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One of the more intriguing new guns at SHOT this year was Colt’s decision to move outside their comfort zone with a new entrant into the bolt-action precision rifle market. The new CBX chassis rifle looks to be a well-thought-out platform on which to build.

Dipping a toe into the bolt action game, the CBX will initially be chambered in .308 (24-inch barrel) and 6.5 Creedmoor (26-inch barrel). The modular Rem700-based design will allow users to custom fit the rifle and attach accessories via the forend’s ARCA rail and plentiful M-LOK slots.

The CBX has a 60-degree bolt throw, an adjustable trigger (2.5 to 5 lbs), a convenient thumb “shelf” and ambidextrous palm swells. The CBX uses AICS mags and will ship with one 5-rounder.

The stock can be easily adjusted for the shooter’s length of pull and preferred cheek rest height

The black nitrided barrels will, of course. be threaded. The rifle is shipping to retailers now.

Colt CBX Precision Rifle Specifications:

  • Barrel Length: 24” .308Win; 26” 6.5 Creedmoor
  • Weight: 10.75lbs (unloaded)
  • Capacity: 5+1
  • Twist Rate: 1:10RH 6 GR .308 Win; 1:8RH 6 GR 6.5 Creedmoor
  • OAL: 47” .308 Win; 49” 6.5 Creedmoor
  • Trigger Pull: 2.5-5 lb (user-adjustable)
  • MSRP: $1,899

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  1. I see a rifle with few options that is 10 years late to market at nearly double the price of competitors, and is likely to be less accurate than competitors.

    typical colt, late to the party. they don’t bring enough to the table and they want the world for doing so.

    • … maybe they hope everyone forgot their M2012 CLR model.
      A fellow shooter had one and was very disappointed with the accuracy of it, I think he wasted two full summers on load development and a couple of trips back to the mothership before giving up on it. On a few occasions, I outshot him at 425 yards (longest available range) with a lapped yet otherwise stock 243 Varminter Ruger… at about one FIFTH the price. It sure was purty, though.

      • Nice looking but waaay too pricy for me. Besides I am completing my 4th AR-308 so around here it is nothing else on the bench for awhile.

        • So far been pretty happy with a magpul hunter stock on a 700 in 308 but do need to do something in the AR-308 frame now that I figured out how to do it here in NY even with our updated laws.

  2. It’s hard to get excited about Colt anything. I remember back in the heyday of gun sales after the Newtown shooting that Colt was one of the only manufacturers to go bankrupt during that boom. I was working at a gun store during that time frame and we received a Colt John Moses Browning special edition 1911. It was a great looking gun until I tried to work the action and pull the slide back. It had metal dust keeping it from operating. I had to take it back to the gunsmith and have them clean it up before we could put it back out for sale. Apparently, even today Colt is still resting on its laurels and trying to profit off of their name. I believe it’s been tarnished almost a retrievably because of them charging high-end prices for stuff that other manufacturers make for half the price.

    • Them trying trying to sell items that are 15 years behind the market… To this day they still want near a grand for their bone stock milspec rifles that retailers from anyone else for $450! A failure to keep up with the times.

  3. I’m liking that. 60° bolt throw is nice. That MDT chassis looks good. It needs more cartridge offerings, the 6.5 Creed and 308 won’t do it for me.

    • you jest, but under the newer more ill-fated and delusional ‘renewed’ ban bill the democrats are trying to push in congress now it is an ‘assault weapon’

  4. Dear Colt,
    Putting your logo on a MDX chassis clone does not magically make it worth hundreds of more dollars.
    Sincerely, Gun-Buying Public

  5. Does Colt still think the prancing horse logo is worth the premium?

    H&K is not the only company with disdain and contempt for their customers.

  6. Wow that’s a neat riffle.
    What would make it even better if it was built on a Mauser action and had a wooden stock.

  7. On one hand, good to see more offerings targeting the PRS crowd. More people buying these kind of rifles and learning to shoot.

    On the other, so, this rifle is a Remington 700 in a chassis with a shorter bolt throw? Asking, I do not own a Remington 700 nor have I ever shot one.
    The price point is good considering the PRS Production class is $2,500 for the rifle. Or is it $3,000 now? Thought I read that somewhere.

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