Get the best out of your Christensen Arms Ridgeline or Mesa rifles by choosing a good quality scope mount that will hold tight and not budge.

The Christensen Arms hunting rifles very similar when it comes to adding a scope mount to the action. On this page we are specifically dealing with scope mounts that may be used on the Ridgeline or Mesa models.

The Ridgeline features a sporter carbon fiber composite gunstock and a stainless steel radial muzzle brake. All this is built around a light target contour Christensen Arms carbon fiber wrapped barrel.

It is offered in 20 chamberings making it a hunting rifle for all hunting scenarios. It’s very versatile making the choice of scope mount quite important.

The Mesa is a lightweight hunting rifle that features a feather light contour stainless steel barrel with a seamless removable radial muzzle brake.

It is offered in 9 chamberings that cover both short and long action.

Both the Ridgeline and the Mesa are STD Rem 700 optics base compatible so all scope mounts examined below will suit them.

Listed below is a selection of scope mounts that will provide a solid platform for these Christensen Arms rifles. Included are Ring Diameter and Mount Height options as well as the MSRP for each product.

Comparison List of Scope Mounts Suited to the Christensen Arms Ridgeline and Mesa Rifles

Make / Model

Ring

Diameter

Height

Options

MSRP

1"

30mm

34mm

Extra Low

Low

Medium

High

Extra High


$53.95

$58.95

1"
30mm
34mm
35mm

Low
Medium
Medium High
High
Xtra High
AR High

$129.00
$139.00
$149.00

30mm

Low
Medium
High

$220.00

30mm

34mm

Low

High

$125.00

1"

30mm

34mm

Low
Medium
High
Ultra High

$146.99

$157.49

30mm

34mm

Low

Medium

High

$184.99

Description of Rifle Scope Bases

Now that we have been able to browse through the scope mounts considered to be most suited for the Christensen Arms models we will take a look at a more detailed overview of each.

Each of these brief scope mount reviews aims to provide you with extra information about the base that is not otherwise immediately apparent in the summary list such as special unique features. It should also help you in working out which would prove to offer you the greatest value in terms of its usefulness.

Talley Christensen Arms Scope Mounts

These scope mounts are a simplified one piece scope ring and base solution for the Christensen Arms Ridgeline and Mesa rifles.

The one piece construction provides greater strength and durability than a more traditional two-piece design.

It is fully CNC machined from lightweight aircraft-grade aluminum to extremely tight tolerances.

The following listing provides dimensions of all of the different options this mount is available in:

Ring Height

Rear Height

Front Height

Main Tube Diameter

Weight

Extra Low

.418"

.300"

1" / 30mm

2.0 / 2.4oz

Extra Low Extended

.418"

.300"

1" / 30mm

2.0 / 2.4oz

Low

.518"

.400"

1" / 30mm

2.2 / 2.5oz

Low Extended

.518"

.400"

1" / 30mm

2.3 / 2.6oz

Medium

.618"

.500"

1" / 30mm / 34mm

2.3 / 2.6oz / 3.0oz

Medium Extended

.618"

.500"

1" / 30mm

2.4 / 2.7oz

High

.718"

.600"

1" / 30mm / 34mm

2.5 / 2.9oz / 3.2oz

High Extended

.718"

.600"

1" / 30mm

2.6 / 3.0oz

Extra High

.818"

.700"

1"

2.7

Extra High Extended

.818"

.700"

1"

2.8

The extended rings are typically used with long or magnum length actions when mounting a scope with a shorter main tube length.

Seekins Precision Scope Rings

Seekins are among the most solidly build scope rings and will last forever without ever allowing the scope to move once installed. They would make an ideal mount for scopes added to either the Ridgeline or the Mesa.

The machined 7075-T6 aluminum rings feature slim lines to ensure they will not snag when deployed from bags or scabbards.

The rings come in 1”, 30mm, 34mm and 35mm tube sizes. There are 6 mount sizes: low (0.82”), medium (0.87”), medium high (0.92”), high (0.97”), xtra high (1.26”) and AR high (1.40”).

The rings are 0.8” wide and held tightly in place by 4 Grade 8 T-25 Torx fasteners. They are built to 1913 Picatinny specifications with a recoil lug machined into the bottom.

For more information about the company and the products available, visit the Seekins Precision website.

NightForce Direct Mount Scope Rings

The Nightforce Direct Mount fits the Remington 700 long or short action which is the same as both the Ridgeline and the Mesa. It is solid and completely dependable, one of the best mounts you could possibly use.

The one-piece mount is CNC machined from 7075-T6 hard anodized aluminum to give it significant strength at a reduced weight.

The integrated rings will fit 30mm tube diameter only.

The 20 MOA taper will enable the scope’s internal adjustment to be maximized and increases long-range capability.

The mount is available in three heights for both the long and short actions: low (0.885”), medium (1.0”) and high (1.125”).

Find out more about this and other scope mounts by visiting the Nightforce Optics website.

Hawkins Precision Long Range Hybrid Rings

There is growing awareness and popularity of the Hawkins Precision rings and the Long Range Hybrid Rings offer a sturdy design combined with light weight.

They are a direct-mount 25 MOA option for either the Ridgeline or the Mesa, with the lightweight Mesa possibly benefitting more.

The rings are made from a single billet of 6061 aluminum, weigh between 3oz and 4oz and feature an anti-cant level cap.

They’re available in 30mm and 34mm diameter and come in low or high sizes. The low mounts provide a height of 1.09” for the 30mm diameter and 1.22” for the 34mm while the high provides a height of 1.19” and 1.32” for the 30 and 34mm respectively.

The heights cited measure the height from the center of the optic to the top of the action.

Find out more about this and other scope mounts by visiting the Hawkins Precision website.

Warne Mountain Tech Scope Rings

These rings are available in diameters and heights to suit all rifle set-ups and any of the commonly produced scopes.

It is a lightweight scope mount with 7075 aluminum construction with stainless steel hardware in order to withstand harsh conditions.

The rings will fit Picatinny and Weaver style mounts to provide a solid and secure fit.

The Mountain Tech scope rings come in 1”, 30mm and 34mm diameters in low, medium and high sizes.

Find out more about the company and all products available by visiting the Warne website.

Hardcore Gear Force Recon Tactical Scope Rings

These are very solid scope rings proven to be rock solid and are perfectly suited to either the Ridgeline and the Mesa.

Made from 7075 aluminum for proven strength, it has a black coat anodized finish.

The rings come in low, medium and high sizes with the quoted height measured from top of the Picatinny rail to the center of the scope tube.

Low: .850”, Medium 1.00”, High: 1.26”

Find out more about the company and the products available by visiting the Precision Hardcore Gear website.

The Christensen Arms bolt action rifles are well served when it comes to quality scope mounts, particularly the front line hunting rifle the Ridgeline. The lightweight Mesa also benefits due to the identical receiver.

Once a rail has been mounted into place it will be possible to mount any Picatinny or Weaver style rings.

Make sure whichever scope mount you use that the size will place the scope out of range of the bolt action.

A good set of scope mounts will assist with maximizing your shooting efficiency.

Another way to maximize accuracy is to mount a good quality bipod on your Christensen Arms rifle.


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