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First Look: Christensen Arms Modern Precision Rifle

First Look: Christensen Arms Modern Precision Rifle

Christensen Arms announced the launch of its Modern Precision Rifle platform in 2017, providing precision shooters with a long-range firearm built on the company's all-new, proprietary chassis system.

“The Modern Precision Rifle is a next-generation chassis rifle proudly built from top-tier aerograde materials right here in the USA,” said Jason Christensen, president of Christensen Arms.

The rifle's chassis is a completely new system made entirely from 7075 aluminum and incorporates the company's V-block bedding system that enhances accuracy The stock also features a folding stock that allows for easy transport and storage. The stock is fully adjustable, enabling owners to customize the length of pull and comb height to their body.

The heart of the Christensen Arms Modern Precision Rifle is the company's stainless-steel billet receiver, which is mated to a lightweight 416-R stainless-steel, which is wrapped in carbon fiber for enhanced strength and reduced weight. The system is completed with the use of a nitride-treated twin-lug bolt that features attractive spiral fluting. Reliability is enhanced through the use of an M16-style case extractor and an enlarged ejection port.

The target-profile barrel itself features a match-grade chamber and is button-rifled with a hand-lapped finish in order to provide the utmost in accuracy. The free-float barrel is available in 16-, 20- and 24-inch lengths and comes with a 5/8x24 TPI threaded muzzle for the attachment of sound suppressors and muzzle devices. Every Christensen Arms Modern Precision Rifle ships with a sub-MOA guarantee.

The company's innovative new chassis system is equipped with a carbon-fiber handguard that measures either 14 inches or 17 inches, depending on the barrel length selected. The handguard is compatible with M-Lok accessory attachments, allowing owners to customize their guns with a wide range of aftermarket components. The length of pull is adjustable from 12.5-14.5 inches, and the cheek riser can be raised a full inch. The aluminum chassis features a hardcoat-anodized finish for resistance against wear and corrosion.

Other features of the Christensen Arms Modern Precision Rifle include a skeletonized bolt handle, oversized bolt knob, match-grade flat trigger, AICS-compatible magazine well and a 20-MOA optics rail. The action is compatible with standard Remington 700 optics bases and features a durable and attractive black-nitride finish.

The Christensen Arms Modern Precision rifle is made in the USA and weighs in between 6.9-7.9 pounds, depending on the options selected. Rifles are available in .308 Win. and 6.5 Creedmoor. The suggested retail price on the gun is $2,295.

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