26 Nosler ????

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Jim in Cali, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. Jim in Cali

    Jim in Cali Well-Known Member

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  2. gillettehunter

    gillettehunter Well-Known Member

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    Looks rather interesting. Thanks for the heads up. Bruce
     

  3. jrsolocam

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    April Fools or Halloween? If its true its almost to good to be true. I hope "someone in the know" chimes in here!
     
  4. Code4

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    They have just re-invented the 6.5x68.

    Nothing is new in this world.
     
  5. 300stw

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    if its true, it will make it a lot easier to neck the cases to 7mm or 30 caliber
     
  6. Jcub

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    I saw this yesterday on a different site, but I haven't been able to find anything else about it.
     
  7. Jim in Cali

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    I wonder if the bad press about "overbore" and "barrel burner" and "finicky to load" and "it metric, Americans hate metric" will fall on this fire breather like the 264 Win Mag?
    Or will gun writers say that a cartridge with powder capacity more than half its bullet weight is the NEXT BIG THING. Personally, I'm pretty excited for a factory cartridge that could push 160's at an honest 3000+ fps without breaking a sweat. I don't think i'll be first in line but I'll be watching and waiting closely.

    Case capacity
    264 Win mag 82 grains (max load of retumbo still has room under my 140 berger)
    26 Nosler 93 grains

    What powders will work? RL 33?
     
  9. jfseaman

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    Of course I used QuickDesign and QuickLoad, that's what they are for so put something good like pumpkin pie in your pie hole and don't blag off on QD and QL.

    Specs come out dead on if based on a 375 Ruger.

    Basing it on a 8x68s (6.5x68) comes up a little short on capacity.

    What will the rim size be?
    What will the base diameter be?
    What was their proof barrel length?

    Is it a 404 Jeffery based cartridge like RUMs, WSMs, RSAUMs, Dakota's and RCMs + the 375?

    or

    Is it really new? Will it go the way of the .284 Winchester and become Nosler only produced firearms then die.

    Waiting until Shot Show 2014, well I ain't gonna hold my breath.

    If I were in charge of marketing this chambering, I'd get it out there now while there is still time to get some game in the bag with it. Then brag about how good it is at the show. If they don't then all they are able to do is say how good it could be until hunting season 2014. I would not base a new firearms purchase and hunting trip on could be good.

    Oh yeah, with California all copper for hunting, expect other states to follow. Effing Anti's! It's gotta perform with copper or forget it.
     
  10. rharfo

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    I dont have a load worked up yet for my new Cooper 6.5 x 284. Do I just go ahead and sell to fund the new 26 Nosler? hahahaahah
    Seriously whats the parent case? Standard bolt face or mag? When will I see brass? When will the smiths have access to the reamers? Lots of questions..... and it looks like I have to wait until after the Shot Show to find out....
     
  11. Gray R

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    Rharfo I'm having the same dilemma. Just put together 6.5x284 and I'm not sure if I should put it on hold then on the block or just stick with it haha
     
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    I have about 25 rounds down the barrel of this new Cooper....someone might get a nice rig if they hurry up with the "26"!
     
  13. 112Savage

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    I hope they have taken the RUM cases and shortened them slightly leaving a 0.300" long neck with a 30-35 degree shoulder. Reasoning is, less powder (than RUM's), wider powder column (than Win Mags and Ruger Mag's), Long neck with steep shoulder for good bullet seating characteristics and to fuel the "flame point" debate.
     
  14. Jcub

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    If you need anything faster than a 6.5x284, you might as well shoot a bigger caliber.