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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-10-2013, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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26 Nosler

I've been seeing this new cartridge making the rounds on the forums. I don't know how Nosler intends to reinvent the wheel with a new .264 cartridge but it should be interesting. Thoughts?

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-10-2013, 12:32 AM
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Re: 26 Nosler

I think it's interesting, especially if twisted to shoot heavier bullets. A heavier ABLR from Nosler in 264-cal must be at hand, then, too.

At the same time, I'm not sure how much more than a 264WM you can/want to do? I don't know...and if Nosler doesn't get it produced in rifles other than their great (but costly) semi-custom rifles, well, I fear it will be DOA when released.
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Re: 26 Nosler

I love 6.5's, and I think Nosler may have really found something here. I'll be keeping an eye on it....
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Re: 26 Nosler

IMO just another unneeded cartridge , really wonder if it will do anymore than the tried and true wildcat 6.5/06

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Have to wonder if at that velocity it will earn a reputation as a barrel burner like the excellent but short barrel lifed .264 win mag.
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Re: 26 Nosler

I would like to see a cartridge drawing of it.
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Re: 26 Nosler

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Have to wonder if at that velocity it will earn a reputation as a barrel burner like the excellent but short barrel lifed .264 win mag.
A friend owns an E.R. Shaw that he won at an NRA auction and was told after saying the same thing to them that the days of "barrel burners" are all but gone due to much better steels and more modern manufacturing techniques. He was told the barrel should out live him.

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I would like to see a cartridge drawing of it.
I read on another forum that it is a necked down 375 Ruger case
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Re: 26 Nosler

I have two 6.5x.284 Norma's one in a 1000 yard gun and I loved it so much I went out and bought the same caliber in a hunting rifle. Look at the results of long long range matches and you'll find this caliber. The 6.5 caliber is incredibly accurate. I'll need to investigate This gun
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Re: 26 Nosler

I'm just not sure that a faster .264 cartridge is what the average shooter is looking for. It seems to me that it's going to be a tough sell and if it doesn't generate enough demand then the market won't support it. There isn't a particularly high demand for the faster 6.5's that already exist and they've had a jump start on the 26 Nosler.

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