Preview: Nosler Reduced Drag Factor Bullet Line

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posted on October 25, 2016
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Nosler has announced the  the release of their new Reduced Drag Factor (RDF) bullet line. According to the company, "RDF features the highest BCs and smallest, most consistent meplats of any hollow point match bullet line on the market."

Nosler's engineers designed the RDF line from the ground up with the goal of delivering exceptionally high BCs that result in the flattest trajectory and least wind drift possible. A key design factor is Nosler's meticulously optimized compound ogive is insensitive to seating depth, allowing handloaders to seat bullets easily. This is an advantage for competitors who often load hundreds of rounds per sitting in preparation for a match. The long, drag reducing boattail is optimal for long-range efficiency.


When compared side-by-side, shooters will immediately notice a difference between Nosler's RDF and other match bullets, with a hollow point so tiny you almost can't see it without magnification. The bullet's tightly profiled design boasts a 40 percent average reduction in meplat size, completely eliminating the need to point and trim tips—a laborious step performed by match shooters in order to achieve increased ballistic efficiency.

"Long-range competitive shooting has quickly become one of the fastest growing shooting activities in the world, and quality bullets are the cornerstone of the sport" said John Nosler, executive vice president of Nosler. "Our engineers were challenged with delivering a bullet that would drastically reduce aerodynamic drag and increase ballistic consistency, providing shooters with an indisputable advantage in the field. What we achieved is a leap in match bullet technology that we predict will become the winning differentiator for shooters across the country, and around the globe."

Nosler's RDF bullet line will launch by early 2017, with the below available in both 100 and 500 count boxes:

  • .22LR 70gr.—G1 Ballistic Coefficient 0.416. G7 Ballistic Coefficient 0.211. MSRP: $29.15/100ct, $145.60/500ct.
  • 6mm 105gr.—BC field verification in process. MSRP: $32.25/100ct, $161.20/500ct.
  • 6.5mm 140gr.—BC field verification in process. MSRP: $32.80/100ct, $163.80/500ct.
  • .30 175gr.—G1 Ballistic Coefficient 0.536. G7 Ballistic Coefficient 0.270. MSRP: $37.60/100ct, $168.50/500ct.

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