Nosler M48 Independence vs. Remington 700 CP
By Kristin Alberts
The frame of these two pistols is very different, with the Nosler using mid-grip design and the Remington a rear-grip. While the Nosler is a precision single shot, the Remington ships with a 10-round PMag. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)
In 2019, two manufacturers went head-to-head in the specialty bolt-action arena as Nosler introduced the single-shot M48 Independence, and Remington unveiled the magazine-fed CP. Which is the best and why? Guns.com breaks down these two specialty handguns to help you decide which is best suited for you.
Nosler features a 15-inch barrel length for all calibers and a fully free-floated, 416R stainless, threaded design. Meanwhile, Remington sports a 10-inch for all calibers with its .308 Win chambering gaining a 12.5-inch barrel as well. The Remington CP also brings a free-floated, threaded design.
Nosler wins this round on barrel length alone. With 15-inch barrels across the board — more suitable to traditional rifle calibers – Nosler’s barrels wring out the maximum potential, especially at longer ranges. While we’d like to see a quality muzzle brake in place, both are threaded for the shooter’s choice.
Both the Nosler and the Remington wear threaded barrels, though in this case, the 6mm Creedmoor Nosler has a 15″ barrel while