Model 48 Custom Sporter

The Nosler Model 48 Custom Sporter is a bolt-action hunting rifle available for 16 different cartridges. It is one of five rifles currently sold by Nosler.

It uses Nosler’s Model 48 action, a proprietary push-feed action, which is unique in that as the bolt pushes the round towards the chamber, the extractor does not grab the rim of the cartridge until the bolt is completely forward and locked. It doesn’t really affect the smoothness of the action but does cater to one’s preference. Some prefer the push-feed action over a control-round feed action (which does the opposite). Accompanying the action is a Rifle Basix brand trigger that sets off the action with a 3-pound pull.

The Nosler Model 48 Custom Sporter features a glass-pillar bedded Kevlar and carbon-fiber stock with a Sniper Grey finish. Pillar bedded stocks use aluminum or metal sleeves against which the action screws can be tightened, providing an overall tighter fit and eliminating friction between the stock and action. The Custom Sporter has a match-grade free floating stainless barrel. Because a free floating barrel does not abut the stock, barrel heating and swelling will not compromise stock integrity over time. External metal surfaces are coated with Cerakote brand ceramic-based coating for increased durability. Internal metal surfaces are coated with Micro Slick brand dry-film lubricant, reducing friction and wear. The Custom Sporter also utilizes a recoil pad and sling swivel studs.

Nosler recommends the Model 48 Custom Sporter for general hunting and long-range shooting.

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