Oh, your just being silly. and don't take this overly serious.
You write as if anyone considering a 26 Nosler or variant is stabbing you in the heart and an un-amaercan traitor.
As if anyone that does not agree with you that the 264WM is the perfect caliber and chambering is a money wasting idiot.
Sure I agree with you that the 264WM can do anything a 26 Nosler can except of course do away with the belt.
The only reason I would not choose the 26N is cost of ammo. People can shoot anything they want. No skin off my nose. I have had my 264 sense 1963 and just plane like it. I also have a 338 federal AR10, 5.56 AR, BAR 3006, 7mm Rem Mag, model 94 3030 and Enfield 3006 which was my dads. My first deer gun was a single shot bolt action 410 with slugs. But I will admit the 264 is my favorite.
I liked all the numbers compared to other offerings in these calibers. So much that I may change direction in my future builds.
The 243 is ridiculous and too many other calibers work better.
The 257 is pretty weird and I see no point.
The 26 is of course the offering from Nosler
From there upwards in caliber I like them all.
I'm sure many of you have had the same idea so I claim no originality on that.
I may start a switch barrel project based on this. I was going to build a 375 based on Swamlord's work but this seems more fun and of course it's my project. I don't chronicle my builds in detail but it seems appropriate.
1 Go/No-go set
1 of each die will create a forming series or something like. Though there may be better ways.
1 Barrel profile and length
1 Barrel provider
1 Land/Groove profile
1 Magazine and follower setup
Explore the idea of one reamer set with inserts for forming die creation, neck and throating.
Multiple stocks for different activities.
I hope you get around to all of that, it's a pretty tall order.
I am really interested in the .308 version loaded in a M700, set up to use the entire mag. with 215-230 grain bullets.
You will not make peace with the Blue Coats, you are free to go.
I was at the Eastern Out Door Show in Harrisburg Pa and Nosler was there with a display of rifles and they had an inert 26Nosler round you could handle. I was told all the sample rifles are out on loan to the gun writers and there should be some results soon.
It is based on the 7mm Rum case which was shortened. I was told it took four different steps to make it from the Rum casing. I was also told that Best Of The West rifles wanted a reamer to work up an AR platform for it.
I included a pic of the 26Nosler with me holding it. It looks like a fat 6.5-06.