First Look: Colt CBX Tac Hunter Rifle

A rifle that's equally at home in the field or on the range.

posted on January 13, 2024
Colt CBX Tac Hunter Rifle

Colt has just unveiled a new bolt-action rifle with a modern stock and modern features: the new Colt CBX Tac Hunter. The CBX Tac Hunter will have a retail price of $1,000 and is available in the industry’s two most popular short action centerfire rifle chamberings, .308 Win. and 6.5 Creedmoor. 

Like the original Colt CBX bolt action rifle that debuted a year ago, the new CBX Tac Hunter uses a Remington 700-pattern push feed action with a 60-degree bolt throw. A two-position tang safety on the rear right side of the receiver is also standard, while the receiver itself is drilled and tapped to accept Remington 700-pattern scope rings or scope bases. Like with many other rifles in this category, the standard trigger is user adjustable with a trigger pull weight from  2.5 to 5 pounds. Since the new Tac Hunter is intended to be carried in the field, it is equipped with a lighter contour barrel to save weight and reduce strain on the shooter. The Tac Hunter’s stock has a contemporary profile with a vertical stock wrist/grip and a high comb that makes it easy to align the eye with a riflescope. It is also outfitted with traditional stock swivels for adding a sling or other accessory.

Colt CBX Tac Hunter Features and Specifications

  • Caliber: .308 Win. or 6.5 Creedmoor
  • Action: Bolt-action
  • Finish: Black nitride
  • Finish type: Black
  • Stock: Synthetic stock, adjustable comb and length of pull 
  • Stock/grips: Gray polymer Tac Hunter
  • Barrel length: 20 or 22 inches
  • Overall Length: 39.75 or 41.75 inches
  • Receiver drilled and tapped: Yes
  • Rate-of-twist: 1:10-inch or 1:8-inch
  • Magazine: 5 round Magpul AICS
  • Muzzle thread: 9/16x24
  • Safety: Two-position tang
  • Ambidextrous magazine latch
  • 60-Degree bolt throw
  • Includes one magazine 

To learn more about the new Colt CBX Tac Hunter bolt action hunting rifle or other products from Colt, please visit


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