Originally Posted by MudRunner2005
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.