Colt has teamed up with Cooper Firearms of Montana to add two more bolt guns to the M2012 family: the “M2012MT308T” and “M2012LT308G/M2012LT260G.” Made by Cooper for Colt, these new rifles feature the Cooper Arms repeater action with integral M1913 Picatinny rails, a 3-lug bolt, and 60° bolt throw. They also feature a custom fluted, match grade barrel and a single stage, adjustable Timney trigger. A signed, serial numbered and dated test target is included with each rifle. I fired both on range day and was very impressed with the overall feel, performance, and quality . . .
The M2012MT308T features a Manners composite stock made from fiberglass and carbon fiber, a spiral-fluted 22-inch match-grade 1-in-10 stainless steel barrel. The M2012MT308T weighs in at 10.25 pounds and measures 44 inches long. MSRP is $3,195, but expect street prices to be less.
The M2012LT308G and 260G are designed for hunting. The only difference between the two models is the caliber (.308 Win with 1-in-10 twist barrel, vs. .260 Rem with 1-in-8 twist barrel). The rifles come standard with custom gray laminated hardwood stocks. These rifles are feature the same adjustable Timney triggers, and 22-inch match-grade chrome-moly steel fluted barrels. Both rifles weigh in at 8.5 pounds without the magazine and measure 44 inches in length. MSRP is $2,795.
All of the M2012 models utilize five or ten round steel detachable magazines. The ones used by COLT at SHOT Show 1214 were Made by Accurate Mags, which I understand to be factory OEM for these rifles.