|Hollow-Point Boat Tail (HP-BT)
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)
|Cost Per Round
|$2.50 per round
This round’s 130 grain RDF bullet is Nosler’s best as far as accuracy is concerned. It’s a classic hollow point boat tail, with a minute opening in its tip that proves its core is form-fitted to its jacket. Nosler boasts that their HPBT’s meplat is narrower and more consistent than any other manufacturer’s.
The RDF is popular among handloaders because its long, tapering boat tail makes it so easy to seat in a case, although that feature also decreases in-flight drag dramatically. That alongside the RDF’s streamlined compound ogive profile raises its ballistic coefficient to 0.612 (G7 0.307). Stats like that keep this round’s RDF flying faster than Mach 2 until 450 yards!
Nosler proudly puts their own headstamp on a brass case of this quality, and uses careful calculation to match this round’s primer to its propellant. You may not have even realized the 260 Rem could be so accurate!