Post by elkman1310 on Oct 28, 2017 15:16:42 GMT -5
A friend of mine buys Nosler rifles and rarely shoots them. He bought a 28Nosler long range . Very nice looking rifle and handles well. To get some brass you might as well buy a box of factory brass loaded with the 160 accubond they will shoot decent. Nosler claims 3300 fps I got 3265 out of a brand new barrel once the barrel is broke in it might go 3300fps. The empty brass from Nosler will set you $75.00 for 25 cases and a box of 20 loaded are the same so just buy loaded ammo.
The gun shots under one inch at 100yards. the barrel heats up very fast and you better have very good hearing protection on when you shoot this gun. 90grs of powder and a muzzle brake is loud. The muzzle brake does a great job of taming recoil the gun is actually pleasant to shoot.
Here is the big draw back you have a max COAL length of 3.340" that totally rules out using Berger Vld bullets or any other bullet with a long thin ogive and plan on loading them in the magazine they would work.. Also the throat is long so the bullets are jumping .160 some are over .200
Today I loaded up some Berger 168gr VLD also 168gr SMK and 162gr Amax all with the bullets out to touch the lands. These were strictly for single shot use. I used 90grs of RL33 the Bergers shot the best then the Sierra and then the Hornady they will probably all shot it would just require playing with one bullet. 90grs of RL33 gave a velocity of 3220fps with the 168gr bullets no signs of any pressure I believe RL25 will show better results.
The 28 Nosler is just like the 7mm Ultra a 26" barrel is not long enough to get the full potential of the is round. I have had 7 Rem mags 7mm STW and 7/300 WHBY the last to had 30" barrels and turned up more velocity with 10grs less powder.
For all around hunting a straight 7mm mag is hard to beat.