Since its initial offering, the NoslerCustom Rifle, the famed bullet company has introduced subsequent models—the 48 Custom Sporter, 48 Varmint, Trophy Grade Rifle (TGR) and 48 Professional Rifle—to fulfill customer requests. The Model 48 Legacy, however, was designed by company founder John A. Nosler shortly before his passing, and thus stands as a tribute to the industry legend.
The Legacy is built on a push-feed action of Nosler’s own design that combines the best attributes of several existing rifles. Machined from a 4140 steel investment casting, the receiver is flat on the bottom, sides and upper quadrants. The top, however, is round and drilled and tapped in the Remington Model 700 pattern. There is a large, integral recoil lug at the receiver’s front, and an integral block at the tang serves as a second lug. In addition to the traditional raceway, located on the receiver’s left side, there’s a full-length anti-bind rail on the right to maintain bolt alignment. The ribbed bolt-release lever is on the receiver’s left rear. The receiver is coated with NIC Industries’ Cerakote—in “