VIDEO: Everything You Need to Know About Nosler Rifles

Nosler makes rifles? You bet. Whether it’s Nosler bullets, ammunition or brass— we pride ourselves on building the best hunting products available, and Nosler Rifles are no exception.

We officially began selling Nosler M48 Rifles in 2006, but truth is, we started long before that, building countless rifles for ballistic testing of Nosler bullets and ammunition and for our own personal hunts. Actions, barrels, triggers, and stocks from nearly every manufacturer have been assembled and fired over the years under the rigorous conditions of daily bullet testing. All of this collective knowledge had given us a great perspective on what works, and what doesn’t.

For years, the concept of the “Perfect Nosler Rifle” was discussed, with the goal of bringing something very special to the world of firearms - a compilation of features that we have found to be the best for overall function, accuracy, and hard use.

Since then, we’ve released several award-winning rifles including the Nosler Long Range Carbon, ultralight Mountain Carbon, Heritage, Liberty and Custom. Every Nosler Rifle is chambered in popular hunting cartridges, including proprietary Nosler-developed rounds like the 22 Nosler, 26 Nosler, 28 Nosler, 30 Nosler and 33 Nosler.

It’s no question that our line of award-winning production rifles raise the bar for what is considered “standard” in a factory produced rifle and it all starts with our proprietary Nosler M48 action.

Watch this video and discover why Nosler Rifles are some of the best hunting firearms available on the market.


By Alyssa Nitschelm

Alyssa Nitschelm on her first hunt after drawing a once-in-a lifetime Rocky Mountain Goat tag in Central Oregon

Alyssa Nitschelm on her first hunt after drawing a once-in-a lifetime Rocky Mountain Goat tag in Central Oregon

My dad has been hunting since he was 9 years old. Falling nothing short from your typical dedicated hunter. He spent every waking moment prepping for his hunting trips studying and scouting the animals. After a successful hunting trip, our family was thankful for all the hard work that is put into harvesting the animal. I also looked forward to his exhilarating stories at the dinner table. So fascinated by what my dad would share about his hunting trip, I was ready to turn these stories into my own reality. I was ready to be a hunter.

Being a naive new hunter, I naturally asked my dad to help me apply to these controlled hunts. He helped me choose each hunt series. Informing me that over time my likelihood of being selected would increase with the amount of points I accumulated. The only expectation I had was to spend quality time with my dad, absorb new information, have fun, and appreciate the opportunities I get to interact with the beautiful animals and country.

Fast forward to the week of draw results. I admittedly did not pencil this date in my agenda. My friends excitingly announced their tags on social media, reminding me to check. I was at my parents house when I learned my dad drew a deer tag. He reassured me again that if I didn't draw a tag this year I eventually will, because it is unlikely my first year. Scrolling through ODFW app with my dad I starting from the top.” Buck deer NOT selected, premium elk NOT selected, premium buck deer NOT selected, Elk NOT selected, pronghorn antelope NOT selected, premium pronghorn antelope NOT selected...” My dad started to walk away when I got to the last submission application.

“Hey dad I was selected for the Rocky mountain goat tag” I said eagerly. Coming by surprise because I actually drew a tag my first year. Not realizing that by some fluke my name was randomly chosen for THIS once-in-a-lifetime tag.

My dad whipping his head around and responding with “WHAT, you’re kidding right?”

“Uhh... no, take a look yourself” I said

“You realize that is the hardest tag to draw in Oregon? Once-in-a-life time!” the enthusiasm in his voice began to increase.

My family and I celebrated at dinner that night.

The morning of opening day we attempted to stalk two goats we located across from camp. After startling the goats that morning we strategized a different plan of attack. It was only opening day so it was important to sustain their peaceful environment. Rather than disrupting them this early in season we wanted them to naturally cross paths with us.

This second approach, we instead positioned ourselves below elevation to where we last saw the twos goats bedded down. Putting us about 1000 yards away from them, we patiently waited for them. I comfortably positioned myself and the gun on a rock, about 20 yards ahead of my helpful coach, my dad. As we were awaiting for the goats to appear, a lone Billy jumped from a flat area hidden by trees, onto a steep cliff. He perch himself directly in our line of site. At this point he was obvious to the naked eye. Closing the distance between us and him 250 yards. The beauty of the creature in such a close proximity grabbed all my attention. The only thing left was the sound of my heart beat and breath. This distance felt a little uncomfortable for me because the times I practiced shooting the rifle was only approximately 100 yards, not to mention a level surface area. Sadly we lost track of him but we knew he was close.

I was aware of the physiology of my body being affected by adrenaline. So I was sure to repeat to myself “deep breath, be patient, don’t rush, pull the trigger slow, and make sure its a good shot”. Easier said than done right?

Briefly distracted by the scrambled chaos in my brain my dad quietly made a sound behind me “PSSST”.

I looked up cliff and there stood that beautiful albino beast looking directly at me. I was spotted. I gently and swiftly adjusted my 280 Remington Browning A-Bolt toward him. Gazing through my scope, the Billy stood head on. I waited patiently for his next move. It felt like a staring competition for about 4 minutes before his curiosity soon faded. He broke eye contact and gracefully traveled up the cliff presenting broad side. Shortly after traveling a couple yards up the cliff, he stopped. I was sure to take 60 seconds to regroup myself before I committed to pulling the trigger. I noticed a faint tremor when I attempted to steady the cross hairs on the goat. Taking one last deep breath, as I exhaled, I gently squeezed the trigger and sent a 150gr. Nosler Partition bullet towards my target. Time went still.

After the shot I hear my dad yell “SHOOT AGAIN HE’S STILL STANDING”.

I missed. I took another deep breath, and pulled the trigger again. The goat dropped to the ground in one shot and tumbled down the cliff. Thankfully a rock stopped him before falling off the cliff.

Every night prior to this hunting trip, I dreamt vividly about this very moment. Some were dark, fearing that I would leave this trip empty handed and disappointed. Others dreams were driven by the eagerness and excitement of tagging out. This feeling of success exceeded my expectation. The beauty of this animal up close was surreal.

If my story can make any impactful difference in this world, I would like it to be a tool in communicating and connecting with others. To hunt, to care, and to show compassion to animals but to harvest them wisely and respectfully. Sharing this story so everyone can also experience this once-in-a-lifetime tag with me.

Nosler M48 Rifle Awarded to Rodeo All-Around Champ Trevor Brazile


Continuing its partnership with one of the 10 largest rodeos in the world, Nosler Inc. returned to the Pendleton Round-Up for a third consecutive year to award the 2019 All-Around Grand Champion cowboy with a custom Nosler M48 Long Range Rifle.

Trevor Brazile, 24-time PRCA World Champion and No. 1-ranked steer roper in the circuit, captured the Pendleton Round-Up’s All-Around title for the seventh time, earning him an induction into the legendary rodeo’s Hall of Fame. Brazile received the coveted Let’er Buck Trophy alongside the Nosler championship rifle which featured a custom floorplate engraved with the Pendleton Round-Up logo and “All-Around Champion” title to commemorate the cowboy’s record win.

“The Pendleton Round-Up is truly one of the most iconic rodeos in the world” said Jeff Sipe, Rifle Division Manager at Nosler. “It’s always a great honor to contribute to our home state rodeo with the championship rifle award and to play a part in preserving the rich Western heritage that is so meaningful to sportsmen and women around the country. Congratulations to Trevor Brazile, a true legend in the sport. This is his second Nosler rifle and we’re sure he’ll put it to good use this hunting season.”

Selected to represent Nosler in the awards arena this year was the Hadden Family, owners of Pendleton’s local Garners Sporting Goods for the past 44 years. The family presented the winning cowboy with a custom Nosler M48 Long Range Rifle chambered in 300 Win Magfeaturing Nosler’s-own rugged M48 action, a 24” Shilen match grade barrel threaded for a muzzle brake or suppressor, Manners carbon fiber stock and crisp, single stage Timney trigger. All metalwork on the championship rifle was cerakoted bronze to provide exceptional weather resistance and durability over a lifetime of hard use. The rifle came topped with a VX3i scope donated by fellow Oregon-based company, Leupold & Stevens.

Brazile also claimed the Pendleton Round-Up’s All-Around Champion title the previous year, winning a Nosler M48 Heritage Rifle chambered in the popular 28 Nosler cartridge.

Nosler Now Offering 17 Remington Fireball Brass in Bulk Packs

Nosler Remington Fireball Bulk Brass

Recognizing the market demand for 17 Remington Fireball component brass, Nosler will now be offering the case in 100 count bags of unprepped Nosler Bulk Brass. Nosler Bulk Brass is manufactured from the same materials and tolerances as Nosler’s prepped, boxed brass, but rather than being prepped and weight sorted, Bulk Brass is bagged unprepped to provide their customers with the best quality brass at a cost-effective price.

The same rigorous quality control procedures that Nosler® bullets have experienced for seventy years are also in place for Nosler brass. Each piece of brass is manufactured and visually inspected at Nosler, bears the “Nosler” headstamp and is manufactured under the company’s strict “quality first” philosophy. With uncompromising attention to detail, each round of Nosler cartridge brass is made to precise dimensional standards using top grade materials for maximum accuracy, consistency and case life.

For more about Nosler’s 2019 product intros, please visit

Outdoor Life Article: 22 Nosler

Pictured: Nosler Varmageddon AR 22 Nosler

Pictured: Nosler Varmageddon AR 22 Nosler


John Snow recently released his article "22 Nosler: New Round Has Potential for Varmints, Competition, and Even Big Game", on the Outdoor Life Website.

Mr. Snow discusses the advantages of the 22 Nosler over the .223 Remington. Including trajectory and accuracy.


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"Those who chase predators and varmints, and those who shoot competitively, share a common trait: They are always looking for an edge. Gaining an advantage can shave seconds off a stage in a match or turn a miss on an animal into a decisive hit". - John Snow



For more details regarding the 22 Nosler® please visit


30 Nosler & 33 Nosler Load Data Update

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  • 30 Nosler 150 / 155 Grain
  • 30 Nosler 165 / 168 Grain
  • 33 Nosler 180 Grain
  • 33 Nosler 200 Grain
  • 33 Nosler 210 Grain
  • 33 Nosler 225 Grain
  • 33 Nosler 250 Grain
  • 33 Nosler 300 Grain

Nosler Reloading Links:

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


22 Nosler: Premium Die Sets

New for 2017, Redding Reloading Equipment has expanded their offerings of Premium Die Sets with the addition of the 22 Nosler and the 6.5mm Creedmoor, two of the most popular cartridges. Branded as Premium Die Sets these new offerings include a Carbide Expander Button and a Micrometer Adjusting Seat Stem and are packaged in a distinctive black and gold box. 

The Carbide Expander Button reduces stress on the case neck and also is free floating, which many believe improves overall concentricity. The Micrometer Adjusting Seat Stem allows for precise bullet seating depth to 1/0.001" adding to the handloader's ability to find and repeat the perfect bullet jump for the best accuracy possible from his or her rifle.

The Standard Premium Die Sets have a Full Length sizing die and a Seating Die with Micrometer Seat Stem. The three die, Premium Deluxe Set has those two dies but also adds a Neck Sizing Die. Now, those seeking to improve their handloading potential in these two popular chamberings, need not add accessories but find it all packaged neatly in the Redding Black and Gold box of Premium Die Sets.


Read the full Press Release via the Outdoor Wire

Get the Premium Dies at Redding Reloading


How to Determine Proper Bullet Seating Depth for YOUR Gun

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  1. A cartridge case that has been fired in your gun, and not resized.
  2. A bullet of the type to be used, with a full, undamaged nose.
  3. Calipers.
  4. A dark felt-tipped marker.




Step 1

Insert the bullet into the neck of the fired case. It should fall freely into the case, with no resistance.

Step 2

Remove the bullet from the fired case and press the case neck lightly on a flat surface to create a small indentation or flat surface in the case neck so that it will grip the bullet.

Step 3

Insert the bullet, base first, into the case so that the case just grips the bullet by itself.  Just get the bullet started into the case—don’t seat it too deeply.

Step 4

Completely color the bullet with the marker.

Step 5

Gently insert the case and bullet into the chamber of the firearm, and close the action. Do not pull the trigger.

Step 6

Carefully open the action and gently remove the case.

Step 7

Retrieve the bullet. It will either be stuck up in the lands of the barrel or still in the case. If the bullet is stuck in the lands, it can be removed by tapping the butt of the gun on the ground. Or, it can be dislodged by gently pushing it out with a cleaning rod. If the bullet is still in the case, then gently remove it with your fingers, taking care not to mar the ink, and proceed to step 8.

Step 8

During Step 5, the lands will have contacted the bullet and pushed it back into the case, causing the case neck to scrape the ink off of the bearing surface of the bullet. Simply push the bullet into the case until the edge of the case neck is just to where the ink has been scraped off.

Step 9

Carefully measure the overall length of the dummy cartridge. This overall length is called your “rifle seating” depth. It is where the bullet contacts the lands of the barrel. This length is different for every different type of bullet, as it depends upon the shape of the ogive (the taper) and the meplat (the tip of the nose) of the bullet. This process should be repeated three or four times to obtain a consistent average.

Step 10

A. Set your seating die to seat at a depth between .015 and .03 inches less than your rifle seating depth.

B. Lightweight bullets may need to be seated further from the rifling. A depth of one bullet diameter inside the case neck gives good alignment and neck tension for ignition.

C. The overall length must be short enough to function through the magazine.