My Divorce From Nosler

Thebear_78

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Sep 30, 2004
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That’s pretty disappointing. For the same money you could get a Seekins havak. From what I’m seeing lately nosler isn’t doing that well. Maybe they should stick to bullets.


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HodgemanAK

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Oct 23, 2020
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Thebear_78":1kzw3wwc said:
That’s pretty disappointing. For the same money you could get a Seekins havak. From what I’m seeing lately nosler isn’t doing that well. Maybe they should stick to bullets.

I've been stacking a little cash for a new build. I had though about another Nosler considering how well I've loved the one I've got.

I gotta say, that's probably not going to happen if I keep seeing these kinds of photos. At the price point these go for, there's no excuse to let that out the door.
 

PNickJeff

Beginner
Jan 5, 2022
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I've heard of a couple of 6.5PRCs with feeding issues, I haven't heard of any other cartridges with issues.

My 300WM feeds cases like corn through a goose.
I have a m21 6.5prc that I sent back because it would not feed at all! It arrived on the 23rd and I was told 2 weeks. Contacted customer service 2 days ago for an update on progress and have not heard anything. $1,900 rifle and I can’t even use it. :(
 

JD338

Range Officer
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Nov 4, 2004
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I just got a M21 in 308 Winchester. There doesn't appear to be any feeding issues with it.

JD338
 

PNickJeff

Beginner
Jan 5, 2022
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I just got a M21 in 308 Winchester. There doesn't appear to be any feeding issues with it.

JD338
From what I saw it looked like the receiver was not milled correctly. Also it’s a short action and 6.5 prc should really be a medium to long action to allow for the length. Barely any room in there. I’d bet $100 mine is not the only 6.5prc that has been sent back nor will be the last. It would have been a real simple check to see if it would feed before it left the factory.
 

grry10

Handloader
Dec 7, 2007
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Hopefully this gets to Nosler's management and doesn't end with Daniel. I believe I would be on the phone daily.
 

PNickJeff

Beginner
Jan 5, 2022
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It took a couple days and a phone call but here is the email response I got. I still don’t understand how it got out the door and it sounds like it is all or multiple 6.5prc with the same problem.
 

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DrMike

Ballistician
Nov 8, 2006
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Fascinating. Appears they got surprised. Similar problems on a number of firearms cropped up with the 300 WSM was first released. I should expect that they are thoroughly embarrassed at the problem, which will ensure that they give it their full attention to get it right.
 

PNickJeff

Beginner
Jan 5, 2022
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Fascinating. Appears they got surprised. Similar problems on a number of firearms cropped up with the 300 WSM was first released. I should expect that they are thoroughly embarrassed at the problem, which will ensure that they give it their full attention to get it right.
What’s interesting is I met a guy thru Instagram who has a 6.5 prc m21 and he has no feeding issues at all. Which tells me that it wasn’t a design flaw but it was a quality control issue. In other words someone is building them wrong.
 

DrMike

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Nov 8, 2006
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Good point. As I say, someone should be thoroughly embarrassed for this to crop up.
 

OsagePorter

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Jan 8, 2022
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What’s interesting is I met a guy thru Instagram who has a 6.5 prc m21 and he has no feeding issues at all. Which tells me that it wasn’t a design flaw but it was a quality control issue. In other words someone is building them wrong.
Well I jynxed myself... I'm the Instagram guy.. I was being an idiot and only loading two rounds (I've been shooting my 28 Nosler way too much) and when I put three in, that I just realized I hadn't been doing, I'm having the same issues and I just contacted Nosler. Now I get to go through the struggles and frustration too. My first rifle from Nosler. Might be my last one too, with the way they are handling this issue :(
 

DrMike

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Nov 8, 2006
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Well I jynxed myself... I'm the Instagram guy.. I was being an idiot and only loading two rounds (I've been shooting my 28 Nosler way too much) and when I put three in, that I just realized I hadn't been doing, I'm having the same issues and I just contacted Nosler. Now I get to go through the struggles and frustration too. My first rifle from Nosler. Might be my last one too, with the way they are handling this issue :(

Ouch! This is becoming a fiasco of the company's own making.
 

PNickJeff

Beginner
Jan 5, 2022
11
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This was my email to the head of customer service this am concerning the Model 21 6.5 prc feeding issues

David, I would like to know a couple things going forward please.

1. What exactly is wrong?
2. How did it happen?
3. What is the solution ?
4. What is the timeline to have it fixed?
5. Are refunds or a swap out an option?

Thanks!
 

SJB358

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Dec 24, 2006
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Ouch! This is becoming a fiasco of the company's own making.
Man, you aren't kidding.

I was talking with a fella the other day about the PRC and how they could be horrible feeding cartridges. I have a Supergrade M70 6.5 PRC and it is SWEET. I'd be quite disheartened to get the M21 and have these issues. Especially since the Nosler's are more a semi-custom, at least in price. Hard to believe every rifle doesn't have a hand full of dummy rounds run through it before it gets boxed up. Seems like 10 minutes and 3 dummy rounds would have saved someone a whole lot of aggravation and money.
 

PNickJeff

Beginner
Jan 5, 2022
11
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Man, you aren't kidding.

I was talking with a fella the other day about the PRC and how they could be horrible feeding cartridges. I have a Supergrade M70 6.5 PRC and it is SWEET. I'd be quite disheartened to get the M21 and have these issues. Especially since the Nosler's are more a semi-custom, at least in price. Hard to believe every rifle doesn't have a hand full of dummy rounds run through it before it gets boxed up. Seems like 10 minutes and 3 dummy rounds would have saved someone a whole lot of aggravation and money.
The bigger issue now is the lack of communication and a timeline of when it will be fixed. Also no offer of a refund or switching to another caliber.
 

SJB358

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Dec 24, 2006
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The bigger issue now is the lack of communication and a timeline of when it will be fixed. Also no offer of a refund or switching to another caliber.
Yup, totally unacceptable. Should be an easy fix to come up with a solution to make a person not feel like they dumped a pile of money into a dumpster fire. I think what's missing nowadays is communication. Hate to say it, but if they can't respond or keep up they might have outrun their headlights.
 

Vince2

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Jan 21, 2022
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After reading this I’m disheartened.

I had seriously considered one of their rifles at one point. To me they are showing symptoms of a couple of serious problems and I will have to consider something else for the time being.

I’ve been impressed with the few Tikka rifles I’ve shot.

Vince
 

rjm158

Handloader
Oct 15, 2009
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I have a Tikka T3x in 6.5 PRC. So far, it has functioned 100% in all respects.

I'm not saying this to be a wise guy or rub salt in anyone's wound. Just sharing information.

Ron
 
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