Nosler 85gr RDF

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  1. JBT

    JBT Gold $$ Contributor

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    Anybody used any of these bullets yet? Curious if there is a real gain over 80gr VLD’s.
     
  2. Bigguy1951

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    I have not used them yet, but I do have a box of 140gr RDF, 6.5, in the closet. After reading extensively about them I am both excited and concerned. First I am excited as the bc from Nosler appears to be underestimated on some of the RDF's, not sure about the 85. Worried because they are becoming know for Random Damn Fliers. It does seem that they like a good jump. Let us know if you shoot them.
     
  3. JBT

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    I most likely won’t try them. I’m building a .223 on a Broughton 1-7” and throating it for the 90gr VLD. I hope I can get it to shoot with the 90’s.
     
  4. Evlshnngns

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    Anybody? Bueller....
     
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  5. bullseyeshtr

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    I have fired them in a RRA NM service rifle. Just did load work up will fire in a match in 3 weeks. They shoot great. Same load as 80VLD and set them 0.020 off the lands.
    I will give you feed back from what I see at the match.

    Garth
     
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  6. 284winner

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    According to the numbers, they look about the same as Berger 90s. Probably gain some speed as well.
     
  7. bullseyeshtr

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    I got out and shot them at our High Power Regional in North Dakota on Saturday. They shot very well. I fired a 192 (94 and 98. 3rd highest 600 score for the day) with them at 600yds with a RRA NM A2 detachable carry handle with a Konus XTC on top. I was very impressed and they had less wind drift for sure. I shot them in the leg match as well on sunday and shot very well again in the wind only had 5.5 minutes on for 15mph full value wind.
    My load is 23.0 grs of IMR 4895, Rem 7 1/2 primer, WCC-69 brass, and OAL set to 0.020" off the lands.

    Hope this helps.

    Garth
     
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