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I love my Remington 700 AAC-SD, but it has its limitations. The Hogue stock is grippy, but that means the barrel isn’t free floating. And the hinged floorplate magazine is nice, but I’d really prefer a box mag. Other finnicky things come to mind too, but I can just cut to the chase by saying that the new Nesika Tactical rifle in .308 (or .338 for those with too much money in their wallets) is quite possibly my idea of bolt action heaven . . .

Sturgis, SD – Nesika proudly announces a new line of precision, custom rifles – Sporter, Long Range and Tactical.

The new Nesika custom rifles feature the legendary Nesika actions and include top quality features such as Douglas air-gauged barrels, hand laid-up composite stocks and Timney TriggersTM sporting rifle.

At the heart of the new line of custom rifles is the precision built Nesika action. Nesika actions are regarded by custom rifle builders and shooters as extremely accurate actions. In fact, Nesika actions have won dozens of benchrest and tactical shooting competitions throughout the world and been used to set several shooting competition world records. Renowned by competition shooters and hunters who demand pinpoint accuracy, all Nesika actions are built to exacting tolerances and aerospace quality standards rarely found in the firearms industry today.

Model Specifications:

Nesika Sporter Rifle

Nesika Sporter

  • Nesika Stainless Hunter action, receiver made from 15-5 stainless and one-piece bolt with CeraKote® finished 4340 CM steel
  • Douglas air-gauged stainless 24”and 26”barrel
  • Timney Trigger set at a crisp, three pounds
  • Stainless steel Oberndorf- style hinged floor plate
  • Leupold® QRW Bases
  • Sporter hand laid-up composite stock with aluminum bedding block
  • Guaranteed MOA accuracy, test target included

Nesika Long Range Rifle

Nesika Long Range

  • Nesika Stainless Hunter action, receiver made from 15-5 stainless and one-piece bolt with CeraKote® finished 4340 CM steel
  • Douglas air-gauged 26” stainless barrel, fluted varmint contour
  • Timney Trigger set at a crisp, three pounds
  • Leupold® QRW Bases to offer the shooter an accurate, high-performance, affordable, 100% American made
  • Stainless steel Oberndorf- style hinged floor plate
  • Varmint/Tactical hand laid-up stock with aluminum bedding block
  • Guaranteed MOA accuracy, test target included

Nesika Tactical Rifle

Nesika Tactical

  • Nesika Stainless Tactical action, receiver made from 15-5 stainless and one piece bolt from 4340 CM steel
  • Douglas air-gauged stainless barrel, 28’ Tactical contour, plus an AAC Blackout muzzle brake/suppressor adapter
  • All metal is coated with CeraKote® matte black finish for added protection
  • Timney Trigger set at a crisp, three pounds
  • 5-round detachable box magazine
  • Tactical hand laid-up composite stock with aluminum bedding block, spacer adj. length and adjustable cheekpiece
  • One-piece, stainless Mil Std 1913 rail with 15 MOA taper
  • Guaranteed MOA accuracy, test target included

The rifles look awesome, which also means that they come with a rather awesome price tag. The sporter model clocks in at around $3,500, the long range at $4,000 and the tactical at $4,500. More expensive than a stock Remington 700, but nowhere near the price of a Gunwerks rifle or a TrackingPoint cheating machine. Needless to say, we’ve already asked for one to test out and will see more of these guys at SHOT Show in a few weeks.

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  1. Looks good, but for $4500 (tactical) I can get a top, custom build done to my specs.
    My last one, a 6.5 Creedmore, shoots 1/4 MOA.

      • hmmm never heard of a mass produced factory rifle, even at $4500, that shoots 1/4MOA with factory ammo. Have you seen it yourself?

        (Accuracy International excluded of course)

        • I don’t know if it qualifies as “mass produced,” but my Rem 700 SS 5R Milspec will put Black Hills or Federal Gold Match into a dime at 200 yards all day long, as long as I’m doing my job. I’d call it a legitimate 1/4 MOA rifle. But they are limited production, I suppose.

        • Blaser Tac 2 is sub 1/4 inch with Factory (Match) ammo; often less. Many Coopers are 1/4 inch. I have not shot the Nasika but I have no doubt it will do it as well.

        • So you say you’ve never seen it, implying that it can’t happen. But then, say an exception. Which means it can happen. See a fallacy there?

      • Yeah, with 3 shot groups cherry picked out of a batch of 10 groupings.

        Get yourself a GAP if you want a semi-custom that will approach TRUE 1/4 MOA, or get yourself a complete custom rifle in a chassis/tube system with a custom action, chamber, trigger, and barrel.

  2. I will be getting my hunting license soon. After a 30+ year lapse. These are great looking rifles. No doubt worth the money. But for the once a year deer hunter and occasional hog hunter, I think I would rather buy a Ruger American rifle and put the savings on a decent used pick up. Don’t want to have to stuff a carcass in the trunk of my camry.

    • Let me know if you need a hunting buddy. I’ve got plenty of deer hunting guns, and some left over lead free ammo from the deer hunt I just returned from in WI. Oh, and I’ve got a fair amount of scotch for tall tales about the one who got away. That was an epic deer…

      • Do you hunt hogs by any chance? I live in WI and I want to get my hunting license. Been mainly thinking of just doing hog hunting. Was wondering if you had any tips or anything for a newbie.

        • I’ve scheduled two hog hunts that had to be cancelled, so I don’t have any real insights other than what is already out there.

        • Gotcha, right now I’m saving up for a rifle and gear, thinking of the Marline 336 in .30-30 and a Ruger GP100 for backup. Though, also considering a Mosin since it’s a lot cheaper. Just got to take a class, get my license, and hope there are hogs in the Milwaukee area. Might go north to Sheboygan.

        • I got my first deer ever, a good sized 8 point buck, with a Marlin 336 and 170 grain Nosler Partitions. I think that was in 1992. A used (pre-freedom group) Marlin would be a sweet gun, as well as a Mosin. Good luck.

        • Thanks, I’m really looking forward to hunting. Gonna get my hunting license, then eventually my CCW.

      • A81, you live in southern ca and I live in northern ca. I don’t know how we’d get together often enough for hunting. But if you make it to the bay area, let me know. Be glad to buy you a beverage of your choice.

        • Well, keep me posted. I’d like to physically meet more folks on TTAG, and my hog hunting trips keep having scheduling problems. I could potentially make a trip. Either way, sharing beverages would be great.

        • I would say get a Savage, or Marlin, Remington.
          Get descent glass, and if you really want to treat yourself get the gun blue printed, and get a trigger job.
          You will spend less, and have a descent rifle.

          Not sure where you go up north here, there are lot’s of private ranches, but there is also open space.

          Dr. Vino and I wanted to do some Turkey hunting. Although I would love to go deer and elk hunting.

        • Dan, A81. My son and I are just getting into hunting here in CA. the way class schedules fall I’m a month out from getting my license. We have seen deer, quail, doves and turkeys at Knoxville, near Berryessa. WE are still in the exploring stage, there’s public lands open for hunting. We just need to get me legal and start the journey. I will post what I find. Who know’s, maybe it’ll work out we can hook up and hunt. Keep my fingers crossed, anyways.

        • You can get a Savage 11/111, which is a 1 MOA rifle, with a Nikon BDC scope in your favorite caliber for under $500, and that includes the accu-trigger. Outshoots the Remington or the Ruger. That is a package that is really hard to beat

    • If you don’t have your heart set on the American, I recommend looking into the Savage Axis.

      Both are good, but you seem to get a little more rifle for the money with the Axis.

      • Thebaxis is an okay gun for the price, but the trigger sucks and the stock, even though its free floated, is too flimsy to not touch the barrel.

      • ROHC, my son has a Savage axis in .308. I was strongly leaning towards that rifle until yesterday. I was in a gun store buying a 20 gauge pump for my quail, rabbit and upland gun. After I got all that paper work out of the way I asked to handle one of the Ruger’s. Not knocking the savage, but the Ruger felt better to me.

        Here in CA deer season is a ways off yet. For the immediate future I’ll get more use from the shotgun. But the Ruger in .243 is in my future. Maybe soon if we get into hogs.

  3. $3000-4000 is kind of absurd for a hunting rifle…

    I’ve downed (dropped them right where they stood) plenty of bambies and piggies with a second hand, $300, mid-70’s Ruger and some good ol’ Remmy Core Lokts.

    Get a Ruger, Savage, or Remington, use the extra cash to take your family on a nice vacation, or to pay for a badass hunting trip.

    • I agree that $4000 is a LOT of money for a hunting rifle. No way can I ever justify that for the same reason I can’t justify driving a Rolls, or hanging out with super models. I am looking for a decent centerfire rifle at the moment and it looks like either Savage or Mossberg is going to get my money. All I need is 200 yard accuracy, so I’m thinking that the rifle and optics combined are going to cost me about $800, I suppose that someone that is a professional hunter, or competitive long range shooter might be in the market for a gun like this, but not me or anyone I know.

      • Look at the Savage Trophy Hunter with Nikon scope package–under $500, and in .270, 30-06, or .308 I am sure you will have plenty of 200 yard accuracy.

  4. Nice rifle I’m sure but wow, too rich for my blood. I’ve long since planned on getting a Savage Precision Carbine as my second boltgun (first one being a Mosin)


  5. I like to read fine print on occasion, because that’s where the really interesting stuff is. Like this gem from the bottom of their home page:
    “Note: The dimensions shown here, to comply with the ITAR, are not the true dimensions of the product.”
    Now exactly what does that mean? Are their published specs BS?

    • No.

      ITAR compliance is a deeply involved, convoluted and insidious issue for a Class 7 FFL making any firearms which could be considered “dual use.” The notice is telling you that the dimensions are put there as a way of conforming with ITAR regulations, and that because it is a custom rifle, your rifle might have dimensions that are different.

  6. Hard to beat the newest Sig SSG3000 for $1500.

    Yes, the stock is…meh.

    But, it’s highly functional and shoots as well as any of the above for much, much less.

    • True, the Sauer is a good gun. Here in Norway you can get the STR (Scandinavian Target Rifle) version for about 2000 USD. The only difference I believe is the stock, which is wooden on the target version.

      Just note that these guns are heavy. I dont mean heavy as in “heavy as a brick outhouse” I mean heavy as in “smash in the face of a bear” heavy. They weigh about 12 pounds without any addons.


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