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

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

Bend, Ore-( 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.

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

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 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

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

About Nosler

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.  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.

  • 2 thoughts on “Nosler Unveils 6mm – 115 Grain Reduced Drag Factor (RDF) Bullet

      1. Wondered that myself if a lesser velocity with a 1: 9 or my 1: 10 would stabilize? I know that Remington was all over the place and even change it’s named designation. 244 Remington with their quick twist and light bullets. It didn’t sell well and twist was changed to a quicker twist and the name change to 6mm Remington I don’t recall what rifle twist they used, but I had a 1917 Winchester Enfield barreled to 1:10, 6mm Remington. Just started working up loads for it, when a close life time buddy wanted it badly. Don’t recall what kind of a swap I made to make him feel he made a totally great deal. I saw some of the 100 and 200 groups that he worked up with a couple of the then upper weight bullets. Groups were sub minute of angle. Dropped into visit with him as he was living in the valley and had all kinds of health issues, and I was on the south coast. While I had given him that rifle, and was busy with almost a clone in the 25-06 with a 1:10. It was a wildcat as Remington had not adopted it yet. He knew that he wasn’t going on much longer. MOS was a Corpsman, firefighter, and a LEO. We followed each other around in occupations too except he was medical and I was a shooter. Long story short, he had given his firearms to his kids, and he wanted me to have the 6mm back. That was unexpected. The VA had botched a surgery a few years back and his bowel surgery had to heal from the inside out. When it came time to replace them, he had gained too much weight. After months of fighting with them, they told him that there wouldn’t be any further care unless the weight was lost. So that didn’t happen, and he grew tired of life in this condition. He had saved up his pain meds, and had the timing down pat. They took him in to the VA coded, and back then, didn’t have or decided not to resuscitate. He got his wish that they created a problem, and they now had to fix their mistake I guess. So the barrel on the 6mm is an Apex, and the 25-06 was a different barrel maker that I didn’t use because he was booked so far ahead…it happens So at that time period those two calibers were chambered with the heavier bullets available at the time. Another I had a ball with and was impressed with results was the 30 Gibbs, Thinking maybe a black out type loading? It works well with heavy bullets and slow burning powder. Some how I think there is a workable combination with that twist and the Nosler, but I think it will take more than a rechamber as the case is much different. Have to dig out my old PO Ackley book. I was able to put a name to a build on a small ring Mauser 95 with a .25 caliber. 25 Super or 25-08. RCBS made me a set of dies way back off a chamber cast, but is seems I have less time retired than working? I wouldn’t give up the ship on your 6mm, but my thought is the limited powder capacity kind of could be tricky unless you might want to work with an improved case? I don’t know what the basic case for Nosler is, maybe 404, so if that is your pleasure and rifle twist is close, a rechamer to the Nosler. Their case isn’t belted so may not have to do much with the bolt face? I remember back in the early 60s a friend hunting along the edges of National forest parkland (South of Yosemite) and dumped a huge mule deer buck using a Winchester Model 70 in a 243. Not a clue what bullet, but the start of their winter migration into the valley for winter. One round he dropped like he was pole axed. That 6mm will kill, and Winchester had the jump on Remington for that caliber. All you can do is play with it, ya just never know! Luck to you!

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