The first of the Nosler proprietary cartridges, the 26 Nosler remains a flat-shooting, hard-hitting choice for hunting open country. Being a 6.5mm cartridge, it will use the high ballistic coefficient projectiles which retain their energy downrange, resist the effects of a crosswind and offer a flat trajectory.
Loosely based on a shortened .404 Jeffery case with the rim rebated to the .535-inch case head of the H&H family, the .270 WSM was the third commercial cartridge using the .277-inch bore diameter, and betters the velocity of the .270 Winchester by 200 to 250 fps.
When hunters are toting their trusty bear-defense handguns outside of the backcountry, its often wise to change out ammunition—away from hard-nosed, monolithic rounds that focus primarily on penetrating thick skull plates and the like. Federal Premium is helping hunters do exactly that, with the addition of Personal Defense HST 357 Magnum and 327 Federal Magnum.