New Colt M2012 Rifles in .308 Win. and .260 Rem.

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Colt has added two new bolt actions to their high-end Colt M2012 line. The M2012MT308T is chambered in .308 Win. and the M2012LT308G is chambered in .260 Remington. They will both retail for $2,795.

From the press release …

Colt, in conjunction with Cooper Firearms of Montana, is expanding the M2012 bolt action rifle family with the introduction of two new models. The M2012MT308T and M2012LT308G/M2012LT260G follow their predecessor in the line, the M2012SA308. All M2012 models 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 as a testament to its accuracy.

“The durability and accuracy provided by the M2012 bolt action rifle family is outstanding,” said Joyce Rubino, Vice President of Marketing for Colt. “These new ‘crossover’ rifles transition easily from target shooting at the range to long-range hunting in the field.”

The M2012MT308T, offered in .308 Winchester, is designed with the shooter’s comfort in mind, making it ideal for long sessions at the range. It’s ruggedness and accuracy also make it a great choice for experienced hunters. The M2012MT308T features a custom Manners composite stock built from a combination of aircraft-grade carbon fiber and fiberglass, making it accurate, stable, rugged and lighter than other precision rifle stocks. The barrel is a 22-inch stainless steel, match grade barrel with a 1-10” twist. The M2012MT308T weighs in at 10.25 pounds without the magazine, measures 44 inches in overall length and retails for $3,195.

The second new addition to the M2012 family is available to the market in two calibers. The M2012LT308G is chambered in .308 Winchester and the M2012LT260G is chambered in .260 Remington. It is designed to help any hunter take their trophy buck with ease and hit the mark at the range. Its match grade, fluted barrel along with a custom gray laminated hardwood stock makes it both accurate and lightweight. The M2012LT308G and 260G feature a 22-inch chrome-moly steel, match grade barrel with a 1-10” twist (.308) and 1-8” twist (.260). Both weigh in at 8.5 pounds without the magazine, measure 44 inches in overall length, and retail for $2,795.

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  • vereceleritas

    I believe you posted the wrong model number for the .260 Rem.

  • LRB

    .260 Remington is an awesome cartridge with serious long range accuracy. I have never understood why it hasnt generated more mass appeal. Everyone i know who shoots its thinks it is pretty amazing.

    • DrewN

      I love the .260, mostly because my very first centerfire was a Mauser sporter chambered in 6.5-08 that my grandfather gifted to me in 1977. Almost every animal I’ve ever taken has been with that rifle. That said, the .260 has nothing on the venerable 6.5 x 55, which only goes to show… Anyway, my grandfather passed 4 and only 4 long arms to me: a Winchester 57 .22 , that Mauser in 6.5-08 and another in 9.3 x 62 and a Winchester 59 12 gauge autoloader. “That’s all the damn guns you’ll ever need” he told me (perhaps already sensing a small hoarding problem to come).

    • Paul White

      Americans don’t seem fond of any of the 6.5mms, 260s, etc. And its weird cause they’re good rounds and for craps sake they’re more than fine for deer or other mid sized game

  • Lance

    Have a overblown Colt price on it too.

    • Mark

      Why do you think it’s overblown? I had a gunsmith build a custom rifle with very similar specs to these and it came in well over $3000, closer to $4000 and it took over a year. These will come with a Colt warrenty and no wait.

    • LRB

      if they are Cooper rifles branded and sold under Colt that is actually a good price.