Colt, in cooperation with Cooper Firearms of Montana, is adding two new models to the M2012 bolt action rifle family; one tactical and one traditional. While they’re not technically custom rifles, they are the next best thing for big-bore precision.
“The durability and accuracy provided by the M2012 bolt action rifle family is outstanding,” said Joyce Rubino, Colt vice president of marketing. “These new ‘crossover’ rifles transition easily from target shooting at the range to long-range hunting in the field.”
The first model is the M2012MT308T (top), a .308 Winchester rifle with a tactical Manners composite stock. The stock integrates a more vertical pistol grip than standard straight stocks. Manners uses layers of fiberglass and carbon fiber for the stock, ensuring that it will take abuse and not be worse for wear. Composite stocks are also more stable through temperature and humidity changes, and they are lighter, too. The stock is fit with two forward sling swivel attachments, one for a sling and the other for a bipod.