Well I purchased a Christensen Arms Mesa...

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  1. martinakl

    martinakl Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I'm tagging in. I hadn't read that about the newer X-Bolts and not being able to switch the spring.

    I just bought a X-Bolt Max Long Range and the M*Carbo spring. Should have the rifle early next week and already have the spring. It's a 2019 model, so I guess we'll see.

    My google-fu is weak today. I can't find any other reports about the spring not working?
     
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  2. Jackmonkey

    Jackmonkey Well-Known Member

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    I also wanted a 6.5PRC so the list of factory chamberings was short. I looked at several different brands but it came down to either the CA Mesa or the Ridgeline. The Mesa fit my budget better but I knew that I would regret not getting the Ridgeline so I bit the bullet and got it on sale. The first box of Hornady 143 ELD-X has been sub-MOA at 100 yards. Going to stretch it out this weekend to 560 yards and see how it does.

    I tore my rifle apart when I got it home and the only gripe I have is the bedding job. It is sloppy like other reviewers have stated. There was still release agent and compound on the receiver. I would have liked to see a skim bed job versus the spot bedding on the lug . After a quick clean and re-torque it looks and shoots great. I think you will be happy with your purchase.
     
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  3. LVJ76

    LVJ76 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on your new rifle, hope it shoots great and keep us posted
     
  4. Bigeclipse

    Bigeclipse Well-Known Member

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    Google Browning small trigger spring hole and you will likely find some threads discussing it. I know it impacted the Browning pro model xbolts and I "believe" it made its way to all models.
     
  5. dixiemagnum80

    dixiemagnum80 Well-Known Member

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    Tagging in here
     
  6. SilverbulletMAG

    SilverbulletMAG Well-Known Member

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    Christensen Arms has really turned things around after a few rough years. Congrats on a great new rifle that should shoot lights out.
     
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  7. Elkaholic Bob

    Elkaholic Bob Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on your new Mesa. I think you will enjoy it
     
  8. Coloradomuley

    Coloradomuley New Member

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    I have several CA mesas
    7mm rem
    6.5 creed
    6.5 PRC
    All are 1/2 MOA guns and have been easy to get to shoot I think you will be happy with your purchase.
     
  9. T3ninja

    T3ninja Well-Known Member

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    I did the spring swap on mine (max long range) it took all of about 5 minutes , but the trigger still sucks.
     
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  10. Elkaholic Bob

    Elkaholic Bob Well-Known Member

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    Does the Mesa have the same trigger as the ridgeline?
     
  11. Bigeclipse

    Bigeclipse Well-Known Member

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    Yes
     
  12. Bigeclipse

    Bigeclipse Well-Known Member

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    That’s only the older style trigger group. This year they transitioned to one which has a tiny hole and the mcarbo spring won’t fit or so I read on some threads in forums. I haven’t seen it in person.
     
  13. Elkaholic Bob

    Elkaholic Bob Well-Known Member

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    I really like the trigger on my ridgeline
     
  14. martinakl

    martinakl Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I sent M*Carbo an email yesterday. They don't seem to be aware of any issue:

    "Hello Kevin, The spring kit we offer should work with all X-Bolt models. Sometimes you just need to use smaller tool (like picks) to get the spring to be seated correctly.

    Let me know if you have any further questions."