NEW Colt CBX Precision Rifle System: Colt Offers Bolt-Action Rifles Again

   01.10.23

NEW Colt CBX Precision Rifle System: Colt Offers Bolt-Action Rifles Again

For the mild historians among us (or those who can remember back to roughly 1 decade ago), Colt used to produce some bolt-action rifles for a short period, but eventually discontinued them for unknown reasons. That model of rifle – the M2012 – was a great shooting rifle throughout its short lifespan. Now, Colt is proud to announce that they are back in the game in regards to bolt-action rifles. They have debuted the Colt CBX Precision Rifle System which is being offered in two of the most popular long-range cartridges of .308 Winchester and 6.5 Creedmoor.

Colt Coverage on AllOutdoor

The prior mentioned Colt M2012 had a bit of sticker-shock for buyers punching in at an introductory MSRP of $2,800 and thankfully the new Colt CBX will be a bit more affordable for a Custom Shop quality bolt-action rifle (current projected MSRP of $1,899). All of the Colt CBX Precision Rifle System specifications and features can be read below as presented by Colt:

  • Barrel Length: 24” .308Win | 26” 6.5 Creedmoor
  • Weight: 10.75 Lb (unloaded)
  • Capacity: 5+1
  • Twist Rate: 1:10 Right-Hand 6-Groove (.308 Win) | 1:8 Right-Hand 6-Groove (6.5 Creedmoor)
  • Overall Length: 47” (.308 Win) | 49” (6.5 Creedmoor)
  • Trigger Pull: 2.5 – 5 Lb (User-Adjustable)
Colt CBX
Colt CBX Precision Rifle System chambered in .308 Win or 6.5 Creedmoor (MSRP – $1,899)
  • Flat-Bottom Receiver Reduces Flex & Improves Accuracy
  • AICS Magazine Compatible (Includes 5-Round Magpul Magazine)
  • Black Nitride Barrel Finish Protects against Corrosion
  • Carbon Steel, Button-Rifled Barrel with Ballistically-Optimized Length & Twist
  • Ergonomic 2-Position Safety
  • 60° Bolt Throw for Faster Cycling Times & Increased Optic Compatibility
  • 1-Piece Picatinny Rail – Rem 700 Compatible
  • Aluminum Chassis with a User-Adjustable Length-of-Pull & Cheek Weld
  • Extended Forend (15”) with ARCA Rail & M-LOK Slots
  • Aggressive Barricade Stop
  • User-Adjustable Trigger @ 2.5 – 5 LB
  • Pistol Grip, Thumb Shelf, QD Cups, Ambidextrous Mag Latch

With Colt deploying an MDT chassis and some pretty premium components in the build out of this rifle, it looks to have a lot of potential. This rifle was announced in the last couple days and there currently are not any accuracy reports out in the wild by people in the media, but that should be coming soon with SHOT Show right around the corner next week. As always, let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

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