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Christensen Arms, Modern Precision Rifle

Additional Calibers added to the Modern Precision Rifle™

Gunnison, UT – (January 16, 2018) Building upon the successful launch of the Modern Precision Rifle, Christensen Arms has expanded the caliber offerings for the popular rifle.  Beginning in January 2018, just in time for SHOT Show, the Modern Precision Rifle will be offered in a long-action configuration with .300 Winchester Magnum, .300 Norma Magnum, and .338 Lapua Magnum available. Additionally, Christensen Arms has added the new 6.5 Precision Rifle Cartridge to the short-action lineup.  Also chambered for 6.5 Creedmoor and 308 Winchester.

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The Modern Precision Rifle was developed with a proprietary chassis built with aerospace materials to optimize weight savings (16” .308 weighs under 7lbs).  It also includes an adjustable folding stock with a locking hinge mechanism, an oversized fluted bolt knob, and a black nitride coated bolt, receiver, and muzzle brake.  The Modern Precision Rifle is built with an aerograde carbon fiber barrel, free-floating handguard, and adjustable comb; and is guaranteed to shoot sub MOA.

“…as a benchmark, the MPR is going to be damned hard to top,” said Brian McCombie of American Hunter after his initial review of Christensen Arms’ new rifle.

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.

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Prairie Dogs and Norma Components

At the end of May I was invited to attend a prairie dog shoot in Northern Wyoming, near Devil’s Tower.  Norma was the host for this event and much of the powder burned and other components were supplied by Norma.

Shots were available at just about any range you want.  One pair of shooters were there specifically to shoot long range they were concentrating on the dogs over 500 yards.  The longest confirmed hit was over 1200 yards (don’t laugh, it took a lot of shots to walk that one in.)  The equipment that these boys used is highly specialized.

One of the guns we shot on the hunt was a 6BR Norma.  The Norma designation refers to the specifications of the chamber that are designed for use with Norma Brass.  They clearly are capable of good accuracy.  Richard Folsland is the Reloading Editor for Gun World Magazine, this was his 6mm Norma BR rifle.  He showed us some groups from is load development, ranging from .287″ to .452″ with an average of a little under .400″.

The rifle is a Remington 700 left hand in an HS Precision Stock, McGowen Precision Barrel LLC provided the barrel for this custom rifle.  It was put together as a varmint rifle rather than a BR competition gun, yet it was easily minute of ground squirel out to at least 300 yards.

If you would like to read more about this gun, check out the Novemer 2009, Gun World Magazine.

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