Colt Competition Rifle – Precision Colt AR-15 Rifles for Competition

Add this to the old “you learn something new every day” column. If you are wondering what is that strange logo on that Colt, it is the logo of Colt Competition Rifle, and Oregon based company licensed by Colt to make extremely accurate and reliable versions of their AR-15 platform rifles. This was our most interesting story today at Media Day at the Range. These rifles are made with special Colt parts, made to exacting tolerances that are too tight for a military specification M4. Priced from about $2200 to $3500, the guts of the guns, in both .223/5.56 and .308/7.62, are the same regardless of price, and each rifle is hand crafted by one gunsmith regardless of price. The price difference is a function of what components go on the guns, and almost every part you see on these guns, from the forends to the scope mounts, are custom crafted by Colt Competition Rifle in Oregon. No rifle leaves the factory until it is tested on a bag with a human shooter at under 1 MOA using factory ammo, and the laminated target comes with the rifle. Several of the actual competition guns at the show were tested with the inexpensive steel cased Hornady Steel Match. These are real Colts, not just licensed copies, and Colt engineers sign off on all the mods built into these stock rifles from Colt Competition Rifle. This is a really cool story and a pleasant surprise. Check out our Media Day at the Range with our host Julie Mac on a few of the ten models this year from Colt Competition Rifle.

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  • Paul Anteau December 25, 2017, 5:19 pm

    Do you make a competition precision rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor? If so, what is the cost for the basic model before customizing it?
    What is the description of the basic rifle? What is included in the basic rifle?

  • Richard Wells March 19, 2013, 4:43 pm

    In 1998, I purchased a new Colt Match Target Hbar .223. With it I shot NRA Service Rifle Competition. Then, I joined the Marine Corps League as a Life Member and have shot in every Postal shoot since then. (In the year 2010, I shot National First Place High Master with it. ) I had installed back in 1999, a match two stage trigger, target sights and a floating barrel. I am now 81 years old and still shooting my “Black Magic”.
    My son is waiting for me to “pass it on.”
    Oh yes, in addition to shooting National First Place High Master with my Colt AR 15, that year I shot National First Place High Master with my Rock River .45 1911!

    Not bad for a (then) 79 year old Geezer!

    • Guy Sagi March 19, 2013, 4:58 pm

      “Not Bad”? I know folks who could never come close in “their day”—including me! That’s wonderful, and if you want to tease your son, tell him the National Firearms Museum called and asked if you’d consider donating “Black Magic.” It’ll keep him up all night.

  • JOHN WARREN January 18, 2013, 5:20 pm

    I NEED ONE !!!!!!!

  • ChicagoGunSmith January 16, 2013, 10:31 am

    Yeah but pretty soon these might no longer be available for purchase if the gun grabbers have their way. Stay tuned to tonight’s announcement from our commander in chief. Hopefully they aren’t a day late and dollar short to the competition AR party!

  • b. young January 16, 2013, 9:39 am

    The guy says “we build them under license from Colt” which is fine, they are really nice looking. I want to see how their Patent pending adj gas block works?

  • Dano January 16, 2013, 8:24 am

    That’s nice, just would have been better, if this had come out a few months earlier, as just got an Colt’s LE901-16s. But no complaiants though, love this platform, and it shoots great. A genalman on the web has use thuis for 1200 yds, and that’s more than I”ll use, or maybe not ? Dano…

  • John Harwell Dickey January 15, 2013, 8:39 pm

    Great,wish I were there. John

  • cort graham January 15, 2013, 6:37 pm

    that 2nd 7.62 was beautiful maybe ill sell my car so i can afford one lol

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