Excellent thoughts on the 6.5mm bore, never thought about it that way, maybe people are finally beginning to see that the 6.5's combine bullets with high sectional density, ballistic coefficient with mild recoil and great game taking ability. Even the 264 WM doesn't kick hard at all but really performs down range, our 260 Rem is a pleasure to shoot and has always performed well.
Man, your stealing the thoughts right outta my head Gerry.. I guess great minds to run on the same tracks!
What I can't believe is that old Dr. in BC doesn't own a 264? I heard just owning one makes most men grow an extra inch in height, and run a little faster too...
Wow is all I gotta say...... I read this in another forum on here and thought it was a typo! 26 Nosler..... well what it lacks to the name surly makes up for it in velocity! Kinda reminds me of John Lazzeroni's 6.71 Blackbird or maybe the 6.5x68s case? Either way it's been obvious to anyone with a open mind to notice that the .264 has an advantage due to it's inherent caliber design and deliver a bullet with high S.D. and B.C. with the lighter recoil over larger diameter calibers...... which does allow for better shot placement for anyone behind the butt of a gun.
Back in the day of when every outdoor writer had nothing good to say about the .264 WM, and the 7mm rem. mag. was the king of the hill I later bought a Winchester M70 push feed in .264 WM, mine wore a 24"bbl. Needless to say it wouldn't stabilize the heavier bullets (130-140), but 120 gr. BT's shot dime size groups for me with little recoil! I used that gun to take more big game animals at ranges beyond what was considered ethical hunting distances then any other caliber I owned during that time frame it was with me. Sometime much later I bought another .264, only a hand gun, a .260 XP-100R in a carbon fiber stock, I took Antelope out to 400 yards with that rig. Only later to neck down the WSM to 6.5 which is with me almost every time I'm in the field hunting these past few years. I now have a 6.5x47 Lapua to be built.
So for myself I think the .264 rightfully deserves the respect as of late, along with being in the lime light as a precision rifle cartridge it's getting in the Tactical/PR shooting scene. Where it truly shines is LR Shooting while having very little recoil which anyone can learn to shoot very well. Whether or not the 26 Nosler takes off as a popular round is anyones guess. But at least Nosler stepped out of the box and produced something we don't have already too much of, another .30 caliber magnum cartridge! I'm thinking like Newton back in the bygone days way ahead of his time that Nosler is breaking the mold from the norm, so hats off to them!