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Old 10-12-2011, 09:32 PM
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Help me chose between these 3 bullets please.

Looking at .257 for 25-06. good long range hunting bullet as back up for berger 115gr. in case they don't fit my magazine.

The choices are seirra 120gr gameking HP BT, seirra 117gr gameking SBT and the speer 120gr SPBT

All thoughts are appreciated. Thank's, Brad
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:51 PM
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Re: Help me chose between these 3 bullets please.

Not the Game King HP. They don't open up reliably in the small calibers. Lead tip GKs are ok though. Don't know about the Speer SPBT.

The Hornaday SST are pretty good and reasonable too.
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:52 PM
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Re: Help me chose between these 3 bullets please.

Nosler 115 Grain B-Tips or 110 Accubonds.
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:07 PM
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Re: Help me chose between these 3 bullets please.

Thank's fellas, I'm really trying to stay with the heavier bullets in the 115-120 gr with high bc as a matter of fact the only reason I threw in the seirra 117 gr is because it showed a high bc however, I'm not sure just how they're measuring that as g1 or g7. Thank's, Brad
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Re: Help me chose between these 3 bullets please.

I'm not a fan of either the sierra or speer bullets.

Here's where I"d go first.

.25 Caliber - 100 Grain SCII - 25 Caliber - Rifle Bullets - Scirocco II - Bullets without equal!

Second.

http://www.nosler.com/Bullets/Accubond.aspx

Third

Hornady Manufacturing Company :: Bullets :: Rifle :: Choose by Caliber :: .257 25 CAL :: 25 Cal .257 117 gr InterLock® BTSP

Fourth

Hornady Manufacturing Company :: Bullets :: Rifle :: Choose by Caliber :: .257 25 CAL :: 25 Cal .257 110 gr InterBond®

Compare the sectional densities and BC's of these.

They are all superior hunting bullets.
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Re: Help me chose between these 3 bullets please.

Thank's wildrose. Whats the beef with sierra and speer? Nevr shot either one of them myself just impressed with the bc's espicially the speer, however I thought the 120 gr game king would of had a better bc. Thank's, Brad
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Thank's wildrose. Whats the beef with sierra and speer? Nevr shot either one of them myself just impressed with the bc's espicially the speer, however I thought the 120 gr game king would of had a better bc. Thank's, Brad
I've shot a boatload of both. The only thing they ever did well in for me was .220 Swift when I was killing truck loads of Prairie dogs around Portales and Muleshoe.

In the 25-06 and 7mm mag, they just never gave me the accuracy and terminal ballistics ie first shot kills vs not blown to bits or straight punch throughs that ran a long way to bleed out and die that I wanted.

If I were still out in your country shooting the 25-06 for the game and varmints you'll be shooting I'd just be all over that Scirocco.

Of course back in those days the Scirocco wasn't around but I got really great results from the Nosler ballistic tips, and Hornady.

Bullet technology has improved by leaps and bounds in the last two decades and I just don't think your first two choices have kept up. I've also not had good experience with their advertised BC's being anywhere close to accurate.
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