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175 gr Nosler RDF bullets

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:17 pm
by Calfed
Has anyone used these in their milsurp reloading?

I'm wondering particularly how it would work in 7.5 Swiss. It has a high BC...higher than the Berger 175 gr VLD, which is often compared favorably to the GP11 projectile.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/10181 ... -boat-tail

Re: 175 gr Nosler RDF bullets

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:31 am
by Smokey
Worth trying. They appear to be very good competition bullets. The GP11 used a propellant that is now marketed as Reloader 17 if I'm not mistaken.

Re: 175 gr Nosler RDF bullets

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:20 pm
by Calfed
Smokey wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:31 am
Worth trying. They appear to be very good competition bullets. The GP11 used a propellant that is now marketed as Reloader 17 if I'm not mistaken.
I've heard that Re-17 is the same powder that they use in the GP11. I've been using 175 gr Nosler Custom Competitions with Re-17 in my K31's and they love it. I've ordered some of these RDF Noslers ans wil;l reporet how they work.

Re: 175 gr Nosler RDF bullets

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:45 am
by Calfed
I picked up some of the Nosler 175 gr .308 RDF's. Very similar to the Barnes Match Burners

I noticed the meplat is much smaller and more uniform than the other bullets

Various 175 gr .308 bullets...

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Sierra MK, Nosler Custom Comp, Barnes MB, Nosler RDF

Re: 175 gr Nosler RDF bullets

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:26 am
by JeremiahCarlson
hmmm. good

Re: 175 gr Nosler RDF bullets

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:25 pm
by ammolab
And try some "blemished" Nosler RDF BULLETS for 20cents each! Even less if you are LE, Military or Veteran.

http://www.shootersproshop.com/catalog/ ... ategory/2/

Re: 175 gr Nosler RDF bullets

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:06 pm
by polaris
Another that might be worth considering is the new Hornady ELD-M. Showing the 168 grain to have a BC in the same range as the original GP-11 projectile. I do not have a sample, as I use my Swiss rifles to 300m and do not have a need for heavier bullets in them, but based on the 5.56mm ELD bullet, it will likely have a similar profile to the RDF, Match Burner, and GP11 projectiles.