Founded in Utah in 1995, with roots in the aerospace industry, Christensen Arms developed the first carbon fiber rifle barrel. This patented technology resulted in one of the most innovative advances in firearms within the last two and a half decades.
With over 20 years of firearm experience focused on using top-tier aerospace materials and processes, Christensen Arms manufacturers some of the most lightweight, precise, and accurate firearms in the industry and around the world.
When we first developed the carbon fiber barrel, we knew it was going to become one of the most innovative advances in firearms in recent decades. Offering superior strength and rigidity over traditional heavy-profile barrels and the extreme light weight of light-profile barrels, our carbon fiber barrels are engineered and manufactured in house from aerograde materials to ensure they meet the same high standards and quality control you would expect from any product carrying the Christensen Arms name. Our in-house button-rifling process utilizes aerograde processes and specifications in every rifle barrel we produce. Our barrels are reamed and inspected to a tolerance of +/- .0001. Our technology and aerospace pedigree guarantees precise measurements and verifications of twist rates that ensure a repeatable and highly accurate rifle.
Designed using precision engineering adopted from the aerospace industry, our carbon fiber barrels are crafted using a proprietary layered design that fully utilizes the strength and thermal conduction benefits of carbon fiber to achieve more consistent barrel harmonics and accuracy. The barrel lining is machined from 416R stainless steel, button rifled, and has a bore tolerance of +/- .0001.
Built using 416R stainless steel, our stainless barrels are precision machined to the industry’s highest standards, stress relieved, and hand lapped to guarantee sub-moa accuracy.
Every Christensen Arms chamber is CNC machined using minimum-diameter match-grade reamers and optimized for accuracy and performance.
STOCKS AND HANDGUARDS
AEROGRADE CARBON FIBER STOCKS
Our Aerograde Carbon Fiber Stocks are engineered using advanced aerospace materials and processes to take full advantage of the superior strength of carbon fiber to produce the lightest, most rigid stocks available. Our stocks are hand built in-house by a trained, composite technician to ensure an exceptionally high-quality stock with the ultimate strength-to-weight ratio. They are available in a number of styles and finishes to suit your needs.
CARBON FIBER COMPOSITE STOCKS
Christensen Arms’ Carbon Fiber Composite Stocks are engineered to offer the user a strong, yet lightweight composite stock at an affordable price. Like our Aerograde stocks, these are hand laid and available in a number of styles and finishes. Our carbon fiber composite stocks use Invar pillars to reinforce the bedding foundation.
AEROGRADE MSR HANDGUARDS
Our free-float, carbon fiber MSR Handguards are specifically designed to shed valuable weight and provide superior strength over stocks made from traditional materials. Our handguards are available in a variety of lengths and finish options.
CHRISTENSEN ARMS ACTION
All stainless Christensen Arms actions are machined from a solid billet of heat-treated 416T stainless steel and utilize precision surface ground recoil lugs. Each half-MOA rifle is blueprinted with lapped lugs and trued receiver faces. Our actions are available with integrated 20 MOA, split picatinny rail, or standard Remington® 700 optic base standard. Christensen Arms’ precision bolts are machined in house and are spiral fluted and Black Nitride™ coated for smooth operation and superior wear performance. All bolts utilize an M16-style extractor for proven extraction performance. All magnum bolts use dual ejectors.
INVAR PILLARS & SPOT BEDDING
Christensen Arms’ bolt action rifles with carbon fiber composite stocks feature dual bedding pillars constructed from Invar, a nickel/iron alloy known for its uniquely low coefficient of thermal expansion. Unlike aluminum, Invar pillars do not expand or contract with temperature changes so you will not experience variances in bedding or accuracy. In addition, we spot bed the recoil lug area to ensure stability and optimal performance.