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Nosler®, Inc. has joined Boone and Crockett Club's "Trailblazers in Conservation" initiative to help the hunting community rise to the challenges of a changing world.
If sporting lifestyles--and the conservation successes long funded through hunting--are to thrive in the future, then today's sportsmen must find a way to balance increased energy development, unmitigated urban sprawl, wildlife disease outbreaks, conflicting policies and a host of other challenges.
Through Trailblazers in Conservation, Nosler is sponsoring the Club's work for better scientific wildlife management, balanced policies, hunter advocacy and broader public understanding of the applications and benefits of sustainable-use conservation.
"History proves it: If Americans want healthy, abundant wildlife in the future, then hunters must have stronger representation in Washington D.C. today," said Marc Mondavi, vice president of communications for the Club. "That's because no one has ever been more effective than hunters at leading and funding conservation."
Mondavi added that Boone and Crockett is uniquely positioned to lead a new charge, since the Club has been shaping sound environmental policy since Theodore Roosevelt founded the organization in 1887. Its members have been instrumental in many milestone conservation measures such as the Pittman-Robertson Act, Lacy Act, federal Duck Stamp program, National Wilderness Preserve Act, Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, Farm Bills from the 1930s to now, and many others.
In 1946, a true American success story began to unfold when John A. Nosler experienced poor bullet performance on a Canadian moose and decided there must be a better design. Two years later, John started the Nosler Partition Bullet Company in Ashland, Ore. Nearly 70 years later, the Nosler name is still synonymous with leading bullet designs such as their Ballistic Tip® and AccuBond® products. Nosler, Inc. has now grown to include their signature lines of ammunition, rifles and component brass that redefined the industry as well as the ability of hunters to harvest game cleanly, quickly and ethically.
Nosler is proud to support the Boone and Crockett Club because there is a direct correlation between the health of our game populations, and the health of the hunting industry. Without their tireless commitment to conservation, our hunting heritage would most certainly be at risk.
Nosler joins Boyt Harness Co., Buck Knives, Swarovski Optik and Bass Pro Shops as partners in Trailblazers in Conservation. Learn more about the Trailblazers in Conservation corporate sponsorship program by contacting Boone and Crockett at (406) 542-1888, ext. 208, or email@example.com
About the Boone and Crockett Club
North America's first hunting and conservation organization, the Boone and Crockett Club was founded by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887. Its mission is to promote the conservation and management of wildlife, especially big game and its habitat, to preserve and encourage hunting and to maintain the highest ethical standards of fair chase and sportsmanship. Join us at www.boone-crockett.org.
The three-hour show, hosted by Cam Edwards, features in-depth news and views of the Second Amendment and other freedom-related issues.
Nosler, Inc. and NRA announced today the ammunition manufacturer’s new sponsorship of NRA News Cam & Co. Hosted by popular personality Cam Edwards, NRA News Cam & Co is a daily talk show centered around Second Amendment-related issues.
Each show features coverage of the day’s current events and breaking news, plus lively debate and discussions with special guests including newsmakers, lawmakers, law enforcement, celebrities, athletes, Olympians and everyday people with a story to tell.
NRA News Cam & Co airs each weekday and can be seen and heard on a variety of media outlets:
NRANews.com • 2-5 p.m. ET
TV’s The Sportsman Channel • 6-7 p.m. ET
SiriusXM • 9 p.m.-12 a.m. ET (Patriot Plus) & 12-3 a.m. ET (Patriot)
iHeartRadio • Shows on Demand
iTunes • Shows on Demand
Archived segments of each show can also be found on www.NRANews.com
“We’re very excited to partner with the NRA News Cam & Co team,” said Bob Nosler, president and CEO of Nosler. “Anyone who has watched the show knows that Cam Edwards is knowledgeable on the issues and brings his own unique insight to the discussion. His guests — who range from politicians to media to America’s sportsmen and women — have a high appeal for our customer base and gun owners in general. This is just a natural fit for Nosler.”
Cam Edwards couldn't agree more. “Nosler’s company motto is “Quality First” and that just speaks volumes about who they are and what they believe in,” said Edwards. “It’s not just an empty phrase they throw out, it’s the lifeblood of their company and is reflected in their products and work ethic. We're extremely honored to have Nosler as a sponsor and I appreciate their commitment to our mission of providing gun owners with the news they need to know, from a gun owners’ perspective.
NOSLER® UNVEILS WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL 6.5mm COMMERCIAL CARTRIDGE:
THE 26 NOSLER®
Bend, Ore. – November 22, 2013 – Like many shooting enthusiasts, the Nosler family has always dreamed of introducing a new rifle cartridge to the industry; that time is finally here with the arrival of the 26 Nosler®.
The goal of the new 26 Nosler® cartridge was to introduce something to the shooting sports industry that took full advantage of new technology available to shooters including the advance of optics, reticle systems and of course high Ballistic Coefficient (B.C.) bullets such as the AccuBond® Long Range™ line. The old boundaries are about to be pushed to new limits.
The 26 Nosler® cartridge was designed to take advantage of the inherently accurate and high B.C. 6.5mm (.264) caliber bullets, and is capable of shooting the Nosler® 129 grain, AccuBond® Long Range™ bullet at a blazing 3400 fps out of the muzzle. Zeroed at 350 yards, the 26 Nosler® has a Point Blank Range of 0-415 yards. Loaded with the 129gr ABLR, the 26 Nosler® retains as much velocity at 400 yards as the 260 Remington® produces at the muzzle.
The 26 Nosler® case is non-belted, thus headspaced off of the shoulder to further enhance accuracy. The “26” also utilizes a standard (30-06) length action meaning shorter bolt-throw and lighter weight than magnum length actions.
“I really feel the 26 Nosler® has great value amongst the large family of 6.5mm cartridges. With minimal recoil, tremendous velocity, energy and the ability to point and shoot at the intended target up to a quarter mile away, this is the quintessential deer, antelope and long-range target cartridge available on the market today.” –Bob Nosler, CEO/President Nosler, Inc.
The 26 Nosler® is a new and unique cartridge that was submitted to SAAMI® in June, 2013. The formal launch will take place at the 2014 SHOT Show where more exciting news will be released regarding this cartridge. Additional announcements will include Nosler’s new platform rifle, in addition to exciting new bullet, brass and ammunition offerings.
For the most current information on Nosler product announcements, visit Nosler’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NoslerInc
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Based out of the greater Atlanta area, the Noveske Shooting Team is comprised of
Jansen Jones | Rob Romero | James Casanova
Jansen Jones grew up in Nebraska and learned firearms basics and safety while hunting the plains with his father. In 2004 Jones competed in his first IDPA match while in college and has been shooting in pistol competitions ever since.
In 2008 Jones moved to Georgia to attend law school, where he met fellow competitor and team mate Rob Romero and began competing in 3 gun matches on a national level.
In the summer of 2010 Jones was selected to represent the United States, competing against teams from Brazil, Canada, and Argentina at the 2010 Pan American Shotgun Championships. Jones shot in Standard Manual and took home a Gold Medal in the Team Event alongside his USA teammates.
Jansen is the 2011 and 2012 Tactical Shotgun Championship Division winner in manual shotgun division and placed 3rd overall in Heavy Metal Optics in 3 Gun Nations points series. Jones was selected to represent the United States in Standard Manual division at the 2012 World Shotgun Championships in Debrecen, Hungary, where he placed in the top 15 in the world. Jones finished in the top 48 shooters on the 3 Gun Nation Pro Series tour for 2012.
In 2013, Jansen is again in the top 30 competitors on the 3 Gun Nation Pro Tour and was selected yet again to represent the United States of America at the 2013 Pan American Shotgun Championships where we was 2nd overall, runner up to the Pan American Champion in standard manual division and also a gold medalist in the team event. Jansen lives in Georgia where he is a prosecutor for a Metro-Atlanta county.
Rob Romero bought his first handgun in 2005 and began shooting in pistol competitions. He realized early that he had a natural ability and a strong competitive spirit. In 2006 he moved from California to Georgia where he met and began shooting with fellow Noveske teammate, Jansen Jones.
Romero achieved the highest classification of Grand Master in late 2007. With multiple area and state match wins along with a Top-10 finish at the US Pistol Nationals Rob began to transition into 3-gun competitions. In 2010 he moved almost exclusively into 3-gun competition and has become a top-level competitor at the national shoots, often finishing in the top five at major matches across the United States.
Romero was selected to represent the United States at the 2010 Pan American Shotgun Championships where he shot in the Standard Division and placed in the top three of all Pan American competitors in his class.
In 2011 Romero was crowned the Hornady Divisional Champion in Heavy Metal by winning titles at the 2011 Rocky Mountain 3 Gun Championship, the Ozark 3 Gun Championship and the FNH USA 3 Gun Championship.
In 2012 Rob was named the USPSA Heavy Metal National Champion and the 2012 Tactical Shotgun Champion in Standard division.
For 2013 Romero was selected to represent the United States at the 2013 Pan American Shotgun Championships and is the current Pan American Champion in Standard division as well as a gold medalist in the team event. . Romero the Director or Competition for the television show 3 Gun Nation and currently lives in Georgia with his family.
James Casanova began shooting rifles with his father and uncles when he was four years old. Near the end of 2005 he bought his first handgun and began shooting USPSA pistol matches eventually achieving Grand Master ranking in Limited. Shortly after he shot his first 3-gun match and was hooked.
For the next five years he and his brother worked and shot the Rocky Mountain 3-Gun match in Raton, NM. In 2010 James qualified for the inaugural season of 3Gun Nation’s Finale Match following the USPSA Multi-gun Nationals and decided to see how far he could take his 3-gun shooting the following year. Also in 2010, he co-founded Carbon Arms Corp. to develop and manufacture competition shooting accessories, most notably, the TWiNS shotgun loading system.
In 2012 James again focused on the Limited Division winning the Hornady divisional series as well as several outlaw match Limited division titles. He also competed in the 3Gun Nation Pro Series finishing the season in 8th place and earning a spot in the 3Gun Nation Shoot-off in Las Vegas.
In 2013, James is again in the top 30 competitors on the 3 Gun Nation Pro Tour and was selected to represent the United States of America at the 2013 Pan American Shotgun Championships where we was 3rd overall, runner up to the Pan American Champion in standard division and also a gold medalist in the team event. James won tactical irons division at the Superstition Mystery 3 Gun Championships, the Area 2 Multi Gun Championships, the Task force Dagger 3 Gun Championships and many more!
James is the newest member of the Noveske Shooting Team, joining in 2013, and currently lives in Boulder, Colorado.
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How would you like to win a Nosler Model 48
Professional Rifle? Sportsman Channel and Nosler, Inc. are teaming up
for Nosler’s Be a BIG SHOT giveaway.
Starting Monday, July 22 through Sunday, July 28, viewers can submit
their BEST big game hunting pictures at http://thesportsmanchannel.com under the
“Contests & Giveaways” page for a chance to win a Nosler Model 48
Professional rifle and Leupold scope (valued at $2,995) or one of many
Sportsman Channel gear packages. The rewards do not stop there as the winner’s
photograph may be featured on Sportsman Channel on Saturday, August 10, during Saturday Big Shots presented by Nosler
primetime programming from 8 to 11 pm ET.
- Trophy shot (subject and harvest)
- Big Game Species: moose, elk, coues deer, mule deer, antelope, whitetail, caribou, bear, wolf, alligator, sheep, goats, javelina / wild boar, mountain lion, and other large exotic game.
- Must provide contact information, date and location of harvest (to verify legality)
- Space provided for hunter to describe what this picture means to him or her.
Then, tune in Saturday, August 10 from 8 to 11 pm ET during Saturday Big Shots presented by Nosler to see if YOUR photo was chosen as the top big game submission.
Visit http://thesportsmanchannel.com/newsandevents/giveaways for full contest rules.
Welcome to the all-new Nosler.com! We’ve made some major improvements to the look and feel of our website which we hope will help you choose which Nosler products best suit your shooting or hunting needs.
One new feature of the website that will be particularly useful to handloaders is our load data section. We’ve added our entire database of current load data to the website for your use. If you need technical information for any of our loaded ammunition, we’ve added ballistics data for all of our ammunition products. Find out which of your favorite industry professionals trust Nosler in our Pro-Staff section.
If you are just interested in what we are up to, you can stay up to date with the latest Nosler news. As always, if you have questions, comments, or suggestions, there are a variety of ways to get in touch with us.
You can call us at 800-285-3701, Monday through Friday during business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PST. You can also send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, find us on our Facebook page, or “tweet” us @NoslerInc
We look forward to hearing from you!
Developing a load to match your rifle is one of the most fun and rewarding things you can do as a handloader. Experimenting with and tweaking different variables such as bullet, powder, and Cartridge Overall Length gives you the ability to find the very best performing load for your rifle. The keys to proper load development are working with reliable data and only changing one variable at a time. Starting with recommended data that has been proven to work by load developers, you can then begin adjusting the variables slightly to dial in your rifle’s perfect load.
To develop a load, you will first have to start within a chosen set of parameters. A good reloading manual will include data for a variety of powders as well as recommendations on Cartridge Overall Length. The easiest way to pick a load to begin with is to first pick a bullet that you think you want to shoot. Depending on the intended use of your rifle, you will probably have a bullet in mind that you want to try. Once you have chosen a bullet, consult the bullet manufacturer’s load data for which powders work best with that bullet. It may be as simple as trying a powder you already have, or you may choose to try out a new powder as well. It doesn’t really matter how you pick, just choose one listed in the manual to begin with. If you don’t get the desired results, you can always try another powder later. Usually, load manuals will note which powder produced the most accurate results with a particular bullet during testing. While that powder may not be the best performer in your rifle, it is a good place to start. If high velocity and energy are what you are after, you may choose to load the powder that produced the highest velocities during testing. There is no way to guess what combination will work best, but trying one that worked well in testing may help speed up the process.
When experimenting with a powder, it will be necessary to find what weight powder charge performs best with a particular bullet. You can find this by loading a series of rounds with various weights of powder. Be sure to work within the safe minimum and maximum powder charges listed in your manual. Starting with the minimum load, load three rounds with each powder weight working upwards in half grain increments. When doing this, be sure to load all of the rounds exactly the same except for the charge weight. If you change more than one variable at a time, you won’t be able to identify which variable changed your results. At this point, pick an arbitrary overall length, using the overall length listed with the load in your manual is a good place to start, or if you know your rifle’s seating depth, you can pick a length that has worked well in the past. Shoot a separate group with each load to find out what charge weight shoots the most accurately. As you progress through the weights, you should see your groups shrink down and then open back up again. As you work your way up, be on the lookout for signs of excess pressure. If you begin to experience heavier recoil, difficult bolt lift, sticky extraction, flattened primers, or other signs of excess pressure, discontinue firing these rounds immediately as you have reached your pressure limit. Note which charge weight produced the excess pressure, then back off any future loads accordingly. It is likely that accuracy will begin to diminish before you reach excessive pressures. Whichever charge weight gives the smallest groups is the one you should use for that bullet and powder combination in your rifle.
It is important to realize that a powder charge that is safe with one bullet may not be safe with another. A bullet’s bearing surface and weight affect the amount of pressure a given load will generate. As bullet weight and/or bearing surface increase, pressure will increase as well. Look in a loading manual and notice that in a given cartridge, as the bullet weight increases, the maximum charge weights decrease. This is due to the fact that the bullet has a greater resistance to travelling down the barrel, and therefore generates more pressure. When testing out different bullets, only use data that was created for the specific bullet that you will be using. Just because two bullets are the same weight doesn’t mean they have the same amount of bearing surface, so don’t use load data interchangeably.
Cartridge Overall Length
Once you have settled on a bullet and powder, you will need to choose an overall length to work with. If you know your rifle’s seating depth, you can use that to help you choose an overall length. Most bullets will have a performance “window” of how much distance from the lands they shoot best with. Either by consulting the bullet manufacturer’s data, or by researching on the internet, you should be able to find out what distance to the lands a certain bullet usually prefers. These guidelines are of course just recommendations, and what works best in your rifle may be completely different from what works in someone else’s. A big part of the fun of reloading is getting to experiment, so be prepared to test out a range of seating depths to discover which works best with a particular bullet in your rifle.
When working with Cartridge Overall Length, it is important to remember that every rifle is unique. A load that performs well in one rifle may be abysmal in another. Or, it may perform perfectly well in both. The only way to find out is to experiment. When reloaders talk about adjusting Cartridge Overall Length, they are really talking about controlling how far the bullet has to travel before it engages the lands of the rifling in the barrel. The way to adjust this distance through handloading is to adjust your bullet seating depth. Factory ammunition is loaded to a standard, SAAMI specified, Cartridge Overall Length so that the ammunition will reliably function in all firearms and action types. This specified O.A.L. has nothing to do with optimizing accuracy, and is typically much shorter than the O.A.L. used by handloaders for the same cartridge. For the last several decades, the general rule of thumb was the closer you seated the bullet to the lands, the better the accuracy. Currently, it is understood that this isn’t always true. It is true that some bullets and some rifles perform best when bullets are seated out long enough to touch the lands, but other bullets perform best when they have a certain amount of “jump” to the lands. The only rule is: there is no rule.
The best way to find which OAL works best with a particular bullet in your rifle is to load and shoot what is called a “ladder.” To load a ladder, first settle on a powder and bullet combination which already provides a high level of accuracy. Next, decide upon a series of different lengths that you want to experiment with. An easy way to start is to begin loading cartridges to your rifle’s seating depth and then load your cartridges progressively shorter in increments of a few thousandths. Load three cartridges at each length. Be sure to load each cartridge exactly the same except for length. When you are testing and developing loads, you must only change one variable at a time. Now, go to the range and shoot a three shot group with the cartridges of each different length. Whichever length produces the smallest group is the length to use for that bullet in your rifle.
A rifle’s “seating depth” is the overall length of a cartridge that places the bullet in contact with the lands. It is unlikely that you will want to load your cartridges to this length, but you need to know it so that you can gauge how far off the lands you are loading your bullets. Often, you will hear reloaders talk about loading bullets a particular distance off of the lands expressed in thousandths of an inch. Knowing your rifle’s seating depth will allow you to experiment with various seating depths while looking for the most accurate-shooting overall cartridge length.
There are several ways to measure the seating depth of your rifle. The most accurate way is through the use of a specialized seating depth tool. Another way to measure seating depth only requires a fired case, a bullet, a marker, and a set of calipers. The ogive or curved part of the bullet is the part that first makes contact with the lands, so measuring with a bullet and fired case will only give you a measurement that is useful for bullets of the same shape. Different bullets and bullets of different weights will have different ogive shapes, so keep this in mind when measuring and using your seating depth. If you change bullets, you will need to re-measure your seating depth with the new bullet.
Starting with a fired case, insert a bullet into the neck with your fingers. The bullet should freely slide into the case with little to no resistance. Next, lightly press the neck of the case against a hard surface to slightly dent the case mouth enough that it will grasp the bullet. Now, color the entire shank of the bullet with a black felt-tip marker. Insert the base of the bullet into the case just enough that it is held by neck tension. Now, carefully insert the round into the camber of your rifle and close the bolt, but do not pull the trigger. As you close the bolt, the bullet will contact the lands and be pushed back into the case. Open the bolt and carefully withdraw the case and bullet. The bullet may still be in the case, or it may be stuck in the barrel. If it is still in the barrel, remove it by either tapping the butt of the rifle against the bench or the ground, or push the bullet gently out with a cleaning rod. The ink on the bullet will be scraped off to the point at which the bullet wasn’t pushed into the case any further. Re-insert the bullet in the case up to the point where the ink was scraped off and measure the cartridge overall length with your calipers. This is your rifle’s seating depth with that particular bullet. Repeat the procedure several times to get a more accurate average. Now, when you want to load bullets a certain distance off of the lands, simply subtract the desired amount of “jump” from the seating depth to get the desired overall length. For example: Rifle’s Seating depth = 3.430 Desired “jump” to lands= .015 Load cartridges to an OAL of 3.415
Once you have found one load that works really well in your rifle, you may wish to experiment with different bullets or powders. Reloaders are typically tinkerers by nature, so it is always fun to try out new or different components. As long as you work within safe limits, with published data, and only change one variable at a time, there is almost no end to the number of different load combinations you can come up with.
The last time that I won this match was 2002.
I was starting to think that my days of being competitive with the Service Rifle were over.
There were 80+ shooters firing at Camp Perry on May 11. The field included several guys that have won this match recently; one is a past National Service Rifle Champion.
We were able to seal the deal with a score of 198 at 600 yards. I was shooting Nosler 80grain Custom Competition bullets - IMHO they are consistently accurate and I always feel confident using them.