Yesterday we gave you the heads-up on Weatherby’s new Mark V CarbonMark Rifle. In case you forgot, that bad boy sports a 26” #4 contour carbon-fiber barrel with a cut-rifled, hand-lapped 416R grade stainless steel core. Made by Proof Research. As is the 26″ barrel of the new Nosler Model 48 Long Range Carbon rifle. Why? Because carbon fiber barrels are . . .
“not only lighter; they are stiffer and dissipate heat more quickly than traditional stainless steel barrels for enhanced accuracy, shot after shot.” (Rest of the presser below, website link above.)
True story? We’ll report, you’ll decide. If your answer depends on price, that remains a mystery at the moment . . .
Bend, Ore – -(Ammoland.com)- Nosler, Inc. is proud to announce the introduction of its M48 Long Range Carbon rifle. The new rifle model builds on the features that made the M48 Long Range a success with the addition of a PROOF Research, carbon fiber-wrapped, match-grade barrel.
By combining precision machining and space-age materials, the PROOF barrel reduces the overall weight of the rifle while providing the utmost accuracy and durability.
PROOF Research carbon fiber wrapped barrels are not only lighter; they are stiffer and dissipate heat more quickly than traditional stainless steel barrels for enhanced accuracy, shot after shot. Precisely mated to a trued and faced M48 receiver and bedded in a Manners MCS-T carbon fiber stock, the PROOF barrel brings cutting-edge technology to Nosler’s latest hunting rifle.
The Model 48 Long Range Carbon is an excellent choice for mountain hunting, backcountry excursions and long range competition. Born in the wide-open expanses of the west, this rifle is ideal for any situation where ranges may be long and weight is a concern.
Initially, this rifle will be offered in the cartridges listed below:
- 6.5 Creedmoor
- 26 Nosler
- 28 Nosler
- 300 Winchester Magnum
- 30 Nosler
- 33 Nosler
Founded in 1948, Nosler®, Incorporated is a family owned company located in Bend, Ore. Nosler® is most known for revolutionizing the hunting bullet industry with bullets such as the Partition®, Ballistic Tip®, AccuBond®, E-Tip® and most recently the AccuBond® LR and RDF. With the company motto of “Quality First,” Nosler® manufactures premium component bullets, reloading brass, ammunition and semi-custom rifles for domestic and international customers making Nosler® a comprehensive shooting products company. Nosler® products are used worldwide by discriminating hunters, shooters, military and law enforcement professionals and sportsmen.