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A quality gun is as much at home in a sturdy safe as it is in the back of your pickup. It’s packed alongside meat sticks and sunflower seeds as you embark into the great outdoors. It’s a valuable instrument for honing your skills and chasing after excellence at the shooting range. And it’s a trusted partner as you sit on the side of a mountain with your eager twelve-year-old on the first day of deer season.
It’s fair to say that the MPR comes closer to emulating the term “do-everything” than any other rifle that I’ve come across. If I could pick only one rifle to use for dinging steel with my buddies to humping up the side of a mountain for elk, the MPR would be it. Its combination of light weight and a complete set of relevant features puts this one in a class by itself.
—Guns & Ammo
It’s like a trusty dog that follows you everywhere—one that just so happens to also be a next-generation, precision-engineered product of decades of innovation, all wrapped up in a tidy, efficient package. It’s light, compact, and effortlessly dependable. It’s not just a gun that can go everywhere. It’s a gun you’ll want to take wherever you go.
Outstanding accuracy and ammo tolerance come from the carbon-fiber-wrapped barrel. Carbon fiber tends to tame barrel oscillations while stiffening its spine, resulting in a tube that’s bull-barrel consistent but mountain-rifle light. Combined with the handlapped match-tolerance bore, it typically provides incredible levels of accuracy and consistency.
The first thing you’ll notice when you’re introduced to the MPR is its ultramodern, slick design that immediately lets you know you’re not just looking at another mountain gun. Then you pick it up, and another advantage the MPR has over your typical gun becomes abundantly clear: weighing less than 7 pounds, this thing is damn light for a heavy-duty rifle. As the name suggests, it’s built for accuracy surpassing just about anything else in the market. And you can’t pack that much precision and power into so light a product without mastering the art of efficiency. The MPR is one compact piece of engineering.
So pick it up. We dare you. Feel how light it is, run your hand along the sleek carbon fiber, and start imagining all the places this gun will take you.
As soon as the stock folds, the MPR gets about 25 percent shorter and infinitely easier to transport. Looking at the MPR, I see a rifle that is easy to live with.
Sometimes, they’re to be tested. Other times, they’re to be respected.
Enter Andy Stumpf.
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Andy is a highly decorated, immensely respected retired Navy SEAL. Throughout his storied 17-year military career, Andy embarked on hundreds of combat operations around the world, including the US’ most critical missions—as part of legendary SEAL Team Six.
Today, Andy travels the world imparting the leadership knowledge and skills acquired through his military exploits on Fortune 500 companies and national, state, and local government organizations.
He’s also a die-hard hunter and fitness enthusiast who’s known for pushing limits.
At Christensen Arms, we’re honored and thrilled to call Andy Stumpf a friend and brand ambassador. He embodies many of the qualities we hold dear: strength, virtue, dedication, perseverance, honor, passion, humility… the list goes on.
Naturally, when the opportunity arose to collaborate with Andy on a Montana elk hunt, we jumped on it. We knew it would be an epic project.
However, we didn’t realize it would be an exercise in respecting and testing limits.
Knee-deep snow. Sub-zero temperatures. Blistering winds. Unrelenting terrain and weather. Fleeting daylight. Endurance and resolve-testing treks. When Montana brought extreme weather that pushed Andy and the team to the limit, a decision had to be made regarding how far to push and which limits to test—and by how much.
With the odds stacked against them, could Andy and the team get it done in brutal conditions?
Another hot topic in the booth was Christensen’s Flash Forged Technology (FFT). FFT builds on our history of innovation in carbon fiber technology, which began when we invented the carbon fiber rifle barrel in 1995.
FFT is a proprietary manufacturing process that uses infrared heat in the forging process to create carbon fiber components, such as rifle stocks and handguards. Our new FFT components are incredibly light in weight and heavy on precision and strength.
We’re thrilled to announce that Ridgeline FFT won the 2022 Ballistics Best Readers’ Choice Award for best bolt-action hunting rifle. We don’t make our rifles to win awards, but they’re deeply appreciated by our team. We work hard to create the best products for our customers, and it’s wonderful when the folks who use our rifles tell the world how much they love them!
Andrew Arrabito, founder of Half Face Blades, was kind enough to offer up a custom knife for us to give away at the show. What happened when we announced the winner was something we never could have imagined… he gave it away to a young man he knew would covet it even more than he would. It was an unexpected show of generosity that brought a smile to everyone in the booth!
Sometimes you’re up early, trekking up a ridge as you scan the opposite hillside for that fleeting glimpse of an elk. Sometimes you’re following a herd of pronghorn across the prairie. Sometimes you’re huddled behind a blind. And sometimes… Well, you get it.
Every hunt is different. And sure, adding fifty different varieties of hunting rifles to your arsenal, one for every possible scenario, can be half the fun. But what if you had a single weapon that checked every box?
That single weapon is the Modern Hunting Rifle.
Surely that’s just hyperbole, you’re telling yourself. There’s no one rifle that does it all—or at least no single gun that does it all well. And you’d be right, if the Modern Hunting Rifle didn’t exist.
But it does, and the world is taking note…
“This rifle is not your daddy’s Model 700. The Christensen Arms MHR takes the latest manufacturing methods and components and blends them into a high-end take on the contemporary hunting rifle.” – Ballistic Magazine
The MHR is the most modular gun on the market. It’s a happy marriage between the accuracy potential of a chassis rifle and the ergonomics of a hunting rifle, taking the whole package a few steps further with over 200 different possible configurations.
Whatever you’re hunting, wherever your pursuit takes you, at least one of those configurations is just right. And if you need to switch gears mid-hunt, we’ve got you covered: you can rapidly alter almost your entire setup without ever needing to re-zero.
But it’s not just versatile. We’ve come a long way since our ancestors chased a saber-toothed tiger with a sharp stick, and the MHR is the culmination of thousands of years of humanity figuring out the best way to kill big game.
It’s futuristic. It’s classy. If James Bond needed a hunting rifle, he’d choose this one.
“In the world of big-bore double rifles, this gun is an exceptional bargain—and versatile and beautiful to boot.” – RifleShooter Magazine
So if you’re just looking for a gun that does one thing and does it well, you’ll find a million rifles out there that fit the bill.
“Keeping your gear’s weight to a minimum while hunting in the backcountry is essential to having a productive day in the field. Hunters and shooters looking for the performance of a chassis rifle but with great hunting ergonomics will like the Christensen Arms’ Modern Hunting Rifle (MHR).” – Tactical Life Magazine
What the Firearm Industry Has to Say about Flash Forged Technology
At Christensen Arms, we use Flash Forged Technology to create the lightest, strongest rifles you’ll ever shoot—guns that change the way you hunt in the backcountry. And we’re not the only ones who say so.
Exhibit A is the Ridgeline FFT, a gun that’s 5.3 pounds of eye-catching innovation, nominated for Ballistic’s Best Reader’s Choice Award 2022. According to Rifle Shooter magazine, it’s “a rifle built with two guiding principles: It must be accurate enough to make the most important shot of your life and light enough to allow you to get in position to make that shot. Christensen Arms succeeds at both these objectives.”
Rifle Shooter points out that a successful hunt may come down to a single shot, so dedicated mountain hunters invest in the best equipment. “With so much riding on your rifle’s performance, it’s no wonder so many serious hunters choose Christensen Arms, and their newest rifle—the Ridgeline FFT—is an example of what a top-shelf backcountry hunting gear should be.”
The review concludes by saying, “Christensen Arms has done a magnificent job adding high-tech features to the traditional mountain gun design and in doing so, they’ve set a higher standard for high country rifles.”
Other publications have plenty to say about the Ridgeline’s place in the hierarchy of hunting rifles, too. Shooting Times adds, “Christensen arms has long been a leader in lightweight precision hunting rifles. The recently introduced Ridgeline FFT model upholds that tradition, and it could very well be the best semi-production rifle of its type the company has made. . . If just getting up the mountain and earning that shot is a battle in itself, the Ridgeline FFT is a potential game-changer.”
But the Ridgeline FFT isn’t the only game-changing rifle from Christensen Arms. Weighing in at just 5.5 pounds, the Mesa FFT is the kind of gun you’ll be glad to have when you’re miles away from your truck. It’s “an ideal rifle on the mountainside, or for long treks to your hunting location,” according to The NRA American Rifleman, and “a great solution for hunting in challenging terrain and for long treks in the wilderness,” according to Hunting Retailer.
The verdict is in. Ask anyone who’s ever picked up one of our hunting rifles. If you’re a serious hunter looking for a lightweight gun that will go the distance, you can’t do better than Christensen Arms.
Christensen Arms, manufacturer of state-of-the-art precision firearms and carbon fiber barrels, is proud to announce they are now offering 6.8 Western as a cartridge choice on their premium rifles.
The 6.8 Western cartridge utilizes a fast-rifling twist rate that allows for the use of very high ballistic coefficient and high sectional density .277′′ bullets that excel on bigger game and at extended range. The 6.8 Western cartridge has really taken off with many hunters and Browning and Winchester now produce several different variants of 6.8 Western ammo for hunting elk, deer, moose, bear, and many other big game animals.
“We are dedicated to providing our discerning customers with the very best products in a vast array of calibers, a commitment which continues with our latest selection of firearms available in 6.8 Western,” said Wille Vernon, Executive Vice President of Marketing, Christensen Arms. “No matter the application, customers can count on a Christensen Arms rifle in their preferred caliber to get the job done.”
Designed using precision engineering adopted from the aerospace industry, Christensen Arms’ new 6.8 Western carbon fiber barrels are crafted using a proprietary layered design that offers
any marksman superior accuracy and performance. The barrel lining is made from match-grade 416R stainless steel and is measured to a tolerance of +/- .0001. When it comes to accuracy,
Christensen Arms carbon fiber barrels have the performance you can trust.
Either your family knows you all too well or your personal shopping list got an extra boost of merry this year. Regardless, you found yourself sitting on a sparkly new Christensen Arms rifle this Christmas morning…lucky you, my friend. But now is when the fun really starts.
Christensen Arms rifles are known for being lightweight, versatile, and modular. So what does this mean?
There’s a world of epic accessories available to customize your new Christensen Arms rifle.
Bolt Action Rifles
The Ridgeline is the quintessential hunting rifle. Offered in twenty chamberings, the rifle features a sporter carbon fiber composite gunstock and a stainless steel radial muzzle brake built around a light target contour Christensen Arms carbon fiber wrapped barrel. The Ridgeline weighs in starting at 6.3 pounds and is backed by the Christensen Arms Sub-MOA Guarantee.
Not only will this kit give your rifle a fresh new look, it will also shave off more than a pound in weight. Not ready for the complete switch to FFT? Start with a smaller accessory like the FFT Bolt Knob.
Modern Precision Rifle (MPR)
The Modern Precision Rifle is an ultra-lightweight chassis rifle designed to break with tradition. Beyond the folding stock the complete package is well equipped with a target contour Christensen Arms carbon fiber barrel, carbon fiber comb, free-floating carbon fiber handguard, and 20 MOA rail. The action and stainless steel side-baffle muzzle brake are finished in Black Nitride for a sleek look. The Modern Precision Rifle weighs in starting at 6.9 pounds and is backed by the Christensen Arms Sub-MOA Guarantee.
The Traverse is an advanced backcountry rifle with time-honored styling and performance. The Monte-Carlo carbon fiber composite gunstock gives it a classic feel, while the light target contour Christensen Arms carbon fiber wrapped barrel, stainless steel side-baffle brake, 0-MOA optic rail, and bottom picatinny rail ensure state-of-the-art operation. The Traverse weighs in starting at 7.3 pounds and is backed by the Christensen Arms Sub-MOA Guarantee.
Christensen Arms, manufacturer of state-of-the-art precision firearms and carbon fiber barrels, is pleased to announce their Ridgeline Flash Forged Technology (FFT) rifle was recognized by the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) and the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) with their NASGW-POMA Caliber Award for “Best New Rifle”. The award was presented October 25th, 2022 at the NASGW appreciation dinner during the NASGW Expo in Kansas City, MO.
“We are honored to be presented with this prestigious award,” said Willie Vernon, Executive Vice President of Marketing, Christensen Arms. “The Caliber Awards offer a unique, unbiased approach to evaluating new and innovative products. We appreciate the recognition of the panel and are immensely proud of the efforts of the entire Christensen Arms team in bringing the Ridgeline FFT to life.”
The NASGW, in partnership with POMA, selected the top products in six categories: Best New Rifle, Best New Handgun, Best New Shotgun, Best New Ammunition, Best New Optic, and Best New Accessory. An independent panel of 18 industry judges selected the winners in each category.
The new Ridgeline FFT utilizes cutting-edge carbon fiber manufacturing technology, making it up to a full pound lighter while introducing additional features such as an FFT carbon fiber floor plate and bolt knob. The new side-baffle brake and stylish paint scheme distinguish the new model even further, all while retaining the Christensen Arms Sub-MOA Guarantee. The rifle weight starts at 5.3 lbs. depending on model and chambering. Magazine capacity: internal, 4 rd. standard, 5 rd. magnum.
Color options: stainless action with black and gray stock or burnt bronze Cerakote action with green, black, and tan stock.
Select chamberings are available in a left-handed configuration.
Over the past 25 years, Christensen Arms has consistently been at the forefront of firearm innovation and wildlife conservation efforts. From the introduction of the carbon-fiber wrapped barrel to financial support of leading wildlife conservation groups, Christensen Arms is always finding new ways to improve the shooter’s experience while protecting our beloved hobbies and traditions.
Christensen Arms is proud to offer a wide selection of our firearms in the groundbreaking new cartridge from Hornady – 7mm PRC. Get a look behind the curtain at why 7mm PRC was developed in this Hornady guest blog entry.
“As with any new cartridge development, the fundamental question that must be answered is ‘why’. There are many great cartridges already in existence, so creating a new one must pick up where the others leave off. A new cartridge must solve a problem. The 7mm Precision Rifle Cartridge does just that.
It is the first truly modern cartridge in 7mm that incorporates all the design aspects that make it consistent, balanced, efficient and most of all, accurate. It does this all while having the dimensions, tolerances, and standards SAAMI approved. This is important because now all the rifle builders can manufacture a rifle that interfaces perfectly with factory loaded ammunition, providing accuracy and long-range performance that previously required a custom-built rifle or a special handload.
In developing a cartridge, Hornady take a systematic approach to identify what problems exist and how to solve them. With other 7mm cartridges on the market, they were all plagued by similar problems: too slow of a SAAMI twist rate to appropriately stabilize modern, low drag bullets and a restrictive overall length, which shoved much of the bullet deep into the case. There are a few older designs that also suffered from loose chamber geometry, which can degrade accuracy. Couple this with some case designs that are a bit too overbore, and you have a 7mm cartridge selection that leaves much to be desired.
For the 7mm PRC development, we first selected what bullets we were targeting – our lowest drag, highest BC bullets and selected a twist rate that was commensurate. We then designed a chamber, throat, and freebore around those bullets and identified what muzzle velocity was most appropriate. After selecting a target muzzle velocity, we designed a cartridge case that would achieve that velocity using todays modern, temperature stable, magnum speed powder.
The result is an efficient case design, with proper chamber geometry, that will lend itself to the kind of ‘out of the box accuracy’ that our cartridge designs are known for. It has the correct twist rate for today’s long-range bullets, it offers substantial recoil reduction compared to other, more overbore 7mm cartridges on the market, and it does this without sacrificing any long-range shooting capability.
We are proud to release the 7mm PRC. It really rounds out the family of products that wear the ‘Precision Rifle Cartridge’ name. We truly believe this cartridge will quickly become a customer favorite and is appropriate for all North American big game. Whether you’re hunting whitetails in the east or you’re a western hunter pursuing elk in the mountains or shooting an ELR match – the 7mm PRC provides you confidence and accuracy at all practical ranges.”
Thanks to Hornady for providing this insight into their new cartridge. Check out our 7mm PRC-chambered products here.
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