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By Drew Bryant
September 17th, 2023,

With death, there is rebirth, like the Phoenix rising from the ashes, bigger, better, and more robust. In 1985, the world was introduced to the New Ultralight Arms (NULA) bolt action rifles. These new bolt action rifles weighed less than 5 lbs with short action, chambering calibers such as .308. Last year, Wilson Combat acquired New Ultralight Arms and, a year later, has updated the legendary rifle series for modern shooters.

Below is the product information and specifications for the NULA Model 20 bolt action rifle.

Product Information

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.

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.


• 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


• 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

The NULA Model 20 is currently available for purchase on Wilson Combat’s website.

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