Originally Posted by SouthPawShooter
I have a Remington 700 with 26" bull barrel in 308 Win not sure of the trigger however I really like it so it is not an issue to me . On top is a Vortex Viper PST 6-24
I have a load for it that shoots .367 at 200 yards really easy.
Load data is
168gr Sierra HPBT Match #2200
RamShot Big Game 48.5gr. weight checked twice on every load
Federal brass trimmed to 2.0050" -/+ .0005"
CCI BR2 primer
My concern is the velocity's I got after 5 shot's here they are
2711, 2709, 2742, 2740, 2721= 2724fps average.
Though very accurate is this slow and would it work for elk and out to what distances
Had the same question, grayfox gave me some good info, he suggested the nosler ballistic tip in 165gr., has close to the same BC as the Sierra 167 HPBT, I have a deer hunt coming up so I started shooting them , they shoot with in a minute of the Sierras. It was drilled in to us the the Sierras are not hallow points, that the little hallow point is for ballistics, the whole Geneva convention thing, I still wouldn't recommend the Sierra match king for hunting!