First Look: NULA Bolt Action Rifles From Wilson Combat

A legendary Melvin Forbes design gets the Wilson Combat touch.

posted on September 5, 2023
Wilson Combat NULA

Wilson Combat built its reputation on making top-notch 1911 pistols in both double- and single-stack configurations, in addition to making high-quality AR-15 and AR-10 rifles and tactical shotguns. Now Wilson Combat has developed the New Ultralight Arms (NULA) line of bolt action rifles. The NULA rifle, Wilson Combat has taken Melvin Forbes' legendary rifle design and added in several improvements which leverage modern manufacturing methods and the 45 years of experience that Wilson Combat has put into producing industry-leading, top-quality firearms. The modern NULA rifle takes Melvin's time-tested design to the next level of accurate and dependable bolt action rifles, creating an impressive tool for the discerning gun owner. The care that Wilson Combat puts into the NULA translate into e a sub-MOA accuracy guarantee, where shots will be less than 1 inch apart at 100 yards using match-grade factory ammunition. The NULA weighs in at just 4 to 5 pounds without a scope, making it is also one of the lightest rifles on the market and an ideal choice for extended use in the field, where every ounce matters.

This top-of-the-line rifle boasts many premium features that experienced shooters will appreciate, including a precision Wilson Combat 416R stainless honed and double stress relieved button-rifled barrel, a Timney Elite Hunter trigger with a smooth 2.75 to 3.25-pound trigger pull and a receiver fully machined and EDM cut from 4140 bar stock. All are encased in a unique lightweight carbon fiber stock that includes reinforced receiver walls for added strength, without adding weight. Caliber offerings available for the NULA at this time include .243 Win., 6.5 Creedmoor, 7mm-08 Remington, .308 Win. and .358 Win. Barrel length, weight and other specifications will vary by caliber.

For more information on the New Ultralight Arms rifle or other products from Wilson Combat, please visit


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