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Nosler® Unveils World's Most Powerful 6.5mm Commercial Cartridge

Bend, OR -- Like many shooting enthusiasts, the Nosler family has always dreamed of introducing a new rifle cartridge to the industry; that time is finally here with the arrival of the 26 Nosler®.

The goal of the new 26 Nosler® cartridge was to introduce something to the shooting sports industry that took full advantage of new technology available to shooters including the advance of optics, reticle systems and of course high Ballistic Coefficient (B.C.) bullets such as the AccuBond® Long Range™ line. The old boundaries are about to be pushed to new limits.

The 26 Nosler® cartridge was designed to take advantage of the inherently accurate and high B.C. 6.5mm (.264) caliber bullets, and is capable of shooting the Nosler® 129 grain, AccuBond® Long Range™ bullet at a blazing 3400 fps out of the muzzle. Zeroed at 350 yards, the 26 Nosler® has a Point Blank Range of 0-415 yards. Loaded with the 129gr ABLR, the 26 Nosler® retains as much velocity at 400 yards as the 260 Remington® produces at the muzzle.

The 26 Nosler® case is non-belted, thus headspaced off of the shoulder to further enhance accuracy. The "26" also utilizes a standard (30-06) length action meaning shorter bolt-throw and lighter weight than magnum length actions.

"I really feel the 26 Nosler® has great value amongst the large family of 6.5mm cartridges. With minimal recoil, tremendous velocity, energy and the ability to point and shoot at the intended target up to a quarter mile away, this is the quintessential deer, antelope and long-range target cartridge available on the market today." -Bob Nosler, CEO/President Nosler, Inc.

The 26 Nosler® is a new and unique cartridge that was submitted to SAAMI® in June, 2013. The formal launch will take place at the 2014 SHOT Show where more exciting news will be released regarding this cartridge. Additional announcements will include Nosler's new platform rifle, in addition to exciting new bullet, brass and ammunition offerings.

For the most current information on Nosler product announcements, visit Nosler's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NoslerInc
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I think my 6.5 STW, .264 Win. Mag., 6.5 Rem. Mag., 6.5x284, 6.5 Grendel and .260 Rem. have just found a new friend. Yippee
 


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Awesome.  Sounds like a partner for the Grendel...
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Forgot about my Grendel, just updated my post to include him.
 
Now I guess I'm gonna have to get a 6.5x55 too.
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Does it need a ......26 inch barrel?    Smile
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Probably going to need a 30 inch barrel, so you can set it back after 10 rounds.
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Originally posted by Chris Farris Chris Farris wrote:

I think my 6.5 STW, .264 Win. Mag., 6.5 Rem. Mag., 6.5x284, 6.5 Grendel and .260 Rem. have just found a new friend. Yippee
 


Chris you need a Creedmoor to.

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That is outstanding news.I was looking for a reason to purchase a new rifle & some glass.Thanks for the info CF.
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This thread is worthless without pictures.  


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Originally posted by Son of Ed Son of Ed wrote:

This thread is worthless without pictures.  




Read about it on the Outdoor Wire yesterday. Haven't seen any pics yet.

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Originally posted by billyburl2 billyburl2 wrote:

Probably going to need a 30 inch barrel, so you can set it back after 10 rounds.
That was my thought. Wonder what the parent case is, and what powder capacity is?
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Originally posted by trigger29 trigger29 wrote:

Originally posted by billyburl2 billyburl2 wrote:

Probably going to need a 30 inch barrel, so you can set it back after 10 rounds.
That was my thought. Wonder what the parent case is, and what powder capacity is?


All the article said was it used a standard [ 30-06 ] length action.

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I love my Nosler 280AI and can definitely see getting one of these..

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Originally posted by ccoker ccoker wrote:

I love my Nosler 280AI and can definitely see getting one of these..



Sounds like the " 26 " has everyone excited. Something new and exciting to look forward to.

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Not to be a kill joy. But I wonder if this will be like the 17WSM. It seemed like everyone was raving about the new 17WSM awhile back, but now I don't hear anything about it.
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Originally posted by Sparky Sparky wrote:

Not to be a kill joy. But I wonder if this will be like the 17WSM. It seemed like everyone was raving about the new 17WSM awhile back, but now I don't hear anything about it.


there will be a bunch of dollars spent finding out, but lots more uses for the " 26 "

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Nosler does things right..

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Providing barrel throat erosion isn't bad, this could be a very popular cartridge for varmenters, medium game hunters, and long range shooters. I'm interested.
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I'm interested, just not a $6,000 rifle that will last for a few 100 rounds, but this wasn't designed for the every weekend shooter, this is for a once or twice a year hunter to sit and camp after the shot and talk up this caliber with his friend who have not ever heard of it much less have it.

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It could be an excellent caliber for our field target shooting. A flat trajectory and high BC caliber is what wins the competions.
 
And like in all sports, those that attract the sponsorships will not care if it uses 1 barrel per competition. Next competion they arrive with a new rifle, advertising pasted all over their equipment and foreheads, ready to burn it up.
 
But it should be interesting to see.
 
My 6mmAI has it all, except the high BC of the 6,5.
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What bullet are you using, Wouter? Most of the shooters at the matches I shoot are using Berger 105's and not giving up much to the 140gr 6.5's. That might be because of the velocity difference between the 2 calibers, when both are based on a 308 cartridge(like 243 vs. a 260). The 105 Hornady AMAX is also a very good 6mm pill.
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Interesting.  I like 6.5mm cartridges and have a couple of them: 6.5Grendel and 6.5x47.

It would be interesting to make a long tube for this cartridge for my DTA.  That would make a hell of a precision round.

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I've heard speculation that the parent case is the .375 Ruger.
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Originally posted by billyburl2 billyburl2 wrote:

What bullet are you using, Wouter? Most of the shooters at the matches I shoot are using Berger 105's and not giving up much to the 140gr 6.5's. That might be because of the velocity difference between the 2 calibers, when both are based on a 308 cartridge(like 243 vs. a 260). The 105 Hornady AMAX is also a very good 6mm pill.
 
I,m using 70gr Nosler Ballistic Tip at 3900ft per sec. On a day with no wind I do quite OK.
 
The big thing is we do not know the distance and one has to est. Our target size is 8 inches. At 400yds if you are out by 50yds (so you aim for 350yds), with the less flat calibers you are out of it.
 
Most of the guys are going the 243 route with 70 or 80gr at around 3100 to 3300 ft per second.
 
I looked at the 260, but it just did not have a flat enough trajectory.
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Personally, I would pick a heavier bullet. Because I am a whole lot better at range estimation, especially with a known size target using a mil-reticle, than I am at reading the wind! I bet you could push the 105 or heavier bullets at close to 3200 fps, and have more retained velocity at 400 yards.
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