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Old 05-10-2006, 02:48 PM
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Christensen Arms Rifles

Does anybody own one of these rifles or know of someone who does and if so how do you or they like them? I have heard a lot of good things about them but was surprised with all the knowledge here that I didn't see any discussion of them on this site. I was just curious. The rifles seem very lite at about 6.5 lbs with a bull barrel carbon wrap with shilen barrel liners and a 1/2" moa. They have a lot of custom options offered as well such as stocks, triggers, brakes.Any info would help as I am thinking of purchasing one. I am new to the site but have been reading and following for a few months now and think it's great. I have been getting into long range shooting over the last few years and so far my longest was my Alberta Antelope Buck 2 years ago taken with my Remington LSS 7mm Ultra Mag at a ranged 540 yards using 150gr Swift Scirocco's and 89.5gr of H1000. He dropped in his tracks and I was hooked. All the time spent at the range and the reloading bench payed off when it had to.

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Old 05-10-2006, 03:09 PM
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Re: Christensen Arms Rifles

I've known at least four people with Christensen rifles and not one of them was happy with the performance. I'm sorry I don't remember specifics.
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Old 05-10-2006, 05:33 PM
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Re: Christensen Arms Rifles

1 reason they dont excell, is they use Shilen bbls and the dont even bother using the top end Shilens to boot.

I have heard better things about ABS, although it is just what I have heard, but have heard alot of good things.
Originally Posted by Broz View Post
Please just answer one very simple question. Why would anyone shooting long range load a low BC , low SD 168 gr offering in a 300 win???????

My answer to this is. The only reason is to make the 7 RM look good. There is no other reason.

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Old 05-10-2006, 05:35 PM
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Re: Christensen Arms Rifles

for what they charge you can have one built and with a better barrel than the Christian and if done by a good smith will probably shoot circles around the Christian built gun
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Old 05-10-2006, 09:40 PM
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Re: Christensen Arms Rifles

I have see nquite a few and shot some and rebarreled some. I also have not ran into a single person that felt the rifle was worth it or was even reasonably happy with them. I agree with the other guys if light is what you want get a real rifle built to the weight desired by a smith with a top quality barrel of the profile you desire and you will be much happier.
Shawn Carlock

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Old 05-11-2006, 12:12 PM
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Re: Christensen Arms Rifles

You would be better served by putting a Mcmillan stock and a new lilja barrel on your LSS. Maybe even a Heroin/Jewell trigger.
I call jewell triggers Heroin triggers because once you try one you are hooked!

You will save a bunch of $$$ too! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

Get a good smith to true up the action and put the barrel and stock on and you will be WAY better than a Christensen or an HS precision, or those ridulous Blaser rifles.
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Old 05-11-2006, 12:45 PM
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Re: Christensen Arms Rifles

I agree with what already been said. I have never met a person totally satisfied with either a rebarrel or full custom gun from Christensen Arms. Get a known gunsmith( read Shawn Or Kirby) to rebarrel and straighten up your action and tune the stock stock trigger. You will be money and ahead and have a potentially better shooter. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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