Christensen Arms of Gunnison, Utah, released its own interpretation of the scout rifle platform, known as the Ridgeline Scout, with a few noteworthy variations on the scout theme. Thanks to the abundant use of carbon fiber, it is among the lighter models in this category, with listed unloaded weights starting at 5 lbs., 14 ozs.
On this "Gun of the Week" video preview, American Rifleman has a compact and lightweight bolt-action rifle from Christensen Arms on the range with carbon-fiber components, detachable box magazine and more.
Check out Brenshok's no-drill & tap scout-style scope mounts.
Book Preview: The Scout Rifle Study—The History of the Scout Rifle and Its Place In the 21st Century
Enigmatic to most, and downright irresistible to a dedicated band of enthusiasts, the “scout” rifle continues to make inroads among the shooting populace as more models emerge from major firearm manufacturers.
The Ruger Scout Rifle is chambered in .450 Bushmaster, and the Ruger 77/17 is chambered in .17 WSM.
Savage Arms really shook up its product lineup in 2003 and again in 2009 with the introductions of the AccuTrigger and AccuStock systems, respectively, and the company is revamping its bolt-action line again in 2018 with the unveiling of nine models featuring the new AccuFit synthetic stock design.