The Nosler Model 48 Custom Rifle



M48 Custom Rifle

Starting at: $2495

To place a Nosler Custom Rifle Order:

Top of the line performance matched with all-weather features like the Cerakote™ metal finish and Nosler C2™ stock treatment make the Model 48 Custom the premier expedition rifle for any condition. Personalize your rifle by engraving your name on the barrel, or choose your stock and metal color to suit your taste. Add a muzzle-brake if recoil is a concern, or adjust the length-of-pull for a custom fit. Lengthen the barrel for a long-range tack-driver, or shorten it and add open-sights for a handy brush gun. With premium components at the heart of this rifle, you can be sure of your shot when you’re in your backyard tree-stand, or half-way around the world.



When the Model 48 Custom Sporter was introduced in 2006, it was only available in one cartridge chambering, the 270 WSM. The hand-laid Kevlar® and carbon fiber stock was finished in a speckled "Onyx Gray" color, while the metal work was finished in a non-reflective Slate Gray Cerakote®. Over the years that followed, the cartridge offerings were expanded to include a great number of cartridges ranging from the 22-250 Rem to the 35 Whelen.

In 2012 the rifle shed it's "Sporter" designation, and was expanded to include a number of custom options and new cartridges, for the opportunity to create your own specially built Nosler rifle. The rifle is now available with more options than ever, as well as the ability to have the rifle assembled in a package complete with top-of-the-line optics and shooting accessories. Also available are a number of rifle packages that we have assembled to suit various hunting conditions and environments, in the most popular and well-suited cartridge chamberings for each respective package.


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Every M48 Custom Rifle Includes:

  • Proven Nosler Model 48 custom action
  • Match-grade, stainless steel, hand-lapped barrel
  • Crisp, custom 3-pound trigger pull
  • Glass and stainless steel pillar bedded, hand laid Kevlar® and Carbon Fiber stock featuring the Nosler C2™ stock finish.
  • One-piece, steel hinged floorplate
  • CERAKOTE™ and Micro Slick™ finishes to prevent corrosion and intrusive weather damage  
  • Guaranteed 3/4” or better 3-shot groups at 100 yards with prescribed Nosler® ammunition*

*Belted Magnum and cartridges larger than 35 Cal. carry a sub M.O.A. 3 shot, 100 yard accuracy guarantee

*Scope, rings and bases sold separately

Options and Upgrades Include:


  • Choose Stock Color
  • Choose Cerakote Color
  • Add a Second Stock Bedded to Rifle 


  • Length of Pull Adjustment
    ( 12.5” - 14.5” | Standard L.O.P. is 13.5” )
  • Barrel Length Adjustment
    ( 20” – 26” | Standard is 24” )
  • + Muzzle Brake Addition - $200
  • + 3-Position Rocker Safety - $50
  • + Engrave text on floorplate - $50
  • + Open Sights - $325


A procedure frequently overlooked by new rifle owners is completing a thorough barrel break-in. When new barrels are made, steel is unevenly stressed and microscopic burs and rough-spots are created. Hand-lapping new barrels certainly help with those burs and rough-spots, but there is nothing like putting rounds through them to relieve stress and put the final polish on the bore.

Our recommended procedure calls for about 30 rounds and plenty of time spent cleaning the bore, and takes most shooters the better part of a day at the range to complete. However, this hard work results in a barrel that shoots better, and is significantly faster and easier to clean over its working life.

Our Model 48 Custom Rifles are fully broken in and accuracy tested prior to shipment, resulting in exceptional out-of-the-box performance and giving you less time at the range—and more time in the field.




Detailed M48 Custom Rifle Options and Upgrades:

M48 Custom rifle

1 Scope Space
Contoured to accept any standard 2-piece Remington® 700™ or Weatherby Mark V® scope base.

2 Comfortable Trigger Guard
A one-piece steel trigger guard and bottom metal provides greater rigidity and durability, or upgrade to a detachable magazine for quick unloading.

3 Stainless Steel Barrel
A match-grade stainless steel hand-lapped barrel provides guaranteed accuracy and resists corrosion for long periods in the field.

M48 Custom Rifle

Model 48 Custom Stock
Nosler’s C2™ (Conditions and Chemicals) Stock Finish 

Onyx Gray Stock

Onyx Gray Stock

Through years of hunting and the sometimes monumental task of cleaning rifles, we have found that stock finishes are very susceptible to a number of cleaning chemicals. Many products are available to help reduce spilling of chemicals, but it seems unavoidable that to some degree—you cannot contain all of the mess. With this in mind, we set out to find a stock coating that would resist chemicals, and help protect the rifle from field-wear. We finally found a compound that can be added to the Model 48 Custom stock that suited our needs. It can resist a number of standard cleaning chemicals and serves as an invisible barrier against many superficial stock scratches that can make a rifle appear worn. In addition to providing superior protection, this Teflon® based coating provides additional texture for a better grip in cold or wet conditions.  


Choose Your Stock Color

A hand-laid Kevlar® and carbon fiber stock supports the Nosler Model 48 action which is glass and pillar bedded. The stock is incredibly strong and lightweight—this is a result of the careful weave of materials that prevent any voids or weak points from forming. Your choice of color:

  • Onyx Grey
  • Obsidian Black
  • Desert Tan
  • Woodland Green


A composite stock reinforced with aramid fibers and an aluminum bedding chassis provide a lightweight and durable platform for the Nosler Model 48 action. Weather will not cause the stock to swell or warp, leading to consistent shot placement in any condition.

  • Gray w/ Black Webbing
  • Black w/ Grey Webbing
  • Walnut
  • Extra Fancy Walnut

Choose Cerakote Color

All external metal surfaces are coated with the NIC Industries Cerakote™ finish. Designed to protect against rust and wear, Cerakote™ products can withstand tremendous impact with no coating loss, and can resist corrosion in a variety of tough conditions. We have found Cerakote™ to be the best firearms finish available to date. Your choice of color: 

+ Muzzle Break Addition - $200



- Magnesium - 
- Graphite Black ( Matte ) -
- Slate Gray -
- Dark Earth -
- Forest Green -



Model 48 Custom rifles are built-to-order

Build your dream rifle at:

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or  |  Contact us Directly  |  1-800-285-3701



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