New .30 Nosler Cartridge

I’ve always been a big fan of .26-caliber cartridges, but that diameter bullet has always had something of a black cloud following it in the U.S. until recently. Now we’re seeing cartridges such as the .260 Rem. and 6.5 Creedmoor getting the recognition they deserve. Nosler timed the introduction of its first cartridge, the 26 Nosler, to coincide with this change in American attitude and acceptance was so good that Nosler followed with the 28 Nosler cartridge, and this year, a 30 Nosler cartridge.

The primary benefit of the Nosler cartridges is that they provide magnum cartridge velocity in a compact case that headspaces off the shoulder instead of a belt. For example, the 30 Nosler takes all the best attributes of currently available 30 magnums and combines them in one cartridge. The 30 Nosler easily meets the velocity of the .300 Weatherby, headspaces on the shoulder like a .300 RUM, has an efficient powder column like the .300 WSM and fits in the same standard length action of a .300 Winchester Magnum.

The 30 Nosler is a SAAMI standardized cartridge making for consistent brass and chamber dimensions industry wide. Nosler will be supporting this new cartridge with Nosler Brass, Trophy Grade Ammunition and naturally, the full line of M48 rifles in 26″ barrel configurations.

The initial offerings in Nosler’s Trophy Grade Ammunition provide the ideal blend of velocity, power and downrange terminal performance. They are:

Nosler Trophy Grade Ammunition – 180-gr. AccuBond 3,200 fps muzzle velocity
Nosler Trophy Grade LR Ammunition – 210-gr AccuBond LR 3,000 fps muzzle velocity

The 30 Nosler shares the same parent case as the 26 and 28 Nosler as well as the overall length of 3.340″ allowing this cartridge to be operated in a standard length action for lighter weight and shorter bolt throw when compared to magnum length actions.


Scott Mayer

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Scott Mayer

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Mayer began his outdoor industry career in 1993 on the NRA Technical Staff where he became American Rifleman magazine first Shooting Editor. Mayer left NRA and entered the business end of publishing in 2003 as Advertising Account Executive for Safari Club International SAFARI Magazine and Safari Times newspaper. In 2006, Mayer was named Publisher of Shooting Times magazine where he was also tasked with launching and leading Personal Defense TV, the first television show of its kind.

In 2008, Mayer returned to the editorial side of publishing, this time in the digital field, as Editorial Director for Guns & Ammo, Shooting Times, Handguns and Rifleshooter online magazines. After a brief stint in 2011 as the Digital Media Director for an ABC TV affiliate, Mayer returned to the outdoors industry and Safari Club International where he is currently Assistant Publisher and Multi-Media Communications Editor.
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