by Ben O'Brien - Monday, February 1, 2010
Nosler Custom Limited Edition
New for 2010, Nosler has introduced the third installment of the Nosler Custom Bolt Action Limited Edition rifle chambered in .338 Win. Mag. Limited to just 500 total units, this rifle is built on performance and a passion for craftsmanship.
The Limited Edition rifles are shipped hunt-ready with scope mounted, two 20-round boxes of Nosler Custom ammunition and a leather sling, all for a price of $4,195. Individually serial numbered from 001 to 500, the owners of previous rifles automatically have first right of refusal on the 2010 and subsequent rifles of the same serial number.
Features that make this rifle a shooter's dream include
-It is built on a double-square bridge, proprietary design action featuring unique integral scope mount bases that accept Leupold’s field proven Quick Release scope rings.
-Nosler has integrated a 3-position safety design and a Rifle Basix adjustable trigger set to a crisp, 3-pound let-off.
-The action is mated to a hand-lapped, 24 3/4" stainless steel, match grade barrel that is custom chambered.
-Comes with a fancy walnut stock with ebony forearm tip and the grip cap is hand-bedded to the barreled action for the ultimate presentation of function and beauty.
-The rifle is offered complete with a Leupold Custom Shop VX-III riflescope (choice of 2.5-8x36, 3.5-10x40 or 4.5-14x40) fitted with a specially designed reticle calibrated to provide 200-500 yard zeroes.
The Model 48
New for 2010, Nosler introduces the Model 48 Trophy Grade rifle (TGR), the Nosler Custom Model 48 Varmit rifle in .204 Ruger and .223 Rem. and four new chamberings for the line of Model 48 Sporter rifles.
First up is the Trophy Grade rifle. Designed with the same quality and craftsmanship as its predecessors, the Model 48 TGR features the proven action, a free-floating 24-inch chrome-moly barrel and a crisp, 3-pound Rifle Basix trigger.
In the tradition of the award-winning Model 48, the TGR is built for hunting in wet weather.All exterior metal surfaces are protected by a special application of Cerakote, while the critical interior working parts are protected by a smooth, corrosion-resistant coating of MicroSlick.To ensure rugged reliability, the whole package is custom aluminum bedded in a Bell and Carlson composite stock.
When teamed-up with Nosler’s famous Trophy Grade ammunition, hunters can expect sub MOA performance for three-shot groups at 100 yards. For 2010, Nosler will offer the Model 48 TGR in nine big game calibers, with suggested retail prices of $1745.95 for short-action models and $1895.95 for long-action models.
Next are the two new chamberings that have been added to the line of Nosler Custom Model 48 Varmint rifles: the .204 Ruger and .223 Rem. These calibers have been included to fully compliment Nosler’s Varmint Rifle series.
The Model 48 Varmint features a matte black Cerakote finish on all exterior metals along with a MicroSlick Coating that is applied to all interior metals, including inside the bolt body, firing pin, and firing pin spring for maximum corrosion and wear-resistance.
Last but not least are the four new chamberings thathave been added to the line of Nosler Custom Model 48 Sporter rifles for 2010. Added this year are the ever popular staples of long time rifle tradition: .243 Win, .270 Win, .30-06. Springfield and of course the .300 Win Mag.
Also new for 2010, the stock exterior will feature a Teflon coating for increased grip and protection in all weather conditions.
The MSRP for the NoslerCustom Model 48 is $2,995 in short action and $3,195 in long action.
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