Mesa Long Range is the new precision rifle being introduced by Christensen Arms, the Utah-based company known for having developed the first carbon fiber rifle barrel.
The new long range rifle has a medium Palma contour, 416R stainless steel barrel and an adjustable carbon fiber composite stock with adjustable comb height: a sturdy, ergonomic platform created to offer both precision shooters and long range hunters the ideal, long-range precision rifle. The Mesa Long Range features a Tungsten-Cerakote finish, seamless side-baffle muzzle brake (removeable), skeletonized bolt handle, and an oversized fluted bolt knob. Barrel length is 24, 26 in. and the bolt utilizes an M16-style extractor for proven extraction performance. Total weight is less than 10 lbs. The rifle is guaranteed to shoot less than 1 MOA. Initial caliber offerings include 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 Win, 7MM Rem Mag, .28 Nosler, and .300 Win Mag.
Action is a STD Rem 700, Optics Base Compatible. The receiver has an enlarged ejection port, trigger is Match-Grade (2.5-3.5 lb). The internal magazine has a 4 rounds capacity (3 for Magnum calibers). The bolt is twin lug, spiral fluted and nitride treated, with a M16 Style Extractor-
Founded in 1995 with roots in the aerospace industry, Christensen Arms focused on using top-tier aerospace materials and processes, and claims to manufacture some of the most lightweight, precise, and accurate firearms in the world. Their in-house button-rifling process utilizes aerograde processes and specifications and their barrels.
Christensen Arms stainless barrels are precision machined to the industry’s highest standards, reamed and inspected to a tolerance of +/- .0001, stress relieved, and hand lapped to guarantee sub-moa accuracy. Every chamber is CNC machined using minimum-diameter match-grade reamers and optimized for accuracy and performance.
“The new Mesa [Long Range rifle] fills the gap between the Mesa and our dedicated long range precision rifles, the ELR and BA Tactical, and at a great price,” explains Jason Christensen, President of Christensen Arms.
The Mesa Long Range rifle will be available on the US market next Autumn, with an MSRP of 1,595 US dollars.