Colt has entered the PRS production class bolt-action rifle market with an MDT chassis gun, the new CBX Precision Rifle. 

Offered in .308 Winchester and 6.5 Creedmoor, Colt is backing the CBX with a sub-MOA accuracy guarantee. Each variant uses a carbon-steel, button-rifled barrel with 5/8-24 UNEF threaded muzzles and a heavy profile. The aluminum chassis runs a 15-inch extended forend with an ARCA rail and M-LOK slots for mounting accessories.

Other features include a 60-degree bolt throw, user-adjustable trigger, one-piece R700 Pic rail, an angled pistol grip, built-in thumb shelf, QD sling cups, and an ambidextrous magazine release for its AICS-style detachable mags. 

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The 6.5 Creedmoor uses a 1:8 RH 6 GR 26-inch barrel, while the .308 Win uses a 24-inch 1:10 RH 6 GR barrel. It uses a chassis designed by Modular Driven Technologies. (Photo: Colt) 

The advertised weight is 10.75 pounds, bare, with an overall length of 47-49.5 inches depending on caliber. In a nod to the company’s recent acquisition by CZ, the CBX uses a bolt with technology drawn from the proven CZ 600 series rifle. 

The CBX is the first realization of a bolt-action rifle in Colt's catalog since the short-lived M2012 materialized a decade ago. Made by Coopers of Montana, that series was only produced in small numbers for a couple of years. Going back further into firearms history, Colt has marketed re-branded bolt guns from Kodiak, Sako, Jefferson, J.P. Sauer & Sohn, and Saco Defense off and on through most of the last half of the 20th century. 

MSRP on the new Colt CBX Precision Rifle is $1,899.

Jay Grazio with "Shooting Illustrated" has more information on the CBX with Colt's Justin Baldini in the below video. 


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