Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:33 pm . Some of our best are with Norma 217 and RL 33, but other propellants of similar speed give excellent results as well. The .28 Nosler is offered in the M48 Custom Long Range (2015 MSRP $5830), Patriot (2015 MSRP $2895) and Heritage (2015 MSRP $1895) bolt action repeating rifles. 7mm Rem Mag is more than enough gun for moose and bear. The old boundaries are about to be pushed to new limits. However, few hunters can reliably put the first shot into the animal's vitals at such distances when shooting in the field. The 7mm Weatherby has the same recoil as a .300 Winchester Magnum, and many shooters can’t come to grips with it. Survival. That depends on whose factory loads (or handloads) you compare. If you did not have a fleece or knit face mask, then you didn’t have a face!

While this test assumed a nine pound sporter-type rifle, both the Weatherby and Nosler cartridges will perform best in specialized long-range rifles which weigh twelve pounds, or more. The author analyzed the 7x57 Mauser, 7mm-08 Remington, .280 Remington, 7mm Remington Magnum, 7mm Weatherby Magnum, and 28 Nosler for trajectory, effective range, and recoil with modern ballistic software available free online from Weatherby sells speed and power.

Like many shooting enthusiasts, the Nosler family has always dreamed of introducing a new rifle cartridge to the industry and in 2014, that finally happened with the arrival of the 26 Nosler®. Moose are shot, and immediately they realise they are dying.

Higher velocities require more powder, and large powder charges generate more recoil. The 28 Nosler hit the shooting scene in 2016. Important if you lose your luggage on a hunting trip to Africa or Alaska. It shoots farther, hits harder, and recoils with more violence than the Weatherby. The 28 Nosler adds considerable powder, thus energy, to push the same 175-grain bullet as the 280 AI. The rest of my list are good to 300 yards or more. The .28 Nosler should fit standard length magnum actions with magnum diameter bolts. JavaScript is disabled. It’s hard for most shooters to extract these powerful rounds’ full potential in normal hunting rifles. I want to kill my game and not ruin half the meat in the process. LJ Bonham, Copyright 2017. The .280 Remington, for instance, is suitable for large animals such as elk to 450 yards.

Latest. The 7mm magnums on the other hand, project the same or greater power beyond 400 yards, distances which more and more hunters are now shooting. One point for every 10 yards MPBR beyond 200 yards and one point deducted for every 10 yards less than 200. Please welcome the 28 Nosler® as the most powerful 7mm cartridge commercially available today. You must log in or register to reply here. There’s been much written about the 7mm Rem. Forced to pick a magnum from this test, I’d stick with the ever popular 7mm Rem. Slower burning powders and high load densities will yield great loads. At the shot, the bull stood for a few seconds, he looked bewildered,  wondering what had just happened, and fell stone dead. and much less than the 7mm Weatherby, thus, in many shooters' eyes it does not have a solid niche and explains why it is not as popular as it might have become. Most big game is shot at 200 yards, or less, in most areas. Please welcome the 28 Nosler® as the most powerful 7mm cartridge commercially available today. When reloading, use large rifle magnum primers and the slowest burning powders, such as Alliant Reloader 25, Hodgdon Retumbo, Hodgdon US869 and Ramshot Magnum, to approximate factory load velocities. Of course, Nosler will be supporting this new cartridge with Nosler brass, Trophy Grade ammunition and naturally, their full line of M48 rifles in 26 inch barrel configurations.". Is the .28 Nosler really the "most powerful 7mm cartridge"? Nosler M48 rifles are only built to order; see the Nosler website ( for details. In addition to loaded ammunition, Nosler is offering empty brass and, of course, their wide range of 7mm bullets to reloaders. Both BC and sectional density (SD) are noted for each bullet tested. Nosler developed this cartridge to equal or exceed both the 7mm Weatherby and 7mm Remington Ultra-Mag plus fit into a .30-06-length action. The 7mm Remington Ultra Mag uses a larger capacity case and, loaded to the same MAP, has the potential to outperform the .28 Nosler, although not by a lot. Every day in our Newfoundland hunt was a challenge. Nosler, The World's Finest Bullets, Ammunition, Rifles, & Brass. Feb 11, 2018 #2 W. WeiserBucks Well-Known Member. Its recoil is on the low end for a magnum.

Like the Weatherby, you may struggle to find ammo in remote areas.

YES, it is a capable North American moose and African Eland Cartridge but not the quote “best”, ceteris paribus, in my estimation, meaning, good, better, best. Most experts agree BCs around .450, or larger, make bullets fly flatter and drift less in cross-winds. Here are the velocity/energy and trajectory data for the Nosler 160 and 175 grain factory loads from the muzzle to 400 yards, which is well beyond the Maximum Point Blank Range (+/- 3 inches) of the cartridge. Truth is, 300 yards is short range for the 26 Nosler on elk and deer. It has a BC close to the heaviest 7mm AccuBond (160 grains) and a much higher SD. Please welcome the .28 Nosler as the most powerful 7mm cartridge commercially available today. The old 7mm Rem.

If you own a 26 Nosler and can practice to 300, 400, 500 or more yards with a solid field rest such as the Bog Death Grip® tri-pod or Caldwell® Field Pod, then go for it. The 30-06 will limit your distance shots to say 150 yards or so. Some of my readers are looking for info on 26 Nosler for Moose. In the Western U.S. and on Africa’s plains, average range might, on occasion, extend to 400 yards. Try to anchor him right then! Partition without compromising powder capacity were tested with this bullet to give them the best possible chance, unless there were no factory 175 grain loads available. 140 grain bullets are the heaviest offered in factory loaded ammunition for Remington’s powerful and compact 7mm-08. Recoil calculations for the standard cartridges were based on a modern 8.0 pound synthetic-stocked rifle with scope. 7mm bullets don’t need hyper-sonic velocity to work well. 7mm Magnum Showdown: 7mm Rem. Specialized long range bullets were not used for this test as they are unnecessary for most hunting situations. Note: An expanded article about the .28 Nosler can be found on the Rifle Cartridges page.

It’s no surprise then, the 7mm Weatherby held the title “World’s Fastest 7mm” until the 28 Nosler appeared. All calculations were based on either the most suitable Nosler AccuBond™ bullet or the 175 grain Nosler Partition™. It will them be 3.0 inches high at 260 yards and 3.0 inches low at about 326 yards. The 7mm's are great hunting cartridges because their bullets are so efficient. Dec 26, 2019 #16 M. Matt3479 Junior … Joined Aug 16, 2016 Messages 1,688. Guns . Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk . The .28 Nosler shares the same parent case as the .26 Nosler, as well as the COL of 3.340 inches, allowing this cartridge to be operated in a standard length action for lighter weight and shorter bolt throw when compared to magnum length actions. One point for each foot-pound recoil less than 15, and one point deducted for every ft-lbsf greater than 15. . It does have one drawback common to all short-action cartridges. Its an outstanding long range hunting round that competes with the top 2 easily. .28 Nosler cases can easily be formed by necking-up .26 Nosler brass. BC quantifies a bullet’s aerodynamic efficiency, and SD predicts relative ability to penetrate into a game animal; the larger each number, the better. 1; 2; 3; First Prev 3 of 3 Go to page. Today’s hunters have many good 7mm cartridges to choose from, but if I had to have one, I’d pick either the .280 Remington or the 7x57 Mauser.

Hornady 180's look promising but I have zero experience with them. 300 grain Nosler AccuBond recovered from moose retained 231 grains, 77% of its original weight. vs. .28 Nosler vs. 7mm RUM. For 2015 Nosler, located in Bend Oregon, introduced a new 7mm Magnum cartridge, the .28 Nosler. An Ohio … 140 gr HVLD. Mag. A marginal shot at best but I’ve often wondered if a stouter bullet would have made a difference. It is accurate and well-mannered. There were no factory 175 grain loads on the market at publication time, otherwise the .280 might have scored higher. AccuBond (.485 BC/.248 SD) at 2800 fps. Hand loaders can achieve much better performance in many instances. The specified maximum average pressure is 65,000 psi. Maybe I’m misreading. I'm gonna try the hammers next season because where I hunt my shots can range from very close to very far..... That makes me want to throw up. Mag. So there is no questioning the adequacy of the 28 Nosler. All rights reserved. The 300 grain bullet entered the shoulder (nicked the lower edge of the scapula bone on entry), double lung shot delivering 3500 ft-lbs and settled on the skin of the far side after blowing through a rib bone (the bullet mushroomed to more than 3/4 inch). I re barreled a pre-64 model 70 Winchester to a 280 Ackley Improved about 5 years ago. Lead Free: No Here’s how each cartridge ranked.