Christensen Arms Introduces Mesa Bolt-Action Rifle

posted on November 22, 2016
The newest bolt-action rifle from Christensen Arms, the Mesa, is designed to offer shooters a lightweight, accurate platform at an affordable price.

“With the Mesa, we wanted to create a premium, yet accessible rifle, that contained many of the same, industry-leading features you would expect from any product carrying the Christensen Arms name," said Jason Christensen, president of Christensen Arms.

The Mesa features a stainless-steel barrel with a featherlight contour and comes with a sub-MOA guarantee from the company. The barrel and action are set into a carbon-reinforced fiberglass stock. The rifle is finished in a tungsten Cerakote finish and features a removable radial brake and an adjustable match-grade trigger. The total package weighs in at 6.65 pounds.

Barrel length ranges from 22-24 inches, depending on caliber selection. Magazine capacity also varies from 3-4 rounds, depending on caliber. The Mesa features a proprietary twin-lug action machined from 416 stainless steel and comes with a standard Remington 700-compatible optics base.

The rifle is available in .308 Win., 6.5 Creedmoor, .300 Win. Mag., 7 mm-08 and 7 mm Rem. Mag. Suggested retail price on the Mesa is $1,295.


Beretta M9
Beretta M9

Fighting Iron: Rank Has Its Privilege

Traditionally an elegant symbol of rank, the General Officer’s Pistol has taken various forms.

First Look: Watchtower Spec Ops Type 15 Rifle

A solidly built AR-15 with a billet receiver and an option for a .223 Wylde chamber.

Review: Girsan MCP35 PI LW Match

The latest addition to the MC P35 PI line may be the best yet.

First Look: Maxim Defense PDX-SD in .300BLK and 7.62x39mm

A compact firearm with an integrated suppressor gets two new caliber options.

Lessons Unlearned

When forming opinions on firearms, it’s best not to jump the gun.

I Carry: Glock Gunsite Service Pistol in a Bianchi Holster

In this week's episode of "I Carry," we have the Glock G45 Gunsite Service pistol carried in a Bianchi Assent holster with a Holosun HE509T red-dot sight and a Buck Knives Infusion pocketknife.


Get the best of Shooting Illustrated delivered to your inbox.