Nosler Rifles

How We Build Our Rifles


Top quality rifles are nothing new to the staff at Nosler. We have been chambering barrels and assembling barreled actions to test the accuracy of our bullets for over 60 years. Along the way, we have built some outstanding hunting rifles, and gained a significant amount of know-how. This experience has allowed us to create what we believe is the premier, all-weather hunting rifle. We build rifles out of a passion for shooting and hunting, and just like our bullets, we build them right.


A High degree of rifle accuracy comes from the manner in which the parts are assembled, but equally important is the quality of the parts used. Match-grade barrels, custom triggers, premium wood and synthetic stocks, CNC machined actions and internal components—everything we use is of the highest quality.

Nosler rifles are built by hand by our skilled team of experienced gunsmiths. Every detail is worked and adjusted for perfect function and fit prior to installation.  Each action is pressure proofed prior to assembly to ensure it meets industry standards. Finally, a stringent fit and function inspection is completed prior to shipment.



Nosler Action

The foundation of our rifles is the Nosler® action, a tremendously strong and mechanically precise platform designed for rugged reliability in the field while providing bench-rest accuracy. When designing the action, our engineers and ballistics team incorporated features from some the most reliable and accurate rifles used by military's and sportsmen worldwide. The Nosler® action is not necessarily a revolutionary design concept, but rather a conglomeration of the best features of several bolt-action designs. All tolerances are held to very exacting and precise standards to ensure optimal accuracy through perfect dimensions and alignment to the bore, while still maintaining functionality in field conditions. All Nosler® actions are proudly manufactured in the United States of America.

  1. The Nosler Model 48 action is contoured to accommodate any standard 2-piece scope base that would otherwise fit a Remington® 700™ rifle. NC actions feature integral Leupold® QR™ scope bases.
  2. Custom, hand-tuned trigger set to a crisp 3-4 lb pull.
  3. Side mounted rocker safety.
  4. A heavy-duty square bottom integral recoil lug mates with a recoil lug bedded into the stock for a uniform and consistent distribution of energy during firing.
  5. Every action is blueprinted and trued after heat-treating to ensure perfect dimensions and alignment.
  6. A groove is machined into the right hand bolt locking lug that mates perfectly with a rib in the receiver to resist binding during operation.
  7. Every action is proof tested to ensure it can handle over-pressured rounds in the unlikely event of an accident.


  1. Bolt handles and bodies are precision CNC machined and heat treated for strength and rigidity.
  2. Bolt bodies are fluted to resist binding in harsh field conditions.
  3. An integrated, spring-loaded AR-15 style extractor provides reliable feeding and extraction on even the most stubborn cases.
  4. Large pressure vents in the bolt are designed to help dissipate gases away from the shooter’s face in the unlikely event of a case rupture. These vents also allow for quick and easy field cleaning with minimal equipment.
  5. The firing pin and pin spring are coated with MicroSlick™, a dry film lubricant that reduces friction and wear.
  6. To disassemble the bolt, simply twist the cocking piece and firing pin 90 degrees by hand, for quick and easy cleaning and maintenance in the field.
  7. A recessed bolt-face that fits into a counter-bored barrel provides additional support to the barrel shank and action for tremendous strength around the cartridge base.
  8. Hand-lapped locking lugs provide a smooth and precise lock-up for optimum accuracy and alignment to the barrel.




Nosler Barrels


Nosler rifles are fitted with premium, hand-lapped, match grade barrels. These barrels are button rifled and held to extremely tight tolerances for unrivaled accuracy. Each barrel features an 11 degree target crown to protect the rifling from damage and is proudly made in the United States of America.

  1. Hand-lapped
  2. 11 Degree recessed Target crown to protect from damage
  3. Magnum weight barrels measure .650” at the muzzle (Slight variations occur depending upon caliber)
  4. Sporter weight barrels measure .600” (Slight variations occur depending upon caliber)


Nosler Stocks

The stocks chosen for our rifles are designed for natural shouldering and point of aim while maintaining classic lines and comfortable recoil dispersion. Synthetic stocks are lightweight and provide consistent performance under harsh conditions, while the wood stocks feature a hand-rubbed oil finish for durability, easy maintenance and a warm, traditional feel. Nosler actions are glass and pillar bedded by hand to their stock to ensure there is a perfect match between components for the utmost accuracy and support. Each stock is fitted with a soft, 1”® recoil pad and standard quick-detach sling swivel studs.


M48 Patriot, and Outfitter models are fitted with an aramid fiber reinforced composite stock that is both lightweight and extremely durable. An aluminum core provides a consistent foundation to support the Nosler barreled action for exceptional accuracy.


Model 48 Custom stocks are made of hand-laid Kevlar® and Carbon Fiber and feature the Nosler® C2™ finish that resists abrasion, intrusive weather, and cleaning chemicals.

A textured finish provides a solid grip in cold or wet conditions.

Pachmayr® Decelerator® recoil pads are installed on all stocks.

All barrels are fully free floated.

Actions are glass and pillar bedded.


Wood stocks feature 20 line per inch checkering to ensure a sure grip in any condition.


Wood stocks are hand-oiled for beauty and durability.



Learn more about:

Nosler Production Rifles
- M48 Patriot Rifle
- M48 Outfitter Rifle
- M48 Heritage Rifle

Nosler Custom Rifles
- M48 Custom Rifle
- NoslerCustom Rifle (NCR)
- Varmageddon AR Rifle


M48 Patriot Rifle Giveaway

Model 48 Patriot chambered in 28 Nosler

Nosler has teamed up with our friends at Gun Talk Radio for another awesome rifle giveaway! This is your chance to own a Nosler M48 Patriot Rifle, topped with a Leupold Optics VX-3 scope and chambered in our new 7mm hunting cartridge 28 Nosler, plus (5) boxes of Nosler Trophy Grade Ammunition!  For Free!

Act now as your entry must be provided before July 31, 2015.

Entry and Details:

Gun Talk  


1x - Grand Prize winner will receive a Nosler Model 48 Patriot™ rifle chambered in 28 Nosler®, 5 boxes of Nosler Trophy Grade™ ammunition and Leupold VX®-3 scope. (Retail value: $2595)

20x - First Prize winners (20) will receive a $25 e-gift certificate + free shipping at


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2015 NoslerCustom Ammunition




Bend, Ore. – January 2015 – NoslerCustom® Handloaded Ammunition is considered by many in the industry to be the “top shelf” choice for the discerning shooter and has grown in 2015 to include the offerings below. 

  • 221 Remington Fireball 35gr BTLF™
  • 222 Remington 35gr BTLF™
  • 257 Weatherby 100gr E-Tip®
  • 260 Remington 120gr E-Tip®
  • 6.5-284 Norma 120gr E-Tip®
  • 264 Winchester Magnum 120gr E-Tip®
  • 26 Nosler 120gr E-Tip®
  • 26 Nosler 130gr AccuBond® 
  • 270 Weatherby 130gr E-Tip®
  • 7mm-08 Remington 140gr E-Tip®
  • 280 Remington 140gr E-Tip®
  • 280 Ackley Improved 140gr Ballistic Tip®
  • 7mm Remington Magnum 150gr E-Tip®
  • 308 Winchester 150gr Ballistic Tip®
  • 300 Holland & Holland 180gr E-Tip®
  • 325 Winchester Short Magnum 180gr Ballistic Tip®
  • 325 Winchester Short Magnum 200gr Partition®

NoslerCustom® Ammunition is hand-loaded by Nosler’s team of expert ballisticians to ensure each and every round is identical to the one before, and after it.  It all begins with Nosler® Brass which is neck sized, deburred and chamfered for proper alignment, ensuring a solid foundation for this precise ammunition.  Every powder charge is meticulously weighed, guaranteeing consistent velocities and performance.  All finished rounds are then visually inspected, polished and hand packaged in hard plastic boxes with all performance data printed on the label.  Ammunition box labels can also be personalized with customer’s name or information at no additional cost.  

Strictly loaded up front with Nosler® AccuBond®, Partition®, E-Tip® and Ballistic Tip® bullets for unrivaled accuracy and dependable terminal performance. Whether it’s a hunt of a lifetime or wisdom gained after a lifetime of hunting, look for NoslerCustom Handloaded Ammunition at either or  

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Bend, Ore. – January, 2015 – Nosler® has been in the bullet business for 67 years so when they find a new bullet worthy of being added to their existing product line, they get pretty excited.  The bullets detailed below are exceptional examples of how a component bullet can squeeze even more performance out of a firearm and deservedly belong to the respected class of Nosler® hunting bullets.   

AccuBond® Long Range

The AccuBond® Long Range bullet line is relatively young but it was obvious that a heavier bullet was needed to take full advantage of the large powder capacity of the 26 Nosler® cartridge introduced last year. With a massive ballistic coefficient, this new 6.5mm-142 grain ABLR will provide more energy and less drop at longer ranges than any other bullet in its class and will stabilize in standard 1-9” barrels. 



Nosler’s patent pending E-Tip® bullet is built on a highly concentric structure of monolithic gilding metal, providing unsurpassed penetration and weight retention. The new 55 grain E-Tip® will turn a traditional .22 centerfire varmint cartridge into a bona fide deer rifle. The new .30 caliber, 150gr E-Tip® will also dramatically increase penetration capabilities of the honored 30/30 Winchester. Last but certainly not least, the venerable .338 caliber, 225 grain E-Tip® with a B.C. of .611 and over 95% weight retention offers “heavy” bullet benefits with “lighter” bullet velocities.     


Ballistic Tip®

.458 SOCOM enthusiasts quickly discovered that the Ballistic Tip® Muzzleloader bullet that Nosler® introduced in 2012 was a natural fit for their needs and purposes since both platforms utilize the same caliber and similar muzzle velocities for optimal accuracy and terminal performance. Nosler® has now taken the Ballistic Tip® Muzzleloader bullet and boxed it in component form (sans sabot) for more economical use, benefitting the high volume shooting .458 SOCOM aficionados. 


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Bend, Ore. – January 2, 2015 – One year ago, Nosler introduced their first namesake cartridge to the world. Since then, the 26 Nosler has achieved such renowned success that adding another member to the cartridge family became an obvious decision. Please welcome the 28 Nosler® as the most powerful 7mm cartridge commercially available today.

Ballistic enthusiasts are well aware of the benefits and advantages that 7mm (.284 caliber) bullets have, such as inherently high ballistic coefficients for long range accuracy and minimized wind drift.

The attributes listed above, in partnership with the Nosler bullets and velocities listed below will soon be available in Nosler’s Trophy Grade™ Ammunition. For those looking for the edge in power, velocity and long range performance in 7mm caliber, look no further.

  • Nosler® Trophy Grade™ Ammunition – 160gr AccuBond®            
  • Nosler® Trophy Grade™ LR Ammunition – 175gr AccuBond® LR     

The 28 Nosler® shares the same parent case as the 26 Nosler® as well as the C.O.A.L. of 3.340” allowing this cartridge to be operated in a standard length action for lighter weight and shorter bolt throw when compared to magnum length actions.

Of course, Nosler will be supporting this new cartridge with Nosler® Brass, Trophy Grade™ Ammunition and naturally, their full line of M48 rifles in 26” barrel configurations.   

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SSA by Nosler



Bend, Ore. – January, 2015 – Silver State Armory brass and ammunition will now be offered as a dedicated product line known as SSA by Nosler®. This product line will focus on brass and ammunition specifically tuned for semi-automatic firearms, including the M1 Garand.

SSA Ammunition will be loaded exclusively with Nosler® bullets and held to Nosler’s legendary quality standards for accurate and consistent performance. Whether the intended purpose is for match or varmint shooting, hunting or self-defense, SSA by Nosler® has you covered.

The new SSA product line will also feature new packaging and part numbers for a new look and feel consistent with the Nosler® brand. 



NEW SSA by Nosler® products announced for 2015:



  • 5.56 NATO 55gr. Ballistic Tip®                                                         
  • 5.56 NATO 63gr. Soft Point                                                   
  • 5.56 NATO 77gr. Custom Competition®                                     
  • 6.8 Rem SPC 85gr. E-Tip®                                                     
  • 6.8 Rem SPC 90gr. Bonded Solid Base®                                             
  • 6.8 Rem SPC 110gr. Soft Point                                   
  • 6.8 Rem SPC 110gr. AccuBond®
  • 6.8 Rem SPC 115gr. Custom Competition®                            
  • 300 AAC Blackout 220gr. Ballistic Tip®
  • 308 Win 168gr. Custom Competition®
  • 308 Win 175gr. Custom Competition®
  • 30-06 Springfield 155gr. Custom Competition®


  • 5.56x45 NATO           
  • 243 Winchester           
  • 6.8 Remington SPC
  • 308 Winchester
  • 30-06 Springfield

With the company motto “Quality First,” SSA by Nosler® is 100% American made and will now possess premium component bullets, brass and ammunition for domestic and international customers.  For more information on SSA by Nosler®, please visit   




Nosler® Announces BT® Ammunition

Ammunition for America’s Most Popular Game 

Bend, Ore. – October 13, 2014 – For decades, Nosler’s Ballistic Tip® Hunting bullets have been the most popular, premium projectile among America’s deer, antelope and hog hunters.  That is why it makes perfect sense for Nosler®, Inc. to be introducing their new line of BT® Ammunition, loaded exclusively with their Ballistic Tip® Hunting bullets.

Offered in popular non-magnum hunting cartridges with bullet weights and muzzle velocities that are optimized for maximum effectiveness on deer, antelope and hogs, Nosler BT Ammunition is the ultimate choice for deer and hog hunters alike.

The Ballistic Tip® Hunting bullet line enjoys excellent exterior ballistics such as inherent accuracy and high ballistic coefficient, but it really shines with devastating terminal ballistics. Constructed with a tapered jacket using Nosler’s unique manufacturing process, the Ballistic Tip® bullet has an extremely large impact velocity window of 1800 fps - 3200 fps, providing controlled expansion and reliable performance on medium sized game.  

Ballistic Tip’s legendary bullet performance loaded to Nosler’s high quality ammunition standards while being offered at a reasonable price makes for an easy decision for hunters this fall.   

BT® Hunting Ammunition is available for purchase at Cabela’s, Midway USA, Sportsman’s Warehouse and many others in the new offerings below:

  • 243 Winchester - 90gr. Ballistic Tip®                  
  • 270 Winchester - 140gr. Ballistic Tip®                
  • 7mm-08 Remington - 120gr. Ballistic Tip®       
  • 30-30 Winchester - 150gr. Ballistic Tip®                                           
  • 308 Winchester - 125gr. & 165gr. Ballistic Tip®            
  • 30-06 Springfield - 125gr. & 180gr Ballistic Tip®      

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