Nosler rdf

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Nosler rdf

#1 Postby Ratgun » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:24 pm

Has anyone had any success with the new 140grain Nosler 6.5 RDF projectiles . If so what do they like to be seated.

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Re: Nosler rdf

#2 Postby Brad Y » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:35 pm

Ive heard rdf stands for random darn flier. But have also heard they aren’t bad from others. Only one way to test. Start 5 thou off and work back 5 thou at a time.

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Re: Nosler rdf

#3 Postby Tim L » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:36 pm

Plus 1 on the random darn flyers. Wish I could advise on a seating depth but I couldn't find one.

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Re: Nosler rdf

#4 Postby willow » Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:23 pm

From all reports that I've read - most of them US based, the RDFs like to be jumped, in some cases quite a bit - anywhere from 40 thou out to 90. I did see a guy running the 140's over in Perth out of a 6.5x47 Lapua - from memory he was jumping them around 50 thou with reasonable results.

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Re: Nosler rdf

#5 Postby watrob » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:56 pm

Had the same problem, would run the Scenar 6.5 139 grainers before RDF's?

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Re: Nosler rdf

#6 Postby Kakaduthunder » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:57 pm

I have found that in my 260 they like zero jump or 110thousands Nothing in between was fantastic. I shoot prs so I can’t jamb them as it is not unusual to have to unload. I chambered my 260 with a short throat to run well with mags so at 110 thousand they were set to far back in the case for my liking.

I shoot prs so absolute tiny group accuracy is not as important as fclass. For my purposes the availability and affordability allows for more practice.

Whatever the seating depth I very much doubt they will set your world on fire with accuracy........

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Re: Nosler rdf

#7 Postby SunnyCoast 5r » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:44 pm

I’m about to start load development using the 140 RDF and 2209. Was going to start at mag length for PRS.

I’ll post the results from 24” barrel; Lap SP brass; and BR4 primers.

Hope to get to the range within a few weeks.

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Re: Nosler rdf

#8 Postby SunnyCoast 5r » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:44 pm

Ok finally got the RDFs loaded up: preliminary results look good.
About half-MOA at 300metres.
Lapua SP brass; 42.5gn 2209, 30thou off; BR4 primers and a little bit of breeze. Around 2675fps. Might try a hotter load...
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Re: Nosler rdf

#9 Postby bad_primer » Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:17 pm

I have just loaded up 130gn RDFs for 260Rem. 42.5gn 2209, 26” 1:8 with Fed Match Gold LR primers. The case necks were prett trigger though, hoping that doesn’t impact too dramatically. I’ll report results from 300M after this Saturday.

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