Load Data Update - August 2015

Load Data for the following cartridges has been updated on our website:

264 Winchester Magnum

  • 100 Grain
  • 120 Grain
  • 125 Grain
  • 130 Grain
  • 140 Grain

 

7mm Winchester Short Magnum

  • 150 Grain
  • 168 Grain

 

280 Remington Ackley Improved

  • 120 Grain
  • 140 Grain
  • 150 Grain
  • 160 Grain
  • 168 Grain
  • 175 Grain

 

30-378 Weatherby Magnum

  • 210 Grain Accubond Long Range

 

308 Winchester

  • 110 Grain
  • 125 Grain

 

Nosler Reloading Links:

Load Data  |  Load Data by Cartridge  |  Load Data by Caliber  |  Reloading Glossary

Nosler Patriot Rifle

The Nosler Model 48 Patriot Rifle

The Model 48 Patriot Rifle possesses all of the traits that have earned Nosler Rifles a reputation for fantastic performance and robust dependability.  See our article on How We Build Our Rifles.  The M48 Patriot is ready for any condition Mother Nature has to offer.  With available cartridge chamberings ranging from the 22-250 Remington to the hard hitting 35 Whelen, there is a rifle for everyone in the Model 48 Patriot lineup.

 

Detailed Rifle Features:

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A composite stock reinforced with aramid fibers and an aluminum bedding chassis provide a lightweight and durable platform for the Nosler Model 48 action. Weather will not cause the stock to swell or warp, leading to consistent shot placement in any condition.

Contoured to accept any standard 2-Piece scope base that would otherwise fit a Remington® Model 700™.

A shadow-line cheek-piece provides a consistent and comfortable cheek weld for repeatable shoulder position.

Guaranteed MOA Accuracy when used with prescribed Nosler Ammunition.

1” Recoil Pad and straight stock design reduces felt recoil.

Fully free-floating barrel ensures maximum shot to shot accuracy.

All external metal surfaces are coated with the NIC Industries Cerakote™ finish. Designed to protect against rust and wear, Cerakote™ products can withstand tremendous impact with no coating loss, and can resist corrosion in a variety of tough conditions. We have found Cerakote™ to be the best firearms finish available.

A lightweight aluminum floor-plate allows for quick unloading, without adding appreciable weight to the rifle.

A textured finish ensures proper grip in cold or wet weather.

 
 

 

EVERY M48 PATRIOT RIFLE INCLUDES:

  1. Nosler Model 48 Custom Action
  2. Stainless Match-Grade Barrel
  3. Lightweight Aramid Fiber Reinforced Composite Stock
  4. Glass & Aluminum Pillar Bedding
  5. Hinged Floorplate
  6. 2-Position Rocker Safety
  7. Crisp, Hand-Tuned Trigger Pull
  8. Cerakote® All-Weather Finish
  9. Guaranteed M.O.A. Accuracy with prescribed Nosler Ammunition

Offerings (See Details Below):

  • 22-250 Rem (Twist, 1-9")
  • 243 Win
  • 260 Rem
  • 6.5-284 Norma
  • 26 Nosler
  • 270 Win
  • 270 WSM
  • 7mm-08 Rem
  • 280 Ack Imp
  • 7mm Rem Mag
  • 28 Nosler
  • 308 Win
  • 30-06 Sprg
  • 300 WSM
  • 300 Win Mag
  • 325 WSM
  • 338 Win Mag
  • 35 Whelen
 

 

Patriot Product Line Specifics:

Nosler M48 Patriot 22-250 Remington (QT)

Rifle Action:  Short
Barrel Contour:  Sporter
Barrel Length:  24"
Weight: 6.75 lbs
Twist: 1-9"

Nosler M48 Patriot 243 Winchester

Rifle Action:  Short
Barrel Contour:  Sporter
Barrel Length:  24"
Weight: 6.75 lbs
Twist: 1-10"

* In Stock Ready To Ship 

Nosler M48 Patriot 260 Remington

Rifle Action:  Short
Barrel Contour:  Sporter
Barrel Length:  24"
Weight: 6.75 lbs
Twist: 1-8"

 

 

Nosler M48 Patriot 6.5-284 Norma

Rifle Action:  Long
Barrel Contour:  Sporter
Barrel Length:  24"
Weight: 7.00 lbs
Twist: 1-8"

Nosler M48 Patriot 26 Nosler

Rifle Action:  Long
Barrel Contour:  Magnum
Barrel Length:  26"
Weight: 7.65 lbs
Twist: 1-8"

Nosler M48 Patriot 270 Winchester

Rifle Action:  Long
Barrel Contour:  Sporter
Barrel Length:  24"
Weight: 7.00 lbs
Twist: 1-10"

 

 

Nosler M48 Patriot 270 Win Short Magnum

Rifle Action:  Short
Barrel Contour:  Sporter
Barrel Length:  24"
Weight: 6.75 lbs
Twist: 1-10"

Nosler M48 Patriot 7mm-08 Remington

Rifle Action:  Short
Barrel Contour:  Sporter
Barrel Length:  24"
Weight: 6.75 lbs
Twist: 1-9"

Nosler M48 Patriot 280 Ackley Improved

Rifle Action:  Long
Barrel Contour:  Magnum
Barrel Length:  24"
Weight: 7.50 lbs
Twist: 1-9"

 

 

Nosler M48 Patriot 7mm Rem Magnum

Rifle Action:  Long
Barrel Contour:  Magnum
Barrel Length:  24"
Weight: 7.50 lbs
Twist: 1-9"

Nosler M48 Patriot 28 Nosler

Rifle Action:  Long
Barrel Contour:  Magnum
Barrel Length:  26"
Weight: 7.65 lbs
Twist: 1-9"

Nosler M48 Patriot 308 Winchester

Rifle Action:  Short
Barrel Contour:  Sporter
Barrel Length:  24"
Weight: 6.75 lbs
Twist: 1-10"

 

 

Nosler M48 Patriot 30-06 Springfield

Rifle Action:  Long
Barrel Contour:  Sporter
Barrel Length:  24"
Weight: 7.00 lbs
Twist: 1-10"

* In Stock Ready To Ship

Nosler M48 Patriot 300 Win Short Magnum

Rifle Action:  Short
Barrel Contour:  Magnum
Barrel Length:  24"
Weight: 7.50 lbs
Twist: 1-10"

Nosler M48 Patriot 300 Winchester Mag

Rifle Action:  Long
Barrel Contour:  Magnum
Barrel Length:  24"
Weight: 7.50 lbs
Twist: 1-10"

 

 

Nosler M48 Patriot 325 Win Short Magnum

Rifle Action:  Long
Barrel Contour:  Magnum
Barrel Length:  24"
Weight: 7.50 lbs
Twist: 1-10"

Nosler M48 Patriot 338 Winchester Mag

Rifle Action:  Long
Barrel Contour:  Magnum
Barrel Length:  24"
Weight: 7.50 lbs
Twist: 1-10"

Nosler M48 Patriot 35 Whelen

Rifle Action:  Long
Barrel Contour:  Magnum
Barrel Length:  24"
Weight: 7.50 lbs
Twist: 1-14"

* In Stock Ready To Ship

 

 

What our Customers are Saying:

I purchased one of your 26 Nosler Patriot rifles. I mounted a custom shop Leupold scope with their ballistic dials calibrated to your 26 Nosler and a TMR rectangle installed in the scope with the TM1 dials. The rifle shots under 1/2 inch groups with your factory 140 grain load. I can repeatedly hit 8 in. steel plates at a 1000 yds and made several long range groundhog kills. I took the rifle elk hunting to AZ. ... I made a 932 yd. kill on a bull elk. It was a documented shot ... The bullet performed perfectly passing through the chest and taking out both lungs. I have other factory and custom made rifles. For an out of the box rifle and the 26 Nosler cartridge this thing is like a bolt of lighting without the recoil. Thank you for putting together what I consider the ultimate Long Range rifle and cartridge.
— Randy W.

I cannot tell you how happy I am with my new Patriot 30-06. Not only is it accurate, there is no kick to speak of. I am totally thrilled. I started with the Nosler bullets, now the rifle, I am a fan. Thank you and keep up the great work!
— Bob A.

... Purchased 26 Patriot, shot 5/8 in group with 140 grain factory ... love the gun.
— Jesse T.

I finished break in process and am already shooting less than .30 MOA with your 129 gr Trophy Grade Long Range ammunition. The gun is absolutely excellent. I have owned many guns and have shot them well, but his gun is unbelievable. I have never sent a personal review to a company before, but your work on this gun is exceptional.
— Josh W.

Hey guys love my rifle (M48 Patriot 300 WSM) shoots 3 shot 1 inch group at 200 yards ... have pics to prove it. I can’t say enough about the ruggedness and performance of this rifle.
— Stan K.
 

 
 

 
 

Nosler Rifle Article

How We Build Our Rifles

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Top quality rifles are nothing new to the staff at Nosler. We have been chambering barrels and assembling barreled actions to test the accuracy of our bullets for over 60 years. Along the way, we have built some outstanding hunting rifles, and gained a significant amount of know-how. This experience has allowed us to create what we believe is the premier, all-weather hunting rifle. We build rifles out of a passion for shooting and hunting, and just like our bullets, we build them right.

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A High degree of rifle accuracy comes from the manner in which the parts are assembled, but equally important is the quality of the parts used. Match-grade barrels, custom triggers, premium wood and synthetic stocks, CNC machined actions and internal components—everything we use is of the highest quality.

Nosler rifles are built by hand by our skilled team of experienced gunsmiths. Every detail is worked and adjusted for perfect function and fit prior to installation.  Each action is pressure proofed prior to assembly to ensure it meets industry standards. Finally, a stringent fit and function inspection is completed prior to shipment.

 

 
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Nosler Action

The foundation of our rifles is the Nosler® action, a tremendously strong and mechanically precise platform designed for rugged reliability in the field while providing bench-rest accuracy. When designing the action, our engineers and ballistics team incorporated features from some the most reliable and accurate rifles used by military's and sportsmen worldwide. The Nosler® action is not necessarily a revolutionary design concept, but rather a conglomeration of the best features of several bolt-action designs. All tolerances are held to very exacting and precise standards to ensure optimal accuracy through perfect dimensions and alignment to the bore, while still maintaining functionality in field conditions. All Nosler® actions are proudly manufactured in the United States of America.

  1. The Nosler Model 48 action is contoured to accommodate any standard 2-piece scope base that would otherwise fit a Remington® 700™ rifle. NC actions feature integral Leupold® QR™ scope bases.
     
  2. Custom, hand-tuned trigger set to a crisp 3-4 lb pull.
     
  3. Side mounted rocker safety.
     
  4. A heavy-duty square bottom integral recoil lug mates with a recoil lug bedded into the stock for a uniform and consistent distribution of energy during firing.
     
  5. Every action is blueprinted and trued after heat-treating to ensure perfect dimensions and alignment.
     
  6. A groove is machined into the right hand bolt locking lug that mates perfectly with a rib in the receiver to resist binding during operation.
     
  7. Every action is proof tested to ensure it can handle over-pressured rounds in the unlikely event of an accident.

 

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  1. Bolt handles and bodies are precision CNC machined and heat treated for strength and rigidity.
     
  2. Bolt bodies are fluted to resist binding in harsh field conditions.
     
  3. An integrated, spring-loaded AR-15 style extractor provides reliable feeding and extraction on even the most stubborn cases.
     
  4. Large pressure vents in the bolt are designed to help dissipate gases away from the shooter’s face in the unlikely event of a case rupture. These vents also allow for quick and easy field cleaning with minimal equipment.
     
  5. The firing pin and pin spring are coated with MicroSlick™, a dry film lubricant that reduces friction and wear.
     
  6. To disassemble the bolt, simply twist the cocking piece and firing pin 90 degrees by hand, for quick and easy cleaning and maintenance in the field.
     
  7. A recessed bolt-face that fits into a counter-bored barrel provides additional support to the barrel shank and action for tremendous strength around the cartridge base.
     
  8. Hand-lapped locking lugs provide a smooth and precise lock-up for optimum accuracy and alignment to the barrel.

 

 

 

Nosler Barrels

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Nosler rifles are fitted with premium, hand-lapped, match grade barrels. These barrels are button rifled and held to extremely tight tolerances for unrivaled accuracy. Each barrel features an 11 degree target crown to protect the rifling from damage and is proudly made in the United States of America.

  1. Hand-lapped
     
  2. 11 Degree recessed Target crown to protect from damage
     
  3. Magnum weight barrels measure .650” at the muzzle (Slight variations occur depending upon caliber)
     
  4. Sporter weight barrels measure .600” (Slight variations occur depending upon caliber)
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Nosler Stocks

The stocks chosen for our rifles are designed for natural shouldering and point of aim while maintaining classic lines and comfortable recoil dispersion. Synthetic stocks are lightweight and provide consistent performance under harsh conditions, while the wood stocks feature a hand-rubbed oil finish for durability, easy maintenance and a warm, traditional feel. Nosler actions are glass and pillar bedded by hand to their stock to ensure there is a perfect match between components for the utmost accuracy and support. Each stock is fitted with a soft, 1”® recoil pad and standard quick-detach sling swivel studs.

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M48 Patriot, and Outfitter models are fitted with an aramid fiber reinforced composite stock that is both lightweight and extremely durable. An aluminum core provides a consistent foundation to support the Nosler barreled action for exceptional accuracy.

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Model 48 Custom stocks are made of hand-laid Kevlar® and Carbon Fiber and feature the Nosler® C2™ finish that resists abrasion, intrusive weather, and cleaning chemicals.

A textured finish provides a solid grip in cold or wet conditions.

Pachmayr® Decelerator® recoil pads are installed on all stocks.

All barrels are fully free floated.

Actions are glass and pillar bedded.

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Wood stocks feature 20 line per inch checkering to ensure a sure grip in any condition.

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Wood stocks are hand-oiled for beauty and durability.

 

 

Learn more about:

Nosler Production Rifles
- M48 Patriot Rifle
- M48 Outfitter Rifle
- M48 Heritage Rifle

Nosler Custom Rifles
- M48 Custom Rifle
- NoslerCustom Rifle (NCR)
- Varmageddon AR Rifle

 

M48 Patriot Rifle Giveaway

Model 48 Patriot chambered in 28 Nosler

Nosler has teamed up with our friends at Gun Talk Radio for another awesome rifle giveaway! This is your chance to own a Nosler M48 Patriot Rifle, topped with a Leupold Optics VX-3 scope and chambered in our new 7mm hunting cartridge 28 Nosler, plus (5) boxes of Nosler Trophy Grade Ammunition!  For Free!

Act now as your entry must be provided before July 31, 2015.

Entry and Details:

Gun Talk  

Prizes:

1x - Grand Prize winner will receive a Nosler Model 48 Patriot™ rifle chambered in 28 Nosler®, 5 boxes of Nosler Trophy Grade™ ammunition and Leupold VX®-3 scope. (Retail value: $2595)

20x - First Prize winners (20) will receive a $25 e-gift certificate + free shipping at shop.nosler.com

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2015 NoslerCustom Ammunition

 

NOSLERCUSTOM® AMMUNITION EXPANDS OFFERINGS

 

Bend, Ore. – January 2015 – NoslerCustom® Handloaded Ammunition is considered by many in the industry to be the “top shelf” choice for the discerning shooter and has grown in 2015 to include the offerings below. 

 
  • 221 Remington Fireball 35gr BTLF™
  • 222 Remington 35gr BTLF™
  • 257 Weatherby 100gr E-Tip®
  • 260 Remington 120gr E-Tip®
  • 6.5-284 Norma 120gr E-Tip®
  • 264 Winchester Magnum 120gr E-Tip®
  • 26 Nosler 120gr E-Tip®
  • 26 Nosler 130gr AccuBond® 
  • 270 Weatherby 130gr E-Tip®
  • 7mm-08 Remington 140gr E-Tip®
  • 280 Remington 140gr E-Tip®
  • 280 Ackley Improved 140gr Ballistic Tip®
  • 7mm Remington Magnum 150gr E-Tip®
  • 308 Winchester 150gr Ballistic Tip®
  • 300 Holland & Holland 180gr E-Tip®
  • 325 Winchester Short Magnum 180gr Ballistic Tip®
  • 325 Winchester Short Magnum 200gr Partition®
 

NoslerCustom® Ammunition is hand-loaded by Nosler’s team of expert ballisticians to ensure each and every round is identical to the one before, and after it.  It all begins with Nosler® Brass which is neck sized, deburred and chamfered for proper alignment, ensuring a solid foundation for this precise ammunition.  Every powder charge is meticulously weighed, guaranteeing consistent velocities and performance.  All finished rounds are then visually inspected, polished and hand packaged in hard plastic boxes with all performance data printed on the label.  Ammunition box labels can also be personalized with customer’s name or information at no additional cost.  

Strictly loaded up front with Nosler® AccuBond®, Partition®, E-Tip® and Ballistic Tip® bullets for unrivaled accuracy and dependable terminal performance. Whether it’s a hunt of a lifetime or wisdom gained after a lifetime of hunting, look for NoslerCustom Handloaded Ammunition at either www.MidwayUSA.com or www.Nosler.com.  

For the most current information on Nosler product announcements, visit Nosler’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NoslerInc

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2015 NEW BULLETS

NOSLER® ADDS NEW BULLETS TO EXISTING PRODUCT LINES

 

Bend, Ore. – January, 2015 – Nosler® has been in the bullet business for 67 years so when they find a new bullet worthy of being added to their existing product line, they get pretty excited.  The bullets detailed below are exceptional examples of how a component bullet can squeeze even more performance out of a firearm and deservedly belong to the respected class of Nosler® hunting bullets.   

AccuBond® Long Range

The AccuBond® Long Range bullet line is relatively young but it was obvious that a heavier bullet was needed to take full advantage of the large powder capacity of the 26 Nosler® cartridge introduced last year. With a massive ballistic coefficient, this new 6.5mm-142 grain ABLR will provide more energy and less drop at longer ranges than any other bullet in its class and will stabilize in standard 1-9” barrels. 

 

E-Tip®

Nosler’s patent pending E-Tip® bullet is built on a highly concentric structure of monolithic gilding metal, providing unsurpassed penetration and weight retention. The new 55 grain E-Tip® will turn a traditional .22 centerfire varmint cartridge into a bona fide deer rifle. The new .30 caliber, 150gr E-Tip® will also dramatically increase penetration capabilities of the honored 30/30 Winchester. Last but certainly not least, the venerable .338 caliber, 225 grain E-Tip® with a B.C. of .611 and over 95% weight retention offers “heavy” bullet benefits with “lighter” bullet velocities.     

 

Ballistic Tip®

.458 SOCOM enthusiasts quickly discovered that the Ballistic Tip® Muzzleloader bullet that Nosler® introduced in 2012 was a natural fit for their needs and purposes since both platforms utilize the same caliber and similar muzzle velocities for optimal accuracy and terminal performance. Nosler® has now taken the Ballistic Tip® Muzzleloader bullet and boxed it in component form (sans sabot) for more economical use, benefitting the high volume shooting .458 SOCOM aficionados. 

 
 

For the most current information on Nosler® product  announcements, visit Nosler’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NoslerInc

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