Nosler's M48 is a distinctive, well-balanced, and beautifully built hunting rifle that exhibits superlative attention to detail in its design, looks, and performance. The M48's action has a greater percentage of its weight concentrated in the action compared to most rifles, giving the rifle excellent handling characteristics. The well-designed geometry of the cocking ramp on the M48 adds to the smoothness of the action, while the knurling on the bolt handle provides positive grip. The stock, made of Kevlar and carbon fiber, weighs just a pound and a half but is super-strong and tough. The scalloped area above the trigger guard helps the rifle transition from the flat of the magazine floor plate to the rounded grip in a graceful fashion. The metal, including all interior surfaces, is finished in a non-reflective, ceramic-based coating called CeraKote, which provides excellent corrosion protection and resistance against wear. The stock is protected as well, with a textured paint commonly used in various industrial applications and provides a positive gripping surface. A hand-lapped barrel from Pac-Nor and a crisp adjustable trigger from Timney contribute to the M48's world-class accuracy. This rifle features a set of Leupold-style scope bases. Its wood, metal, and bore are all in very good condition.