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Old 03-22-2014, 08:49 AM
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Boddington article on 26 Nosler in G&A

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The .26 Noslerís parent case is the 7mm Remington Ultra Mag., a wonderfully fast cartridge but definitely overbore capacity and sensitive to the powders it will accept. This was mitigated somewhat by shortening the case to (nominally) 2Ĺ inches, which allows it to fit into a standard .30-í06-length action. The case is then necked down to 6.5mm, retaining the 40-degree shoulder and a full-caliber neck. The RUM case, based on the old .404 Jeffery, has a larger diameter (.550 inch) than belted magnums based on the .375 H&H case (which includes the .264), so powder capacity is considerably greater.
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:54 AM
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Re: Boddington article on 26 Nosler in G&A

Seems like that case necked up to 7mm would give the Rem Mag a run for its money. No belt to deal with but still run through a standard action. Might improve on the 7mag a bit but not overbore to the point of the 7 RUM. Unless such a cartridge already exists and I'm not aware of it?
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Re: Boddington article on 26 Nosler in G&A

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You are right about giving the 7mm Rem Mag a run for its money. The 7mm Rem Mag holds 82 grains of H20 where the 26 Nosler is in the low to mid 90s. That extra 10+ grains of powder will make a difference - especially if it is RL-33. I'm sure there are guys out there already drawing up reamer prints for this. I like 6.5mm bullets so am going to give the original a try first.
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Old 03-22-2014, 11:37 AM
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Re: Boddington article on 26 Nosler in G&A

I've never been interested with any of the RUM cartridges but looking on here it seems the case water capacity is about 20 grains more than the Nosler Real Guns - Remington's Ultra Seven Magnum

According to that site the 7RUM can push a 140 grain bullet 3300-3400 fps or so. According to Bodington's article the Nosler 26 will do the same with 20 grains less case capacity. I'd think the larger bore of a 7mm Nosler might be even more efficient?

Again according to RealGuns the 7mm Rem Mag can send a 145 grain bullet around 3100 fps so you're not making huge gains in the lightest weight bullets going to the RUM or I would assume a 7mm Nosler.

I know the larger case capacity cartridges shine with heavy for caliber bullets just using the 140's as a comparison as that's what was shown in the article. I'd think a 7mm Nosler pushing a 180 grain Berger VLD would be just about the perfect rifle.
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Old 03-22-2014, 01:16 PM
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Re: Boddington article on 26 Nosler in G&A

I think it would be a great round but we have been here before with all the other 7s nothing seems to out last the 7 rm with the except 7x57 which it is slowly dying but I would shoot it a fast 7 is hard to beat
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...a fast 7 is hard to beat
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Re: Boddington article on 26 Nosler in G&A

PTG already has reamers for all sizes from 257-26 Nosler thru 375-26 Nosler.
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