NULA Bolt Action Rifles

Wilson Combat has spared no expense in developing the new generation New Ultralight Arms (NULA) line of bolt action rifles. Wilson Combat has taken Melvin Forbes' legendary rifle design and integrated several improvements by leveraging modern manufacturing methods and our 45 years of experience producing industry-leading quality firearms. The modern NULA rifle takes Melvin's time-tested design to the next level of accurate and dependable bolt action rifles. NULA will prove to be the future definitive choice in bolt action rifles.

The Wilson Combat NULA bolt action rifle is an impressive tool for the avid hunter. This rifle features exceptional accuracy and comes with a sub 1" MOA guarantee. Weighing in at an incredible 4 to 5 pounds (without scope), it is also one of the lightest – perfect for extended hunts where firearm weight is a factor.

The NULA bolt action rifle provides an advantage for any hunter due to its lightweight design and extreme accuracy, giving hunters confidence that their shot will be on target every time. The lightweight construction of this rifle makes it easy to maneuver in the field. Whether you’re hunting big game or small varmints, this bolt action rifle provides the accuracy and dependability needed to get your trophy quickly and cleanly.

This top-of-the-line rifle boasts many premium features that experienced hunters will appreciate, including a precision Wilson Combat 416R stainless honed and double stress relieved button rifled barrel, a Timney Elite Hunter trigger that offers 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 ultra-lightweight carbon fiber stock that includes reinforced receiver walls for added strength without adding weight.

Current caliber offerings include .243 Winchester, 6.5 Creedmoor, 7mm-08 Remington, .308 Winchester, and .358 Winchester, with many more coming soon.

For those looking for a lightweight rifle with superior performance, the Wilson Combat New Ultralight Arms is the perfect choice. Join the legacy that has been built through decades of hard work and dedication – order your New Ultralight Arms bolt rifle today.

You can learn more about the Wilson Combat New Ultralight Arms models available by clicking on each model category below, or jump straight into the catalog of available in-stock Wilson Combat New Ultralight Arms rifles available to select from below!

I have all the faith in the world in Bill Wilson, and this is a project whose time has come. I'm genuinely pleased that future generations will be able to enjoy the same rifle that I've been building, and that thousands of others have enjoyed, for almost 40 years.

- Melvin Forbes

I feel so fortunate to know Melvin and to have been entrusted with the opportunity to continue his legacy of building the finest and lightest bolt rifles on the market. I'm also deeply humbled and honored that Melvin has put his trust in me and my team at Wilson Combat to continue his life’s work. He is basically turning his 'baby' over to us and I assure him and all the past and future customers we won’t let any of you down.

- Bill Wilson


Wilson Combat has spared no expense in developing the new generation New Ultralight Arms (NULA) line of bolt action rifles. Wilson Combat has taken Melvin Forbes' legendary rifle design and integrated several improvements by leveraging modern manufacturing methods and our 45 years of experience producing industry-leading quality firearms. The modern NULA rifle takes Melvin's time-tested design to the next level of accurate and dependable bolt action rifles. NULA will prove to be the future definitive choice in bolt action rifles.

Current caliber offerings include .243 Winchester, 6.5 Creedmoor, 7mm-08 Remington, .308 Winchester, and .358 Winchester, with many more coming soon.

Learn more in the tab below.

  • NULA Model 20

    The Wilson Combat NULA bolt action rifle is an impressive tool for the avid hunter. This rifle features exceptional accuracy and comes with a sub 1" MOA guarantee. Weighing in at an incredible 4 to 5 pounds (without scope), it is also one of the lightest – perfect for extended hunts where firearm weight is a factor.

    The NULA bolt action rifle provides an advantage for any hunter due to its lightweight design and extreme accuracy, giving hunters confidence that their shot will be on target every time. The lightweight construction of this rifle makes it easy to maneuver in the field. Whether you’re hunting big game or small varmints, this bolt action rifle provides the accuracy and dependability needed to get your trophy quickly and cleanly.

    This top-of-the-line rifle boasts many premium features that experienced hunters will appreciate, including a precision Wilson Combat 416R stainless honed and double stress relieved button rifled barrel, a Timney Elite Hunter trigger that offers 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 ultra-lightweight carbon fiber stock that includes reinforced receiver walls for added strength without adding weight.

    For those looking for a lightweight rifle with superior performance, the Wilson Combat New Ultralight Arms is the perfect choice. Join the legacy that has been built through decades of hard work and dedication – order your New Ultralight Arms bolt rifle today.

    Features
    • Base price: $2,995
    • Lightweight: 4 lb. 15 oz to 5 lb. 4oz (depending on caliber and barrel length)
    • Timney Elite Hunter Trigger (2.75#-3.25#) Safety locks the bolt closed when on safe
    • 8-40 Scope Base Torx Screws
    • Aluminum hinged floorplate with positive latch inside the trigger guard
    • Lightweight carbon fiber stock with Pachmayr 1" Decelerator recoil pad and Nitride coated sling studs
    • Receiver machined and EDM cut from 4140 barstock with Armor-Tuff coating
    • Bolt fully machined from 4340 barstock
    • Button rifled Wilson Combat 416R stainless barrel, honed and double stress relieved
    • 5/8"x24 barrel threads with a nitride coated thread protector
    • Corrosion resistant 17-7 stainless springs
    Available Calibers and Barrel Lengths
    • .243 Winchester 20" and 22" (1-8 Twist)
    • 6.5 Creedmoor 20" and 22" (1-8 Twist)
    • 7mm08 Remington 16" and 20" (1-9 Twist)
    • .308 Winchester 16.25" and 20" (1-10 or 1-11.25 Twist)
    • .358 Winchester 16.25" and 20" (1-14 Twist)
    Specifications
    • Weight: 5 Lb. 4 oz (.308 Winchester, 20" barrel model)
    • Length: 39 3/4" (.308 Winchester, 20" barrel model)
    • LOP: 13.5"
    • Capacity: 4+1
    • Scope Base Screws: 8-40
    • Barrel: Lightweight profile Wilson Combat button rifled 416R stainless
    • Trigger/Safety: Timney Elite Hunter (2.75#-3.25#)
    • Accuracy Guarantee: Sub 1"
    • Finish:
      • Action and bolt - Armor-Tuff
      • Barrel – Armor-Tuff
      • Bottom Metal - Hard Anodized
    • Stock: Carbon Fiber
    • Available Stock Color Options:
      • Canyon Rogue (Desert / Mountain Environments)
      • Charcoal Gray
      • Kodiak Rogue (Forest Environments)

    Weights shown are close approximations. Due to slight variations in all parts and/or custom option deviations, we cannot guarantee the weight to be 100% specific on any firearm.

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I feel so fortunate to know Melvin and to have been entrusted with the opportunity to continue his legacy of building the finest and lightest bolt rifles on the market. I'm also deeply humbled and honored that Melvin has put his trust in me and my team at Wilson Combat to continue his life’s work. He is basically turning his 'baby' over to us and I assure him and all the past and future customers we won’t let any of you down.

- Bill Wilson

Wilson Combat needs to be commended for producing a high-quality production version of my hand-built rifle.

- Melvin Forbes

Melvin Forbes

Field & Stream names the Wilson Combat NULA Model 20 as one of the ten best rifles of 2023! Read the article here.

Editors’ Choice Award

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Wilson Combat has spared no expense in developing the new generation New Ultralight Arms (NULA) line of bolt action rifles. Wilson Combat has taken Melvin Forbes' legendary rifle design and integrated several improvements by leveraging modern manufacturing methods and our 45 years of experience producing industry-leading quality firearms. The modern NULA rifle takes Melvin's time-tested design to the next level of accurate and dependable bolt action rifles. NULA will prove to be the future definitive choice in bolt action rifles.

Current caliber offerings include .243 Winchester, 6.5 Creedmoor, 7mm-08 Remington, .308 Winchester, and .358 Winchester, with many more coming soon.

Learn more in the tab below.

  • NULA Model 20

    The Wilson Combat NULA bolt action rifle is an impressive tool for the avid hunter. This rifle features exceptional accuracy and comes with a sub 1" MOA guarantee. Weighing in at an incredible 4 to 5 pounds (without scope), it is also one of the lightest – perfect for extended hunts where firearm weight is a factor.

    The NULA bolt action rifle provides an advantage for any hunter due to its lightweight design and extreme accuracy, giving hunters confidence that their shot will be on target every time. The lightweight construction of this rifle makes it easy to maneuver in the field. Whether you’re hunting big game or small varmints, this bolt action rifle provides the accuracy and dependability needed to get your trophy quickly and cleanly.

    This top-of-the-line rifle boasts many premium features that experienced hunters will appreciate, including a precision Wilson Combat 416R stainless honed and double stress relieved button rifled barrel, a Timney Elite Hunter trigger that offers 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 ultra-lightweight carbon fiber stock that includes reinforced receiver walls for added strength without adding weight.

    For those looking for a lightweight rifle with superior performance, the Wilson Combat New Ultralight Arms is the perfect choice. Join the legacy that has been built through decades of hard work and dedication – order your New Ultralight Arms bolt rifle today.

    Features
    • Base price: $3,295
    • Lightweight: 4 lb. 15 oz to 5 lb. 4oz (depending on caliber and barrel length)
    • Timney Elite Hunter Trigger (2.75#-3.25#) Safety locks the bolt closed when on safe
    • 8-40 Scope Base Torx Screws
    • Aluminum hinged floorplate with positive latch inside the trigger guard
    • Lightweight carbon fiber stock with Pachmayr 1" Decelerator recoil pad and Nitride coated sling studs
    • Receiver machined and EDM cut from 4140 barstock with Armorlube DLC coating
    • Bolt fully machined from 4340 barstock
    • Button rifled Wilson Combat 416R stainless barrel, honed and double stress relieved
    • 5/8"x24 barrel threads with a nitride coated thread protector
    • Corrosion resistant 17-7 stainless springs
    Available Calibers and Barrel Lengths
    • .243 Winchester 20" and 22" (1-10 Twist)
    • 6.5 Creedmoor 20" and 22" (1-8 Twist)
    • 7mm08 Remington 20" (1-9 Twist)
    • .308 Winchester 16.25" and 20" (1-11.25 Twist)
    • .358 Winchester 16.25" and 20" (1-14 Twist)
    Specifications
    • Weight: 5 Lb. 4 oz (.308 Winchester, 20" barrel model)
    • Length: 39 3/4" (.308 Winchester, 20" barrel model)
    • LOP: 13.5"
    • Capacity: 4+1
    • Scope Base Screws: 8-40
    • Barrel: Lightweight profile Wilson Combat button rifled 416R stainless
    • Trigger/Safety: Timney Elite Hunter (2.75#-3.25#)
    • Accuracy Guarantee: Sub 1"
    • Finish:
      • Action and bolt - Armorlube DLC
      • Barrel – Armor-Tuff
      • Bottom Metal - Hard Anodized
    • Stock: Carbon Fiber
    • Available Stock Color Options:
      • Kodiak Rogue (Forest Environments)
      • Canyon Rogue (Desert / Mountain Environments)
      • Charcoal Grey

    Weights shown are close approximations. Due to slight variations in all parts and/or custom option deviations, we cannot guarantee the weight to be 100% specific on any firearm.

I have all the faith in the world in Bill Wilson, and this is a project whose time has come. I'm genuinely pleased that future generations will be able to enjoy the same rifle that I've been building, and that thousands of others have enjoyed, for almost 40 years.

- Melvin Forbes

I feel so fortunate to know Melvin and to have been entrusted with the opportunity to continue his legacy of building the finest and lightest bolt rifles on the market. I’m also deeply humbled and honored that Melvin has put his trust in me and my team at Wilson Combat to continue his life's work. He is basically turning his 'baby' over to us and I assure him and all the past and future customers we won’t let any of you down.

- Bill Wilson

Field & Stream names the Wilson Combat NULA Model 20 the best new rifle of 2023! Read the article here.

Just like all the other firearms I’ve tested from Wilson Combat, their new NULA Model 20 is a study in perfection. It performed so well in our annual rifle test that it received the F&S Editor’s Pick award for best overall hunting rifle
- Richard Mann

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