While I’ve never owned a Nosler rifle and only have had a Cooper ML, I would get a Cooper before I got a Nosler, or probably before any other factory rifle if custom was not an option.Has anybody tried the Nosler M48 in 280 Improved? Good or bad reviews?
Give RL23 a try with that bullet. I have a 24 inch barrel on a Savage action shooting 162s around 3075. I could go faster but found a nice node.From a value standpoint, I would vote for the Savage Ultralite. The 22” barrel does lose some speed. I am getting 2810 fps with a 160 gr accubond and 61.2gr of H4831. Consistently .5 - .6” 100 yard groups.
if you are thinking 26” barrel, I would consider the Christensen Ridgeline or traverse.
Those are the only that I have experience with that I could recommend personally.
Thanks. Now quit talking about it!pro tip: start gathering components yesterday. I’d backorder some Peterson brass from Grafs.com. Peterson told me they’re doing a run of 280AI brass August/September time-frame. I’ve had some on backorder for months now. It isn’t produced often.