Nosler...Model 21 New Model?

HodgemanAK

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I saw a brief Facebook blip about a Nosler Model 21. The rifle described was a .375 H&H.

A cursory Google search turned up a listing for a Model 21 in 28 Nosler at RGS Distributors. No photo or price.

It looks like Nosler may be giving us a new rifle this year. I'm very curious, especially considering how much I've enjoyed my M48.
 

Thebear_78

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Been hearing more than a few horror stories coming from nosler rifles recently. It will be interesting to see what they come out with. I just hope they done try a budget rifle.


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FOTIS

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This is all I have seen/heard
 

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HodgemanAK

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Here's a link to John Snow's write up on the Model 21 he took to Africa.

https://www.outdoorlife.com/guns/no...F0rSPsyJafIjwsq6DtjtcqbnZtP7Dsh7EK-8TknoY6nyU

I've been eyeballing a new rifle for some time now. I believe I'll just wait on one of these, most likely in 300WM since I'm already loading for it and have a good quantity of components on the bench. I've had such a marvelous run with my 48, it's tough to look elsewhere.

That said- any of the Nosler cognoscenti got a likely ship date on these?
 

Thebear_78

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It looks very similar to the Christensen Mesa. It has all the features to be a. Excellent hunting rifle. I’m looking forward to seeing one in person.


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Puddle

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What is the Nosler guarantee for accuracy of this $2495 rifle?
I was expecting to read something along the lines of 1 MOA, of 3 shots, from the bench, of "premium factory ammunition".

Kudos for including scope bases, and that for once, there is an offering that includes a threaded muzzle protector that DOESN'T look like a wart on the end of the nose.
 

JD338

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Looks like a nice rifle. I'm thinking the 308 Win would make for a great White Tail woods rifle.

JD338
 

SJB358

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JD338":2vo6ku8b said:
Looks like a nice rifle. I'm thinking the 308 Win would make for a great White Tail woods rifle.

JD338

How long before you get yours JD?
 

HodgemanAK

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I finally picked my M21 in 300WM up today. The good and bad...

The good- it's a very, very businesslike rifle with great fit and finish. The stock feels great- slim fore end, great non-slip finish, and not at all hollow sounding. The thread protector on the muzzle doesn't look like an afterthought and it knurled nicely. The trigger is very good out of the box and adjustable if it's not. Mine fed from the magazine with no issues like folks noted above. The magazine is pretty long like a Wyatt (it may be a Wyatt for all I know).

The extractor and ejector is an M16 type a'la Sako and looks beefy. I love the bolt travel- smooth and no slop in the raceway.

Other good news. The magazine box is longer than standard. I broke out the OAL gauge and loaded the long 210gr ABLR out to the point it could touch lands. 2.5999". Even loaded at that long length, rounds fit and function in the magazine. I can't imagine there are many bullets that I won't be able to hit the lands with and still have a round that'll go through the magazine. With the added powder space and some slow powder like RL26 or IMR8133...it'll be a death ray.

The rifle weighs in at a tidy 6.9 pounds (6 lb 14.25 oz)....less than the advertised 7.1 pounds.

The bad- the bases look like skyscrapers. I removed them and tried to mount a set of Leupold Backcountry 1-piece ring mounts for a Remington 700. The thread spacing is correct but the holes are 8x40 rather than the more common 6x48. The front one fits fine, the rear one has a different receiver diameter...so a set of Remington 700 bases everyone has a dozen sets of in the drawer isn't going to work.

I put a set of Warne 30mm Low rings on it and it's higher than I like for a hard cheek weld. Ditto for a set of Warne 1" Low rings...I'm left with my eye lining up with the bottom of the rings. Until someone like Talley makes a dedicated set of low mounts for the M21...I'm probably stuck with a stock pack to add some space under my cheek bone.

I also heard from my friend at the shop that Talley is developing a set of their ultralights for it. That'll work. I did consider that the rifle with a suppressor would probably benefit from the stock bases and low rings, albeit higher than I want. I don't have a can...yet.

Bottom line- I'm thinking once I sort out a scope, it's going be a joy to hunt with.
 

JD338

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Hodgeman AK,
Thanks for the update on the M21. I've got one in 308 Win on its way. I have Leupold PRW rings, both low and medium so maybe the VX-6 3-18x44mm will work out with the low rings and not sit too high.

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HodgemanAK

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Hodgeman AK,
Thanks for the update on the M21. I've got one in 308 Win on its way. I have Leupold PRW rings, both low and medium so maybe the VX-6 3-18x44mm will work out with the low rings and not sit too high.

JD338
I settled on the PRW 30mm in low- it's the best setup I've found yet.
 

HodgemanAK

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I finally got the scope mounted up... a 6x42 FX3 in Leupold BC Lows.

The scoped weight came right in at 7.7 pounds... about as light as a 300 needs to be. I've got a bunch of loads ready for testing when the range thaws.
 

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PNickJeff

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Wish I had mine. Nosler still has my m21 6.5prc. It’s been there since the 23rd of December. Very little communication and no timeline of when to expect it to be fixed. No offer to refund or swap out for a different caliber. Keep in mind this was negligence on there part because the gun wasn’t tested before it left the factory! When I get it back I’ll most likely sell it and avoid there products all together. Hard to be excited about a company and a brand when you feel like they don’t really care about you!
 
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