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Old 11-08-2019, 08:14 PM
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Christianson arms mesa 450 bushmaster

Why would anyone build a hunting rifle with a protruding detachable box magazine?
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Old 11-10-2019, 06:22 AM
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More rounds to bust hogs with?
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Old 11-10-2019, 05:29 PM
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It would seem to me that the magazine would make it difficult to carry in the field.
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Old 11-10-2019, 07:36 PM
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It would seem to me that the magazine would make it difficult to carry in the field.
That's why they make slings.

Protruding box mags make for extremely quick reloads vs a flush mount. Maybe not important for deer hunting, but it's very handy when shooting hogs.
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Old 11-10-2019, 08:29 PM
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I've never hunted with my rifle slung over my back. And having never hunted hogs am I to assume that multiple kills from the same stand are the norm or that 3 well placed shots are often not enough to anchor one hog?
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Old 11-11-2019, 08:23 AM
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It would seem to me that the magazine would make it difficult to carry in the field.
I am with you on the detachable mag thing on a hunting rifle, but not in any way for ease of carry in the field. I have never carried a detachable mag fed rifle in the field and thought it was difficult to carry. I have had them come loose at the wrong moment. They sometimes can be too high for prone shooting, they can be easily forgotten or confused with other similar magazines, etc.

I think the current fad of extended detachable rifle mags stems from the tactical competition/sniper match rifles, that all are designed that way, and have military origins. Most big name rifle manufacturers are making them and thats what the people (most anyway) want. Many (Including Christianson) are making what I would call cross over rifles. Guns that can be used in a Tournament one weekend and used in the deer stand the next. My Bergera B14 HMR is such a rifle and is a terrific shooter, but I do not intend to hunt with it. My hunting rifle has a blind magazine, of witch I much prefer for hunting.
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:30 AM
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I am with you M. I sought out that Mesa at local gun shops. I wanted to hold it I my hand. The literature was somewhat confusing. It says flush mounted blind magazine. The 450 is apparently the only model with a protruding magazine.When I finally found one the magazine was a deal breaker.
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Old 11-11-2019, 05:57 PM
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As a climbing tree stand kinda guy, I understand why people like a detachable mag. But honestly I rarely climb with an unloaded rifle. I am a dangerous man.

My hunting rifles with a box mag. one is in .450 Bush for brush / swamps (my normal) the other is .308 for the clear cuts.

Those Christianson rifles seem to be similar to my scouts.
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