Re: Christensen Carbon 1 custom 300
I have two of them. One is a M77 action in 338 win mag with a 24" barrel and the Vias brake, it is in a older B&C stock. I love this rifle for hunting here in AZ, it is light and the barrel is not too long to maneuver thru the cedars and junipers. Accuracy is right around an inch if I shoot 225 gr slugs. Recoil is no prob, my wife shot her first Elk with it and has a fair amount of range time on it with no sniveling. The second is a rem action in my favorite caliber 7mm STW. I had them lighten the action/bolt and install a 26" barrel with the Vais brake, it is set in a H.S. sendero stock. The rifle will shoot 5/8" groups, but only with 140 gr Bergers or Interbonds. When I contacted them about the lack of performance with heavier bullets, I found out they had used a 1 in 11" twist barrel. This rifle was a learning experience and I now know to never assume anything, know exactly what you want and tell your builder that that is what you expect. All in all, I like the rifles they are light and have not had any failures, they are unbelievably loud and you wont want to shoot them without the brake. Good luck.