Survival of the Flattest

Over the last hundred years, the 30 caliber category has gotten crowded. With the best magnum performance in a standard action, the 30 Nosler was introduced as a more evolved cartridge option. Firing a 210 gr. AccuBond® Long Range bullet at 3,000 fps with over 4,000 ft.-lbs. of energy, the 30 Nosler outperforms such touted rounds as the 300 Weatherby and the 300 Win Mag. Explore this site to compare these rounds and many others.

30 Nosler
30 Nosler
vs.
300 WBY
300 Win Mag

Built to Take Down Elk, Grizzly and the Myth of the Magnum.

Magnum Performance in a Standard Length Action

A more efficient round, offering the same performance as large magnums, but in a shorter cartridge.

A Non-Belted Cartridge

Our belt-less case makes it easier to resize when reloading and improves accuracy potential by headspacing off the shoulder.

Less Recoil. Same Power.

Reduced powder mass yields less recoil than other magnum cartridges when shooting the same bullet to the same velocity.

30 Nosler vs.
300 Weatherby

The 30 Nosler outperforms the 300 Weatherby in every category, including trajectory, velocity and energy. The 30 Nosler also headspaces off the shoulder, improving alignment with the bore. See how they compare in the charts below.

Trajectory (200 yd Zero with 210 gr. ABLR)
30 Nosler has higher trajectory than 300 Weatherby.
Trajectory (with 210 gr. ABLR)
30 Nosler has higher trajectory than 300 Weatherby.
Velocity (210 gr. ABLR at Muzzle)
30 Nosler is faster than 300 Weatherby.
Energy (210 gr. ABLR at Muzzle)
30 Nosler overpowers 300 Weatherby.

30 Nosler vs.
300 Win Mag

The 30 Nosler blows past the highly regarded 300 Winchester Magnum—eclipsing the round in all three testing categories. And because the 30 Nosler has a belt-less case, it’s more accurate and makes for easier reloading. Compare these rounds in the charts below.

Trajectory (200 yd Zero with 180 gr. AccuBond)
30 Nosler has higher trajectory than 300 Winchester Magnum.
Trajectory (with 180 gr. AccuBond)
30 Nosler has higher trajectory than 300 Winchester Magnum.
Velocity (180 gr. AccuBond at Muzzle)
30 Nosler is faster than 300 Winchester Magnum.
Energy (180 gr. AccuBond at Muzzle)
30 Nosler has more power than 300 Winchester Magnum.

30 Nosler vs.
the 30 Caliber Category

* In order to maintain bullet comparability, all data is based on current Nosler Factory Ammunition loadings for respective calibers.

Ballistic Data
Cartridge Bullet Weight Bullet Style
30 Nosler 180 AB
210 ABLR
300 WBY Magnum 180 AB
210 ABLR
300 Win Mag 180 AB
190 ABLR
200 AB
300 RUM 180 AB
210 ABLR
300 H&H Magnum 180 AB
200 AB
300 WSM 180 AB
190 ABLR
30-06 Springfield 165 AB
180 AB
308 Winchester 165 AB
175 HPBT
Ballistic Data Drop in Inches (200-Yard Zero) Velocity (FPS) Energy (FT-LBS)
Cartridge Bullet Weight Bullet Style Muzzle 100 Yds. 200 Yds. 300 Yds. 400 Yds. 500 Yds. 600 Yds. 700 Yds. 800 Yds. Muzzle 100 Yds. 200 Yds. 300 Yds. 400 Yds. 500 Yds. 600 Yds. 700 Yds. 800 Yds. Muzzle 100 Yds. 200 Yds. 300 Yds. 400 Yds. 500 Yds. 600 Yds. 700 Yds. 800 Yds.
30 Nosler 180 AB -1.5 1.2 0 -5.6 -16.2 -32.5 -55.4 -86 -125.4 3,200 3,004 2,815 2,635 2,462 2,295 2,135 1,982 1,836 4,092 3,606 3,168 2,774 2,422 2,105 1,822 1,570 1,347
210 ABLR -1.5 1.4 0 -5.9 -17.1 -33.7 -56.5 -86.1 -123.2 3,000 2,868 2,741 2,617 2,497 2,379 2,265 2,154 2,046 4,196 3,836 3,502 3,193 2,906 2,639 2,391 2,163 1,952
300 WBY Magnum 180 AB -1.5 1.2 0 -5.7 -16.5 -33.1 -56.4 -87.6 -127.8 3,175 2,979 2,791 2,612 2,439 2,273 2,113 1,960 1,814 4,028 3,546 3,114 2,726 2,378 2,065 1,785 1,536 1,316
210 ABLR -1.5 1.6 0 -6.9 -19.5 -38.5 -64.6 -98.3 -140.8 2,825 2,698 2,575 2,455 2,339 2,226 2,115 2,008 1,905 3,720 3,395 3,092 2,812 2,551 2,310 2,087 1,881 1,691
300 Win Mag 180 AB -1.5 1.5 0 -6.7 -19.4 -39 -66.6 -103.5 -151.2 2,950 2,763 2,585 2,413 2,248 2,089 1,937 1,793 1,656 3,477 3,052 2,671 2,328 2,020 1,745 1,500 1,284 1,096
190 ABLR -1.5 1.6 0 -6.8 -19.4 -38.5 -64.9 -99.5 -143.3 2,870 2,724 2,583 2,447 2,314 2,186 2,062 1,942 1,826 3,474 3,131 2,816 2,526 2,260 2,016 1,794 1,591 1,407
200 AB -1.5 1.7 0 -7.3 -21 -41.8 -70.6 -108.8 -157.4 2,800 2,644 2,494 2,348 2,208 2,072 1,941 1,816 1,696 3,481 3,104 2,761 2,449 2,164 1,906 1,673 1,464 1,277
300 RUM 180 AB -1.5 1.1 0 -5.4 -15.6 -31.4 -53.6 -83.1 -121.2 3,250 3,050 2,860 2,678 2,502 2,334 2,172 2,016 1,868 4,220 3,719 3,269 2,866 2,503 2,177 1,885 1,625 1,394
210 ABLR -1.5 1.5 0 -6.4 -18.1 -35.8 -60 -91.4 -130.8 2,920 2,790 2,665 2,543 2,424 2,308 2,196 2,086 1,980 3,975 3,631 3,311 3,015 2,740 2,485 2,248 2,030 1,828
300 H&H Magnum 180 AB -1.5 1.5 0 -6.7 -19.4 -39 -66.6 -103.5 -151.2 2,950 2,763 2,585 2,413 2,248 2,089 1,937 1,793 1,656 3,477 3,052 2,671 2,328 2,020 1,745 1,500 1,284 1,096
200 AB -1.5 1.8 0 -7.6 -21.8 -43.5 -73.5 -113.3 -164 2,750 2,596 2,447 2,303 2,164 2,030 1,901 1,777 1,659 3,357 2,992 2,659 2,355 2,079 1,829 1,604 1,402 1,223
300 WSM 180 AB -1.5 1.6 0 -7 -20.2 -40.6 -69.2 -107.6 -157.2 2,900 2,716 2,539 2,369 2,206 2,049 1,898 1,756 1,621 3,360 2,947 2,576 2,243 1,944 1,677 1,440 1,232 1,050
190 ABLR -1.5 1.6 0 -6.8 -19.3 -38.4 -64.7 -99.1 -142.7 2,875 2,729 2,588 2,451 2,319 2,190 2,066 1,946 1,830 3,486 3,142 2,826 2,535 2,269 2,024 1,801 1,597 1,413
30-06 Springfield 165 AB -1.5 1.8 0 -7.7 -22.4 -45.1 -77.2 -120.6 -177.2 2,800 2,608 2,424 2,247 2,078 1,917 1,764 1,620 1,487 2,871 2,491 2,152 1,850 1,582 1,346 1,139 961 810
180 AB -1.5 1.9 0 -7.9 -22.8 -45.8 -78.1 -121.4 -177.6 2,750 2,572 2,400 2,236 2,078 1,926 1,782 1,646 1,519 3,022 2,643 2,303 1,998 1,725 1,483 1,269 1,082 922
308 Winchester 165 AB -1.5 1.8 0 -7.7 -22.4 -45.1 -77.2 -120.6 -177.2 2,800 2,608 2,424 2,247 2,078 1,917 1,764 1,620 1,487 2,871 2,491 2,152 1,850 1,582 1,346 1,139 961 810
175 HPBT -1.5 2.5 0 -9.9 -28.3 -56.8 -97.1 -151.1 -221.3 2,500 2,330 2,168 2,012 1,863 1,721 1,589 1,466 1,354 2,428 2,110 1,826 1,573 1,348 1,151 981 835 712