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Old 03-20-2017, 01:46 PM   #1
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Read an article in, Rifle, magazine over the weekend. I think this is probably the best of the different cartridges Nosler has introduced to hunters over the past few years. Everything the .338 Win. Mag. should have been. While the Winchester version is good, it isn't great by any stretch of the imagination. Performance is only slightly better than the .338-'06 which in my opinion, doesn't quite get it to true magnum status. The .33 Nosler certainly belongs in the spotlight. I hope hunters give it the recognition it deserves.

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Old 03-20-2017, 03:24 PM   #2
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I hear you but, the .338 Winchester Magnum is hard to beat, especially with the new powders and bullets available to hand loaders. The Nosler is a nice new cartridge however falls short of the .338 Remington Ultra Magnum. Thanks for the info.
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Old 03-22-2017, 07:40 PM   #3
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How does a 33 nosler compare to the 338wm, 338 rum, 338 edge, 338 lupua?
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Old 03-22-2017, 07:51 PM   #4
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I don't have the article here in front of me but.... 225 gr. bullet over 3000 fps is in the stats. 20% greater performance than the .338WM.

Can squeeze another 100 fps out of the Ultra with new IMR7977.
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Old 03-22-2017, 10:38 PM   #5
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Look at it as a reinvented 330 Dakota
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Old 03-23-2017, 04:25 AM   #6
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But some guys have even created avatars and forum names in praise of .338 Win Mag.
What about those guys ?

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Old 03-23-2017, 06:45 AM   #7
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DD: The .338WM is a great cartridge in a small package. But, the Nosler version uses the same (.30-'06 length) action to its full capacity.

And yes, it's pretty much like the .330 Dakota.

We gotta understand that pretty much every cartridge commonly used today has evolved over time. The .25-20 has become the .257 Weatherby Mag. That doesn't make those cartridges in between these two extremes, obsolete. Same with the family of .338's.
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Old 03-23-2017, 10:41 AM   #8
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But some guys have even created avatars and forum names in praise of .338 Win Mag.
What about about those guys ?

I think they may need a back rub to sooth the pain.
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Old 03-23-2017, 04:35 PM   #9
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My friend just ordered a new custom Nosler 33. He ordered it from Nosler. He does have a 338-06, 338 Win Mag and a 338 Ultra.
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Old 03-23-2017, 05:19 PM   #10
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We'll see if Nosler supports their proprietary brass in the long term. I hope so, I bought off on their 280 Ack.

Will you be a better hunter or marksman? Or is the 33 Nos more capable then a 338 RUM, 340 Bee, 338 Lapua, or even a 338 winny? Probably not. But sometimes it's just fun to be different.
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Old 03-24-2017, 11:51 AM   #11
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I'm looking at all the .338 choices from the perspective of having the right tools for the job at hand.
Personally I have a crescent wrench (30-06) and a pair of pliers (30-30) as my main "tools". If my hunting needs take me into the realm of 338's, I'll definitely have some choices to make.

I'm sure the 33 Nosler can be configured with the right lock, stock and barrel to fit a niche and be the perfect tool needed for the task at hand.


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Old 03-24-2017, 05:50 PM   #12
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Yawn, I'm waiting for the .358, 9.3, and .375 Noslers.
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Old 03-25-2017, 01:21 PM   #13
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DD: The .338WM is a great cartridge in a small package. But, the Nosler version uses the same (.30-'06 length) action to its full capacity.

And yes, it's pretty much like the .330 Dakota.

We gotta understand that pretty much every cartridge commonly used today has evolved over time. The .25-20 has become the .257 Weatherby Mag. That doesn't make those cartridges in between these two extremes, obsolete. Same with the family of .338's.

Like some other improvements in case design it gets about as far as the current powders can go with reasonable barrel life, the next step will probably be based on my favorite the .505 Gibbs which gives a gain of .640 base versus .545 base for the Jeffery/Nosler case. It will require several things that may well keep it from any real popularity since the case requires a larger heavier action, might as well go full length 3.150" & get all you can since the market will not be very large, longer barrel to get the most gain from the extra powder. Recoil is brisk in rifles under 9 lbs with a hand made very heavy slug & a fast twist barrel. Current barrel life is under 500 rounds even H5010 is too fast.
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Old 03-25-2017, 06:08 PM   #14
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So they invented a 340 wby.
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Old 03-25-2017, 06:40 PM   #15
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Does anyone have a 22 Nosler yet?
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Old 03-25-2017, 09:04 PM   #16
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Like some other improvements in case design it gets about as far as the current powders can go with reasonable barrel life, the next step will probably be based on my favorite the .505 Gibbs which gives a gain of .640 base versus .545 base for the Jeffery/Nosler case. It will require several things that may well keep it from any real popularity since the case requires a larger heavier action, might as well go full length 3.150" & get all you can since the market will not be very large, longer barrel to get the most gain from the extra powder. Recoil is brisk in rifles under 9 lbs with a hand made very heavy slug & a fast twist barrel. Current barrel life is under 500 rounds even H5010 is too fast.
375 Warlord or something on the Cheytac case?
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Old 03-26-2017, 09:07 AM   #17
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85-90 grains of powder capacity cases have been around a long time. 300HH Ackley IMP, 300 weatherby, based cases have been around a long time. The Nosler line achieves it 1/4" shorter. Are we all really impressed with a 1/4"
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Old 03-26-2017, 11:06 AM   #18
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Baltz: We seem to have two different groups favoring certain rifle types. Those who try to shave every possible fraction of an ounce off their rifles are the ones who may treasure a 1/4 inch less action length. The rest of us don't give a hoot and make our decisions based on the effectiveness of the cartridge we've chosen. In the end, both groups may pick the identical cartridge.
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Old 03-26-2017, 06:29 PM   #19
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Right, this new case seems well thought out, but the .338 WM and the .340 have a decades long head start and they are very good cases as well. I don't see having a belt as being a "bad thing" for a dangerous game or big game cartridge as some seem to think. If fact there might actually be some advantages to the belt. From my experience, the .338 WM is a great all-around heavy game cartridge for North America and its relatively easy to shoot.

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