Preview: Nosler Reduced Drag Factor Bullet Line

by
posted on October 25, 2016
nosler1.jpg
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.

Latest

Walker's Disruptor1
Walker's Disruptor1

New: Walker’s Disrupter Earbuds

Walker’s Disrupter electronic earbuds sport both active noise and rapid impulse noise cancellation, plus four total microphones for true 360-degree directional audio.

Collegiate Rifle: No. 10 Akron Smashes School Records vs. VMI, No. 15 Jacksonville State

Difficult conditions forced the Akron rifle team to push themselves even harder during the three-way competition over the weekend at VMI in Lexington, Va.

New: Magpul Barricade Stop

Magpul’s new Barricade Stop allows shooters to brace their firearms off barricades to create a stable rifle platform.

WATCH: 2022 National Sporting Clays Championship

American Rifleman TV was on location at the 2022 NSCA Nationals in San Antonio, Texas, which is widely considered the World Series for sporting clays competition.

Silencer Central CEO Brandon Maddox Joins Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation Board Of Directors

Brandon Maddox is now an active member of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation Board of Directors.

All About The University Of Tennessee At Martin Rifle Team

Throughout its history in the Ohio Valley Conference, the University of Tennessee at Martin rifle program has accumulated nearly 90 postseason wins.

Interests



Get the best of Shooting Sports USA delivered to your inbox.