NEMO is a name synonymous with innovation. They made a splash as being one of the first to market with magnum caliber AR-pattern rifles. After that, they developed and sold the lightest recoiling semi-auto rifle in the .308/6.5 Creedmoor class.
This year, they have set their sights on something completely different. Just unveiled at the 2018 NRAAM, the NEMO Dakkar bolt action!
How do you go from top-of-the-line semi-autos to top-of-the-line bolt actions? You team up with experts from that realm.
NEMO already had a mastery of barrels in-house, as a recent XO in 6.5 CM caliber will attest. Spoiler alert: My test model turned in a .4 MOA 5-round group, and a .3 MOA group at 950 meters. So that part was handled.
How about all the things that make a bolt action great besides accuracy?
Fortunately for all of us in the Potato State, the Boise Valley is littered with firearms-related businesses. One of those companies is Kinetic Research Group (KRG), best known for making world-class aftermarket chassis systems for bolt action rifles.
KRG isn’t a group of Harvard MBAs that decided to sell widgets. They are a group of former Special Forces snipers that understood there was a better way. In addition to their real-world experience, they routinely send out test items to snipers still on active duty for input, which gives them reach into the brain trust of current combat lessons learned.
NEMO decided to team with KRG for the Dakkar and the result is spectacular. The chassis looks like something out of the space age and it contains all the features a growing boy needs. From the tool-less barrel change to the carbon fiber forend, innovation is the name of the game.
The Dakkar is like nothing else and this is one you are going to need to hold to believe. Currently available in 6.5 Creedmore and 308, this one is going to make some waves. MSRP: $8,600.
- Caliber: 6.5 CM 1:8 twist
- Action: 3 lug, 60 degree throw, AR style extractor, plunger ejector, side bolt release
- Barrel: Premium tool-less changeable barrels from top shelf brands like Krieger and Bartlein
- Barrel Length: 22″
- Full Length: ~45” longest barrel/longest LOP to ~32” shortest barrel/folded
- Muzzle: Threaded 5/8-24 ready for suppressor
- Bolt Knob: Round ergonomic style
- Stock: Folds to either left or right; Fully tool-less adjustable for: length-of-pull, buttpad height and cant, cheekpiece height plus lateral and fore/ aft adjustment, plus forend removal; Two grip sizes included
- Weight:~9-10 lbs
- Trigger: Two stage; adjustable for 1st and 2nd stage pull weigh and overtravel without removing from rifle
- Magazine: AICS pattern 5 or 10rd
- Other Features: Carbon fiber forend, multiple sling mount points, built in barrier stop, superior recoil pad, ambidextrous ergonomics, tight lockup of folding mechanism
- Finish/Color: to be determined
Somehow NEMO still found time to take care of their AR fanbase as well. Also debuted at the show was the Battle-Light in 224 Valkyrie. Valkyrie is rapidly becoming the story of the year and given NEMO’s reputation for accuracy, we have a surefire winner on our hands with this one.
The Battle-Light opts for a 20-inch barrel, which has proven to be the sweet spot on Valkyrie. If you have been waiting on your 224, now is the time. MSRP: TBA.
- NEMO upper and lower receiver set Billet 7076-T6 Cerakote Sniper Green
- 15” 6061 M-LOK modular rail 1.83” Internal Diameter steel QD mounts rotation limited
- Lightweight heat dissipating barrel nut 7075-T6
- 7075-T6 6 position “Mil-Spec” carbine receiver extension
- Carbine buffer and spring
- 20” 1:7 twist 416R Stainless .224 Valkyrie chamber Cerakote Black finish
- NEMO dual chamber Titanium compact muzzle brake
- Pinned low profile gas block
- Stainless gas tube Mid-Length gas system
- Carrier 8620 heat treated Nickel Boron coated
- 9310 Bolt heat treated Cryo’d shot peened MPI Nickel Boron coated
- Titanium through drilled takedown and pivot pins
- Ambidextrous safety selector
- Ambidextrous charging handle 7075-T6
- Ambidextrous magazine release
- Mil-Spec forward assist
- CMC flat bow 3.5 pound pull trigger
- MAGPUL MIAD grip
- MAGPUL CTR Mil-Spec diameter carbine stock
- PRI MAG 10 round
- Overall length (40 “) Weight unloaded (7 lb)
For more information visit NemoArms.com.