Frogman. A friend of mine sells quite a few of the christianson arms rifles. Mostly the carbon fiber barreled ones. They shoot extremely well. He sets them up for most people and test fires and zeros.
I'd be interested to hear his advice on the subject. At $1,500 they are not standard factory rifle level price, nor are they Custom rifle build expense neither. However, the cost of a Defiance action would nearly get me to that price point on it;s own, and I don't have a Gunsmith anymore that can build be a custom rifle. For the money, the Mesa Long Range gives you a lot of bang for the buck! LOL Not sure about going with the carbon fiber barrels however...
I already have a Nightforce NX8 4-32x56 setting in my safe for just such a rig......I've acquired 500 projectiles, primers, and (some, need more) Powder......just need some 6.5 PRC Brass to load! LOL Once I have the brass, then I'll buy the rifle. Nothing is more irritating than having a rifle you can't shoot because you have no ammunition! LOL
As I transition into retirement, I wanted a rifle to use on Antleope, Deer, and to reach way the F&%# out there for Coyotes when I'm out West. It could be used for Wapiti in a pinch as well, but I still have my Rem 700 in .300 Win Mag that Dave at IT&D worked over years ago. It's just a little heavy on the recoil as I get older..... I wish Dave was still in business, I'd have him do his magic on my Winchester 70 .270 WSM and spin on a new Douglas Premium Match grade tube in Medium Sporter weight......with a 1 in 8" twist tol aunch the new heavies in .277 they are now producing these days.
Taking our backhoe bucket to be rebuilt this morning....darm thing has so many holes in it, it works more as a sieve than a bucket! LOL
Y'all be safe!