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Author Topic: Christensen Arms Ridgeline  (Read 2187 times)

Offline BoBallistic

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Christensen Arms Ridgeline
« on: May 17, 2019, 09:30:50 AM »
I was meeting an old friend at a Cracker Barrel yesterday morning for Breakfast and after eating we went up to his favorite Pawn Shop....this is not ordinary Pawn Shop, they are have pawn and half firearms store....half the store is new and use firearms store.....so they have a Christensen Arms 6.5 PRC....the MSRP on it was $1999.00 and got it for $1749.00. With all the darn TN sales tax (almost 10%) plus background check out the door price cost me $1922.....

Does anybody own one of these rifles?? How good are they...have been reading them and when I got my 26 Nosler, got a Nosler Liberty rifle, instead of the Christensen Arm Mesa Line. The Nosler Liberty is almost as good as my Nosler TGR in 300 WSM that shoots under one inch groups at 200 yards....yea, under 1/2 MOA....but I did work with it because I took the rifle on Safari in South Africa.

The 6.5 PRC is a Hornady design and is about 200 fps faster than the 6.5 CM which I have that caliber in a Savage 10 BA Stealth....it is a shooter as well.....so as I am tweaking the gun room after the flood, have another new rifle to mount and scope for and one more to find the right load for....so we will see, but first things first the Shilen-Savage in 260 is my top priority and this should be a shooter as well....hopefully it will be as good as my Coopers and Blaser R93......

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Re: Christensen Arms Ridgeline
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2019, 10:06:58 AM »
you crack me up Bo. you buy a new rifle and the ask if anyone owns one and then "how good are they".  --099-780 i love it.

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Re: Christensen Arms Ridgeline
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2019, 12:16:06 PM »
Yari - Now that I look back on the post, I can see you in the floor laughing....yea it is sort of ironic isn't it.....I know the Christensen Rifle Shoot good, but was wondering about the 6.5 PRC round...it looks awesome, and it is about 200 FPS faster than the 6.5 CM....and it is a little fatter than the 6.5 CM is not by much.....have been studying every since it come out and last put an order in at Midway for one box of ammo (143 gn ELD-X) and 40 pieces of brass for it.....have to make a determination on a scope for it so I ordered 30mm rings, I have several 30mm scope laying around but a nice Leupold VX6 2-12X x 42mm would be nice setting on it.....

I know the rifle shoots great, the guy I bought my 26 Nosler was telling me that most of the guys was using the Ridgeline over the Nosler Liberty.....I have been studying the 30 PRC for about a year now.....so this should be interesting....Will post pictures of after I get it set up......

So has anybody own a 6.5 PRC caliber?? if so How do you like the 6.5.....

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Re: Christensen Arms Ridgeline
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2019, 01:56:47 AM »
With this fledgling new round, for the best performance, I think the best way is to reload it...placed orders for Redding Dies and Brass and ammo box (MTM) for at least 50 rounds for it and the order will be here next week...did find in my work box a new short one piece picatinny scope base from Leupold that I will use......

Now the work begins, not only work about 6 hours in the gun room today unpacking boxes and tweaking the arrangement, but now have a bunch of projects that I need to attend to......will spend a few hours trying to solve those problems.....

I will be studying the 6.5 PRC which so far that they (who ever they are) this caliber a long range caliber...sure, will be using the 140 to 147 gn pills and was looking last night already have a bunch of bullets that fall within that weight range from the 6.5 Grendel and the 6.5 Creedmoor that I already have....but with reloading you can really tweak the round....

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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2019, 07:18:35 AM »
Decided on Putting a Leupold VX-5 3-15X x 44mm, 30mm tube, on the Christensen Arms 6.5 PRC....Should be here next Thursday...Saved over $100 by getting it off Amazon instead of Midway.....my first choice was Midway but for over $100...decided on Amazon...the sales tax was the issue......
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Re: Christensen Arms Ridgeline
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2019, 08:45:51 AM »
Christensen carries a very strong reputation, don't know anything about that PRC chambering but at 200 FPS beyond the CM, I suspect it will be a bit of a challenge from a barrel life perspective if you end up shooting it a lot. 

Glad to hear you're back in the saddle again Bo - that might be the longest dry spell between gun purchases for you since I've been on this forum!

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Re: Christensen Arms Ridgeline
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2019, 08:51:18 AM »
 ##$%#15 but one day can't count as a dry spell in my eyes    ##$%#12


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Re: Christensen Arms Ridgeline
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2019, 10:07:52 AM »
bo-now you got me chuckling again. you bought another Leo? what about the poor orphan Leo's w/o a home you already have? don't they need a home? @--0--0117

i'm just busting your chops @--0--0105 I get it. new gun should have a new scope

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« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2019, 07:36:21 PM »
Madgomer ....Yes, only two so far this year but that will likely go to 3 or 4 this year....Got to get me a Bergara B14 (~$950) in 6.5 Creedmoor, a Blaser R93 Stock (~$2000) for starters. Am looking at 6mm Rem, maybe vintage? and always on the look out for a Ruger No.1V in 280 Rem, it is a varmint/heavy barrel configuration....they only made it for a couple of years...

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Re: Christensen Arms Ridgeline
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2019, 07:45:24 PM »
Not familiar with it nor do I hunt out west.

I dug this up:

 The 6.5 PRC (Precision Rifle Cartridge) is a relatively new long-range cartridge developed by Hornady. According to their team, the round has been “designed to achieve the highest levels of accuracy, flat trajectory and extended range performance in a sensibly designed compact package”. The use of moderate powder charges helps create a cartridge that is accurate and enjoys a reasonable barrel life without heavy recoil. Often represented as an attempt to improve on the wildly popular 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5 PRC is a well-balanced chambering suitable for both hunters and competition shooters.
Those who choose to shoulder a rifle chambered in 6.5 PRC should enjoy the high velocities and long-range potential possible with the short-action round. Hornady claims a muzzle velocity of 2,910 FPS from their 26” test barrel with a 1:8 twist and “performance well beyond 1000 yards”. Ammunition is currently offered in 147-grain ELD Match and 143-grain ELD-X bullets.
Although primarily designed for competition, hunters will find the round suitable for most North American game.


I wonder if the army using something similar for terrorists  season ( which never closes)


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Re: Christensen Arms Ridgeline
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2019, 07:48:50 PM »
Decided on Putting a Leupold VX-5 3-15X x 44mm, 30mm tube, on the Christensen Arms 6.5 PRC....Should be here next Thursday...Saved over $100 by getting it off Amazon instead of Midway.....my first choice was Midway but for over $100...decided on Amazon...the sales tax was the issue......

Enjoy it.

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« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2019, 08:57:45 PM »
flint- BP Photo has some good prices. I've bought a few thing there
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« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2019, 09:09:12 PM »
Not familiar with it nor do I hunt out west.

I dug this up:

 The 6.5 PRC (Precision Rifle Cartridge) is a relatively new long-range cartridge developed by Hornady. According to their team, the round has been “designed to achieve the highest levels of accuracy, flat trajectory and extended range performance in a sensibly designed compact package”. The use of moderate powder charges helps create a cartridge that is accurate and enjoys a reasonable barrel life without heavy recoil. Often represented as an attempt to improve on the wildly popular 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5 PRC is a well-balanced chambering suitable for both hunters and competition shooters.
Those who choose to shoulder a rifle chambered in 6.5 PRC should enjoy the high velocities and long-range potential possible with the short-action round. Hornady claims a muzzle velocity of 2,910 FPS from their 26” test barrel with a 1:8 twist and “performance well beyond 1000 yards”. Ammunition is currently offered in 147-grain ELD Match and 143-grain ELD-X bullets.
Although primarily designed for competition, hunters will find the round suitable for most North American game.


I wonder if the army using something similar for terrorists  season ( which never closes)
Flint - our boys and girls in the military are using all sorts of stuff for terrorists, ranging from the 5.56 all the way to the .50 BMG for the shoulder-fired weapons.  The long range guys still seem to be relying on the .338 Lapua, .300 Win mag, .50 BMG (Barretts) and the good old .308 (7.62X51) to some extent.  I wouldn't be shocked to learn there are a few 6.5 CM and PRC weapons in use over there, but unless the military has adopted some official guns & ammo, it makes for a very challenging supply chain situation - don't want to run out of ammo over there.  If Dutch happens to be monitoring this thread I'm sure he could lend a much more credible response to your question.
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Re: Christensen Arms Ridgeline
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2019, 12:11:17 AM »
Not familiar with it nor do I hunt out west.

I dug this up:

 The 6.5 PRC (Precision Rifle Cartridge) is a relatively new long-range cartridge developed by Hornady. According to their team, the round has been “designed to achieve the highest levels of accuracy, flat trajectory and extended range performance in a sensibly designed compact package”. The use of moderate powder charges helps create a cartridge that is accurate and enjoys a reasonable barrel life without heavy recoil. Often represented as an attempt to improve on the wildly popular 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5 PRC is a well-balanced chambering suitable for both hunters and competition shooters.
Those who choose to shoulder a rifle chambered in 6.5 PRC should enjoy the high velocities and long-range potential possible with the short-action round. Hornady claims a muzzle velocity of 2,910 FPS from their 26” test barrel with a 1:8 twist and “performance well beyond 1000 yards”. Ammunition is currently offered in 147-grain ELD Match and 143-grain ELD-X bullets.
Although primarily designed for competition, hunters will find the round suitable for most North American game.


I wonder if the army using something similar for terrorists  season ( which never closes)
Flint - our boys and girls in the military are using all sorts of stuff for terrorists, ranging from the 5.56 all the way to the .50 BMG for the shoulder-fired weapons.  The long range guys still seem to be relying on the .338 Lapua, .300 Win mag, .50 BMG (Barretts) and the good old .308 (7.62X51) to some extent.  I wouldn't be shocked to learn there are a few 6.5 CM and PRC weapons in use over there, but unless the military has adopted some official guns & ammo, it makes for a very challenging supply chain situation - don't want to run out of ammo over there.  If Dutch happens to be monitoring this thread I'm sure he could lend a much more credible response to your question.

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Re: Christensen Arms Ridgeline
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2019, 11:07:12 AM »
Made in the USA and with a little piggy etched into it . . .
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