Entry-level Practical Superiority
We started with our proven and premier EDGE rifle, and pared it down to the basics to create the EDGE SCOUT. Like all Cobalt rifles, we build the SCOUT to a demanding standard. We have selected the internals and operating components to be both economical and robust; making cobalt ownership easy and rewarding for the practical shooter. The SCOUT Limited edition is furnished in a subtle battleship gray cerakote and comes equipped with the EDGE muzzle brake. We only made 50 of these rifles.
The EDGE-SCOUT exploits all of Cobalt’s disruptive design influence. Our billet rifle stock adds balance, and stability, while improving handling characteristics of the rifle. And beyond the aggressive design, we build the handguard to be utilitarian and M-lok compatible. We machine our upper and lower receivers from billets of 7075 aluminum, then mate and serialized them together to ensure product integrity.
Cobalt’s patented DUAL DROP adds new functionality to the AR-15 platform. The system allows the shooter to trip the bolt release with a thumb after a mag change; allowing the weapon to remain up and on target. The magazine release, selector lever, and charge handle on the SCOUT are all conventional single-side controls. The trigger is a classic AR-15 pattern mil-spec unit.
We use a top quality, LiFe coated, full profile M-16 bolt group for long-service life and guaranteed operation under hard use. The SCOUT features a fixed gas block to ensure full power gas delivery to the bolt group, to ensure trouble-free operation in adverse conditions.
We made the barrel from 4150 chrome-moly steel and treated it in QPQ nitride to make it strong and long-lasting. The contour matches the standard government pattern; designed to be accurate and balanced. And to maintain peak performance, the barrels are chambered in 5.56 NATO with a 1-8″ twist rate.