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Old 08-05-2019, 7:44 AM
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So planning out a longer range rifle and I have looked at the Christiansen Arms MPR model
https://christensenarms.com/modern-precision-rifle/
Looking to see if anyone has any input on this rifle, those who own one and what you likes or dislikes are.
Biggest reason I like this rifle is the light weight and folding stock. Could actually be used for hunting and not just a range toy. Opinions are welcomed.
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7lbs without scope mount and scope isnt bad . But if you want even lighter , you can go with MDT Chassis . not sure they have folding stock model . just looked at the spec of that rifle . wow that is one nice looking rig

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Old 08-05-2019, 11:49 PM
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Not that particular rifle but I have a Ridgeline in 300 Win Mag and it will shoot in the .3s with 215 bergers. Wife is picking up her 300 WSM bronze Ridgeline up in 2 weeks.

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So planning out a longer range rifle
Biggest reason I like this rifle is the light weight and folding stock.
Could actually be used for hunting and not just a range toy.
Opinions are welcomed.
Light weight makes for a terrible longer range target rifle.
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Never owned one. But I've seen a few Christensen Arms products in my volunteer RO gig. Everyone I've ever seen was, just, beautifully(!) made.

Randal makes a good point if LR target shooting is more the goal than hunting.
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Light weight makes for a terrible longer range target rifle.
Oh, this right here!^^^. Heavier is your friend.
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Nice looking rifles, if I had to buy an MPR go 300 PRC.

Their rifles are hit or miss! Their actions at times are hit or miss, and the accuracy is higher miss... there's a reason most professional shooters aren't using Christian Arms.

Now their barrels, they are better than Proof in my opinion. They just tooled up a dedicated machine to spinning up barrel blanks. I'd find a better action and chassis and use their barrels all day long.

My wife thinks I only have 3 guns
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Nice looking rifles, if I had to buy an MPR go 300 PRC.

Their rifles are hit or miss! Their actions at times are hit or miss, and the accuracy is higher miss... there's a reason most professional shooters aren't using Christian Arms.

Now their barrels, they are better than Proof in my opinion. They just tooled up a dedicated machine to spinning up barrel blanks. I'd find a better action and chassis and use their barrels all day long.

My wife thinks I only have 3 guns


I agree hit or miss. Half the bad reports are due to the light gun in shooters hands without great fundamentals.

Either way barrels make the gun shoot, actions are down the list.. if the gun doesn’t shoot it probably is the barrel... I’ve personally had experience with bad shooting factory rifles and a quick barrel replacement and magic; just like thousands of other shooters.

My proof barrels are one hole shooters, expensive but good shooting for the weight class.


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I've rebarreled 3 to date because they shot poorly. The machining work on the barrels I took apart were less than stellar.
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Ok. Thank you for breaking my hopes and dreams about a lighter rifle. But in all honesty I would rather hear from folks that have experienced this rather than having to walk through it myself. Thanks for the input. Guess I will keep my eye open for something else that I like.
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Ok. Thank you for breaking my hopes and dreams about a lighter rifle. But in all honesty I would rather hear from folks that have experienced this rather than having to walk through it myself. Thanks for the input. Guess I will keep my eye open for something else that I like.
Take a look in the classifieds at Snipershide. I cringe every time i browse through there at the deals that can be had on custom rifles....Or give me a call.
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I've rebarreled 3 to date because they shot poorly. The machining work on the barrels I took apart were less than stellar.
I have rebarrelled 5 or 6 Christenson guns over the years.
The owners were always happier after my rebarrel.
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If you really want light and don't mind the disadvantages that come with that, check the thread in the hunting forum.
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I hunt with a mesa CA in 6.5 and it shoots 1 hole groups with multiple
types of factory ammo. My wife has a ridgeline and she has shot with
the same results... Neither of us shoot over 400yds and are not wizards
at shooting but that said, the CAs we have are great for a production run
lightweight hunting rifle. Our definition and use are not the same as yours.
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An update to this thread, Christensen has update their MPR with steel barrels at a lower price point. But with all the research I did I thought it wiser to pass. They do just sell the chassis but at a grand for the chassis and $500 for a Remington action you are still pretty deep into a rifle that some have complained about the chassis still. I think I will hold off on Christensen even though I still really like the rifle.
All the being said I ordered a APO Saber stocked Remington 700 in 6.5 cm. Really good price through Cabela’s. Figure put a decent trigger and save up a few bucks and put a nice scope on it and I am off to the races. Randal and Billygoat I appreciate the input. Figure I should get close to my money out of it if I don’t like it. We shall see.
https://www.cabelas.com/product/Ashb...5.uts?slotId=0
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An update to this thread, Christensen has update their MPR with steel barrels at a lower price point. But with all the research I did I thought it wiser to pass. They do just sell the chassis but at a grand for the chassis and $500 for a Remington action you are still pretty deep into a rifle that some have complained about the chassis still. I think I will hold off on Christensen even though I still really like the rifle.
All the being said I ordered a APO Saber stocked Remington 700 in 6.5 cm. Really good price through Cabela’s. Figure put a decent trigger and save up a few bucks and put a nice scope on it and I am off to the races. Randal and Billygoat I appreciate the input. Figure I should get close to my money out of it if I don’t like it. We shall see.
https://www.cabelas.com/product/Ashb...5.uts?slotId=0
Thats a good choice over an advertised "custom" factory rifle. Especially at that price point. Like you stated, drop a trigger in it and feed it match ammunition. I started off years ago with a Rem700 LTR and shot it for years with my handloads before venturing into rifle building. And if you ever find the limits of the rifle you can get it rebarrled for a true 1/2 moa gun.
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