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    28 or 30 nosler

    A long shot I know but has anyone had a play with either?

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    I have a 28 Nolser, What do you want to know ?

    180gn Berger hybrids @ 3250 using 82gn 2225 out of a 28" 1-9 twist barrel.

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    The .30 is supposed to rival the .300 weatherby

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    Whom have now made a 6.5-300 Wthby and supported it with factory ammo.
    Sorry for the Hijack Camo
    Not I don't know anybody thats tried either of those Noslers.
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    28 nosler with 195 grn berger elite hunter at 3100 sounds mean cam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vikingm View Post
    I have a 28 Nolser, What do you want to know ?

    180gn Berger hybrids @ 3250 using 82gn 2225 out of a 28" 1-9 twist barrel.

    James.

    Thanks James,

    Is it a factory rifle or custom? And also have you tried any other projectiles like the eld-x or Berger 195's and also how do you rate the brass?

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    Hmm I might have to Google this. They sound interesting

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    It's a custom rifle and the loads are loaded to use the full 3.6" of a long action, not the 3.3..." that the Nosler loads use.

    To fully utilize the Berger 195 you need a 1-8.2 or faster twist that I don't have so I have not yet tried them and probably won't with this barrel. I do plan to get a faster twist barrel later.

    I did load some Berger 140's for a laugh, they got to 3730 and shot at around 1.2" from memory, I wasn't trying to shoot groups just see how fast they went....

    Apart from that I have not tried any other projectiles.

    The brass when compared to Lapua is a little on the soft side, but not real soft. I am up to my 4th reload on my first 50 cases, I bumped the shoulder back after the 3rd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vikingm View Post
    It's a custom rifle and the loads are loaded to use the full 3.6" of a long action, not the 3.3..." that the Nosler loads use.

    To fully utilize the Berger 195 you need a 1-8.2 or faster twist that I don't have so I have not yet tried them and probably won't with this barrel. I do plan to get a faster twist barrel later.

    I did load some Berger 140's for a laugh, they got to 3730 and shot at around 1.2" from memory, I wasn't trying to shoot groups just see how fast they went....

    Apart from that I have not tried any other projectiles.

    The brass when compared to Lapua is a little on the soft side, but not real soft. I am up to my 4th reload on my first 50 cases, I bumped the shoulder back after the 3rd.

    Thanks for the info any reason you picked the 28 vs the 30?

    Also what action did you build on? Is it setup as a hunting rig or target?

    Some pictures would be great too

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    Not interested in the 26 Nosler Camo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Not interested in the 26 Nosler Camo?
    Nah mate too much of a good thing powder wise haha
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    195 bergers in 7mm would be the bizo I reckon

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    Quote Originally Posted by camo wsm View Post
    Thanks for the info any reason you picked the 28 vs the 30?

    Also what action did you build on? Is it setup as a hunting rig or target?

    Some pictures would be great too
    When I started building this the 30 Nosler was not released, I used 26 Nosler brass and expanded the neck because there was no 28 Nosler brass in Aus when the rifle was ready.

    It's built on a Surgeon long action, with a Bartlin #9 HV barrel so it is more a target than a hunting rifle.

    I'll find some pics and post them tonight.

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    The new Forbes rifles have the 26, 28 and 30 Nosler in their lineup

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    Forbes are out of business are they not? I would like one of there magnums if they exist

 

 

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