The Model 48 Western Rifle

The Model 48 Western was designed in collaboration with the rifle department at Cabela’s to create the ideal rifle for hunting big game in the Western United States. Featuring the same quality components found in the Model 48 Liberty, we changed the stock color to a handsome Forest Green, and added helical fluting as well as an optional muzzle brake to the light-contour, stainless steel barrel. The
result was a half-pound reduction in weight, and the creation of a very striking, high-performance hunting rifle.

Available chambered in hard-hitting, long-range cartridges such as the 6.5 Creedmoor, 280 Ackley, 26, 28, 30, and the new 33 Nosler, the Model 48 Western is capable of handling all western big game - even in open country
where shots are long.

The Model 48 Western is built by hand in Bend, Oregon.



Model 48 Western Rifle Includes:

  • Nosler Model 48 Custom Action
  • Stainless Match-Grade Helical Fluted Barrel
  • Removable Muzzle Brake ( Protective Thread Cap Included )
  • Lightweight Aramid Fiber Reinforced Composite Stock
  • Glass & Aluminum Pillar Bedding
  • Hinged Floorplate
  • Timney Trigger
  • 2-Position Rocker Safety
  • Cerakote™ All-Weather Finish
  • Guaranteed M.O.A. Accuracy with prescribed Nosler Ammunition




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The Model 48 Western rifle is available in the following:

  • 6.5 Creedmoor
  • 26 Nosler
  • 280 Ack Imp
  • 7mm Rem Mag
  • 28 Nosler
  • 300 Win Mag
  • 30 Nosler
  • 33 Nosler


Detailed Model 48 Western Rifle Features


Model 48 Western Rifle

1.  A composite stock reinforced with aramid fibers and an aluminum bedding chassis provides 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.

2.  Contoured to accept any standard 2-Piece scope base that would otherwise fit a Remington® Model 700™.

3.  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 firearm finish available.

4. A textured finish ensures proper grip in cold or wet weather. 1” Recoil Pad and straight stock design reduces felt recoil. A shadow-line cheek-piece provides a consistent and comfortable cheek weld for repeatable shoulder position.


5.  Fully free-floating barrel ensures maximum shot to
shot accuracy.

6.  A lightweight aluminum floorplate allows for quick unloading, without adding appreciable weight to the rifle.

Model 48 Western Rifle Fluted Barrel
Model 48 Western™ General Specifications
Metal Finish Stock Type BL LOP D@C D@H
Graphite Cerakote™ Synthetic Sporter 24.5" 13.5" 0.75" 0.5"
Model 48 Western™ Offerings Cartridge Specific Specifications
Part # Cartridge AL MC Twist Contour OL Weight
40048 6.5 Creedmoor Short 4 1-8" Sporter 44.5" 6.65 Lbs
40148 26 Nosler Long 3 1-8" Sporter 45" 6.9 Lbs
40248 280 Ackley Imp Long 4 1-9" Sporter 45" 6.9 Lbs
40348 7mm Rem Mag Long 3 1-9" Magnum 45" 7.65 Lbs
40448 28 Nosler Long 3 1-9" Magnum 45" 7.65 Lbs
40548 300 Win Mag Long 3 1-10" Magnum 45" 7.65 Lbs
40648 30 Nosler Long 3 1-10" Magnum 45" 7.65 Lbs
40748 33 Nosler Long 3 1-10" Magnum 45" 7.65 Lbs
AL Action Length MC Magazine Capacity
BL Barrel Length OL Overall Length
LOP Length of Pull Contour Barrel Contour
D@C Drop at Comb D@H Drop at Heel