CHRISTENSEN ARMS RANGER 22 MOST VERSATILE 22 YET?
When Christensen Arms announced their new ultra light rimfire rifle, I immediately thought that something this light that you can pack all day in the field would be a serious critter getter. Christensen Arms has been in business for over 25 years and are well known for their quality and light hunting rifles. Using carbon fiber and their brilliant knowledge of shaving weight, for sure this was nothing but a hunter. Then low and behold on their release it was branded as lightweight, precise and accurate rimfire capable of meeting the need of the competitive shooter, hunter or general purpose shooter.
Ok well Christensen you have sucked me in and I have got to have one. And I did get one with a very low serial number.
The Christensen Arms Ranger 22 is a bolt action platform with an aluminum receiver, steel recoil lug insert, Christensen Arms carbon-fiber tension barrel and a carbon-fiber composite rimfire stock which happens to be pillar bedded with aluminum pillars staying true to its light weight principles. Atop the aluminum receiver is a 0 MOA picatinny rail and a Trigger Tech Remington 700-style trigger, of which I was able to adjust down to 2.5 pounds according to my RCBS trigger gauge. Weight of the Ranger 22 starts at 5.1 pounds, backed by a Christensen Arms Sub-MOA at 50 Yards Guarantee. Mine will always weigh in a tad more than 5.1lbs as the threaded barrel will always sport a 22 can/suppressor. With the foundation of the Remington 700 there are already many aftermarket triggers out there and soon there will be additional scope rails available with 15, 20 and 30 MOA for that long distance challenge I am sure.
Until then see the very first rounds fired on video outside of shotshow of the Christensen Arms Ranger 22 here down the rabbit hole: https://thereloadersnetwork.com/2020/07/25/cz455-walther-barrel-christensen-arms-ranger-22-eley-match-centerx-test-down-the-rabbit-hole/
I also tested it in the Dayattherange 22LR Callout/Challenge with Lapua CenterX
As seen in the video I had a few strange ejection problems, something I am working with the friendly folks at Christensen to resolve. Stay Tuned.