Colt Announces A Bolt Action Rifle – The CBX Precision Rifle System!

    Colt Announces A Bolt Action Rifle - The CBX Precision Rifle System!

    CBX Precision Rifle (Colt)

    In a surprising turn of events, Colt announced the introduction of a bolt-action precision rifle. Since CZ’s acquisition of Colt in 2021, we have wondered in what directions we’d see Colt move and now it seems that Colt will be leveraging some of CZ’s existing expertise in precision bolt action rifle design. The CBX Precision Rifle utilises a bolt design from the CZ 600 series of rifles, pairing it with a new aluminum chassis system developed with MDT which has a 6 o’clock ACRA rail and 3 and 9 o’clock M-LOK slots.

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    The CBX is aimed firmly at the Precision Rifle Series market and comes in two chamberings on launch, a 24” barrel gun in .308 Winchester and a 26” barrel gun in 6.5 Creedmoor. The rifle is AICS magazine compatible and ships with a 5-round Magpul magazine. MSRP for Colt’s first foray into the bolt action world is $1,899.

    Here’s what Colt have to say about their new rifle:

    Colt proudly announces the launch of its new CBX Precision Rifle. The CBX is an advanced bolt-action chassis rifle with features ideal for competitive shooters. “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.”

    The CBX rifle is customizable for a shooters’ fit, and its modular accommodates aftermarket accessories including suppressors, weights, AICS magazines, and optic mounts.

    The modularity of a chassis rifle system makes them a popular choice for competitive target shooters. The CBX’s user-adjustable length-of-pull and cheek weld allow a custom shooter fit. The rifle’s aluminum chassis features a 15-inch extended forend with an ARCA rail and M-LOK® slots for mounting accessories. An aggressive barricade stop establishes a solid shooting platform in any position. Enhanced ergonomics include an angled pistol grip, built-in thumb shelf, QD cups, and an ambidextrous magazine release, providing a user-friendly shooting experience.

    The CBX rifle system features a flat-bottom receiver—a design that reduces flex and improves accuracy. Its 60° bolt throw allows for faster cycling times and increased optic compatibility, while its ergonomic 2-position tang safety is intuitive and quick to operate. A user-adjustable (2.5-5lb), crisp trigger allows a customizable shooter feel.

    Colt optimized the CBX’s carbon steel, button-rifled barrel’s length for ballistic performance. The 6.5 Creedmoor sports a 26-inch barrel, while the .308 Win uses a 24-inch barrel, and both feature 5/8-24 UNEF threaded muzzles with thread protectors. A black nitride treatment protects barrels from corrosion while providing a tactical matte finish.

    Other features included with the CBX rifle system are a 1-piece Picatinny rail with Rem700 compatible scope mounts and a detachable 5-round Magpul AICS magazine.

    Colt backs the CBX Precision Rifle with a sub-MOA accuracy guarantee. “We are proud of the CBX rifle platform and know shooters will love how it performs,” added Treglia. The CBX Precision Rifle is available at Colt now at dealers nationwide.

    Colt CBX Precision Rifle Features:

    • Flat-bottom receiver for reduced flex and improved accuracy
    • AICS magazine compatible (includes 5-round Magpul magazine)
    • Corrosion-resistant black nitride barrel finish
    • Carbon steel, button-rifled barrel
    • Ergonomic 2-position safety
    • 60-degree bolt throw for faster cycling times and increased optic compatibility
    • 1-piece Picatinny rail – Remington 700 compatible
    • Aluminum chassis with a user-adjustable length of pull and cheek weld
    • Extended 15-inch fore-end with Arca rail and M-Lok slots
    • Aggressive barricade stop
    • User-adjustable trigger from 2.5 to 5 pounds
    • Pistol grip, thumb shelf, QD cups, ambidextrous magazine 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: $1,899

    At the time of publishing, we’re waiting on further details and imagery of the rifle from Colt. In the meantime, let us know in the comments below what you think of the CBX!

    Matthew Moss

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    Matt is a British historian specialising in small arms development and military history. He has written several books and for a variety of publications in both the US and UK. He also runs Historical Firearms, a blog that explores the history, development and use of firearms. Matt is also co-founder of The Armourer’s Bench, a video series on historically significant small arms.

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