Leupold, the opportunity to contribute to the Cascade Extreme Rifle project was a perfect way for one American-based company of hunters to join forces and offer sportsmen and women the perfect combination of firearm and optic.
“One of the benefits to our American manufacturing facility is our ability to create special edition riflescopes for partners like the Montana Rifle Company through the Leupold Custom Shop,” said Rob Morrison, vice president of marketing for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “Pairing a premium riflescope like the VX-6 with one of the premier rifle makers in the country results in a truly special opportunity for the American hunter.”
About Montana Rifle Company:
Montana Rifle Company (MRC) was founded by gunsmith and barrel manufacturer Keith Sipe in 1999. What originally started as a business specializing in gunsmithing firearms for avid sportsmen soon became a barrel manufacturer known for its quality hand-made barrels. The business continued to grow incorporating custom hunting gun builds and Mauser type actions. Today, MRC is proud to have created a line of economically produced production rifles with a superior controlled round feed action. www.montanarifleco.com
About Leupold & Stevens, Inc.
Founded in Oregon more than a century ago, Leupold & Stevens, Inc. is a fifth generation, family owned company that designs, machines and assembles its riflescopes, mounting systems and tactical/Gold Ring™ spotting scopes in the USA. The product lines include rifle, handgun and spotting scopes; binoculars; rangefinders; mounting systems; and optical tools and accessories. For more information, please visit www.leupold.com.