Christensen Arms makes some of the best looking and lightest rifles I have ever seen, so they’re always a first stop at SHOT show for me. This year Christensen Arms has a released a number of innovative products to further diversify its impressive product line, including rifles intended for the burgeoning 3-Gun market. Make the jump for the G2 . . .
CA-15 C-2 and CA -15 VTAC 3G
The CA-15 V-TAC 3G (pictured above) is a rifle developed with input from Kyle Lamb and Benny Cooley Jr. Weighing in a 5.5 lbs, it features a matched billet upper and lower with flared mag-well, a carbon fiber-wrapped barrel and titanium flash suppressor, and a black nitride low mass BCG. The handguard is a slim profile design with added material around the gas block for increased heat dissipation. The CA-15 C-2 is similar, but is outfitted with a slightly different handguard, and a stainless steel muzzle brake:
CA-15 V-TAC Series
From an aesthetic standpoint, my eye really gravitated to the CA-15 V-Tac. It’s chambered in .223 Rem with a Wylde Chamber and 1:8 twist. Weighing a svelte 5.5 lbs and featuring a sub-MOA accuracy guarantee, this CA-15 V-Tac is the rifle equivalent of a Ferrari F-50:
The business end of the rifle sports a 15-inch rail (available with either KeyMod or M-Lok interface) and a titanium flash suppressor:
The skeletonized CA V-Tac trigger and 45 degree throw on the safety completes the look:
The BA Tactical (top rifle in photo below) is a new offering for 2016. It is intended to hit a lower price point than the full carbon-fiber rifles offered by Christensen, while maintaining a majority of the functionality of their top-tier rifles. Like the TFM, the receiver incorporates an integral 1913 mil-standard tail with a 20 MOA taper, a 3-way adjustable single stage trigger. The rifle features a hand-laid fiberglass stock with carbon fiber reinforcement, as well as the standard carbon fiber wrapped match grade button-rifles barrel.
The BA Tactical features five flush cups for QD-rings, including one located under the hand grip, which is popular with competition shooters:
The stainless steel four-port muzzle brake is designed so that the user can customize the amount of gas that exist from the top of the brake.
Tactical Force Multiplier (“TMF”) V-TAC
Saving what could be the best for last, I was really thrilled to see the TMF being produced with a 16-inch barrel. With its integral 20 MOA rail, blueprinted stainless steel action, fluted barrel, scalloped bolt knob, and carbon-fiber sleeved barrel and stock, this weighs in at a mere 7.1 to 7.5 lbs, making it one of, if not the, lightest precision bolt rifles on the market.