Nosler Delivers Faster Cartridge for the AR-15 | the 22 Nosler

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Nosler Inc. announced today the release of the 22 Nosler®, a new cartridge designed to transform any standard AR-15 into the fastest, most powerful .22 caliber available for the platform, with the least amount of modification. The new addition to Nosler’s cartridge family, which also features optimized 6.5mm, 7mm, 30 caliber and .338 magnum class rounds, delivers 30% more energy and is nearly 300 fps faster than a 223 Remington/ 5.56 NATO. 

Born from the idea of creating the most powerful .22 caliber centerfire cartridge that would readily function in the AR platform, the 22 Nosler’s case design takes advantage of the AR-15’s unparalleled modularity, making the conversion from a standard 223 Remington/ 5.56 NATO to the 22 Nosler® simple, requiring only a swap of the upper to the new chambering and switching out to a 6.8 Rem SPC magazine. This effortless two-step retrofit will allow shooters to experience the 22 Nosler’s lightning fast, hard-hitting performance, while still being able to use their existing 223 bolt carrier group. 

Approaching 22-250 velocities in a significantly smaller package, the 22 Nosler® yields nearly 25% more capacity than the 223 Rem/ 5.56 NATO making the round capable of pushing a 55gr. Nosler Ballistic Tip bullet at 3,350 fps out of an AR-15 fitted with an 18” barrel and a 77gr. Custom Competition® bullet at 2,950 fps. 

The AR-15 is indisputably one of the most popular firearms among shooting enthusiasts across the globe” said John Nosler, Executive Vice President for the company. “While there are other hard-hitting cartridges that exist for the platform, as far as .22 caliber is concerned, nothing compares to the performance of our newly engineered 22 Nosler case. It was important to us that every AR-15 owner could instantly customize their existing rifle to 22 Nosler without any fancy gunsmithing. In keeping with that goal, a simple switch of the magazine and upper will do the trick. With a cartridge innovation this significant, any shooter running other .22 cals in their AR-15, will at the very least, have to reconsider their efficiency.” 

The 22 Nosler® is a SAAMI standardized cartridge making for consistent brass and chamber dimensions industry wide. The company will be supporting the new cartridge with Nosler® Brass and ammunition, with plans to chamber their full line of M48 bolt action rifles in 24” barrel configurations in the future. Complete uppers and magazines for 22 Nosler® conversions will be available at major sporting goods retailers nationwide. 

22 Nosler® ammunition will initially be loaded in the company’s popular Match Grade™ and Trophy Grade™ Ammunition lines in the following offerings: 

Nosler® Trophy Grade™ Ammunition— 55gr. Ballistic Tip
-    3,500 fps (24” SAAMI test bbl) | 3,350 fps (18” gas-op semi auto)

Nosler® Match Grade™ Ammunition— 77gr. Custom Competition 
-    3,100 fps (24” SAAMI test bbl) | 2,950 fps (18” gas-op semi auto)

For more details regarding the 22 Nosler® please visit www.22Nosler.com

 

Nosler Introduces Their Most Powerful Cartridge Yet – The 33 Nosler

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Nosler®, Inc. is excited to introduce the patriarch of the Nosler® cartridge family – the 33 Nosler®. The “33” shares the same parent case (404 Jeffery) as the rest of the family but fires .338 caliber bullets which are generally known for being tough on big game as well as having high Ballistic Coefficients and Sectional Densities for excellent interior, exterior and terminal ballistics.

The 33 Nosler is capable of propelling a 225gr AccuBond at 3025 fps and the brand new 265gr AccuBond Long Range at 2775 fps. That’s 275 fps faster and 20% more energy than the 338 Winchester Magnum using the same length action and 25fps faster than the 338 Lapua Magnum at the muzzle while burning 18% less powder. 

The 33 Nosler® is a SAAMI standardized cartridge making for consistent brass and chamber dimensions industry wide. Nosler will be supporting this new cartridge with Nosler® Brass, Trophy Grade™ Ammunition and naturally, their full line of M48 rifles in 26” barrel configurations which should be made available for delivery by the end of Q1, 2017.   

The initial 2017 Trophy Grade™ Ammunition offerings for the 33 Nosler® are aimed at providing the ideal blend of velocity, power and downrange terminal performance and are listed below:                                                              

 

Nosler Trophy Grade Ammunition – 225gr AccuBond
3025fps & 4589 ft/lbs at the muzzle

Nosler Trophy Grade LR Ammunition – 265gr AccuBond LR
2775fps & 4545 ft/lbs at the muzzle

 

Nosler will also be offering a Match Grade Ammunition offering for the 33 Nosler detailed below:

 

Nosler Match Grade Ammunition – 300gr Custom Competition HPBT           
2550fps at the muzzle

 

For more details regarding the 33 Nosler please visit www.33nosler.com

 

THE 30 NOSLER

 

NOSLER® ANNOUNCES THE NEWEST MEMBER OF THEIR CARTRIDGE FAMILY:

THE 30 NOSLER®

Bend, Ore. – January 8, 2016 – Nosler is proud to introduce the newest member if its cartridge family, the 30 Nosler®. Sharing the same parent case as the 26 and 28 Nosler® cartridges, the 30 Nosler® takes all the best attributes of currently available 30 magnums and combines them in one cartridge. The 30 Nosler® easily meets the velocity of the 300 Weatherby, headspaces on the shoulder like a 300 RUM, has an efficient powder column like the 300 WSM and fits in the same standard length action of a 300 Winchester Magnum. 

The 30 Nosler® is a SAAMI standardized cartridge making for consistent brass and chamber dimensions industry wide. Nosler will be supporting this new cartridge with Nosler® Brass, Trophy Grade™ Ammunition and naturally, the full line of M48 rifles in 26” barrel configurations.  

The initial offerings in Nosler’s Trophy Grade™ Ammunition provide the ideal blend of velocity, power and downrange terminal performance. They are:

 

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Nosler® Trophy Grade™ Ammunition – 180gr AccuBond®                 3200fps

Nosler® Trophy Grade™ LR Ammunition – 210gr AccuBond® LR     3000fps

 

The 30 Nosler® shares the same parent case as the 26 & 28 Nosler® as well as the C.O.A.L. of 3.340” allowing this cartridge to be operated in a standard length action for lighter weight and shorter bolt throw when compared to magnum length actions.

 
 

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