01/16/2014 - SHOT Show 2014 / New from Nosler: .26, a rifle cartridge
Nosler introduced a new, proprietary rifle cartridge at the 2014 SHOT Show: the .26 Nosler. Billed as the “World’s Most Powerful 6.5mm Commercial Cartridge”, the .26 Nosler hunting cartridge will push a 129-grain AccuBond Long Range bullet at 3400 feet per second.
Results are astounding: in comparaison with another widely available commercial 6.5mm cartridge – the .260 Remington caliber – the .26 Nosler will have at 400 yards the same velocity that the .260 Remington would only have at the muzzle.
That's what we'd call “Improvement”: it will definitely result in enhanced performance as far as it concerns range, accuracy, and of course stopping power even on the biggest game. Norma's new cartridge has been conceived for standard lenght actions, and will headspace off the case shoulder.
The new .26 Nosler is slated to be offered both commercially and for Nosler's own line of bolt-action huting rifles.