Last year, it was the 26 Nosler, a 6.5mm rocket that ended up earning Outdoor Life’s coveted Editor’s Choice award in Nosler’s Patriot rifle. The appeal of that round was easy to see. For open-country hunters who want to be able to reach out to great distances to take game, it is a good choice. It also found traction with shooters who simply wanted the quickest 6.5 in town. In line with the philosophy that says you can never be too rich, too blonde, or too thin, cartridges are rarely penalized for being too fast.