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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-10-2014, 01:17 AM Thread Starter
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.26Nosler.

I seen an ad for it in a mag.Never heard of it before.It is a scorcher and claims it shoots flat and fast out to over 400yds.
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Re: .26Nosler.

Yeah. It's new.

Can't see it gaining much of a following or, really, even surviving very long. I don't see the major manufacturers chambering their bolt guns for it.

The 7-STW has been around for a while and was offered by most of the major gun companies. It is clinging to life these days. The 26 Nosler offers nothing the 7-STW can't do as well or better.

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Re: .26Nosler.

Strut10 nailed it. There's really nothing the 26 Nosler does that the 7STW does better with a larger bullet. If you decide to buy one don't shoot it, keep the box and paperwork and in 100 years will be worth a small fortune

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Re: .26Nosler.

That,s all we need.Another cal that will be rifle with out ammo availability.
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Re: .26Nosler.

FWIW............. Remington has another run of 700 SPS rifles out in 7-STW.

If you're looking for a butt-whoopin', heck-for-flat shooting rifle............ do yourself a favor.

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Re: .26Nosler.

I was doing some poking around on it also to obtain some information. Everything sounds good at first but few things to look at. How much will it out perform the 264WM? Take in to consideration brass costs, dies, etc. good chance not worth it. If your looking at it as being a 26 caliber fan for awhile I would be loading up the 264 WM to see how far you could take it. If your not a big 26 guy there are others calibers to choose from that is flat shooting. I seen flags go when they started to talk about a 300 yard zero it would only drop 7" at 400 yards. In todays world and I do a lot of lr shooting a 300 yard zero is un needed. Especially when we have rangefinders, ballastic reticles, turrents, etc.
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Re: .26Nosler.

According to a few articles in American Rifleman, the barrel life is estimated at between 600-800 rounds. So if you plan on shooting it, plan on paying for a replacement barrel.

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Re: .26Nosler.

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According to a few articles in American Rifleman, the barrel life is estimated at between 600-800 rounds. So if you plan on shooting it, plan on paying for a replacement barrel.
that exactly what the nosler rep told me when I was talking to him at the outdoors show, and brass lifes not there either, as he told me its not a 06
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Wow,that is extremely short life for some shooters,expensive too.
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Shooting Times says you should get over 1000 rounds but say 800 would be the realistic number to a fried barrel.
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