Discussion in 'Reloading Forum (All Calibers)' started by steve_podleski, Jan 10, 2018.
Any info on what length it is ?
I've been hoping for an RDF that is 338 and 275 to 300 grains. Maybe one day.
Curious to what twist will be needed.
Most likely a 1-7
Nosler's site states 1.135".
Also new RDF 6.5mm 130 gr,... 7mm 185 gr.... and 30cal 210 gr.
With those kind of offerings I will probably shoot more Nosler RDF bullets.
Pricing for blems from the pro shop is attractive as well - $17/100. I have shot their 6.5mm/140 RDF blems with no issues what so ever.
I've been shooting the 140s in 6.5x47 and they sheet as well as the 142 Sierras. With more competitive prices from Nosler, and similar performance, I'll keep giving them a shot. I wish they'd make a 30 cal 155 RDF to have a cheaper option available than the Berger Fullbores.
I have shot some of the RTF in my 6 mm
I could not get the same results as with Berger probably not even as good as my 105 hollow point boat tail Hornady if I did I would shoot the RDF consistently.
I'll second that!
Though the Sierra 2156 bullet is awfully accurate for me...
FWIW Nosler suggests and I concur that they like to be jumped at least .030".
Ok, I'll try that. Now need the weather to warm up
Agreed. I get the best groups with the 2156, but they get pushed more in the wind than the 155.5 Bergers. Maybe a 155 RDF would be a happy medium?
I plan to try the new 85s later this year in a space gun, and try out the 30 cal 175 RDFs as well depending how they far back they need seated in a 95 Palma chamber.
22 Nosler ammo on their site states 1-8" twist. Figured it would need a min of 1-7, more likely 1-6.5". Hmmm??
Also, wonder what COL is? Wouldn't have thought at 1.135" it would have fit and stay within 2.260".
I shoot 80 amaxes and 90 bergers very well in my 22-243 AI Brux 8 tw barrel... I'm sure these 85's would shoot just as well.
Any idea when the 185g 7mm bullet will be available??
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