175 gr Nosler RDF bullets

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175 gr Nosler RDF bullets

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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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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.
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Smokey wrote:
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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.

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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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hmmm. good
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And try some "blemished" Nosler RDF BULLETS for 20cents each! Even less if you are LE, Military or Veteran.

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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.

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