Nosler Introduces Their Most Powerful Cartridge Yet – The 33 Nosler

Nosler 33 ammunition
Nosler 33 ammunition
Nosler Ammunition
Nosler Ammunition

BEND, Ore. -( Nosler, Inc. is excited to introduce the patriarch of the Nosler cartridge family – the 33 Nosler.

The “33” shares the same parent case (404 Jeffery) as the rest of the family but fires .338 caliber bullets which are generally known for being tough on big game as well as having high Ballistic Coefficients and Sectional Densities for excellent interior, exterior and terminal ballistics.

The 33 Nosler is capable of propelling a 225gr AccuBond at 3025 fps and the brand new 265gr AccuBond® Long Range at 2775 fps.

That’s 275 fps faster and 20 percent more energy than the 338 Winchester Magnum using the same length action and 25fps faster than the 338 Lapua Magnum at the muzzle while burning 18 percent less powder.

The 33 Nosler is a SAAMI standardized cartridge making for consistent brass and chamber dimensions industry wide.

Nosler will be supporting this new cartridge with Nosler Brass, Trophy Grade Ammunition and naturally, their full line of M48 rifles in 26” barrel configurations which should be made available for delivery by the end of Q1, 2017.

The initial 2017 Trophy Grade Ammunition offerings for the 33 Nosler are aimed at providing the ideal blend of velocity, power and downrange terminal performance.

They are listed below:

  • Nosler Trophy Grade Ammunition – 225gr AccuBond, 3025fps & 4589 ft/lbs at the muzzle
  • Nosler Trophy Grade LR Ammunition – 265gr AccuBond, LR 2775fps & 4545 ft/lbs at the muzzle

Nosler will also be offering a Match Grade Ammunition offering for the 33 Nosler detailed below:

  • Nosler Match Grade Ammunition – 300gr Custom Competition HPBT – 2550fps at the muzzle


About Nosler:

Founded in 1948, Nosler, Incorporated is a family owned company located in Bend, Ore. Nosler is most known for revolutionizing the hunting bullet industry with bullets such as the Partition, Ballistic Tip, AccuBond, E-Tip and most recently the AccuBond LR. With the company motto of “Quality First,” Nosler manufactures premium component bullets, reloading brass, ammunition and semi-custom rifles for domestic and international customers making Nosler a comprehensive shooting products company. Nosler products are used worldwide by discriminating hunters, shooters, military and law enforcement professionals and sportsmen.

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Keep coming out with new and different ammo so us ammo collectors can keep filling up shelf space.

Tim Everett

What Nosler needs to do is bring out a 35 Nosler!
Now you are talking a great cartridge. I am a huge fan of the 35 caliber cartridges that are mostly overlooked by the firearms enthusiasts. I.E. 35 remington, 358Win, 35 Whelan, 358 norma mag all outstanding cartridges. Just add 35 Nosler… now you’re talking!

Bob Shell

The 35 is a great round however we need a 35 Nosler like we need hemorrhoids. A 35 Whalen or a 358 Norma will do anything that can be done with a 35. I like the 35 Rem & I just had a piece published on the 358 on Ammoland

Jesse Espinosa

300 grain pill at 2550 is not faster than 338 lapua. Nosler own ammo of 338 lapua 300 grain pill at 2650.
Buy Carbon or Black Hills or Double tap and get 2800 fps plus with 300 grain pill. I think 28 nosler is their best so far.

W. Radford

Great, another new cartridge with minimum performance improvement compared to several existing cartridges. How about all you ammunition companies ramp up production of all the current, proven performing cartridges in use. If you would take advantage of economies of scale you could bring the prices back down some, sell MORE rounds, and make more money.

Bob Shell

If you can’t kill it with a 338 Win then you should not be shooting at it. If you want power how about the 338/378 Weatherby which is another ridiculous round but if you like burning a lot of powder for a very limited return then that might be your round

Bob Shell

Just what we need another super powered rifle that will sell a few & then go away leaving the owner with an ammo problem unless he reloads. There are all sorts of 338 calibers a couple that are good. The 338 Win has been around for over 50 years & still sells OK because it works. It has plenty of powder without being ridiculous. The 340 Weatherby is ok but when you need a bucket full of powder to get a little more velocity then it becomes wasteful. Yes the super 338 will extend your range a little but how… Read more »


Thanks. When is it going to stop. Most people can’t handle that BIG. Of a gun!!

James Bailey

Finally someone has come out with the round that I have been waiting for in 338 caliber! I have abandon Remington and all of its products: they have told me their last lie about what they are offering, and when they will be offering it: hint, sync Para-Ordnance pistols and their high capacity double stack magazines. I will be seriously scrutinizing the M48 rifle line and confirming the ballistics on the 33 Nosler ammo. I used to own a Remington 700 BDL in 338 RUM; it was a superb caliber and as far as I was concerned with handloading far… Read more »