Montana Rifles makes a wide variety of hunting and tactical rifles, and the High Country Series is its synthetic-stocked lineup, which consists of the Ridgeline (above), Timberline, Alpine and Summit models. They differ only in cosmetics. The rifle I got to try out last fall is a Ridgeline in .270. It has a tan, pillar-bedded synthetic stock (Montana stocks are made by Lone Wolf and Oregunsmithing) a 24-inch barrel, a blind (God be praised!) magazine, and even though the barreled action is stainless steel, it is sent off to Falcon Gun Finishing for a dull black Teflon coating. Weight, with a Leupold VX3 3.5X-10X scope aboard, is 8 pounds even.