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30 Nosler question

12 Jan 2016
@ 07:10 pm (GMT)

Joshua Mayfield

Good Day All,
To the surprise of no one, most likely, Nosler announced their new 30 cal chambering. Here's the link

www.nosler.com/blog/news-and-articles/2016/1/11/the-30-nosler

I believe most of you that post regularly are far more expert in reloading matters than I am. I'm curious, does it seem to you all that this cartridge, based on the information available, is designed for the factory ammo shooter and may have some frustrations for the handloader? I'm specifically curious about the potential or lack thereof to load longer bullets and customize seating depth.

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12 Jan 2016
@ 07:12 pm (GMT)

Joshua Mayfield

Re: 30 Nosler question
On a separate note and hypothetical handloading frustrations aside, whoever Nosler pays to do their web design and advertising should get a raise. It's all very, very slick.
12 Jan 2016
@ 09:03 pm (GMT)

Martin Taylor

Re: 30 Nosler question
Joshua I think it will be great cartridge to reload and work with, looks a lot like an Ackley cartridge!

Comparing it to my Win Mag it has a nice 35 degree shoulder to aid case life and sizing, no rim to work with so less chambering dramas (in general) with around 100 fps + extra. They don't list a water capacity of the case yet but both the 26 & 28 are larger than the WM going by their info.

Hopefully their brass is not on the soft side and others will make an offering.

Will be interesting to see how it goes as these attributes would make a good option when its time to re-barrel a Win Mag if it performs like it should.

Time will tell!
13 Jan 2016
@ 06:29 am (GMT)

Thomas Kitchen

Re: 30 Nosler question
hi guys
from my understanding nosler uses a rather large freebore to generate the velocity they need.
this may cause trouble getting decent enough accuracy to use all the velocity it has but time will tell.
those nosler are very interesting calibers with good stats but not sure how popular they will become
13 Jan 2016
@ 02:12 pm (GMT)

Joshua Mayfield

Re: 30 Nosler question
Martin, I'd been trying to find some charge info or case volume and hadn't been able to find anything yet either. They do show full case dimensions so I think a close guess can be made on volume. I haven't used Nosler brass myself but the guys I've talked with who have say it's good.

Incidentally, my brother told me yesterday that Weatherby is going to jump in and make a 6.5-300 cartridge that they're marketing as "the fastest 6.5mm round on the market" at about 140 fps faster than the Nosler 26. I wonder if this is going to be the trend for a while. It'll be interesting to see if these chamberings take hold or if its WSSM all over again.
13 Jan 2016
@ 02:52 pm (GMT)

Bryan Webster

Re: 30 Nosler question
Perhaps it is early yet, however here is a link o the Nosler people who should be able to tell you what you need to know:

http://www.nosler.com/contact-us
13 Jan 2016
@ 08:31 pm (GMT)

Martin Taylor

Re: 30 Nosler question
These overbores are getting ridiculous, bore life will be abysmal! By the time the load development is done and calibre learnt, it'll be nearly shot out and that's if you look after the throat as Nathans describes in his books.

They list the [email protected] grains and the [email protected] grains water volume so it will be around there somewhere with maybe a shoulder set back to accommodate the longer pills? The [email protected] as a reference. Even with a mild load the speed should be up given the larger case volume.
Nathan has told me in some cartridges their brass is a bit soft so l haven't bothered trying any because its bloody expensive here.

I have done lots of jump testing on all my 30's and have been able to get excellent results with most of the proj's I've tried. So l don't mind some freebore to get things humming like in my factory Rem 308W that l have grown to love, it has a space walk to the lands but gee it shoots as most do.
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