January 19, 2022
Franchi is a name traditionally associated with high-end field shotguns. What many hunters don’t know is that, since 2020, the company offers a premium hunting rifle that boasts impressive accuracy and is an in-the-field killer. This year, Franchi will be expanding the Momentum Elite portfolio with a new caliber, the .350 legend, and more color options for the 6.5 PRC.
The .350 Legend is the latest entry in the growing straight-wall, centerfire-cartridge category. Many states have restrictions on shouldered cartridges which offer better long-range accuracy, so where restricted, hunters must rely on straight wall offerings. Make no mistake, though, the 350 legend offers plenty of accuracy and energy to reach out and touch the big buck you’ve been chasing all season. Fans of the up-and-coming .350 Legend can enjoy this exciting cartridge in the Momentum Elite bolt-action sporting a TruTimber® Strata camo stock and Cerakote Midnight Bronze barrel color configuration.
Since its debut in 2020, the Momentum Elite has earned a solid reputation for its precision construction and numerous features that savvy big-game hunters appreciate in a dedicated hunting rifle. Now added is the impressive 6.5 PRC which boasts incredible velocity, reduced recoil, and reliable, way-out-there accuracy.
Following in suit of the long-range hunting trends, Franchi has decided to add new camo combinations to this tac-driving rifle. The Momentum Elite was previously offered in Realtree® EXCAPE™ with Burnt Bronze Cerakote and TruTimber® Strata with Midnight Bronze Cerakote but is now available in OPTIFADE™ Elevated II camo with a Cobalt Cerakote barreled action.
All touchpoints of the Momentum Elite speak to the rifle’s mission in delivering premium performance for the demanding big-game hunter. The coldhammer-forged free-floated barrel with muzzle brake is mated to the precision-machined DEPENDA Bolt action system featuring a spiral-fluted, 60-degree three-lug bolt. Franchi added a single-stage adjustable RELIA trigger and intelligently designed Evolved Ergonom-X stock. The result of this ingenuity is a rifle platform built to the needs of the experienced hunter. Add in Franchi’s 1-MOA guarantee, and it’s easy to see why the Momentum Elite stands tall in the increasingly crowded hunting-rifle field.
Franchi Momentum Elite 6.5 PRC and .350 Legend Rifle Specifications
- Calibers: 6.5 PRC, .350 Legend
- Action: DEPENDA Bolt
- Capacity: 3 rounds, removable box magazine
- Barrel Type: Cold-hammer-forged, free-float
- Barrel Length: 22" (.350 Legend); 24" (6.5 PRC)
- Rate of Twist: 1:7.5 RH (6.5 PRC); 1:16 RH (.350 Legend)
- Barrel Finish: Cerakote, Midnight Bronze (.350 Legend); Cerakote, Cobalt (6.5 PRC)
- Muzzle: Muzzle brake, 5/8 x24 thread
- Trigger: RELIA Trigger, single-stage, adjustable (2-4 pounds)
- Optic Mount: 1-piece Picatinny rail
- Stock: Synthetic, OPTIFADE™ Elevated II (6.5 PRC); TruTimber® Strata (.350 Legend)
- Overall Length: 46.25" (6.5 PRC); 44.25" (.350 Legend)
- Weight: 7.5 lbs. (6.5 PRC); 7.9 lbs. (.350 Legend)