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Old 04-16-2014, 12:01 PM
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I don't have one so I can't speak for it's performance but I know that there is "NO" cartridge that will shoot flat. All bullets start dropping as soon as they leave the barrel so there is no such thing as a 400
yard bullet that has no drop.

There are plenty of cartridges that will shoot flatter at 400 yards, so we need to keep everything in perspective.

I had a 7mm STW that would propel a 140 grain bullet to over 3700 ft/sec accurately and 3800
before the accuracy fell off.

Also I have gotten the 223 WSM to over 4500 ft/sec with a 40 grain bullet as another example
but It still has some drop at 400 yards.

Weatherby did some testing for the military using a 378 Weatherby case necked down to .224 and achieved over 5700 ft/sec but oddly enough it did not shoot flat at 400 yards, and where is it now?

The 260 is the New "Designer" cartridge and it will get lots of press and hopefully it will survive
with time and may end up to be a great cartridge. Who knows.

With high velocity, barrel life and twist rates will be the main issues.

Sorry for the rant, I just wan't to warn about claims of the best ever, Flattest, most powerful,
best all around, all the words that sales like to use but can never prove.

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JE, you talkin about the Eargesplittenloudenboomer?
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The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
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Old 04-16-2014, 12:45 PM
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JE, you talkin about the Eargesplittenloudenboomer?


Barrel life is relative and may not be important to the market Nosler seeks.

These are intended to be hunting rifles with a 5" or so vertical from 0 to 400 yards. That seems to be achieved. Others have achieved it before. I'm sure I can exceed it with a 270 Weatherby and copper bullets or come up with some wildcat that can. Barrel life will suffer with that parameter.

Nosler is marketing it as 'flat', that and the case length is what is new. The rest of the dimensions and angles are not new.

I really like the case size. As I've said before, more than a WSM less then a RUM. Sure, so are Dakota, Ruger and others that set out to match the belted performance with no belt but... they fiddled with the dimensions from the 404/RUM/WSM model.

It's all personal preference. I prefer no belt. That said my new Hall Action+Krieger 4L barrel in 300 Weatherby is just rocking cool accurate. The Weatherby Fibermark is less accurate, a fine hunting rifle, light weight and on the bench, kicks my butt when I shoot it for load development. I'd still carry it.
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Re: 26 Nosler?

The 9 inch kill zone with a highly frangible LR bullet, while indicating a flat shooting cartridge but within a short range parameter, is the crux of the problem with the advertizing.
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Re: 26 Nosler?

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JE, you talkin about the Eargesplittenloudenboomer?

I think that is the name some gave it, Not Sure Though.

I posted just to let the poster know that the claims of "Best Ballistics" and best cartridge are subjective and over stated because there are "Flatter shooting" cartridges with better ballistics available.

I would never try to talk anyone out of buying what they want, Just stating that you shouldn't believe everything you read or hear.

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I think that is the name some gave it, Not Sure Though.

I posted just to let the poster know that the claims of "Best Ballistics" and best cartridge are subjective and over stated because there are "Flatter shooting" cartridges with better ballistics available.

I would never try to talk anyone out of buying what they want, Just stating that you shouldn't believe everything you read or hear.

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I agree completely.
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The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
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Re: 26 Nosler?

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I think that is the name some gave it, Not Sure Though.

I posted just to let the poster know that the claims of "Best Ballistics" and best cartridge are subjective and over stated because there are "Flatter shooting" cartridges with better ballistics available.

I would never try to talk anyone out of buying what they want, Just stating that you shouldn't believe everything you read or hear.

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Ditto. Very well said and my thoughts exactly.
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The 9 inch kill zone with a highly frangible LR bullet, while indicating a flat shooting cartridge but within a short range parameter, is the crux of the problem with the advertizing.
Aye yup.
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