One of the most popular precision firearms manufacturers west of the Mississippi has just released their latest versatile rifle – the Christensen Arms Ridgeline Scout Rifle. Featuring a carbine length 16″ barrel, and chambered in 4 popular calibers often used for small to mid-sized game hunting, the new Ridgeline Scout is loaded with features that perfectly nestle it into the role of “scout rifle.”
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Christensen Arms Introduces The Ridgeline Scout Rifle
We are excited to add the new Ridgeline Scout rifle to the Ridgeline series. The intent was to offer shooters the same familiarity and performance of the Ridgeline in a shorter, more compact, system. This Ridgeline Scout has the same accuracy potential and dependability as our field-proven Ridgeline rifles, as they share many of the same features, technology and components.”
Stephen Graham, Senior VP of Marketing, Christensen Arms
Built on the popular Ridgeline series, the Ridgeline Scout is purpose-built to be compact, reliable, and lightweight to offer shooters a gun that will fit in situations where larger rifles cannot go or will be too cumbersome (think tree stands, ground blinds, or shooting from a truck or car). The rifle is said to be an ideal suppressor host and is also backed by Christensen Arms’ Sub-MOA guarantee.
- .300 BLK : 16” Barrel, 1/7 Twist, 37.5” OAL
- .223 REM: 16” Barrel, 1/8 Twist, 37.5” OAL
- 6.5 CRDMR: 16” Barrel, 1/8 Twist, 37.5” OAL
- .308 WIN: 16” Barrel, 1/10 Twist, 37.5” OAL
- MSRP: $2,199.99
The barrel of the Ridgeline Scout rifle will be made from Christensen Arms 416R stainless steel with an Aerograde carbon fiber wrap which terminates in the removable 3-prong flash hider. Christensen’s Arms has their barrels button rifled and hand lapped for maximum precision. The barrel also has a match-grade chamber, is completely free-floated, and features a 5/8×24 thread pitch which the only exception to this being the .223 version which has a 1/2×28 thread pitch.
The Ridgeline Scout weighs in starting at just 5.9-pounds and will feature a black nitride coated action, a 0-MOA optic rail, barricade stop, a 10-round AICS box magazine, a 3-prong flash hider, and a Trigger Tech Trigger. The rifles will be available in a black and tan carbon fiber composite sporter stock. Paired with an extended eye relief scope, I think that the Ridgeline Scout looks like a pretty awesome package for hunting.