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 Post subject: Christiansen Mesa in 6.5 PRC
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:08 pm 

Joined: Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:04 am
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Location: Delta Junction, AK
I managed to mess around a bit with the Mesa in 6.5 PRC yesterday. What a nice and tidy package it was. It reminded me of the Remington Mountain Rifle- trimmed down a bit in the stock with a much better trigger and a better fit and finish than most of them I've seen.

This one was chambered in the 6.5PRC, a cartridge I've largely ignored until now. Ballistically speaking- it's about the equal of the 270WIN in a short action and I can't imagine that's a bad place to be.

Has anyone here wrung that cartridge out? It adds about 300fps to the typical Creedmoor load- a 143gr at 2950 seems like it would be pretty easy to achieve and not all that problematic to surpass. While it is obviously intended for long range shooting- the rifle felt just right for a small 3-9x36 scope for point and shoot type hunting out to 300 yards or so. I'd estimate the scoped rifle would be 7.5 pounds.

I have to admit- it seemed awfully good for caribou and blacktail deer and possible ideal for sheep and goat hunts in steep country.


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 Post subject: Re: Christiansen Mesa in 6.5 PRC
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:25 pm 

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I’m definitely interested in one. I wanted a creedmoor for my wife but as hot as they are there are no good deals, so I found a smoking deal on a 260Rem for her. I want a PRC for me, looks like a nice round.


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 Post subject: Re: Christiansen Mesa in 6.5 PRC
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:34 pm 

Joined: Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:27 pm
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FOTIS has that new Sauer in 6.5 PRC

Unfortunately CA is not chambering the 6.5 in left handed actions, so I have been thinking of getting another LH X-Bolt and rebarrelling to the 6.5 PRC. I have been very happy with the one I did in the Creedmoor.

I think it would be a great mountain rifle.

Was talking to a friend last night I hadn't seen in a few months, and he has the Mesa and the Ridgeline in a 7mm-08 and a 300 Win Mag, respectively, and is very happy with both rifles. He really likes the light weight of the carbon barrel on the Ridgeline.


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 Post subject: Re: Christiansen Mesa in 6.5 PRC
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:15 am 

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:27 am
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Location: Regina, Saskatchewan Canada
Hmmmm 6.5PRC how I want to experiment with that calibre :wink:..
Still looking at the 260 Remington as well.
Would love to bring one of them into my stable (y).

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