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Old 09-11-2018, 12:46 PM   #1
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Iím about to buy a new rifle and was going to get another 6.5 creedmoor. But found a 28 Nosler at a dang good price. I have other 6.5 creedmoors and really like the gun/caliber but that 28 Nosler has me thinking. Also have 6.5x284, 6.5x55

What your experience with barrel life.
Is this a long range gun 6-800 yards
I reload so ammo isnít a problem

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Old 09-11-2018, 12:54 PM   #2
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I have one, it’s a bad dude. I load 175 VLD’s and it lays the animals out.
It will blow a hole thru a 3/8 steel plate at 600 yds.
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Old 09-11-2018, 01:41 PM   #3
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I have one. It is definitely a bad dude for long range. I'm shooting 175 ELDx and at 1000 yards still has 1500 ft/lb of energy and 1950 fps. The only problem is finding brass. Nosler is the only place that makes it and they seem to only release it a couple times a year and it goes FAST! I'm on several email lists to be notified when it comes out, but still waiting. Right now I can't even find loaded ammo to use the brass from. Quite aggravating. Due to this reason if I had to do it all over i would have built a plain ol 7RM. I'm not a good enough shot to feel comfortable shooting at an animal past 700 yards and a 7rm has plenty of umph for that, and can still ring steel well beyond a grand.

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Old 09-11-2018, 02:09 PM   #4
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I have one. It is definitely a bad dude for long range. I'm shooting 175 ELDx and at 1000 yards still has 1500 ft/lb of energy and 1950 fps. The only problem is finding brass. Nosler is the only place that makes it and they seem to only release it a couple times a year and it goes FAST! I'm on several email lists to be notified when it comes out, but still waiting. Right now I can't even find loaded ammo to use the brass from. Quite aggravating. Due to this reason if I had to do it all over i would have built a plain ol 7RM. I'm not a good enough shot to feel comfortable shooting at an animal past 700 yards and a 7rm has plenty of umph for that, and can still ring steel well beyond a grand.
You are correct, been looking for ammo and canít find anything
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Old 09-11-2018, 02:49 PM   #5
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You can also neck up 26 nosler.
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Old 09-11-2018, 09:41 PM   #6
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Nosler is notorious for making batches of brass. When it’s gone, you’ll be waiting awhile. I’d be very hesitant to build or buy any of the Nosler rounds. I had same issue with Nosler 300 RUM brass.
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Old 09-11-2018, 09:46 PM   #7
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I love the 28 Nosler it’s a hammer. I haven't had a problem with ammo. I did loaded up with ammo before the 28 Nosler craze took off. Barrel life will last me a lifetime, since it’s only used for hunting.
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Old 09-11-2018, 10:35 PM   #8
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If you want the absolute hottest 7mm available, go for it (or the 7mm RUM). But I'd probably build or buy a 7mm STW for a hotter 7mm. It gets you a bump over the 7mm Rem Mag but doesn't burn the mountains of powder or have the brass availability issues that the Nosler or RUM have.

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I would not do it unless you are sitting on a pile of brass. Its hard to find for sure.
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Old 09-12-2018, 02:20 PM   #10
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Thanks guys for all the input. Looks like I’ll hold off on it for now
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I built one. It was an awesome rifle. But at the end of the day I couldnít really figure out what it would do that others in the safe wouldnít. So I sold it.
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I built one. It was an awesome rifle. But at the end of the day I couldn’t really figure out what it would do that others in the safe wouldn’t. So I sold it.
With that logic, I wouldn't need as many gun safes. I bought a Christensen Ridgeline in 28 Nosler and bought 6 boxes of 26 Nosler brass when Bullets.com was selling out. Used a K&M expander mandrel, imperial sizing wax and about 30 minutes to neck all of them up to 28. I discovered that I couldn't go by all the published load data and push them in this rifle or it left ejector marks on the brass. Still pushing a 175 grain Nosler LRAB at 3100 fps and 21.7 MOA to 1000 yards with enough energy to cleanly kill a hog (1350 lb-ft, feeder at 1000 yds), what else you need? With a Leupold VX5-HD with it's 38 moa vertical limit, can still dial to 1250 yds (longest plate we have). With scope it weighs just over 8 lbs.

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With that logic, I wouldn't need as many gun safes. I bought a Christensen Ridgeline in 28 Nosler and bought 6 boxes of 26 Nosler brass when Bullets.com was selling out. Used a K&M expander mandrel, imperial sizing wax and about 30 minutes to neck all of them up to 28. I discovered that I couldn't go by all the published load data and push them in this rifle or it left ejector marks on the brass. Still pushing a 175 grain Nosler LRAB at 3100 fps and 21.7 MOA to 1000 yards with enough energy to cleanly kill a hog (1350 lb-ft, feeder at 1000 yds), what else you need? With a Leupold VX5-HD with it's 38 moa vertical limit, can still dial to 1250 yds (longest plate we have). With scope it weighs just over 8 lbs.


To each their own. For me, a $6k full custom rifle should fill a need that isnít filled by my other customs.

Iím not a 28 Nosler hater. Far from it. But it is a great long range elk hammer and good for shooting steel at distance. Otherwise, there are better options for pretty much anything else you would ask a caliber to do. Not saying that it canít do other things. Just saying that there are other calibers that do those things better or more efficiently.
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