Christensen Arms Ridgeline FFT Rifle ($2,399)

These last few years, Christensen Arms has made some incredible leaps and bounds within the bolt-gun segment. Realistically, they’re simply dominating, and their recipe for success isn’t all that difficult to understand. With that said, if it were easy, everyone would be doing it — and they are not. Christensen Arms is well known for its carbon-fiber wrapped barrels, which this rifle features, in addition to a carbon-fiber bolt knob and floor plate.

The new Ridgeline FFT is yet another example of Christensen listening to their customers and getting a complicated receipt right — the first time. If a weight of 5.3 pounds, a carbon fiber barrel with a sub-MOA guarantee, and a price point of $2,300 don’t get your attention, you must be asleep. Now, lightweight rifles have been around forever, but most aren’t all that fun to shoot more than a few rounds through at a time. Not the case with the Ridgeline, thanks to awesome ergonomics, a well-balanced chassis, a high-tech carbon-fiber wrapping process, and a truly effective side-baffle muzzle brake. If you’re after a do-it-all, one-gun solution, you just may have found it with the Ridgeline. For more information contact Christensen Arms; Tel.: (888) 517-8855; Web: