Just recently purchased a Christian arms mesa long range and had similar issues the barrel was touching and 2 primers in the magazine box and covered in grime..
Unfortunately I was upset that they put out this kind of quality but I don’t have time to wait on them to get the problem fixed
Fixed all the issues that was wrong with it
I am (or after reading this thread, was) in the market for a CA Ridgeline in 6.5 Creedmoor. What is a better option for the intended application and price?
or proof shouldered prefit and get a mcmillan
The bighorn/proof prefit is suggested pretty much every time the CA's are brought up on here but every post seems to gloss over the fact that it's almost double the cost of a new CA. It comes out to just over $3k in parts alone, where the Ridgelines's are $1800 and, for the most part, shoot great right out of the box. Not to mention, for newer shooters that aren't fully up to speed yet, a DIY Custom gun is probably going to involve a gunsmith doing the work for safety's sake alone. Which is more cost and more time.
I'm not trying to start a fight, I know about the resale implications and all of that, I'm just saying that a full custom build is not always the answer.
I bought a new CA 5five6 in November 2020. About 400 rounds into the AR and it exploded. Basically ruined the gun by cracking the receivers and shattering the bolt. The explosion flattened about 6 rounds in the magazine as it fell out the bottom of the gun. I had bought it for a Javelina hunt in February. I ended up seeing a trophy animal on a hill about 80-90 yards away. However, I had to try and sneak up on it with a pistol since that’s all I had. I ended up not being able to hit it as the wind changed and I couldn’t make it out within a bush. It’s too bad, because I loved the gun when I first saw it. Nothing but regrets now.
Their customer service is good though. They are telling me it will be repairedPretty much these days if it's a new company, it behooves one to call first with a made up CS issue just to see how they'll handle it. THEN make your decision.
Huh, mine never do that, maybe I need to start mfg. shit.
Mine as well. Shady story about the AR but whatever. Also, their CS was excellent as I’ve noted before. Fast and easy. They paid for shipping both ways.I have a Christensen Arms MPR in 6.5 PRC, exceptionally well made, tack driver and handles hot loads. Did you blow it up with a handload?