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First Look: Colt CBX Precision Bolt-Action Rifle

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NEW from Colt comes the CBX Precision Rifle System!

Outfitted with a host of features we expect to see on a high-quality bolt action rifle these days, Colt definitely took us by surprise when they announced today that the CBX existed.

Offered in .308 Winchester and 6.5 Creedmoor the rifle features a 60 degree bolt throw, adjustable .25lb trigger, 15” forend with ARCA rail, M-LOK slots for weights, 2 position safety, and 5/8-24 threaded barrels!

“Our engineers excelled in the design of the CBX Rifle,” remarked Jessica Treglia, Colt Manufacturing, Director of Commercial Products. “We’ve created a premium precision rifle worthy of the Colt name.”

Colt is using carbon steel barrels that have been button-rifled. The .308 model has a 24” barrel and the 6.5 Creedmoor uses 26” barrels. Both take AICS magazines and are backed with a sub-MOA guarantee.


  • Flat-bottom receiver reduces flex and 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 and twist
  • Ergonomic 2-position safety
  • 60° bolt throw for faster cycling times and increased optic compatibility
  • 1-piece Picatinny rail – Rem700 compatible
  • Aluminum chassis with a user-adjustable length of pull and cheek weld
  • Extended forend (15”) with ACRA rail and M-LOK® slots
  • Aggressive barricade stop
  • User-adjustable trigger (2.5-5lbs)
  • Pistol grip, thumb shelf, QD cups, ambidextrous mag latch
  • 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 is only $1,900 putting the CBX well below the max price for production rifles in PRS.

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