Nosler unveils new additions to E-tip and RDF lines of ammunition

    Nontoxic? No problem.

    Nosler has just unveiled several new E-Tip loads just in time for hunting season, along with the first .30-caliber RDF (Reduced Drag Factor) load for precision use.   The Nosler E-Tip is a boat-tail, nontoxic, solid gilding metal bullet.  The composition is 95% copper and 5% zinc.  Featuring a ballistic tip seated over an expansion cavity, Nosler claims 95% weight retention with the E-Tip.  The RDF bullet is claimed to have “the smallest. most consistent meplats of any hollow point match bullet”.

    E-Tip Expansion

    E-Tip diagram


    Per Nosler:

    Bend, Ore – August 26, 2017 – Due to popular demand, Nosler® introduces four new offerings to its current E-Tip® Ammunition line and one new addition to the Match Grade™ RDF™ Ammunition line.

    For extremely deep penetration and consistently straight wound channels, look no further than Nosler’s E-Tip® Ammunition. The E-Tip® smashes through heavy bone and muscle, typically performing like a much heavier bonded core bullet. E-Tip® Ammunition is an excellent choice for any North American big game or African plains game.

    The Match Grade™ RDF™ (Reduced Drag Factor™) line was designed from the ground up by Nosler’s world-class team of engineers with the goal of delivering exceptionally high BCs that result in the flattest trajectory and least wind drift possible. The RDF has the smallest, most consistent meplats of any hollow point match bullet line on the market along with a sleek form factor that possesses a long, drag reducing boat-tail making for optimal for long range efficiency.

    Seated in Nosler® Brass with precisely measured powder charges, one can expect the very best commercial ammunition available on the market today.

    Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Pricing for the late-year introductions are as follows:

    • E-Tip® Ammunition 6.5 Creedmoor 120 grain E-Tip® #40398 – $34.45/20ct. box
    • E-Tip® Ammunition 7×57 Mauser 140 grain E-Tip® #40481 – $49.40/20ct. box
    • E-Tip® Ammunition 28 Nosler 150 grain E-Tip® #40039 – $58.50/20ct. box
    • E-Tip® Ammunition 33 Nosler 225 grain E-Tip® #40042 – $59.80/20ct. box
    • Match Grade™ Ammunition 308 Winchester 175 grain RDF #60132 – $34.45/20ct. box

    These introductions are available now so please contact your local Nosler dealer for availability.

    About Nobler

    Founded in 1948, Nosler, Incorporated is a family owned company located in Bend, Ore.  Nosler is most known for revolutionizing the hunting bullet industry with bullets such as the Partition®, Ballistic Tip®, AccuBond®, E-Tip® and most recently the AccuBond® LR and RDF™ along with their newly introduced family of 22, 26, 28, 30 and 33 Nosler rifle cartridges. With the company motto of “Quality First,” Nosler manufactures premium component bullets, reloading brass, ammunition and semi-custom rifles for domestic and international customers making Nosler a comprehensive shooting products company. Nosler products are used worldwide by discriminating hunters, shooters, military and law enforcement professionals and sportsmen.

    RDF Bullet

    I personally have had great success with Nosler bullets for North American big-game hunting, and I look forward to trying out their RDF load in the future for precision use.  Already out is Nosler’s .308 168gr. E-Tip load for around $38.  If one is interested in or requires lead-free ammunition for this fall’s big game hunt, give Nosler’s new E-Tip a look.

    Rusty S.

    Having always had a passion for firearms, Rusty S. has had experience in gunsmithing, firearms retail, hunting, competitive shooting, range construction, as an IDPA certified range safety officer and a certified instructor. He has received military, law enforcement, and private training in the use of firearms. Editor at