By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2023

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 CHASSIS

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, all 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.

THE BARREL

For ballistic performance. Colt optimized the CBX’s carbon steel, button-rifled barrel length. The 6.5 Creedmoor sports a 26-inch barrel, while the .308 Win uses a 24-inch barrel; 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.

SPECIFICATIONS

Type: Bolt Action

Caliber: .308 Win or 6.5 Creedmoor

Magazine capacity: 5 Rounds, AICS magazine compatible

Sights: One-piece Picatinny rail with Remington 700 compatible scope mounts

Barrel Length: 24” .308Win; 26” 6.5 Creedmoor

Twist Rate: 1:10RH 6 GR .308 Win; 1:8RH 6 GR 6.5 Creedmoor

Overall Length: 47” .308 Win; 49” 6.5 Creedmoor

Trigger Pull: 2.5-5 Pound (user-adjustable)

Weight: 10.75 Pounds

MSRP: $1,899

URL: www.colt.com

THE VERDICT

Colt hasn’t produced a bolt gun in over 20 years. Now they’re back with a vengeance. The CBX is available in two popular calibers. While it’s been designed as a lower-cost entry into the Precision Rifle Series, it also makes a great hunting rifle at a great price.

Get down to your Colt dealer and check it out.

That’s all for now, folks!   Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article ideas. And as always – “Let’s Be Careful Out There.”

Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism Counterstrategies, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response. His writing has appeared in RECOIL, Soldier of Fortune, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International. Contact him at polizei22@msn.com.