Bend, Ore—February 21, 2018 — NRA’s American Rifleman has awarded the 22 Nosler its 2018 Golden Bullseye for Ammunition Product of the Year. This cartridge was designed from the ground up to maximize the ballistic performance of the MSR platform while adhering to the firearm’s dimensional requirements. The 22 Nosler delivers 30% more energy and is nearly 300 fps faster than a 223 Remington/ 5.56 NATO.
“As soon as this project was initially presented to us, we knew we had a winner on our hands,” said John Nosler, executive vice president and chief operating officer. “I can’t thank American Rifleman enough for their support and acknowledgement that this cartridge truly deserves.”
Born from the idea of creating the most powerful .22 caliber centerfire cartridge that would readily function in a standard MSR, the 22 Nosler’s case design also maximizes the unparalleled modularity of the MSR platform. This makes 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 allows shooters to experience the 22 Nosler’s lightning fast, hard-hitting performance, while still being able to use their existing 223 bolt carrier group.
The 22 Nosler is a SAAMI standardized cartridge making for consistent brass and chamber dimensions industry wide. Nosler® supports this cartridge with several rifle, ammunition, and component brass and bullet offerings for an ample selection of uses and options. Complete uppers and magazines for 22 Nosler conversions are available at major sporting goods retailers nationwide or a list can be further researched by following the link below.