New Caliber Alert: Nosler Introduces 27 Nosler
By Kristin Alberts
The 22, 26, 27, 28, 30, and 32 Noslers. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)
Synonymous with quality hunting ammunition, Nosler shakes things up in the .270 world introducing a new caliber – the 27 Nosler. Debuted at SHOT Show 2020 in Las Vegas, hunters got their first look at the specs, rifles, and ammunition driving the new round.
New Caliber Specs
Fans of the .270 Win may wonder why anybody would play around with such a proven round but Nosler is no stranger to shaking up the convention. Based on the .404 Jeffrey — parent casing to the 30 Nosler among others — the centerfire 27 Nosler boasts a longer neck and shorter overall length. This conscious design effort was made to prevent the 28 Nosler from being chambered in a 27 Nosler equipped setup.
The faster 1:8.5-inch twist rate is specifically intended to stabilize today’s heavier, high BC, long-range projectiles. In a velocity comparison, company stats show with a 150-grain bullet, the 27 Nosler is 400 feet-per-second faster than a .270 Win, and 300 feet-per-second faster than a .270 WSM at the muzzle. The 27 Nosler also offers an additional 800 foot-pounds of energy over the .270 Win and 600 foot-pounds more than the