The New Sub-MOA, $1K Hunting Machine

by Tommy Grant

Colt continues its push into the highly competitive bolt-action rifle market. The new Colt CBX Tac Hunter comprises a hunting rifle package built to enhance accuracy without pushing into the stratosphere when it comes to retail price.

Colt CBX Tac Hunter Details

The CBX Tac Hunter comes with a sub-MOA guarantee from the factory, doubling down on the promise of accuracy and performance. The design comprises a hybrid rifle, according to Colt. It brings “the precision, ergonomics, and reliability of a competition rifle within a lightweight, field-ready platform.”

The CBX Tac Hunter comes chambered in either 308 Win or 6.5 Creedmoor, featuring 20- and 22-inch sporter-profile barrels, respectively. The configuration balances ballistic performance and carrying convenience, according to Colt. Each muzzle comes threaded 9/16″-24 for attaching aftermarket accessories, also equipped with a thread protector. The 6.5 Creedmoor rifle weighs in at 7.2 pounds. It a Black Nitride treatment to protect the carbon steel, button-rifled barrel.

The bolt-action features a 60-degree bolt throw for fast cycling. A user-adjustable trigger ranges from 2.5 to 5 pounds of pull. The receiver follows the Remington 700 pattern for scope mounts and bases, with #8-40 threads and included Colt blue thread protectors.

A two-position safety, vertical pistol grip, adjustable length-of-pull (12.75-14.25 inches) via three spacers, and an ambidextrous magazine release round out the rifle’s features. Each gun ships with a five-round, AICS magazines as well.

The Colt CBX Tac Hunter retails for $999. For even more info, visit colt.com.

Colt CBX TAC HUNTER Specs

  • CALIBER/GAUGE: .308 Win, 6.5 Creedmoor
  • FINISH: Black Nitride
  • FINISH TYPE: Black
  • STOCK: Synthetic Stock
  • STOCK/GRIPS: Gray Polymer Tac Hunter
  • BARREL: 20, 22 inches
  • OVERALL LENGTH: 39.75 inches
  • DRILLED / TAPPED
  • MAG DESCRIPTION: 5-round Magpul AICS
  • Magazines Included: 1
  • SIGHTS: No Sights
  • THREAD PATTERN: 9/16×24
  • SPECIAL FEATURE: Threaded Barrel
  • SAFETY FEATURES: 2-Position Tang
  • Ambi Mag Latch
  • 60-Degree Bolt Throw
  • MSRP: $999

Editor’s Take:

Back in January, we first reported on the Colt CBX Precision Chassis Rifle, an impressive-looking competition-ready rifle. Also chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor and 308 Win, it pushed Colt into some new territory following the acquisition by CZ. Now Colt aims in on the hunting market, bringing a lightweight sporter that seems to borrow heavily from the competition variant. With a sub-MOA accuracy guarantee and priced under $1K. this one is certainly worth a look!

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