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Old 07-14-2020, 04:18 PM
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I talked to CA this morning, I am not far from the factory so l am heading down tomorrow. They said they would correct the problem while I wait.
The ejector is located in the plastic trigger guard, not sure I like that. The big selling point for me is the 10/22 mags, we will see!
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Old 07-14-2020, 09:32 PM
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Just fondled one at Sheels Minot ND. Seems in all their wisdom the decided to use Centerfire length 3/4" on the muzzle. Not a smart choice. Bolt was very cheep feeling. Stock felt very very good. Neat collection of parts but for 799 id expect an awful lot more. Id pop for the Bergara without hesitation. Really to bad. I meen the bolt feels like it belongs on a Chipmunk.

Just my 3 cents. Which devalues to 1 when you drive off the lot.
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Old 07-14-2020, 09:59 PM
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I talked to Scheels today, they want me to take it back to store, may be getting a Bergara B14 with carbon barrel. They would replace with a CA Ranger but not sure I want one.
What do you think about the Bergaras?
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Old 07-14-2020, 11:00 PM
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You won't be sorry with the Bergara B 14-R, excellent rifle! If you want maximum accuracy I would opt for the all steel barrel though. JMHO
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Old 07-14-2020, 11:02 PM
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If I didn't already have a super sweet PWS Summit I'd buy one without regret. And I'm not a 700 anything fan.
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Old 07-14-2020, 11:15 PM
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I always ask at my local Scheels store if they have the new CA Ranger in and today they brought out a boxed up one for me to look at. Its sold but got it out and took pictures, looked over the bolt etc.. bolt does seem pretty light weight but functions well, goes back in super easy. The rifle is nice and light, looks well made and finished nicely. In a lot of pictures I haven't really cared for the looks of the rear of the bolt but in person it's not so bad. For a squirrel rifle it looks like it would be a nice comfortable light weight gun. I guess we need someone to tell us how accurate it is.
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I talked to Scheels today, they want me to take it back to store, may be getting a Bergara B14 with carbon barrel. They would replace with a CA Ranger but not sure I want one.
What do you think about the Bergaras?
Big sell in my mind is the use of flush ruger mags, close second is the weight.

The bergara carbon is more, but for me it would be a moot point. As I've had a lot of stocks over the years and this design while practical for table top and bench is one of my least favorite stock designs. Actually most Christensen stocks don't fit well (fit most folks well but I'm not normal sized) so the bergara has the benefit of remington short action stocks.

Downside to the bergara is a bit higher price tag, more expensive mags that are obnoxiously oversized for a 10 round magazine. I've not handled a carbon bergara but have shot the steel tactard model. It punches higher than expected for fit and finish in the sub 1k arena. From the high fed pics poster here, then I fit and finish does not appear to be as high but it is 200$ cheaper and a bit lighter.
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Old 07-15-2020, 08:07 AM
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Not sold on the CA either. Bolt is a hang up and have never like the Ruger mags.

As Comfisherman says, I love the looks of the Bergara, but don't like the King Kong mag.

If I'm going to plunk down $800-1000 on one right now (might be) I'm going with the Lithgow LA101, in laminated furniture, from Legacy.

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Old 07-15-2020, 05:55 PM
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There was one listed on Gun Broker. Someone wanted it bad. It was a penny auction with a buy it now price of $999 It sold in about a day and a half. Add shipping,seller collects sale tax, 3% credit card fee and fees on buyers end that will be one expensive Ranger. I hope it shoots well for him.
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Old 07-15-2020, 06:14 PM
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I ended up returning the Ranger to Scheels, the main problem was the ejector is attached to the plastic trigger guard that turned me off. Loved the weight and that it did take the 10/22 mags, I guess you should not buy them when they first come out and let them get the bugs out.
They had a Cooper Excalibur 6.5 Creedmore marked down to $1800 (old stock) That followed me home��
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Old 07-15-2020, 11:16 PM
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Well still a happy ending anyway. Is it a cooper that uses the old style nesika bay actions? Those are some sweet and smooth actions.

Saw on another forum that the impression from a buyer was it shot ok but was a bit lower on fit and finish then they expected. In his photos the trigger guard fit was a bit lacking and the tension sleeve on the barrel looks a bit out of index.

Certainly will be interesting to see accuracy reports as the get out in the wild.
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Old 07-21-2020, 10:14 PM
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Well this is rifle number 2 I have heard of having this issue. Not making me feel very comfortable in my decision to wait on this rifle vs buying a 457 or B14R.

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Old 07-26-2020, 04:37 AM
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There is a serious flaw with ejection on this rifle. Hopefully CA can get this fixed. But with the way the ejector sits in the 3D printed trigger guard composite material it is suspect.

https://youtu.be/78xpmeT3RNM?t=1268
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Well, one of my suppliers just called and I now have one on the way.


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Old 08-12-2020, 10:04 PM
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Got an email from Cade at Christensen saying that the extraction problem had been fixed. Just fyi for those interested
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