AG Composites Privateer Stock on Ballistic magazine’s 2023 Top Rifle

OWENS CROSS ROADS, Ala. (Dec. 1, 2023) — For the second time this year, a prominent publication has named the Wilson Combat NULA Model 20, featuring an AG Composites Privateer composite stock, as its best new rifle of 2023. This time it’s Ballistic magazine, with the results detailed in the magazine’s special edition Ballistic Best Guns of the Year issue in an article titled “Ballistic’s Best Rifles: Bolt Action Hunters,” by author Jay Langston. This follows the same rifle named Best New Rifle of 2023 in Field & Stream magazine in an article written by that magazine’s Shooting Editor, Richard Mann.

“Once again, a prominent shooting publication has selected the amazing Wilson Combat NULA Model 20, featuring our Privateer composite stock, as the best of the best,” said Matt Tandy, AG Composites owner. “This custom-crafted stock design is a big part of the rifle’s superior overall handling characteristics and pinpoint accuracy, which this stock can do when added to any rifle. With the NULA 20, Wilson Combat was able to add a hinged floor plate, as well as reduce the rifle’s base price more than 20 percent over the rifle’s original version. That’s a win for both the manufacturer and consumer.”

In Ballistic magazine, reviewer Rich Modzelewski – a former combat marine and trained gunsmith who currently owns a gun shop – said, “This is a great rifle that’s very light. The stock profile is on point and prevents muzzle flip … just a hardy push rearward.”

In the Field & Stream review, author Mann noted, “The AG Composites’ stock was stiff enough to allow you to tightly torque into a shooting sling for support without the stock pressing against the barrel or causing a point-of-impact shift. Another wise carryover from the NULA design is the negative drop on the stock’s comb. The heel of the stock is higher than the nose of the comb and just about a quarter inch below the bore line. This helps direct recoil straight back, and it allows you to get a good cheek weld with proper eye alignment through the riflescope. But also very important, it allows the comb of the stock to simply slide past your cheek bone during recoil as opposed to pounding into it.”

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About AG Composites: AG Composites is a veteran-owned company that designs and manufactures advanced composite products in Owens Cross Roads, Ala. The company uses modern design software to create Computer-Aided Design (CAD) models and the highest quality carbon fiber, epoxy, and paint to make its line of rifle stocks. Every stock is tested with the action, bottom metal and barrel hardware before it ships to the customer. The company is known for delivering its products in weeks rather than months. AG Composites’ mission is to be the most responsive, reliable, and supportive supplier in the advanced composites industry. The company can be reached at 1-833-AGSTOCK, [email protected], or for more information visit

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