First Look: Colt CBX Precision Rifle

A bolt-action rifle that's optimized for the long-range game.

posted on January 9, 2023
Colt CBX Precision Rifle

Colt is launching a new bolt-action rifle, the CBXPrecision Rifle. The CBX is an advanced chassis-based rifle with features specifically designed 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 modularity of a chassis rifle system makes this style of rifle a popular choice for competitive target shooters. The CBX rifle is customizable for a shooters’ fit, and its modular accommodates aftermarket accessories such as suppressors, weights, AICS magazines, and optic mounts. 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 for reduced flex and improved accuracy. It has a 60-degree bolt throw to allow for faster cycling times and increased optic compatibility, A user-adjustable trigger allows for a customizable shooter feel from 2.5 pounds to 5 pounds.

The length of the carbon steel, button-rifled barrel of the CBX is optimized for better 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 low-reflection, matte finish. The CBX rifle system also has 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: .308 Win. - 24 inches, 6.5 Creedmoor - 26 inches
  • Weight: 10.75 pounds (unloaded)
  • Capacity: 5 rounds
  • wist Rate: 1:10RH 6 GR .308 Win; 1:8RH 6 GR 6.5 Creedmoor
  • Overall Length: .308 Win - 47 inches, 6.5 Creedmoor - 49 inches
  • Trigger Pull: 2.5-5 pounds (user-adjustable)

MSRP for the Colt CBX Precision Rifle is $1,899, and more information on this rifle and other products from Colt is available at


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