Nosler Unveils 115 Grain 6mm Reduced Drag Factor Bullet

    Reduced Drag Factor

    I am so far out of my element with this press release that I probably should have sent this over to Matt, Joel or virtually anyone else on the staff for a proper analysis. But our friends at Nosler are always a pleasure to deal with, so I’m happy to drop PR out to you all as soon as possible. See the below information on the new Nosler 115 gr 6mm Reduced Drag Factor bullet. Feel free to explain the ballistic importance of this projectile in the comments section below. Use crayons, you won’t hurt my feelings.

    Nosler® Unveils 6mm – 115 Grain Reduced Drag Factor (RDF) Bullet

    Bend, Ore – May 15, 2019 – Nosler®, Inc. announced the Reduced Drag Factor™ (RDF) bullet line will be expanded to include a 6mm, 115 grain HPBT. The entire RDF bullet line features the highest BCs and smallest, most consistent meplats of any hollow point match bullet line on the market.

    With the introduction of this bullet, distances that were once too far to consistently and accurately shoot are now a reality.  This 115 grain bullet was specifically designed to function in 6mm cartridges with barrel twist rates of 1-7.5” or faster and like all RDF bullets, is not intended for big game hunting.

    The RDF 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. Several key design factors contribute to the RDF’s game-changing performance. Nosler’s meticulously optimized compound ogive, which bridges traditional tangent and secant bullet shapes, is insensitive to seating depth, allowing handloaders to seat bullets with ease, an advantage for competitors who often load hundreds of rounds per sitting in preparation for a match. Also lending itself to the bullet’s sleek form factor is a long, drag reducing boattail, making the RDF optimal for long range efficiency.

    When compared side-by-side, shooters will immediately notice a striking visual contrast between Nosler’s RDF and today’s leading industry match bullets, with a hollow point so small it’s nearly undetectable to the naked eye. The bullet’s tightly profiled design boasts a 40% average reduction in meplat size, completely eliminating the need to point and trim tips—a laborious step performed by match shooters in order to achieve increased ballistic efficiency and an edge over the competition.  

    Nosler’s 6mm-115 grain RDF bullet is available now at retailers and online stores.

    6mm – 115 grain—G1 Ballistic Coefficient 0.634 | G7 Ballistic Coefficient 0.312
    Load Data for the 6mm-115gr RDF bullet in 6mm Creedmoor can be found at

    For more information about Nosler RDF bullets and 2019 product introductions, please visit


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