.26 Nosler

Nosler’s very first proprietary cartridge is bound to get the attention of long-range shooters.

Nosler’s very first proprietary cartridge is bound to get the attention of long-range shooters. The .26 Nosler overpowers others in the 6.5mm-class by delivering incredibly flat trajectory and long-range performance with high-ballistic coefficient bullets. For example, with Nosler’s  129-gr. Accubond LR, muzzle velocity is a whopping 3400 fps and 400-yard energy exceeds recent 6.5mm/.260 calibers by 60 percent or better, roughly equaling knockdown energy of the .300 Win. Mag. shooting 180-grain bullets. Nosler say that with a 350-yard zero, point blank range is 0-415 yards.

The new Nosler cartridge utilizes a non-belted case based on the classic .404 Jeffrey (after numerous reforming modifications), and will fit standard .30-06-length actions. The company has announced that it will also make rifles chambered for the new .26 Nosler.

For more, go to Nosler.com.

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12 Responses to .26 Nosler

Craig wrote:
April 04, 2014

I've got a 250 REM , a 6.5x55 , a 6.5-06 and a 264 Win Mag . Do I see a need for the 26 Nosler , not really . Do I want a 26 Nosler ? Most certainly ! As soon as I find a decent OLD Remington 700BDL with a magnum bolt face I'll get a Shilen #4 1-8 stainless barrel and build one ! As someone said earlier need is no longer part of the equation , but want ALWAYS is !

David wrote:
February 28, 2014

Just read a short column by Chuck Hawks on this cartiridge. He's plenty skeptical. I would recommend folks do their due diligence before buying into the new, shiney object.

Wfolsom wrote:
February 26, 2014

I agree with Jt. I don't have a 6.5mm rifle but I just ordered the new 26 Nosler. Looking for it in July. Like the flat trajectory an long range. Makes a great antelope rifle.

J t wrote:
February 15, 2014

I don't have a 6.5 but I will now! Don't like belted and that's why I have 280ai instead of 7mm rem mag never regretted that one. Thanks nosler for stepping up

Kenny wrote:
February 13, 2014

I will trade in my Savage 6.5mmx284 for this ! Using 140 gr bullets, Norma brass, at 2850 ft/sec the brass begins to bulge and lasts only 2-3 loads before primers fall out. Uses more powder than .308 but less energy produced! Finally a modern 6.5mm that is not some rehashed design from something outdated.

Fred Ross wrote:
February 12, 2014

This is the second time i have read that the case is made from a 404 case. I have doughts on that because it is not rebated and body and rim sizes on published prints indicate that it is standard magnum diameter.

tom wrote:
February 07, 2014

Back in 1962 Remington fixed all that with the unbeatable 7MM MAG

A. Hoffart wrote:
February 03, 2014

My thought is let them keep coming out with new rifles, cartridges, etc. Need has nothing to do with it. If it was we would all own just one rifle. As to barrel life, the metal are so good today, unless your an idiot and shoot until the barrel melts, it should not be an issue..and the good thing is, they still make barrels.. :)

Joe wrote:
February 03, 2014

nobody likes change, I'll stand by Ol' betsy no matter what syndrome, fact is the new one is faster, coues deer nuts will like it

January 25, 2014

6.5x55mm Swedish goes from rabbits to moose. You can't reinvent what was invented with quality and power over 100 years ago. Nice try though!

Bill wrote:
January 23, 2014

Seems like an upgraded 264 Win Mag but doesnot present enough of an enhancement to replace my battery of 6.5's. If it were my first foray into the 6.5 it would be considered though. Always room for one more choice.

Mark wrote:
January 16, 2014

Is this really necessary? I think barrel life will be questioned. Exactly why should I give up my 264 Win Mag, 6.5 x 06 AI, .264 Hawk, or 6.5 x 55 BJ Ackely for this Nosler? I can do just about as good with less powder.