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Old 07-14-2011, 09:36 PM
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Re: Christensen Carbon 1 custom 300

If you want a Carbon wrapped barrel, then get one from ABS. I did and I love mine



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Old 07-14-2011, 09:47 PM
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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.
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:24 PM
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Re: Christensen Carbon 1 custom 300

It is a new gun. That is why I was considering it. When I went to there site it showed that they cost a bit more than $4k, thats why I thought this was such a good deal.

Well I will put a bit more thought into it and try and do some more research. What do you guys think of the round? Do you like the idea of a 300 Win Mag?

I was also thinking about getting a Kimber 8400 Advanced Tact. chambered in .308.

If you guys had to decide, what would you pick and why?

Thanks!
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:57 PM
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Re: Christensen Carbon 1 custom 300

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It is a new gun. That is why I was considering it. When I went to there site it showed that they cost a bit more than $4k, thats why I thought this was such a good deal.

Well I will put a bit more thought into it and try and do some more research. What do you guys think of the round? Do you like the idea of a 300 Win Mag?

I was also thinking about getting a Kimber 8400 Advanced Tact. chambered in .308.

If you guys had to decide, what would you pick and why?

Thanks!
If your looking for something off the shelf you may want to look into a Cooper also. You could pick up a real nice rig for under $2000.00 there and I have yet to see one that did not have nice wood and was not a decent shooter.

Jon
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:25 PM
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Re: Christensen Carbon 1 custom 300

For hunting a 300wm will pump a 208gr Amax out to 1k and still retain sufficient energy and velocity to kill your average deer or antelope. I will tell you what, an ultra lite rifle in 300wm with a heavy bullet is most definitely not my idea of Fun ;) With a really good brake and good hearing protection, it would likely be ok. If you forget the hearing protection with a braked 300wm.... trust me you will only ever do it once! Loud is an understatement.

I used to own a Winchester Stainless Stalker 300wm with Boss. Sold it to my brother & law, but still reload for it, and occasionally shoot it. He is a big guy, but that thing POUNDS him. After about 10-12 rounds he is straight up done. I can usually go 25-30 rounds before I have to call it a day, even so it becomes a pretty tedious mental exercise each and every round.

I will be Re-barreling to a 7mmRM in my savage 111 here towards the end of the year. My rifle is anything but lite @ 16.5lbs. At the moment it is a pussy cat 6.5x55 BJAI!! Heh, it is a LOT more fun to put 50-100 rounds down range with it, than with that fire breathing 300wm! The 7mmRM will probably be right about at the top of my practice a-lot tolerance.

Have fun with it,
Gary
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Old 07-16-2011, 10:41 AM
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Re: Christensen Carbon 1 custom 300

Thanks for all the advice guys, I have decided against it.
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