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    New Rifle.. Christiansen or Fierce?

    Looking to purchase a new rifle and could really use some input on what I should spend money on..

    Im looking at the Christiansen arms Ridge line or Traverse along with the Fierce Carbon Edge.

    The gun will likely me in a .300 win mag and used for deer/elk, I do live out east but with the abundance of reclaimed strip mines here, theres plenty of places where a person can get a 1000 yard shot.

    I do have a browning stainless stalker in .300 wsm, but at 500 yards the groups open up to the point I would not shoot at game past that and I want a rifle that can reliably bang steal and game out to 1,000 yds.

    I like the VX-5hd on my browning so may go with a vx-6hd on the new rifle..

    Out of those 3, choices which would you go with?

    Oh, on the Traverse, Is the picatinny rail removable? I have large fingers so would like to use 2 piece mounts instead of the single piece.

    Tommy

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    I can’t speak to Fierce but there are many many happy CA fans on here so I think you can buy with confidence there.


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    The only differences between the Traverse and the Ridgeline is the Traverse has a raised cheek piece comb, enlarged bolt knob, comes with a removable 0 moa rail and had the upgraded side port CA brake. These upgrades total about .9 lbs of weight over the Ridgeline. Both rifles in 300 win mag, good loads and good bullets would be capable rifles at 1000 yards with a good skill set. I have owned and shot both extensively and they are great rifles.

    I have No comment on the Fierce.

    Jeff
    Last edited by Broz; 09-09-2019 at 08:15.

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    Christensen arms all the way... I own 4 elr man o man they are shooters.

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    Thanks for chiming In. If you were to pick between the ridgeline and traverse which would it be? Personally I would do away with the front accessory rail as well as the single piece mount and go 2 piece. So the only benefit I would see is the stock right? Is that worth the extra $$$$ or something $20 strap on check rest would fix if I needed it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommy1984 View Post
    Thanks for chiming In. If you were to pick between the ridgeline and traverse which would it be? Personally I would do away with the front accessory rail as well as the single piece mount and go 2 piece. So the only benefit I would see is the stock right? Is that worth the extra $$$$ or something $20 strap on check rest would fix if I needed it?
    The side port brake is very nice shooting prone. We upgraded all our ridgelines to them. I prefer the added strength of the rail mount and less stress transferred into the scope tube. But plenty of people use two piece.

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    Not much love for Fierce on this forum? I've shot quite a few and prefer them over the CAs that I've shot. Machining finish is noticeably better on the fierce, I find the CAs to be crudely finished and the bolt throw is atrocious. Accuracy is a wash between the two, I'd put them both in your hands before making a decision.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Broz View Post
    The side port brake is very nice shooting prone. We upgraded all our ridgelines to them. I prefer the added strength of the rail mount and less stress transferred into the scope tube. But plenty of people use two piece.
    Just wish Ridgeline had a bigger bolt knob like the elr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lapuafan View Post
    Just wish Ridgeline had a bigger bolt knob like the elr.
    Christensen Arms sells it for $50 here:

    Tactical Bolt Knob for TFM, BA, and ELR Rifles | Christensen Arms

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevada Smith View Post
    Don't own no Ridgeline at moment. All 4 are elr.

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