Just a word of caution, while you may have some good points on your post from past experience, if someone from Christensen read that, a lawyer could be ringing you..You better make sure you are spot on the mark when making allegations as strong as that, unless you specify you heard this from the grapevine..You are basically telling the public that CA is outright lying to the public it is selling to, and youre not being to vague about what CA is lying about..if you don't have proof, you could be sued..I have nothing to do with CA, never have, this is just an observer with a point of view..Just be careful eh..
This is a subject I have to agree with Goodgrooper on, last year I had a friend that gave me his 300rum that he had paid Christensen $3500 to build he was not happy with the 4 to 6" groups that it was printing,he gave me the gun and said do whatever you have to do to make this gun shoot the way it was advertised. The spec's on his invoice said it would be a REM. action pillar bedded in the LSS stock with a Jewel trigger and a custom carbon wrapped barrel. after 3 shipments back they finally took off the timney trigger (not even as good as an ajusted factory REM.trigger) and really did a decent glass pillar bedding job on the 4th try.
In my opinion you are better off getting a GOOD barrel and having it fluted for weight reduction rather than going the VooDoo carbon route. just my $.02 or $.03.
No worries. See, in America there's this thing called freedom of speech, and I have plenty of proof to back up what I said. And anyways, things said on a forum are nothing more than heresay anyway. Thanks for your concern though.
I would have to agree with the other guys. I have a worked on a couple of CA guns. Gun #1 would not shoot for crap, 2-3 inches @ 100 yards. My customer paid a scarry amount of money for the rifle in 300 Win Mag, custom barrel etc. The barrel still had the Remington factory proof mark visible on the barrel shank. I would also agree to skip the carbon route. I used to make some light weight rifles with carbon barrels. I used the Harris wrapped barrels that Wes made around his barrel blanks. Wes no longer makes the blanks. Most of them shot very well. The issue of heat distribution I have a different view on. Using a lazer temp guage I determined that in fact the carbon fiber wrap only insulates the heat into the barrel, the core barrel temp would be in the 250 deg range but you could touch the outside of the carbon wrap at around 130 or so. The core temp took much longer to cool than a regular steel barrel of the the same O.D. but not wrapped. I would stay away from them period, unless technology changes the carbon warp performance. If you want a lighter gun skrimp weight everywhere you can and go with the heaviest fluted barrel you can and still make your weight limit.
I ain't no stranger to the ways of the good ole USA, born and bred, I just live here, so kiss my ass, theres also a thing called libel..haha..No, but just wanted make sure this wasn't opinion based on heresy, but factola, because to me if that's what these creeps are up to, then I'm all for shutting their doors..
I have personally shot a 300 Ultarmag from Christensen Arms for about 4 years with NO BUBBLING on the barrel. I shoot sub minute of angle 24/7 shooting Barnes Triple Shock bullets. I am not sure exactly what the weight difference is but I will tell you this you can definately tell the difference holding the same rifle without carbon wrap and that is not even after a days carry. I have shot Coues deer @500 yards and recently shot my bull elk at 700 yards. PM me and I will give you more details. I love mine!!!