Colt Competition produces some top-notch rifles for just that—winning in competition. In the upcoming June 2014 issue of SPECIAL WEAPONS FOR MILITARY & POLICE, author David Bahde test-fires the new CRB-16RR in 300 AAC Blackout, or 300 BLK.

Bahde writes, “The direct-impingement CRB-16RR starts with a forged, flattop upper receiver. Attached to that is a tubular forend with four removable rails that covers a Colt Competition adjustable, carbine-length gas system. No tools are required to adjust the valve in the gas block, and it is easily accessible. Within the handguard is a 16-inch, match-grade, 416 stainless steel HBAR barrel with a 1-in-8-inch twist rate and a SAAMI-spec 300 Blackout chamber. The muzzle has 5/8×24-tpi threading, and a Colt Competition Triple-Port muzzle brake comes equipped. The mil-spec bolt carrier is magnetic-particle (MP) inspected. Finally, the upper receiver features a Colt Competition charging handle with an extended latch.

“The CRB-16RR’s forged lower receiver houses a Colt Competition match-grade trigger that is nickel-Teflon coated and breaks crisply at less than 6 pounds. A mil-spec, six-position, carbine-length buffer tube is used, housing a standard H-buffer and spring. Hogue’s rubber grip is mated to a Magpul oversized triggerguard. Magpul’s CTR stock rounds out the rifle. The CRB-16RR is shipped in a box with a nice cleaning kit, one 30-round PMag, a lock and a test target. “I added a Vixen Optics 1-6x24mm scope in an American Defense QD single- piece mount, which made it easy to attach and remove the scope with no loss in zero. The scope’s illuminated duplex reticle, positioned in the second focal plane, allows for better aiming at longer ranges.”

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