Colt has released a new caliber of AR in their precision Competition Rifle name. The photos here are of the .308 caliber model that was at Media Day on Monday. The trigger was crisp and short, as we’d expect from a competition rifle trigger. On all models the upper and lower receivers are matched together.
All Colt Competition Rifle models feature the “CR” logo on the right hand side, including the M2012 bolt-action on the website.
The rifle is not related to the LE901 series of rifles. Much to the exhaustion of the Media Day rep’s voice, the question of their relation would be repeated by each person in line. The series has its own website at ColtCompetionRifle.com and features the .223 models. Future plans include a 6.5 Grendel and a .300 BLK, the representative was hopeful both would be available later this year.
The .308 AR10 type model (marked simply “Competition”) did not have an MSRP released (at the time of talking with the Media Day rep) and is yet to be added to the website. Below are the two AR15 models currently listed, we expect the coming calibers to not be too disimillar.
The Colt “Pro” CRP-18 in .223 Remington caliber has a free-floated 1:8 twist 18″ custom fluted stainless steel match barrel with a rifle length gas system. The rifle weighs in at 7lbs with an MSRP of $2029.00.
The Colt “EXPERT” CRE-18 is a lighter .223 at 6.78lbs with a Hogue free-float tube but still features a stainless steel match 1:8 twist 18″ barrel (minus the fluting) with the rifle length direct gas impingement. The MSRP is $1599.00