Ridgeline vs ridgeline titanium

kipper09

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So I’m considering buying a Christensen ridgeline or ridgeline titanium. I have read some people weren’t thrilled with their titanium because there was no real weight savings. I was wondering if those things were no longer an issue? It seems like it’s 1/2 pound or so difference in weight. Plan to buy the rifle in a 28 nosler, and plan to hunt elk and mule deer, maybe Aoudad. I figure a half a pound would be nice to save if it’s really there. Just thought I would reach out and see if anybody had any reports.


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B23

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To each his own but I'm just not sure Titanium is a good choice for actions especially in a magnum cartridges.
 

Sandstrom

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I got one in titanium, I figured if I didn’t, I would always regret it:) As for the weight, it was almost 3/4 lb over the advertised weight. I sent it back to CA, and a few weeks later it came back just under advertised weight. They have been good to work with. My only complaint is the titanium action does not feel as smooth when working the bolt as a stainless one. Mine is a 308. Hope this helps.

Ryan
 

DBarr

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What did they do to reduce that much weight when you sent it back?
 

Sandstrom

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What did they do to reduce that much weight when you sent it back?
My understanding is when they make the stocks the amount of resin that they put in is the variable that creates the difference in the weight. They put on a different/new stock that was properly made with the right amounts of components to make the advertised weight.
Ryan
 

archp625

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I got one in titanium, I figured if I didn’t, I would always regret it:) As for the weight, it was almost 3/4 lb over the advertised weight. I sent it back to CA, and a few weeks later it came back just under advertised weight. They have been good to work with. My only complaint is the titanium action does not feel as smooth when working the bolt as a stainless one. Mine is a 308. Hope this helps.

Ryan
The stainless actions aren't real smooth either. Kind of the nature of the beast on a R700 action.
 

Sandstrom

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Long story short on the one I bought, the local gun store I bought it from, bought it back from me and returned it to Christensen. This was after the third time it sent back to get things right and it still wasn’t right. The headspace was also wrong on the second barrel...
Ryan
 
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