First Look: Wilson Combat NULA Bolt-Action Rifle

posted on September 6, 2023

Wilson Combat has debuted the new generation New Ultralight Arms (NULA) line of bolt-action rifles. Wilson Combat has taken Melvin Forbes' legendary rifle design and integrated several improvements by leveraging modern manufacturing methods and 45 years of industry experience. The modern NULA rifle takes Melvin's time-tested design to the next level of accurate and dependable bolt action rifles.

The rifle weighs in at 4 pounds 15 ounces to 5 pounds 4 ounces (without a scope) depending on caliber and barrel length, and comes with a sub-MOA guarantee. This lightweight design and extreme accuracy gives hunters confidence in their shots, while simultaneously staying light and portable. The NULA rifle includes a precision Wilson Combat 416R stainless honed and double-stress-relieved button-rifled barrel with a 5/8x24 TPI threaded muzzle; a Timney Elite Hunter trigger that offers a smooth 2.75 to 3.25-pound trigger pull; and a receiver fully machined and EDM cut from 4140 bar stock with an Armorlube DLC coating. The bolt is machined from 4340 barstock. A two-position safety keeps the bolt locked when on safe, a real boon when trekking through trees and dense cover. The gun's action is fed from a hinged floorplate magazine, which can be opened via a positive latch inside the trigger guard.

All of the above are encased in an ultra-lightweight carbon-fiber stock that includes reinforced receiver walls for added strength without adding weight. A Pachmayr 1-inch Decelerator recoil pad keeps kick to a minimum while Nitride-coated studs allow the addition of a sling. Stocks come colored in Kodiak Rogue for forest environments, Canyon Rogue for desert and more bare mountain environs, and standard charcoal grey. 

For more information on the Wilson Combat New Ultralight Arms rifle, available in .243 Winchester, 6.5 Creedmoor, 7mm-08 Remington, .308 Winchester and .358 Winchester, with more caliber choices coming soon, visit wilsoncombat.comMSRP: $3,295


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