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Modern Mountain Hunter: a Modern Outfitters and Barrier Performance Collaboration

The intersection of rifles made for precision and rifles made for hunting may not be as large as you think. While a twenty pound rifle may be great from the bench, climbing a mountain with one is a different story altogether. Lightweight pencil barrels make for easier carriage, but you aren't going to win any long range matches with one. For many hunters, especially those in the eastern half of the United States, this isn't a huge issue; the required ranges are usually fairly short. For those in western states, with open plains and deep mountain valleys, more of a balance has to be struck. The latest contender in achieving this particular parity comes from a collaboration between Modern Outfitters and Barrier Performance Firearms.

The descriptively named Modern Mountain Hunter is the first of many new rifles and accessories designed by Stephen Barrier, of Surgeon Rifle fame. Though we don't yet have all of the specs, we're told the Modern Mountain Hunter has a controlled feed, fixed ejector action. The stainless barrel is paired with a hand-laid fiberglass stock and Timney trigger–with custom coatings available directly from Modern Outfitters.


Here's what they have to say about it:

Barrier Performance / Modern Outfitters. Coming as no surprise to anyone who knows rifle builder Stephen Barrier, the opening salvo of his newly formed custom shop finds itself on target and firing for effect. Barrier, having served renowned rifle maker Surgeon Rifles since its inception, and later parent company Strategic Armory Corps as VP of Product Development and a partner in the business, separated from the company following the most recent acquisitions. His new venture, Barrier Performance Firearms, will be manufacturing a well-rounded line of precision rifles and associated accoutrements. Unencumbered by the sway of outside shareholders, and strengthened by a rock solid partnership with bespoke retailer and custom shop, Modern Outfitters, ( Barrier looks forward to an exciting future!

Sold exclusively through Modern Outfitters and their network of Authorized Retailers, the Modern Mountain Hunter is the flagship offering from Barrier Performance, specifically designed for the western big game hunter. A light weight all-purpose rifle capable of long range precision and long range carry in rough country, all in the same package. Initial short action offerings include 6.5 Creedmoor, .260 Remington, and .308 Winchester – all proven performers on Sheep & Goats, Deer, and Pronghorn. Long Action calibers will follow, including the venerable .300 Winchester Magnum and 7mm Remington Magnum for stepping up to larger western game. The Modern Mountain Hunter rifle features an innovative Controlled Round Feed, Fixed Ejection Style Action, premium stainless steel barrel, Timney trigger, and a premium hand laid fiberglass stock, complete with custom coatings from the experts at Modern Outfitters.


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