Introducing the 33 Nosler

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posted on January 19, 2017
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Fourth in line of Nosler’s proprietary cartridges, the 2017 Shot Show saw the 33 Nosler’s release. Using the same .404 Jeffery based case as its three older and smaller siblings, the 33 Nosler has a different datum line than the earlier offerings. Chatting with Zach Waterman and Mike Lake of Nosler, they explained the development of the cartridge. “The .33 needed a bit more neck length for proper tension, so instead of just necking the 28 Nosler or 30 Nosler up in caliber, we bumped that shoulder back a touch to give that neck tension”, Waterman explained.

“We’re offering the new cartridge with the 225-grain AccuBond at 3025 fps, and the 265-grain AccuBond Long Range at 2775 fps”, Lake said. “That will make an excellent pair of big-game hunting choices, both offering a velocity increase over the .338 Winchester Magnum.”

Also offered will be Nosler’s 300-grain Custom Competition bullet, putting the 33 Nosler on par with the .338 Lapua when using similar barrel lengths. While I know the Nosler Ammunition will be fantastic, I’m happy that Redding Reloading already has dies available for reloading the big 33; this cartridge is going to make a definite mark in the big game circles.

For more information, go to Nosler.com.

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