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

Nosler 6mm RDF

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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.

Nosler 6mm RDF

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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 6mm RDF

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

  • 6mm – 115 grain—G1 Ballistic Coefficient 634 | G7 Ballistic Coefficient 0.312
  • Load Data for the 6mm-115gr RDF bullet in 6mm Creedmoor can be found

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


  1. avatar jwm says:

    Can you get a sabot for that 6mm bullet and use it in the 6.5mm Creedmoor?

    1. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

      Many years ago I bought a box of Remington ‘Accelerator’ cartridges in .308. If I remember right they were saboted down to a .223 bullet. I can’t remember the weight but I seem to remember the velocity was 4000fps. I’m not even sure I ever fired them. Maybe I should scour my ammo closet, I might still have them. Then all I’d need is a .308 rifle…

      1. avatar possum, destroyer of arachnids says:

        Before I got the 243 I used them in an 06, the accuracy IMO wasn’t quite there. They was fast though, bullet got there before I pulled the trigger.

        1. avatar jwm says:

          What does a varmint use a varmint load for? Murderer! Cannibal!

          Next thing you know you’ll be wanting a rusty old Ford pickup. Shame. Shame on you.

    2. avatar cgray says:

      You sure are original.


      1. avatar jwm says:

        You’re pissed cause I pointed out that you are a low class individual.

        Now you’re trying your hardest to prove it. And you don’t even realize it. Sad.

  2. avatar D says:

    I just picked up my custom 6mmCM from my smith today. I may give these a try.

  3. avatar Patrick H says:

    I know very little about match shooting. Why do they use hollow points?

    1. avatar jwtaylor says:

      Since I cant put it all here, google the word “meplat” and that will start you down the magical trail that answers your question.
      In short, air cushion.

    2. avatar jwtaylor says:

      I’ll pick up my 6mmSLR from Kiote tomorrow. I shoot the 175gr RDF rounds in my 308 comp gun, and I’m damn happy with them. For the 6mm, it will be damn hard to beat Hornady’s new ATip.

    3. avatar Matt says:

      It has more to do with how the jackets are formed around the lead core. Unlike fmj bullets, this style of bullet has the core inserted from the top and the nose or meplat is closed up at the top giving it a pointed look. Generally, the more uniform and pointy this last mfg operation is, the better the bullet.

  4. avatar Alex Waits says:

    I just lube my bullets with vaseline to decrease drag factor.

    1. avatar possum, destroyer of arachnids says:

      If it works, work it.

  5. avatar WI Patriot says:

    While I don’t use any of the RDF line, I exclusively use Nosler now, with maybe 1 or 2 exceptions, and those aren’t for my rifles……

  6. avatar Vic Nighthorse says:

    Since I fire 6mm from a WSSM AR these sort of announcements always get me trying to remember my barrel twist and maximum nose length. My twist is sufficient for these but I usually find the nose is the limiting factor. I would be disappointed, but I can’t even think beyond 500 yards much less shoot well enough for it. I’ll stick with my 90gr boutique copper bullets that I use because of some of my odd and questionable notions. Even those fit only because I modified my magazines.

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