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175 gr Nosler RDF bullets

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175 gr Nosler RDF bullets

#1 Post by Calfed » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:17 pm

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.

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Re: 175 gr Nosler RDF bullets

#2 Post by Ned Christiansen » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:29 am

I'm sure it would be good stuff for X55. I have used the 178 Amax and 175 Sierra SMK for Mexican Match in 7.5 and both work very well. In my limited experience with GP11 ammo the accuracy limiter is the bullet..... at least in my rifle. Pull the bullet and replace with either one mentioned and flyers disappear.

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Re: 175 gr Nosler RDF bullets

#3 Post by kraggman » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:18 pm

Still using the Berger 175 VLD with great results. These bullets are rumored to be close to the GP11 bullets in performance.Image


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Re: 175 gr Nosler RDF bullets

#4 Post by Smokey » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:45 am

Berger VLD hunting bullets are supposed to be extremely effective on game as well. That's actually an awesome combination to use the same load for both targets and in the field. You know far better than most what the ammo/rifle combination actually does.
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Re: 175 gr Nosler RDF bullets

#5 Post by Calfed » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:24 am

kraggman wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:18 pm
Still using the Berger 175 VLD with great results. These bullets are rumored to be close to the GP11 bullets in performance.
I've heard that the Bergers are close to the GP11 bullet also. The advantage of these Nosler RDFs is that I can get them for $119 per box of 500.


Some years back I bought some Barnes "Match Burner" 175 gr .308 bullets. They had a significantly higher BC than the Nosler and SMK's of the day. I took this picture comparing the 175 gr .308 reloading bullets to the GP11 Swiss projectile and found the visual comparison interesting.

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Re: 175 gr Nosler RDF bullets

#6 Post by polaris » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:39 pm

If you are trying to replicate the BC of GP11, take a look at the Hornady ELD-M. Their BC is even higher than the nosler RDF, in fact their 168 gr equals the Nosler 175. I have not seen the .30 cal examples in person, but have been using the .224 75 grain for a year now in EIC matches at 600. It simply blows everything else out of the water in terms of wind correction and time of flight. The boat tail is very aggressive on these, suspect it is similar for the .30s.

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