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The Gun: Christensen Arms Ridgeline Titanium Edition in 6.5 Creedmoor
The Ridgeline Titanium Edition combines a precision titanium action with our signature carbon fiber barrel at an impressive price. The firearm features a titanium radial brake, spiral fluted bolt, and a carbon fiber composite sporter stock with a Metallic Grey with Black Webbing finish. The special edition is available in 308 Winchester, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5 PRC, and 300 Winchester Magnum. The Ridgeline Titanium Edition weighs in starting at 5.8 pounds and is backed by the Christensen Arms Sub-MOA Guarantee.
- Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
- Capacity: 4+1
- Finish: Stainless Steel/Carbon Fiber
- Barrel Length: 22 inches
- Twist Rate: 1:8
- Weight: 5.8 pounds
- Materials: Titanium
The Optic: Leupold VX-5HD 3-15x44mm CDS-ZL2
This scope is made for anything and everything. Its 3-15 magnification range lets you take full advantage of any situation. Crank the power down to three for thick timber hunting, ratchet it up to 15 for your trek across the open plains, or go anywhere in-between during your range days. The VX-5HD 3-15x44 has the versatility to dominate them all.
The VX-5HD defines relentless versatility. Its wide magnification ranges give hunters and shooters the ability to adapt to any environment. With the Twilight Max HD Light Management System, it’s purpose built for the toughest lighting conditions. Rugged and reliable, the VX-5HD is ready for your next adventure.
- Weight (oz): 19.7
- Linear FOV (ft/100 yd): Low38.3
- Linear FOV (ft/100 yd): High7.9
- Linear FOV (m/100 m): Low12.76
- Length (in): 13.53
- Linear FOV (m/100 m): High2.62
- Length (cm): 34.3
- Eye Relief (in): Low3.70
- Eye Relief (in): High3.82
- Objective Diameter (in): 1.7
- Weight (g): 558
- Elevation Adjustment Range (MOA): 75
- Elevation Adjustment Range (MIL): 21.8
- Windage Adjustment Range (MOA): 75
- Windage Adjustment Range (MIL): 21.8
- Exit Pupil (mm): High2.9
The Ammo: Black Hills 6.5 Creedmoor 120gr Hornady GMX
The 6.5 Creedmoor is currently the fast growing and most popular medium caliber cartridges in existence, and for good reason. It is accurate, fast, flat shooting and its high BC bullets make it great for long distance shooting. While it made its fame as a competition cartridge, it also excels as a hunting cartridge for medium size North American game, including large mule deer. For that application, many hunters desire more penetration and weight retention than is typically possible from traditional lead core bullets.The Hornady 120 GMX® is our choice of premium bullet for that application. The Black Hills 6.5 MM 120 grain GMX® offers up to 50% more penetration, 24” or more, plus higher weight retention. It generally retains nearly 100% of its weight compared to 50-70% for lead core bullets. The excellent GMX® design causes the bullet to open immediately upon impact, over a wide range of velocities, causing large diameter wound cavities that anchor game quickly and humanely.
Monolithic gilding metal bullets, because they retain their weight, do not need to be as heavy for caliber and application as conventional bullets, and can thus be pushed to higher velocity. You will find this load to be a reliable new partner in your hunting adventures.
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How Does “Free Gun Friday” Work?
We’ve partnered with a different manufacturer for every month of 2020.
For the first Friday of every month, we’ll announce the new giveaway gun. On that day, we’ll open up the sweepstakes for readers to enter and win the gun. We’ll also release our first video on the gun, where you can learn about what you’re entering to win.
On the second and third Fridays of each month, we’ll release two more videos showing the gun in action. Our experts have taken it to the range and run it through drills to make sure it’s ready to rock by the time it gets to you.
Which brings us to the last day of the month when the sweepstakes ends. The next week we will select a winner and send out an email notifying the lucky reader.