Colt Announces the New CBX Tac Hunter Bolt Action Rifle

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Colt proudly introduces the CBX Tac Hunter—a bolt-action hunting rifle loaded with accuracy-enhancing features, making it the perfect companion for avid hunters. The rifle is meticulously crafted to deliver tight groupings and reliable performance, instilling hunters with the confidence needed to take down targets at all distances. The CBX Tac Hunter boasts a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $999, inclusive of a sub-MOA guarantee, presenting an unbeatable combination of affordability and accuracy.

The Tac Hunter stands out as a hybrid rifle, offering the precision, ergonomics, and reliability of a competition rifle within a lightweight, field-ready platform. This ensures that hunters can succeed in the field without breaking the bank. Colt acknowledges the diverse preferences of hunters, reflected in the Bolt Action Rifles wide range of customizable options.

The rifle is available in versatile .308 Win and 6.5 Creedmoor cartridges, featuring 20- and 22-inch sporter-profile barrels, respectively. This configuration balances ballistic performance and carrying convenience, creating the ultimate field rifle. Muzzles are 9/16”-24 UNEF threaded, equipped with a thread protector for attaching aftermarket accessories. The 6.5 Creedmoor variant, with its longer barrel, adds an extra 0.3 lbs., totaling a weight of 7.2 lbs., while the Black Nitride treatment protects the carbon steel, button-rifled barrel.

The smooth bolt action mechanism is expertly engineered for effortless operation, featuring a 60° bolt throw for faster cycling, critical for follow-up shots. The user-adjustable (2.5-5lb) trigger allows a customized trigger pull to match the shooter’s preference. The receiver is designed to accept Rem700 pattern scope mounts and bases with #8-40 threads, accompanied by Colt blue thread protectors.

Safety is paramount, and the Bolt Action Hunting Rifle incorporates essential safety features. A 2-position tang safety ensures quick operation while preventing potential accidents. The more vertical pistol grip enhances ergonomics and trigger control, featuring stippling on the main contact areas. The Length of Pull (LOP) can be changed from 12.75 to 14.25 inches using spacers (3 included), catering to hunters of all sizes. The rifle also includes an ambidextrous mag release and a 5-round AICS magazine, ensuring versatility.

Colt invites enthusiasts to experience the unmatched performance and reliability of the Bolt Action Hunting Rifle, now available at Colt dealers nationwide.

COLT CBX TAC HUNTER

  • CALIBER/GAUGE: .308 Win, 6.5 Creedmoor
  • FINISH: Black Nitride
  • FINISH TYPE: Black
  • STOCK: Synthetic
  • STOCK/GRIPS: Gray Polymer Tac Hunter
  • BARREL: 20″, 22″
  • OVERALL LENGTH: 39.75″, 41.75″
  • DRILLED / TAPPED
  • RATE-OF-TWIST: 1-in-10″
  • MAG DESCRIPTION: 5 rd. Magpul AICS
  • # OF MAGAZINES: 1
  • SIGHTS: No Sights
  • THREAD PATTERN: 9/16×24
  • SPECIAL FEATURE: Threaded Barrel
  • SAFETY FEATURES: 2- Position Tang
  • ADDL INFO: Ambi Mag Latch
  • ADDL INFO: 60 Degree Bolt Throw

MSRP = $999

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