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The New 26 Nosler is Turning Heads [VIDEO]

Want a cartridge that can shoot 6.5mm bullets 3,400 fps? The 26 Nosler was made for that.

When Nosler decided to design a new cartridge that could take advantage of all the modern advancements in bullet technology, they had to have known they’d be reaching far.

The company had yet to introduce and official “first” in the market, specifically when it came to new rifle cartridges.

About Nosler

About NoslerThe company dates back to a 1946 moose hunting trip by John Amos Nosler in British Columbia, when a well-placed shot failed to drop the large game animal. John set out to make the Partition, the bullet that put Nosler on the map. Today, they continue that innovative tradition in their Bend, Oregon plant.

But when the 26 Nosler showed up at the 2014 SHOT Show, the real enthusiasts took notice.

RELATED: The Nosler Partition

Now there was a way to take advantage of the inherently accurate 6.5mm bullets, with a cartridge capable of firing a 130gr at a Muzzle Velocity of 3400 fps.

Bob Nosler, President and CEO of Nosler Inc., called it the “quintessential deer, antelope and long-range target cartridge available on the market today.” Can you really argue?

It just makes sense; the non-belted case adds accuracy, and the amazing velocity doesn’t necessarily translate to recoil or missed targets. The standard (30-06) length action makes the entire package weigh less and have a shorter bolt throw.

For proof, when shooting 129gr ABLR, Nosler claims the 26 can retain as much velocity at 400 yards as the 260 Remington can at the muzzle.

Check out this video from NoslerInc . on YouTube.

It’s moves like these that will give hunters what they want, and Nosler must have realized they’ve come up with something big.

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You can find the cartridge’s recently released load data here, and a full ballistics data chart here.

The 26 answered the call of the advancing optics, reticle systems and Ballistic Coefficients of the modern era, and delivered a cartridge that might just become the next favorite of game hunters everywhere.

Or at least the ones who want to end up with a harvested animal.

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The New 26 Nosler is Turning Heads [VIDEO]