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Research for my next rifle . Nosler 26 or 28 #6911780
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im Starting the search for my next rifle and Iíve kinda iinterested in the nosler 26 or 28. Iím not sure where they would fit in with what I already have. Iím currently shooting 6mm 308 and 300wm but I have narrowed it down the a new Christensen rifle but havenít picked out a caliber. What are the real world opinions on the nosler 26 and nosler 28?

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Between the two get a 28

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I went with the 28 myself with the new heavy bullets in mind and have not been disappointed.
It shoots the 195 and the 197gr better than I really expected.


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Agree with above posts, get the 28

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28...had a 26 for 3 months...sold it to a friend...it shot lights out--went back to my 257 WBY, 6.5-284, and 264 win...didn't see what all the extra bark was for. Saying that I'm not a 7mm fan--but those are the choices--- now the 33 nosler me like....

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So the nosler 28 is close to the 7mm?

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The 28 Nosler is a 7mm, basically it is a 7mm mag with a little more powder room with the corresponding velocity increase and no belt.

The 26 Nosler is to the 264 Win Mag what the 28 Nosler is to the 7mm Remington Mag.

26 Nosler necked from .264 to .284 inches makes it a 28 Nosler
264 Win Mag necked from .264 to .284 inches makes it a 7mm Rem Mag.

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So the nosler 28 is close to the 7mm?


If you are asking questions like this, I think you might be wasting your money. Have you done your research and made an objective decision that spending the extra money on a boutique round is worth it to accomplish your specific goals... or do you just want a Nosler round because it sounds cool?

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So the nosler 28 is close to the 7mm?


If you are asking questions like this, I think you might be wasting your money. Have you done your research and made an objective decision that spending the extra money on a boutique round is worth it to accomplish your specific goals... or do you just want a Nosler round because it sounds cool?


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So the nosler 28 is close to the 7mm?


If you are asking questions like this, I think you might be wasting your money. Have you done your research and made an objective decision that spending the extra money on a boutique round is worth it to accomplish your specific goals... or do you just want a Nosler round because it sounds cool?


Agreed.

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Not really stuck on a particular round I just know I want to buy a Christensen rifle and seen they have the nosler rounds and started looking at the load data nosler has on their website and it got me interested. So Iím not following the new hot round on the market. I donít typically buy into the newest latest craze but have heard some peopleís opinons on it and sounded promising

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So the nosler 28 is close to the 7mm?
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Also, look into the Christensen rifle quality. I have shot some of their rifles that were VERY accurate. I have also shot some of their $8K+ rifles that I wouldn't give you $100 for. And when you send the rifle back to them, they give you the run around about "accuracy guarantee" of this and that. I'll never own one, for sure. I also don't like bad mouthing a company on-line either. But when a customer of mine spends $8K on a dream rifle, and it shoots as bad as it did, and they treat my customer as poor as they did, I have no problem voicing my opinion.

If you want a carbon barrel, look into the Proof barrels. Their system of carbon wrapping barrels is much better and more consistent.



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Also, look into the Christensen rifle quality. I have shot some of their rifles that were VERY accurate. I have also shot some of their $8K+ rifles that I wouldn't give you $100 for. And when you send the rifle back to them, they give you the run around about "accuracy guarantee" of this and that. I'll never own one, for sure. I also don't like bad mouthing a company on-line either. But when a customer of mine spends $8K on a dream rifle, and it shoots as bad as it did, and they treat my customer as poor as they did, I have no problem voicing my opinion.

If you want a carbon barrel, look into the Proof barrels. Their system of carbon wrapping barrels is much better and more consistent.
or just do a semi custom for the same price from someone reputable that can help you choose a caliber based on your needs rather than if it sounds cool or not.


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I shot my buddies ridgeline in 6.5cm and it was very accurate and a good feeling rifle.

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Not picking calibers cause they are ďcoolĒ or what not just curious on peopleís real world opinons and what not.

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Well, one of the baddest rounds I've ever seen is a 28 Nosler shooting the new Berger 195 grain EOL bullets. It is a stupid accurate round. And if you built a target rifle in it, this combo would be supersonic to well over 2000 yards. But it's going to cost about $4 a shot. Is the 28 Nosler a round for you, not sure. It depends on your application. I'd much rather have a 7-08 or something that's more "shootable" for hunting. You can shoot it with less recoil, less barrel heat build up, ammo is cheaper, and you can practice with it to get proficient with the rifle.

I did build a 7mm/300 Win Mag just so I could shoot the new Berger 195 EOL bullet, if that tells you anything. It's a game changer bullet. Necking down the standard 300 Win Mag case to 7mm (which is super easy) give you a case capacity of about 5 grains less powder than the 28 Nosler, and runs only about 60-80 fps slower. Not a bad trade off for about 1/3 the cost on ammo!



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Well, one of the baddest rounds I've ever seen is a 28 Nosler shooting the new Berger 195 grain EOL bullets. It is a stupid accurate round. And if you built a target rifle in it, this combo would be supersonic to well over 2000 yards. But it's going to cost about $4 a shot. Is the 28 Nosler a round for you, not sure. It depends on your application. I'd much rather have a 7-08 or something that's more "shootable" for hunting. You can shoot it with less recoil, less barrel heat build up, ammo is cheaper, and you can practice with it to get proficient with the rifle.

I did build a 7mm/300 Win Mag just so I could shoot the new Berger 195 EOL bullet, if that tells you anything. It's a game changer bullet. Necking down the standard 300 Win Mag case to 7mm (which is super easy) give you a case capacity of about 5 grains less powder than the 28 Nosler, and runs only about 60-80 fps slower. Not a bad trade off for about 1/3 the cost on ammo!
all this 7-08 talk is making me curious. Might have to get one for my next bolt action.


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7-08 is a good one. You can push a 162 grain bullet about 2650-2750 fps. It has good weight for hunting, and the bullets have high BC's for target shooting. It has a slight ballistic advantage over the 308. There's nothing wrong with a 308, even. I shoot a 308 by far the most of any caliber I have. A 168 A-max or 178 ELD-X would do fine for hunting in a 308. And a 6.5mm, like a 6.5 Creedmoor or 260 Rem is also good. It's hard to beat the 308 family of cases for basic hunting and target shooting.



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Check out the Fierce Rifles. John left Christensen to start fierce. I personally know people that shoot the 28 Nosler in Fierce Rifles that are well under .5Ē groups

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LOL! Here's my issue with Fierce, direct from their site:

"The FURY comes with a 1/2-inch group guarantee as do all Fierce rifles but does not come with the certified target. Certifying the accuracy is left up to the shooter. "
http://fiercearms.com/products/fury-models/fury-model

So tell me, exactly what IS a guarantee then, if you don't shoot it and KNOW that the rifle shoots? Again, another rifle sent out that was horribly bad. It was spraying rounds all over at 100 during my testing. Yes, we sent it back and they fixed it for my customer, which went fine. But how in the heck did it leave their shop with a 1/2" guarantee, and they never even shot the rifle? It took me several range trips and A LOT of custom ammo to realize we had a bad rifle. WTF!!?? Sorry, not on board with them either.




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Barrel life is going to be poor with either of the Nosler rounds.
Don't know what Christensen charges to replace a barrel but you will likely need to toss a dollar or two into the rebarrel kitty every trigger pull.
If you just use it to hunt it I'd not an issue but start shooting paper and steel it won't last long.

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