To date, the rifles made by Christensen Arms have been notable for two things: their carbon-fiber barrels and eye-bulging price tags. The company has worked hard to make their rifles more affordable in recent years but has achieved a new level of attainability with the Mesa, a steel-barreled bolt gun with a sub-$1,300 price tag. This is an attractive and functional bolt gun with a hinged floorplate magazine, carbon-fiber stock and threaded muzzle. It comes in short and long action sizes in several calibers, including 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 Win., 7mm-08, 7mm Rem. Mag., and .300 Win.