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Anyone have experience and/or input on these? I have read reviews either way, I think people are more likely to write a bad review vs a good review. I am specifically looking at a .308 but an considering a 300WM.

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I have a ridgeline in 300wim mag. It shoots 215g hybrids quite well. Shot a 1.8in group at 500yards The Weekend before last.
 
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I have a ridgeline in 300wim mag. It shoots 215g hybrids quite well. Shot a 1.8in group at 500yards The Weekend before last.
Sounds promising. How is the recoil? Not really recoil averse, but do not take pleasure in it. I shoot around 500 rounds a year through my .308, sometimes 50-80 rounds in a day. I will most likely have a suppressor hanging on the end as well

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I swapped the standard radial to their ti side brake.
I let my 10 year old girl shoot. It’s very mild
 

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Sounds promising. How is the recoil? Not really recoil averse, but do not take pleasure in it. I shoot around 500 rounds a year through my .308, sometimes 50-80 rounds in a day. I will most likely have a suppressor hanging on the end as well

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I’m pretty sensitive to recoil, but needed a magnum for certain hunts. The .300 WM with the radial brake was pleasantly surprising, I can shoot a box through it no problem. Sounds like the side ported brakes cut it down a bit more even.
 

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I have never shot one, but the one I handled at cabelas last week felt nice and very balanced. It was in my top three choices. I preferred the feel of the ridgeline over the mesa
 

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I have one in 300wsm. I had to send it back bc the chamber was too tight from the factory. Coustomer service was as good as I have ever delt with. They sent a prepaid shipping label and I had the gun back in less than 2 weeks. Since then I have zero complaints. I too added the titanium side bafle brake. Recoil is a complete none factor. It shoots amazingly well. I was able to get a 1.5” group at 360yards the other day. I would have them add an additional stud or rail up front on the stock that is the only thing I would change. I would recommend them very much.
 

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I succumbed to the 6.5 this weekend and I was looking at the Mesa after my gunsmith said to avoid the ridgeline due to the low-quality carbon barrel. I also looked at the tikka superlite, and the difference in the two wasn't worth the $500 price difference. I went home with my second tikka.
 

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I succumbed to the 6.5 this weekend and I was looking at the Mesa after my gunsmith said to avoid the ridgeline due to the low-quality carbon barrel. I also looked at the tikka superlite, and the difference in the two wasn't worth the $500 price difference. I went home with my second tikka.
Interesting that your smith said that about the ridgeline barrel, unless he knows something I don’t, I thought that barrel was used on all their models. I’ve yet to hear it is low quality but I don’t own one (do have a carbon AR barrel that is very nice). Did he say what made it low quality? I think years ago there was an issue but heck I don’t even remember what that was or if it really was an issue.
 
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Interesting that your smith said that about the ridgeline barrel, unless he knows something I don’t, I thought that barrel was used on all their models. I’ve yet to hear it is low quality but I don’t own one (do have a carbon AR barrel that is very nice). Did he say what made it low quality? I think years ago there was an issue but heck I don’t even remember what that was or if it really was an issue.
He said that for the price, they can't build a quality product even with the volume that they produce. His shop has also had many dissatisfied customers come in with the ridgeline, but less so with the mesa.
 
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I succumbed to the 6.5 this weekend and I was looking at the Mesa after my gunsmith said to avoid the ridgeline due to the low-quality carbon barrel. I also looked at the tikka superlite, and the difference in the two wasn't worth the $500 price difference. I went home with my second tikka.
If I may briefly derail this thread, how do you like it? I keep coming back to the SL in 6.5 as about as good as it gets for a deer/hog/aoudad rifle without cracking $1,000. Unfortunately I'm not in the land of Sportsman's Warehouse, but I've got a Cabelas gift card to help take the edge off the price difference.
 
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If I may briefly derail this thread, how do you like it? I keep coming back to the SL in 6.5 as about as good as it gets for a deer/hog/aoudad rifle without cracking $1,000. Unfortunately I'm not in the land of Sportsman's Warehouse, but I've got a Cabelas gift card to help take the edge off the price difference.
I was mainly looking into the carbon barrel for what I would believe is more rigidity for use with a suppressor. If you want a lightweight gun for about half of a Tikka, I would suggest the Savage Lightweight Hunter. 5.6 pounds for a .308. I have one for the wife and it shoots about 3/4 moa.

I will add that I do not have a tikka and don't have anything against them.

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I have had zero issues with my 6.5CM Ridgeline...granted I only have about 100 rounds through it, but so far it has shot very well for me with the Hornady 147gr ELDM match and the 143gr ELDX precision hunter.
 

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If I may briefly derail this thread, how do you like it? I keep coming back to the SL in 6.5 as about as good as it gets for a deer/hog/aoudad rifle without cracking $1,000. Unfortunately I'm not in the land of Sportsman's Warehouse, but I've got a Cabelas gift card to help take the edge off the price difference.
I literally bought it on Sunday, so it's still in it's box. I have a superlite in 30-06 that is fantastic. I've said in other threads, that I love Tikka's no BS simplicity. They aren't fancy, they don't make a statement, but they get it done. My only complaint is that the "stainless" steel tends to rust quickly, not serious rust, but little blemishes after a few days of use in semi-wet climates. I cerakoted the 30-06 and plan to cerakote the 6.5 before I mount the scope. At that point they are bombproof.
 
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I have a ridgeline in 300wm that i bought last year. Zero complaints killed three animals with it. I shot 200gr eldx 1inch, will be looking at other rounds this off season. I agree with what was said above, recoil is mild not bad at all.
 

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I succumbed to the 6.5 this weekend and I was looking at the Mesa after my gunsmith said to avoid the ridgeline due to the low-quality carbon barrel. I also looked at the tikka superlite, and the difference in the two wasn't worth the $500 price difference. I went home with my second tikka.
Had this exact internal debate myself recently, split the difference and bought a Bergara ridge instead for 850 OTD. Little heavier, but much nicer stock imo.
 
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I had a 20inch Ridgeline in 308, shot 178 eldx very well, carried well. I really regret sending it down the road.
You should, I got a 20" 6.5 CM that is getting a Thunderbeast Ultra7 screwed onto the end, topped with a NXS 2.5-10...Its a sweet setup. When you want to order another 20" I have a dealer that special orders them that way from Christensen that way and sell them to guys wanting to run the rifle suppressed.
 

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This was at 300 yards with my CA Ridgeline in 300 WM with the side-baffle brake shooting factory 215 berger ammo.

The gun is amazing. I've shot plenty of 1/2 MOA groups with it out to 600. If you want to read more go over to long range only forum and read what Broz has posted.

You won't be disappointed.

 
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