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Meet the Evoke Series, Modern Carbon Rifle & the MPR Rimfire!

Christensen Arms has built its reputation on building the best hunting rifles for extreme conditions. Sure, walnut stocks and shiny barrels may be beautiful to look at, but if you are climbing far above the timberline to hunt sheep in potentially horrible weather, you need a gun that is super light, amazingly well built, unaffected by the environment, and capable of precision shots at extreme ranges. In short, you need a rifle where nothing is compromised. That is where Christensen Arms excels.

Christensen Arms Evoke Bolt-Action Rifle Series

That said, most of us aren’t drawing tags for big horns each year; we are drawing tags for mule deer and whitetails. While our hunts are every bit as important to us, we may not need a $3,000 or $4,000 rifle to get the job done. Christensen Arms recognized the need for a line of lightweight rifles that guarantee sub-MOA (minute of angle) accuracy, but won’t break the bank.

Christensen Arms Evoke Bolt-Action Rifle Series

This year, they introduced their new Evoke series of hunting rifles in four models: Evoke, Evoke Mossy Oak, Evoke Hunter, and Evoke Precision. The Evoke Mossy Oak is identical to the Evoke except the stock is Mossy Oak Bottomland camouflage. Both will be available in March in eight calibers with three more calibers being released this summer. With an MSRP starting at $898.99, they are the most feature-rich, premium rifle you can find for the money.

 All of the Evoke rifles feature Christensen Arms synthetic stocks, proprietary 3-lug bolt action with 60-degree bolt throw, detachable magazine, hybrid grip angle, adjustable TriggerTech trigger, Cerakoted 416R stainless steel, suppressor-ready barrel with a Reduced Felt Recoil-style muzzle brake, integrated Picatinny rail on the stock for a bipod, and swivel sling studs.

The Hunter and Precision models come with an optic-ready 0-MOA Picatinny rail. The Precision also has a Flash Forged Technology carbon fiber cheek riser, integrated ARCA Rail section, hex pattern engraved barrel, and Hex camouflage pattern.

The Evoke and Evoke Mossy Oak will be available in .243 Win, .308 Win, .30-06, .300 Win Mag, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5 PRC, .270 Win, 7mm Rem Mag, 7mm PRC, .300 PRC, and .350 Legend. Evoke Hunter and Evoke Precision will be available in .308, .300 Win Mag, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5 PRC, 7mm PRC, and .300 PRC. Weights range from 7.7 lb to 8.5 lb.

Christensen Arms Modern Carbon Rifle (MCR)

Christensen Arms Modern Carbon Rifle (MCR)

The MCR uses Flash Forged Technology (FFT) to make an incredibly light, incredibly strong rifle. FFT is the latest advancement in carbon fiber. These FFT carbon fiber stock rifles start at 6.7 pounds, but feature a steel, Remington 700-style action with a 20 MOA optic-ready Picatinny rail and skeletonized bolt handle with FFT carbon fiber bolt knob. The free-floated, button-cut, carbon fiber barrel is hand-lapped with a Match chamber, threaded, and fit with a side baffle brake.

The FFT carbon fiber stock has a push button cheek riser, full-length M-Lok on the forearm, front and rear QD sling attachment points, integrated Picatinny section on the front for a bipod, and comes with spacers for adjustable length of pull. The rifle starts at $2,399, guarantees sub-MOA accuracy, comes in .308, 300 Win Mag, 6.5 Creedmoor, 7mm PRC, and 300 PRC, and will begin shipping in March 2024.

Christensen Arms Modern Precision Rifle Rimfire

Last but certainly not least on our list of new Christensen Arms bolt-action rifles is the Modern Precision Rifle Rimfire. If you haven’t caught the bug for long-range .22 competition, you are missing out. Christensen Arms joins the club with their folding, lightweight, chassis rimfire that is as at home in a back backing excursion as it is on the range. It can be purchased with 16-, 18-, or 20-inch barrels in .22 LR, .22 WMR or .17 HMR. It has a folding, billet aluminum chassis with an FFT, M-Lok handguard, and adjustable FFT cheekpiece along with a threaded, carbon fiber tension barrel. The handguard is available in two lengths and has six Quick Detach, flushcup mounts.

It takes Ruger 10-22 magazines, an AR-compatible grip, and a Remington 700-compatible TriggerTech trigger. A 0-MOA Picatinny rail is standard, but 20-MOA, 40-MOA, and 60-MOA rails are optional for those people who know they will be using this gun to compete. It is available in 3 colors: Black Anodized, Desert Brown, and Tungsten Cerakote. Depending on the options, the weight starts at 6.2 pounds. Sub-MOA accuracy is guaranteed at 50 yards and MSRP begins at $1,250. The Modern Precision Rifle Rimfire will begin shipping in March 2024.

Christensen Arms Modern Precision Rifle Rimfire

Learn more at christensenarms.com

Editor’s Note: To catch a full review of the Christensen Arms Modern Carbon Rifle, be sure to subscribe to Hook & Barrel Magazine! The MCR will be featured in the May-June 2024 issue.

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