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Christensen Arms - Ridgeline Scout - 308 Win - 16.0" - Tan w/Black Webbing
Christensen Arms - Ridgeline Scout - 308 Win - 16.0" - Tan w/Black Webbing
 
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Tech Specs at a Glance:

Caliber: 308 Win
Trigger: Trigger Tech
Stock: Carbon Fiber Composite
Barrel Length: 16.0"
Rate of Twist: 1:10"
Muzzle Thread: 5/8"x24 TPI
Total Length: 37.50"
Starting Weight: 5.90 lbs.

Refer to the "Technical Info" tab below for additional specifications.

Price: $2,876.99
Special Instructions: Valid PAL Required
Firearm Classification: Non-Restricted

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Christensen Arms - Ridgeline Scout - 308 Win - 16.0" - Tan w/Black Webbing:

The Ridgeline Scout takes all the best features of the Ridgeline and places them into a more compact rifle. This versatile carbine is perfect for situations where longer barrels can get in the way such as hunting from a blind or tree stand. Its 16-inch, carbon fiber wrapped barrel is tipped with a 3-prong flash hider similar to those found on Christensen Arms' AR platforms. This muzzle device greatly mitigates muzzle flash, and can be removed for the installation of a suppressor. The Ridgeline Scout comes standard with the same forward-mounted picatinny rail found on the Modern Precision Pistol for bipod attachment. The front portion of this rail hangs down and can be used as a barricade stop.

The trigger on the Ridgeline Scout is the same TriggerTech flat trigger found on the MPR, and offers an excellent feel, shooter comfort, and is fully adjustable. This carbine also comes with a Christensen Arms one-piece picatinny 0-MOA optics rail, and an upgraded bolt with a larger knob for easy manipulations even when wearing gloves. In addition, the Ridgeline Scout features the same weatherproof composite stock found on the Mesa and other Ridgeline models.

Features & Design:

  • Christensen Arms 416R Stainless Steel Aero Grade Carbon Fiber Wrapped
  • Match Chamber
  • Christensen Arms Carbon Fiber Composite Sporter Style Stock
  • TriggerTech Flat Shoe Trigger
  • AICS Compatible Detachable Magazine
  • Oversized Tactical Bolt Knob
  • Skeletonized Bolt Handle
  • 0 MoA Rail
  • 3 Prong Flash Hider
  • Black Nitride Finish
  • Forend Rail

308 Winchester:

The .308 Winchester (pronounced: "three-oh-eight" or "three-aught-eight") is a rimless, bottlenecked, rifle cartridge and is the commercial cartridge from which the 7.62x51mm NATO round was derived. The .308 Winchester was introduced in 1952, two years prior to the NATO adoption of the 7.62x51mm NATO T65. Winchester branded the cartridge and introduced it to the commercial hunting market as the .308 Winchester. Winchester's Model 70 and Model 88 rifles were subsequently chambered for the new cartridge. Since then, the .308 Winchester has become the most popular short-action, big-game hunting cartridge worldwide. It is also commonly used for civilian target shooting, military sniping, and police sharpshooting. The relatively short case makes the .308 Winchester especially well-adapted for short-action rifles. When loaded with a bullet that expands, tumbles, or fragments in tissue, this cartridge is capable of high terminal performance.

Although very similar to the military 7.62x51mm NATO specifications, the .308 cartridge is not identical, and there are special considerations that may apply when mixing these cartridges with 7.62x51mm NATO, and .308 Winchester chambered arms. Their interchange is, however, considered safe by the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute (SAAMI)

Suggested Use:

  • Predators
  • Small Game
  • Varmint
  • Deer
  • Black Bear
  • Moose (short range)
  • Elk (short range)


Performance:

The .308 Winchester is one of the most popular hunting cartridges in the United States, and possibly the world. It has gained popularity in many countries as an exceptional cartridge for game in the medium- to large-sized class. In North America it is used extensively on whitetail deer, pronghorn and even the occasional caribou or black bear.

Clay Harvey, an American gun writer, says it is usable on moose and elk. Layne Simpson, an American who has hunted in Sweden, says he is surprised how many hunters there use the cartridge. Craig Boddington was told by a Norma Precision executive that the .308 is one of Norma's best-selling calibers.

In Africa the .308 Win is one of the most popular calibers among Bushveld hunters and is used on anything from duiker right up to the massive eland (a small and large African antelope respectively). Proponents of the hydrostatic shock theory contend that the .308 Winchester has sufficient energy to impart hydrostatic shock to living targets when rapidly expanding bullets deliver a high rate of energy transfer.

The .308 Winchester has slightly more drop at long range than the .30-06 Springfield, owing to its slightly lower (100 ft/s) muzzle velocity with most bullet weights. Cartridges with significantly higher muzzle velocities, such as the .300 Winchester Magnum can have significantly less drop at long range.