Mesa Precison Crux Ti Experiences

406Smith

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Looking for any feedback from those with real world experience with the new Mesa Precision Crux Ti action. Hopefully some Smiths can chime in or those with real world trigger time. I’d like to avoid third party accounts, monetary discussions, or talks of alternates. Really just interested in quality & performance of this action. Thanks for any input!

CRUX TITANIUM - Mesa Precision Arms
 
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Whelp, seems like nobody here has an experience with this action. Their price went up $100 or so during Black Friday. At their new price point I think I’ll go with a Lone Peak Razor Ti.
 

dirtytough

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Lone peak looks like $1500 and the Crux is $1295. Like you say not a big difference in price now. I think the Crux comes with a rail also. I’m looking at both of them and still undecided on which to get. Probably going to order tomorrow.

Regards, Branden
 

Ryan Avery

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I've used them both. I would get a Defiance UL over either of those. It's only a few oz heavier and its all one piece of steel.
 
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Branden, if you get the Crux, I'd be interested in hearing your smith's thoughts and a range report once it's done.

Ryan, I hear you on the weight difference, and I'm typically not an ounce counter. The reality is I probably wouldn't notice the weight difference in the field, and the Bighorn Origin, Gunwerks GRB, or APR G2 would probably get me where I need to go for half the price. I'm just running down the pre-build rabbit hole....I usually come back to reality when it's time to cut the check.
 

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Ive got a question for those that have a bolt like the Mesa one in the OP's post....what is the advantage to those Hex cuts?

It seems to me [especially after just coming off of a very dusty Arizona Rifle season] that the hex's are just a spot to collect dirt and crud.
 
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Agreed. The hex pattern looks to be mostly for aesthetics, but introduces opportunity for 'crud' to build-up. A smooth bolt body or spiral fluted seems like a much better solution than the hex pattern. When I started looking at the Crux, RHR had them for $1,299 and had a 10% off sale. A titanium action for $1,170 sounded like a decent deal even if I had to get a little bolt work done in the future.
 

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I have wanted a Lone Peak Ti for a few years now. So that was what I ended up getting. I will probably go with a Defiance next. I do plan to build an extreme ultralight. So for that I might get a Pierce Ti with the ti bolt in a short action.
 

Nieko

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Agreed. The hex pattern looks to be mostly for aesthetics, but introduces opportunity for 'crud' to build-up. A smooth bolt body or spiral fluted seems like a much better solution than the hex pattern. When I started looking at the Crux, RHR had them for $1,299 and had a 10% off sale. A titanium action for $1,170 sounded like a decent deal even if I had to get a little bolt work done in the future.
I have a Crux Ti on a 300 wsm that I put together before our MT hunting season. I really like the receiver, love the short bolt throw, there is more bolt to receiver clearance than my Pierce Ti and this is a great thing for a hunting rifle. It is an absolute tack driver with the 2B fluted Bartlien. Would definitely buy again, actually going to soon. Jon at Mesa precision is one of the best customer service people I have ever run across in the gun business.
 

Swampr42

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I see they have a pretty nice sale for these on there site. If I had the cash I would pick up the Lapua action.
 
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