New for 2023: Colt Gets into the PRS Game with CBX Rifle

If you imagined that the words “precision rifle” would never be included in Colt vernacular, you would be wrong.

posted on January 10, 2023

Single Action Army. Python. M1911. M16. If you know nothing else about firearms, the one preceding word that should roll off your tongue when reading that first sentence is “Colt,” the legendary brand steeped in American history for nearly 200 years. And if you imagined that the words “precision chassis rifle” would never be included in such Colt vernacular, you would be wrong.

New for 2023, Colt has surprised everyone with a new bolt-action rifle—the CBX Precision Rifle, to be exact, an advanced bolt-action chassis rifle ideal for competitive shooters. “Our engineers excelled in the design of the CBX Rifle,” said Jessica Treglia, director of commercial products, Colt Manufacturing. “We’ve created a premium precision rifle worthy of the Colt name.” 

What’s more, the $1,899 MSRP makes getting into the PRS game (or even just static varmint hunting, if you prefer) more affordable than many competitors’ models. If you are into precision shooting, or simply want to geek out on all of the specifications of this exciting new rifle, find out more from our friends at sister publications American Rifleman and Shooting Illustrated, who were privy to an early shooting session at the famed Gunsite Academy in late 2023. They’ve produced a short video explaining how and why Colt is re-entering the bolt-action space with this superb entry-level model. Of course, you can always go to Colt.com for more.

Specifications:
Manufacturer:
Colt's Mfg.
Barrel Length: 24” (.308Win); 26” (6.5 Creedmoor)
Weight: 10.75 lbs. (unloaded)
Capacity: 5+1
Twist Rate: 1:10” RH 6 GR .308 Win; 1:8” RH 6 GR 6.5 Creedmoor
Overall Length: 47” .308 Win; 49” 6.5 Creedmoor
Trigger Pull: 2.5 5 lb. (user-adjustable)
MSRP: $1,899 

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