posted on September 26, 2013 13:01
Colt, in conjunction with Cooper Firearms of Montana, is expanding the M2012 bolt action rifle family with the introduction of two new models. The M2012MT308T and M2012LT308G/M2012LT260G follow their predecessor in the line, the M2012SA308. All M2012 models feature a custom fluted, match grade barrel and a single stage, adjustable Timney trigger. A signed, serial numbered and dated test target is included with each rifle as a testament to its accuracy.
“The durability and accuracy provided by the M2012 bolt action rifle family is outstanding,” said Joyce Rubino, Vice President of Marketing for Colt. “These new ‘crossover’ rifles transition easily from target shooting at the range to long-range hunting in the field.”
The M2012MT308T, offered in .308 Winchester, is designed with the shooter’s comfort in mind, making it ideal for long sessions at the range. It’s ruggedness and accuracy also make it a great choice for experienced hunters. The M2012MT308T features a custom Manners composite stock built from a combination of aircraft-grade carbon fiber and fiberglass, making it accurate, stable, rugged and lighter than other precision rifle stocks. The barrel is a 22-inch stainless steel, match grade barrel with a 1-10” twist. The M2012MT308T weighs in at 10.25 pounds without the magazine, measures 44 inches in overall length and retails for $3,195.
The second new addition to the M2012 family is available to the market in two calibers. The M2012LT308G is chambered in .308 Winchester and the M2012LT260G is chambered in .260 Remington. It is designed to help any hunter take their trophy buck with ease and hit the mark at the range. Its match grade, fluted barrel along with a custom gray laminated hardwood stock makes it both accurate and lightweight. The M2012LT308G and 260G feature a 22-inch chrome-moly steel, match grade barrel with a 1-10” twist (.308) and 1-8” twist (.260). Both weigh in at 8.5 pounds without the magazine, measure 44 inches in overall length, and retail for $2,795.
The first rifle in the M2012 bolt action family is the M2012SA308. Chambered in .308 Winchester, it is designed for the precision rifleman. The core of this rifle is its solid forged aluminum chassis. The M2012SA308 features a custom fluted, match grade stainless steel barrel with a 1-10” twist and measures 44 inches in length. Weighing in at 13.2 pounds without the magazine, it is one of the lightest sporting tactical rifles on the market with the well-known ergonomics of the proven Modern Sporting Rifle platform. This rifle retails for $3,795.