Romero Dominates & Thacker Very Impressive

Nosler Staffer Rob Bomero

Nosler Pro Staffers Rob Romero and Tommy Thacker participated in the 3-Gun Southern Regional Championship held this past weekend .

Rob Romero won four stages in a dominating performance in the Practical division.  Romero was a “minute faster than his closest competitor” according to 3-Gun Nation News.

Congratulations to Rob Romero on such an impressive win!

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Tommy “TommyGun” Thacker also had a very impressive match finishing 4th in the competition.  A Job well done Tommy Thacker!



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Nosler Awarded Company of the Year

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 Bob Nosler - President / CEO of Nosler Inc.

Bob Nosler - President / CEO of Nosler Inc.


Sporting Classics recently held their 15th annual Awards of Excellence, which salutes the “best of the best”, which are companies and individuals whose products and services are having a significant and long-lasting impact on our sporting lives.

Winner of Sporting Classics 2015 Company of the Year is awarded to Nosler Inc.

Sporting Classics cited Nosler as a company built on a legacy of innovation.  As well as Nosler’s legacy, Sporting Classics named innovations such as the Partition bullet, Nosler Rifles, AccuBond Long Range Bullets, as well as the Nosler cartridge family the 26 Nosler, 28 Nosler and 30 Nosler.

To read the full story and see the other Sporting Classic winner’s visit:


3-Gun Competition / Special Offer

3-Gun News Update:  

The "3-Gun Nation" competition shooting organization will be holding one of its national events at the Brocks Gap Training Center shooting range:

Saturday, April 2nd - Sunday, April 3rd 2016

This weekend's event will feature over 8 courses of fire for the competitors and will be open to spectators to watch the action.

What is 3-Gun?

"3-Gun is often referred to as the X-Games of competitive shooting," said Pete Brown, 3-Gun Nation President.

However, 3-Gun Nation is not all about being a pro shooter. "3-Gun shooting is all about having fun and enjoying yourself on the range, which is what our Club and Regional membership events are all about," said Brown. "Many of our competitors are here with family and friends and not too worried about where they place, or having all the fancy equipment. We would not endorse participating in a 3-Gun match without prior instruction; however 3-Gun is very welcoming to beginners.

Check out the Action:

The 3-Gun Nation Pro Series is televised each season and features the top competitive shooters in the world," said Brown. "Many of which will be competing in our match this weekend."

The new season of 3-Gun Nation will air Monday nights at 9:00 pm EST on MAVTV ( beginning July 4th.

The 2015 season is currently airing Saturday mornings at 8:00 and 11:30 am on MAVTV and is also available to purchase with Vimeo on-demand.

3-Gun Nation  |  Press Release:  PRN Newswire  |  More Information:  3-Gun Nation Website


Nosler 3-Gun Pro-Staffers


Janna Reeves

Tommy "TommyGun" Thacker

Annette Wachter


Jansen Jones

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Rob Romero


TEAM 144: Ryan Fraker

Team 144: Landon Rasmussen

Team 144: Dan Conner



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The Nosler Custom Rifle & Production Rifle Warranty

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Did you know when you choose Nosler for your rifle needs, we have you covered! Every Nosler rifle comes with the Nosler Rifle Warranty. 

The warranty covers both Custom Rifles and Production Rifles.


Nosler Custom Rifle

Custom Rifles

M48 Custom Rifle
Nosler Custom Rifle (NCR) LE


M48 Liberty Rifle

Production Rifles

M48 Liberty Rifle
M48 Heritage Rifle
M48 Outfitter Rifle
M48 Long-Range Rifle



Nosler Rifle Warranty

I.  Given Proper Care, your Nosler Rifle will provide a lifetime of service. We will review all warranty claims on a case by case basis to determine the cause of an issue.  Any defects in materials or workmanship discovered within 5 years of the original purchase date will be corrected by Nosler free from charge.  

Any repairs needed as a result of customer negligence, wear from normal usage, or abuse can be repaired by Nosler staff for minimal cost, a listing of standard repair charges is available upon request.

The Nosler Rifle Warranty will become void if the firearm is found altered in any way.  If a warranty issue is suspected, please contact Nosler Customer Support.


II.  All Nosler Rifles carry a guarantee for accuracy performance.  We will support that guarantee for 30 days after the rifle has been picked up, provided the following criteria are met:

a. The rifle is fitted with a high quality rifle scope.

b. The rifle is fired using the prescribed Nosler Ammunition.

c. The recommended rifle break-in procedure has been completed.

** Nosler performs the recommended rifle break-in procedure on all Custom Rifles, Customers perform the break-in procedure on Production Rifles.

If the rifle has not fired a group within the stated guarantee during this 30 day period, please contact Nosler Customer Support.  We will determine if the rifle should be returned for inspection.


III.  DO NOT return the firearm to the dealer you purchased or picked up your rifle from.  Call Nosler Customer Support first.


IV.  Nosler Inc. is not responsible for damage during return shipments.


V.  In no event shall Nosler Inc. be liable for consequential damages.  Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusions may not apply to you.  The limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state.

a.    This warranty specifically excludes the cost of trips to the range, hunting trips, air fare, gasoline, guide fees, licenses, tags, ammunition, or any other related expenses.



Important information for foreign customers:

Due to the complexity of export / import rules between the United States of America and other countries, rifles that are sold outside the U.S.A. are sold “as is”, and are not covered by all portions of Nosler’s Limited Warranty.  Please contact us directly and we will assist you if possible.



Thinking about a new Custom Rifle?

Nosler is excited to announce new M48 Rifle Custom Options.  We have added stock options, new cerakote colors and other upgrades and options.

Best of all, the M48 Custom Rifle can now be yours at a starting price of $2495 that is a savings of $1300 over last years price!

Check out our online Rifle Builder application at to view any combination of specified options and features.


Tommy Thacker added to Nosler Pro Staff Team

 Photo Courtesy of Tommy Thacker Facebook

Photo Courtesy of Tommy Thacker Facebook


Nosler, Inc., a world-leading manufacturer of high quality bullets, ammunition, component brass and rifles has announced a new partnership agreement with Tommy "TommyGun" Thacker, one of 3 Gun Nation’s most successful competitors.

According to Pat Mundy, VP of Sales & Marketing at Nosler:

“Tommy’s energy, charisma and drive to be the best exemplify the attributes of Nosler’s core values and commitment to quality. He’s a proven winner, a well-respected industry professional, and we are looking forward to a bright future together.”

Thacker also noted: 

“I am looking forward to working with Nosler; a brand and a company whose quality I’ve come to respect and depend upon to compete at the highest level. This is a terrific opportunity to partner closely with a brand that has a profound reputation for making some of the best bullets and ammunition in the world.”

Thacker will be shooting Nosler’s Match Grade and Varmageddon rifle and pistol ammunition chambered in 223 Rem, 308 Win, 9mm Luger and 45 ACP during competition this year.


Nosler Pro Staffer Jim Kinsey - A Songwriter?


Nosler Pro Staffer Jim Kinsey, has over thirty years of hunting the globe and capturing mesmerizing cinematography.  Jim currently is the executive producer of Skull Bound TV with Jana Waller on the Sportsman Channel.  Jim was was recently interviewed about his other talent, songwriting.

Jim, recently questioned in an interview by Michelle Scheuemann of AmmoLand Shooting Sports News revealed that he has been writing songs for two years. 

Listen to one of Jim’s new releases “The Legend”, a song Jim Kinsey wrote while reflecting on the life of Chris Kyle, A Navy Seal, Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, and known as the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history.



Read the full article and learn more about upcoming songs and past songs written by Jim Kinsey at:


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Learn More about Nosler Pro Staffer Jim Kinsey:

Nosler Pro Staff  |  Skull Bound TV  |  Twitter  |  Instagram


Custom Rifle Barrel Break-In Procedure

Rifle Barrel Break-In

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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.

 Pictured Above Model 48 Custom Rifle wtih a Kevlar / Carbon Stock in Obsidian Black, Muzzle Break and a Zeiss HD5 Conquest 3 - 15x42 Lock Plex Scope

Pictured Above Model 48 Custom Rifle wtih a Kevlar / Carbon Stock in Obsidian Black, Muzzle Break and a Zeiss HD5 Conquest 3 - 15x42 Lock Plex Scope



The following procedure is what we recommended when you break in a Nosler Production Rifle:  
(This procedure can be used on other rifles as well)

The Procedure:


Following is the necessarily barrel break-in procedure to ensure reliable and consistent accuracy from your new rifle:

  1. Shoot one round and then clean
    Do this for the first ten rounds.
  2. Shoot three rounds and then clean
    Do this for the next fifteen rounds.

  3. Shoot five rounds and then clean
    then shoot a fouler round
    and then shoot three rounds for accuracy.

NOTE:  Allow barrel to cool to ambient temperature before shooting each series of break-in rounds to avoid unnecessary throat erosion. Do not shoot your rifle in succession until the barrel is too hot to touch with a bare hand.


When cleaning, use these simple instructions:


Use a quality one-piece cleaning rod.
Use a bore guide.
Clean from chamber end only.

  1. Clean powder residue from bore using a solvent like Shooter’s Choice™ or Butch’s Bore Shine™ following instructions on bottle.

  2. Follow with a copper remover like Montana X-Treme™ Copper Killer to remove copper fouling. Instructions on bottle work the best.

  3. Follow with a second group of patches coated in Shooter’s Choice™, Butch’s Bore Shine™, or similar solvent, then finish with dry patches until all solvent is removed from the bore.

  4. Finish with a patch lightly coated with gun oil such as Tetra Gun Oil™ or Montana X-Treme Bore Conditioner Accuracy Gun Oil™.  Shooting a dry bore will greatly promote copper fouling. 


Use a stainless Steel bore brush.

Leave strong ammonia cleaning products in your bore for extended periods of time – additionally, do not allow solvents to contact stock as it can remove the finish.

Once the barrel is broken in, remember to clean the barrel after approximately every 20 to 40 rounds to keep accuracy optimal. A dirty bore is a primary cause of poor accuracy.



Nosler Production Rifles

- M48 Patriot Rifle
- M48 Outfitter Rifle
- M48 Heritage Rifle

Nosler Custom Rifles

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



Thinking about a new Custom Rifle?

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Nosler is excited to announce new M48 Rifle Custom Options.  We have added stock options, new cerakote colors and other upgrades and options.

Best of all, the M48 Custom Rifle can now be yours at a starting price of $2495 that is a savings of $1300 over last years price!

Check out our online Rifle Builder application at to view any combination of specified options and features.


Nosler Pro Staffer Jana Waller wins Award

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Jana Waller, TV Show Host, Producer and Outdoor Writer, has been awarded the National Wild Turkey Federation’s “Communicator of the Year” Award.

We are proud to have Jana as a Nosler Pro Staffer and congratulate her on her latest accomplishment!

Jana has done an outstanding job as Host of Skull Bound TV on the Sportsman Channel.  

Vice President of Programming for the Sportsman Channel is Mitch Petrie, who has this to say about Jana, "Jana is one of the most thoughtful unique and passionate hosts we have on Sportsman Channel, her recognition from the National Wild Turkey Federation is well deserved."

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Randy Newberg New Addition to Nosler Pro Staff Team


Nosler, Randy Newberg Announce Partnership


Nosler Pro Staffer Randy Newberg

Bend, Ore. – February, 2016 – Nosler, Inc., a world-leading manufacturer of high quality bullets, ammunition, cartridge cases and hunting rifles has announced a new partnership agreement with Randy Newberg, one of America’s leading authorities on public land hunting and host of the “Fresh Tracks with Randy Newberg” television program.

According to John Nosler, Nosler COO and Executive VP, “Randy embodies the attributes of fair chase and ‘do-it-yourself’ hunting that speak directly to our core customer.  We are pleased to be able to work with him to further develop and deliver that message.”

Newberg noted, “I am looking forward to working with Nosler in coming years; a brand I have had many great experiences with through a lifetime of hunting.  This is a terrific opportunity to partner closely with a brand that is synonymous with serious big game hunting, not just here, but worldwide.”

Randy Newberg’s award winning “Fresh Tracks with Randy Newberg” is available for 2016 on Sportsman Channel; with previous seasons available on Randy’s YouTube channel Randy Newberg, Hunter.  Newberg will be using Nosler ammunition exclusively, as he strives to successfully complete his arduous public land hunting schedule. For more information about Randy, visit and You can also follow along on Randy’s adventures via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by searching for Randy Newberg, Hunter.

M48 Hertitage Rifle Review


We were going through our Nosler Reloading Forum the other day and found this excellent review by one of our customers on the Heritage Rifle:

"The Heritage has arrived.  In a word, I am pleased.  Short of shooting it, it has met my expectations and objectives in a hunting rifle.

  • With a 2.5x8 Leupold in Talley’s, it weighs 8# 2ozs.  The balance of this pairing is perfect.  I don’t know if it was by design, but the ring spacing of the Talley’s on the M48 receiver is just perfect for the Leupold 2.5x8.
  • The wood has a nice color and figure.  The stock pattern is a very appealing classic style that is well executed. 
  • The black Cerakote nicely compliments the satin oil finish of the stock.
  • Cosmetically, the rifle is eye candy for a classic styled rifle fan. 
  • The fit is excellent with symmetrical and even inletting clearances in the barrel channel. 
  • The barreled action is sunk into the stock to the mid-point. 
  • The trigger is positioned properly at the top edge of the guard hole which shows that the inletting depth of the barreled action to the trigger guard was properly executed. 
  • The inletting for the loading port and bolt handle are carefully done.
  • The bottom metal is fit tightly and sunk just flush with the stock line.
  • The checkering is clean and even.
  • From the top, the forend contour nicely follows the barrel taper with an even and symmetrical space to the edge on both sides.
  • This careful mating of wood to metal could not have been achieved without the laying of hands on the assembly. 
  • The shadow line of the cheek-piece is a very nice custom touch. 
  • The slimness of the forend end gives way for the magazine box and tapers nicely over the trigger to the grip.

There is so much more to a hunting rifle than the visual appearance.  The feel of a classic style hunting rifle in the hands speaks to the character of the design.  The shape, taper and radius of the forend give the rifle balance and liveliness in the hand. The grip radius and contour comfortably position the trigger finger for quick firing.  The shape and contour of the cheekpiece position a properly mounted scope in the eye for snapshots. 

I have long been a student of the Classic Style rifle stock in America.  Each year, I would anxiously await John Amber to release the Gun Digest.  John Amber showcased the work of the top custom gunmakers in the country.  I always admired the great Masters work.  Just to name a few of these custom rifle smiths there is Jerry Fisher, Dale Goens, Leonard Brownell and the founder of Dakota Arms, Don Allen.  Work by members of the American Custom Gunmakers Guild is out of reach for me.

 Nosler Pro Staffer Gary Lewis. Hunting with M48 Heritage Rifle

Nosler Pro Staffer Gary Lewis.
Hunting with M48 Heritage Rifle

However, this is the gold standard that should be aspired to by any company who wants to build a quality hunting rifle.  I applaud Nosler for offering such a high quality rifle at the semi-production price point. I don’t know who the stock-maker was who designed the Nosler 48 pattern.  This is a pattern that I would gladly duplicate in another rifle stock.

I certainly will be conflicted when it comes to dragging this rifle into the field.  The rigors of hunting and Mother Nature are not friendly to a rifle.  Many years ago I learned that there is only so much care that you can take with a rifle in the field.  If you use them and you truly hunt, they will take on memories of each day in the field and show the years of use.  I hunted with wood stocked rifles for many years before going exclusively to fiberglass stocks.

At one point, I didn’t want to be worrying more about the rifle than the hunt.  That was when I transitioned to fiberglass stocks.  However, when the wood stock gives way to synthetics, in that transition a rifle loses its character and just becomes a tool.

You will notice that I didn’t spend any time discussing the caliber.  To a point, caliber just becomes academic. We all like to talk about ballistics and terminal performance, but it is the character of the rifle that will endear it to the hunter.  I will be looking forward to spending time in the field with the Nosler M48 Heritage."

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The Nosler M48 Heritage Rifle winner of the 2015 Rifle Award / Guns & Shooting Online



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