After being featured on the cover of Field & Stream magazine, the number one question I received is, “What rifle is that?” I held my daughter’s rifle in the image. Fortunately, she let me use the lightweight, tack-driving, sportster she loves to use for her hunts.
The article wasn’t about me or the rifle, but since everyone wanted to know, I’ll tell you about that beautiful gun. It’s a Christensen Arms with a Remington 700 action, chambered in .270 Winchester Super-Short Magnum, also known as .270 WSSM. The short round is a hot one, but the muzzle brake at the end helps reduce recoil since the carbon-fiber stock makes it a lightweight gun for a youth hunter (or any hunter) to carry in the woods.
We acquired the custom hunting rifle from a friend some time ago. He was happy to know that it would go to a fine young lady who loves to hunt. Lea is a lefty but shoots right-handed bolt-action rifles proficiently. She’s taken numerous elk, mule deer, and other big game animals with the gun. I’m sure she’ll never trade it in, but for my other friends who are always asking, look what Christensen has now!
Christensen Arms Introduces Left Handed Mesa and Ridgeline
Gunnison, UT – (May 5, 2018) Christensen Arms is pleased to announce a new left-handed option in both the popular Mesa and Ridgeline hunting rifles. The materials, components, and American craftsmanship are still the same high-quality product that shooters expect from Christensen Arms, simply adjusted to provide a comfortable experience from the other side of the gun.
“As one of our most requested products, we now offer two of our most popular rifles to fulfill the wants and needs of our left-handed customers.” said Jason Christensen, President Christensen Arms.
The suggested retail value for the left-handed Mesa is $1,545 and $2,245 for the left-handed Ridgeline. Left-handed models are currently only available in standard short-action calibers.
About Christensen Arms
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 more than 20 years of firearm experience focusing on incorporating top-tier aerospace materials and processes, Christensen Arms manufactures some of the most lightweight, precise, and accurate firearms in the industry and around the globe.