The same bolt used for the .223/5.56 works for the .22 Nosler. 22 Nosler . That’s an increase in capacity of 19.87 percent. Laboratory-generated velocity data for both cartridges is from a SAAMI-standard 24-inch test barrel. Based on Nosler’s data, that load generates 1,370 ft.-lbs. I am not an advocate of any .22-caliber centerfire for hunting big game, but the increase in power is a good thing. The .223 case held 30.7 grains of water to the top of the neck. Our first trip to the range was to get the new AR15 running and chronograph some of the Dog Town 22 Nosler 55 grain ammo.
)• MSRP: $29.95 per 20-rnd.
)• Muzzle Energy (advertised ft.-lbs. The .22 Nosler case body measures .420 inch in diameter where it meets the case head, compared to the .223 Rem. Saturday & Sunday: We Are Hunting.
Groups with the 77-grain Custom Competition load from the same rifle averaged .68 inch.
Granted, this is a bit of an apples-to-oranges comparison, as it’s based on brands of ammo other than Nosler, but it shows that the .22 Nosler is considerably faster than the .223 Rem.
The first is a 55-grain Ballistic Tip Varmint with an advertised muzzle velocity of 3350 fps from an 18-inch barrel.
I have long advocated for a .22-caliber cartridge that produces a higher velocity in the AR-15.
PS: you always seem to be able to get to places that have a hog population problem.? Monday—Friday: When Not Hunting
However, the length from the base to the point on the shoulder that determines the minimum headspace dimension is shorter for the .22 Nosler.
The key attribute of the .22 Nosler is that it’s compatible with AR-15 rifles chambered for .223 Rem. My chronograph measured it at 2831 fps. Of course not, but it’s a hell of a start.
Get the American Hunter Insider newsletter for at-a-glance access to industry news, gear, gun reviews, videos and more—delivered directly to your Inbox. Our test rifles will be custom-built AR15’s with 18″ and 24″ barrels. The only thing required to upgrade any AR15 is a new barrel (or upper receiver) and 6.8 magazines. (You must log in or sign up to reply here. At the shoulder the .22 Nosler measures .400 inch in diameter and the .223 Rem. As this is designed as a long-range load, the Nosler data says it is 47.4 inches low at 500 yards and 83.8 inches low at 600 yards, where it still has 1519 fps of velocity remaining and retains 395 ft.-lbs.
In the rifle Nosler sent for testing, the 55-grain Ballistic Tip Varmint load produced three-shot groups at 100 yards that averaged .51 inch. All that’s required is a new upper or replacement barrel chambered in .22 Nosler, along with a magazine designed for the 6.8mm Rem. While the .22 Nosler case is larger in diameter than the .223 Rem. Still running the 22 Nosler? Nosler claims the cartridge can push 55-grain bullets 3350 fps from an 18″ barrel. at .3739 inch. To ALL that are or have served: Thank You for your Service! loads with 77-grain bullets averaged 2555 fps from 18-inch barrels. This is to prevent a .223 Rem. Of course any CNS shot would be deadly. Love seeing those type of results with that thing.
of energy at the muzzle. Try any other loads or still using the Etip? The ODHA is an organization dedicated to preserving wildlife, hunting, reloading, and recreational shooting. With a 200-yard zero the bullet is 1.2 inches high at 100 yards. Next is to get a 16 or 18 inch out there and see what happens. I asked Siri..."what is kaput" She said..."It is the sound that you hear when DJ fires into the ground at running hogs". has a 23-degree shoulder. Aero Precision AR15 Upper Receiver 223 Review, Pulsar Thermal Night Vision – New for 2020. Our review is not to promote the 22 Nosler, but to provide accuracy and velocity results with factory and hand loads from both 18″ and 24″ barrels. Ballistic Tip Varmint (tested), 62-gr.
Maybe even a Nosler Partition. I can not do it. ), 2950 (77 gr. A couple of our fellow 22 Nosler shooters report that their rifles are producing closer to 3660 with that same ammo. Bobby shot the first one to come to the call with the .22 Nosler using the 55-grain Ballistic Tip Varmint load.
Is one coyote a definitive statement that the .22 Nosler is a great predator cartridge? The 77-grain Custom Competition load has an advertised muzzle velocity of 2950 fps. Nosler’s engineers had to sacrifice some performance to idiot-proof the guns. Have not studied the ballistic but I think the mph is going to drop a fair bit, like I said have not looked at ballistics so I am just guessing.
is .3542 inch. Nosler also lists a 62-grain Varmageddon load for the .22 Nosler with a muzzle velocity of 3100 fps from an 18-inch barrel, but it was not available for testing in time to meet my deadline.
The .22 Nosler was announced at this year’s SHOT Show and was pretty much the big buzz of the event. Nosler claims the cartridge can push 55-grain bullets 3350 fps from an 18″ barrel. With my chronograph measurements of ammo from 18-inch barrels, the .22 Nosler shows a 265 fps increase in muzzle velocity over 55-grain .223 Rem.
Predator calling for most of us means coyotes, and the cold, hard truth is I have seen the .223 Remington fail more than any other cartridge when hunting coyotes. I was impressed!
Our test rifles will be custom-built AR15’s with 18″ and 24″ barrels. It was 4 degrees below zero at dawn on March 5 when Bobby Sholan and I got into a big pod of coyotes in northern Vermont. That 300lb boar that you weren't able to record would have been an epic thing to watch. AGM TM35-384 Thermal Monocular, Hours You would not need to use a unnecessarily heavy bullet but a Barnes 62 or 70gr TSX could be good.
)• Muzzle Velocity (advertised fps w/18" barrel): 3350 (55 gr. (The .22 Nosler body diameter is pretty much the same as that of the 6.8mm SPC case, although Nosler says there is no parent case.) ).
factory loads fired from rifles with 18-inch barrels had an average muzzle velocity of 2992 fps on my chronograph. BANG BANG!! The case lengths of the two cartridges are the same at 1.760 inches.
It takes the AR-15 platform to the next level of performance with .22-caliber centerfire cartridges, and already several companies have jumped on board to build guns or uppers. The bolt face and bolt carrier group are the same as a 223 Remington/556 NATO. SPC. ): 1,370 (55 gr. The 22 Nosler cartridge was developed by Nosler Inc. to be the fastest 22 caliber round available for the AR-15 platform, with the least amount of modification.
Nosler’s comparisons using sized cases showed a 20.44 percent increase in powder capacity with 55-grain Ballistic Tip bullets seated to SAAMI overall cartridge length specifications. 6.5 Grendel Hog Hunting Rifle Nosler currently offers three factory loads for the .22 Nosler. of muzzle energy. • Caliber: .22• Bullet: 55-gr. Perhaps we now have the cartridge I and other coyote hunters have been waiting for.
The .22 Nosler has a 30-degree shoulder while the .223 Rem. You have to be in shape to tote around a 24 inch rifle though. We will see how the hand loads do on the next trip to the range. Most of the die makers are on board, and I got mine from Redding without any waiting. We used Nosler Brass for our hand-loads, and bullets from Nosler and Hornady. ), .340 (77 gr. 22 Nosler Rifles; 22 Nosler Uppers; 22 Nosler Ammunition.22 Bullets; 22 Nosler Brass; 22 Nosler Parts/Accessories; Bullets. The coyote, a big male, simply dropped.
Custom Competition (tested)• Ballistic Coefficient: .267 (55 gr. cartridge from chambering in a .22 Nosler rifle. However, the length from the base to the point on the shoulder that determines the minimum headspace dimension is shorter for the .22 Nosler. case, hence the need for a different magazine, the case head is rebated so it fits bolts designed for standard .378-inch case heads.