Colt Competition Rifles Expert Model- , Tuned AR-15 5.56/223 30 Rd Mag

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Colt Competition Rifle

CR Expert 18 5.56mm 18 Inch Barrel Stainless Finish Magpul MOE 4 Position Adjustable Stock 30 Round

The 'EXPERT', Three Gun Ready Rifle, CRE-18

This rifle is a mid-weight wonder. Poised and ready for competition, the CRE – 18 is a competitive performer and highly accurate.

There are many features to consider on this rifle. Features such as an 18" match-grade, air-gaged, polished 416 stainless-steel custom barrel. Consider that it has a gas operated, original direct-impingement system, “Twin-Port” muzzle brake, Magpul 4-position adjustable stock, Hogue rubber finger groove grip and enlarged Magpul trigger guard. And you can't ignore the Colt Competition charging handle with extended tactical latch, a matched bolt & bolt carrier with H-buffer, as well as forged and precision-fitted 7075-alloy upper and lower receivers, with the forging mark. Make sure to check the specs for even more features you are sure to love!

It’s time to get serious about your rifles.

Hand built in the United States.


Eighteen inch stainless 1/8 twist six groove barrel. Rifle length gas system. Low profile gas block. Custom Colt Brake. .223 Wylde chamber. Precision fit forged upper and lower receivers. Hogue float tube. Match trigger. Magpul MOE 4 position adjustable stock. Hogue grip. Magpul magazine. Proofed bolt. Enlarged charging handle. Safariland cleaning kit included. Weight: 7 pounds with empty magazine. Length: Collapsed 34 3/4 inches. Extended 38 inches.

These are really nice rifles. We have found the barrel quality to be among the very best ever put on an AR15. Even the barrel attachment procedure to the receiver is unique, all in an effort to create the most accurate semi custom AR15 in this price range. Look at all you get:

CRE-18 Standard Features

18” Match Grade SS Barrel, 1/8 RH Twist

Guaranteed 1 MOA (1" groups at 100 yds) Test target included

.223 Wylde chamber accepts ALL .223 and 5.56x45 NATO  ammo, SAAMI spec.

Rifle Length gas system

Custom Colt muzzle brake

Hogue 12” knurled floating hand guard

Precision fit FORGED upper and lower receivers (forging stamped upper receiver!)

Flat top upper receiver with Picatinny rail

Proofed and Magnetic Particle inspected bolt

Badger Extended tactical latch on CCR charging handle

Nickel-Teflon coated Match Trigger

Magpul MOE 4 position stock

Magpul trigger guard

Houge Grip

Magpul 30 round magazine (1)

1 year warranty from Colt Competition Rifles & Impact Guns Lifetime Warranty


Each Colt ‘EXPERT’ rifle is test fired for accuracy and function. It MUST shoot a 3 shot group of 1” or less at 100 yards before it is shipped.

A signed, serial numbered and dated test target is included with your rifle.

Shipped in a Colt Competition Rifle-marked box, with safety manual, cleaning kit and 3 Gun Nation insert


Scope and scope mount not included.

CCR Logo etched in lower receiver:

Colt Muzzle Brake, threaded and removeable

Badger Ordnance Tactical Latch, Magpul MOE stock and Hogue Grip

3 gun

Caliber: .223 Remington
Operation: Gas-Operated, Original Direct-Impingement System
Magazine Capacity: 30 Round Magpul mag included. 10-rd aluminum mag for MA, NJ. Fixed 10-rd mag for CA.
Overall Length (Collapsed): 34.75" (88.27cm)
Overall Length (Extended): 38.00" (96.52cm)
Barrel Length: 18" Mid-Weight (45.72 cm)
Barrel Muzzle Threads: 1/2" – 28 T.P.I
Approximate Weight w/o Magazine: 6.92 lbs. (3.15kg)
Barrel Rifling: 6-groove, Button Rifled, 1 Turn in 8", R.H. twist
Mode of Fire Options: Safe / Fire
This purchase comes with the Impact Guns Lifetime Warranty  (Read More)

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