Re: Best "semi-custom" factory rifle? Reply #15 – February 12, 2019, 08:20:27 AM Actually there is a mountain rifle that is within your budget. It was one of three that was highlighted at the ShotShow (maybe 2016). Two caught my eye, one was the Montana Extreme Ranch ( it originally was the Mountain Rifle) rifle and the Begara B14 HMR. The 18" barrel Montana was shooting groups beyond belief and rivals most scout style bolt rifles. One person put a suppresser and thought the extra length would make it more accurate, but it didn't. It rivaled the 24-26 cousins. The price for what you get is reasonable at $2,100. However, I settled on the Begara HMR and so far have not regretted the purchase. With that said, the Tika also has a very good reputation for being very accurate right out of the box.