28 Nosler...

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  1. wilkup

    wilkup Well-Known Member

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    Anybody loading heavy for this round? I'm putting together a rifle chambered in this round which should be done shortly. Thinking I'll try and run the 168gr LRX in it and after seeing some STW data, I'm hoping for 3200+FPS with this round.
    Has anyone tried RL33 with this load? I've had real good luck with it in my heavy (150gr) 6.5mm loads.
    I'm also thinking about trying the 150gr Accubond LR and pushing it at warp speed (3400FPS) for longer range, deer size and smaller game.
     
  2. bigd 7378

    bigd 7378 Well-Known Member

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    Nosler site has load data up, also emailed Hodgdon and they sent me their loads for the 28 Nosler. Nosler loads look pretty good.....Hodgdon seems a little weak. Also they show a new IMR powder its IMR4955. They said its new and they are testing it.
     
  3. wilkup

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    I've only gotten the message that the load data is pending when visiting Nosler's site. When I go to check out Hodgdon's site, I'm not seeing any load data there either...?
     
  4. bigd 7378

    bigd 7378 Well-Known Member

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    thats odd....I just checked after your reply and its on the nosler site.
    I don't know how to post it or I would.
    I emailed Hodgdon and they emailed it to me.
     
  5. wilkup

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    Alright. I found it =) Thanks. I wonder if it was just posted...? Anyways, I'll be content checking their data for now. Hopefully Barnes posts some load data soon.
     
  6. bigd 7378

    bigd 7378 Well-Known Member

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    it was up yesterday. Email Hodgdon for data also
     
  7. wilkup

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    3425FPS with the 150gr and 94.0gr of RL33! Holy smoking!!! Sounds like an excellent coyote round! gun)
    and barrel burner...
     
  8. bigd 7378

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    I'm looking at the 160 accubond at 3340 fps.
     
  9. jfseaman

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    Better look fast. The bullet will be gone before you look.:D

    It should do it pretty easy.

    In my testing I don't remember going that light.
     
  10. meatyrem

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    If the 28 nosier is shortened 7rum, and from what I have been hearing it is supposed to perform better (from what understsnd) so what is the appeal of it? What makes the 28nosler have such a strong following?
     
  11. wilkup

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    Truthfully, I was unaware it had any kind of following at this point. I'm personally interested in the round because I'll be able to push that beefy, high BC 168gr Barnes LRX with some serious hot sauce and increase my effective range wigh a heavy for caliber/ high SD bullet. Having fired the 300 RUM and only tolerated it, I believe the recoil on this round will be my "goldilocks" level based on running the numbers. That speed combined with the heavy bullet will enable me to go to AK a little over a year from now and confidently walk amongst the wild things while I hunt caribou, black bear and hopefully a wolf.
    Between this and some screaming loads in 240 Gibbs, I've got everything covered in North America. =)
    Kinda cool to hear the 28's got a strong following already!
     
  12. meatyrem

    meatyrem Well-Known Member

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    Well with the advertising and all the attention about it it certainly seems so. All that work and development for a round that is really close in case measurements for what though. My question is really just this. What makes it worth developing a whole new round that is merely just a slightly smaller 7rum?
     
  13. jfseaman

    jfseaman Well-Known Member

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    The 28 Nosler has a "following" because some of us saw the 26 Nosler and replied "ridicules" but what a great 7mm! or even 338 and everything in between.

    Mine and many more were done and tested before Nosler made the announcement. That is why my thread is "284/26-Nosler".

    I had already been scribbling on a shorter WSM and a shorter RUM when the 26 Nosler was announced. I saw it as just the ticket to reduce the "reinventing the wheel" feeling.


    • The xx-Nosler has all the ballistics characteristics of the long bodied belted magnums in a shorter package.
    • Pressure for pressure, pretty much matching velocities.
    • It has more velocity potential pressure for pressure than the short bodied belted magnums like the 264, 7mm and 338WM.
    • This in a COAL package that very well suites most long bolt action format receivers.
    • "Long for diameter" bullets can be seated "optimally" and in a lot of cases still magazine feed or at a minimum, removal of an unfired round without removing the bolt.
    There is more but for me, it was my self challenge to do it before Nosler did. I succeeded and love the results. In fact the results are far beyond my expectations. All of the xx-Nosler variants I made are IMO great. The 277 throwing 115grn CEB Raptors at 4000fps from a 24" barrel. The accuracy of the 284/7mm. The general utility of the 308 which is much more what I want from a RUM than my RUM or Edge.


    I did very little with light fast bullets but what little I did is very impressive. Assuming a 2.5" vitals zone on ground varmints. 300yard zero and 350yard no adjustments needed is very doable. With a 5" vitals zone for game. 450yard no adjustments is in the offing.



    The 338 heavies still leave a 24" barrel at the same speed as 308 heavies from a 308 Winchester making long range at lower velocities no question and of course with better wind bucking than a 308.


    Is the 28-Nosler perfect, heck no. Anyone who says so is itchin for a fight gun). It is what I want, you betcha :D.
     
  14. wilkup

    wilkup Well-Known Member

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    Well said Fred