Sorry this happened to you but glad I saw this thread. I am about to drop the plastic on a CA Mesa 6.5CM. I'm new to long range or precision shooting but I've been watching a lot of YouTube and reading the occasional review and this is the first negative report I've seen about CA. I am currently waiting on a reply from Eurooptic regarding this rifle which I was buying as my primary hunting rifle due to the reported accuracy, light weight and affordability. Is CA really as bad as being stated in this thread? Aren't there any positive stories? Now I'm apprehensive.